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Parenting book excerpts plus a mini-archive of parenting articles that I have written for a variety of magazines, newspapers, and websites. Find my full archive at www.having-a-baby.com.
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Seven signs of an awesome child care program by Ann Douglas from @canadianfamily

7 Signs of an Awesome Child-Care Program

Give your date night dry spell a quick kick to the curb with these 12 childcare spots that offer drop-off play.

Teen brain benefits from mindfulness training by Ann Douglas | Sarah Weredynski, 16, shown doing yoga at her Toronto home, uses yoga to relax and unwind. "I try to fit it in first thing in the morning on weekends." Photo: Aaron Harris/ @Toronto Star

Teen brain benefits from mindfulness training

From Canada’s bestselling and trusted #parenting authority comes this honest and authoritative compendium of advice for parents who are living with children who have mental health, neurodevelopmental, or behavioural challenges. It is based on interviews with experts on children’s mental health as well as parents and young people who have lived with (or who are living with) mental illness.

From Canada''s bestselling and trusted parenting authority comes this honest and authoritative compendium of advice for parents who are living with children who have mental illnesses.

How walking more, keeping a food diary, and learning to treat myself with self-compassion has changed my life. An article I wrote for @canadianliving

How to lose weight in your 50s

Ann Douglas shares how a walking routine and being kinder to herself helped her lose 120 pounds.

The 2nd ed of my book The Mother of All Pregnancy Books by Ann Douglas was published on July 3rd and I'm giving away five copies via @GoodReads (Simply click through to my website to enter to win.) Giveaway ends July 17.

Our Special Keynote Speaker at Beyond the Bump Ann Douglas, is the author of many fantastic books about pregnancy, motherhood and the transition into parenthood. Check out "The Mother of All Pregnancy Books" if you're a Mom-to-Be.

Mama’s Milk Project a website celebrates breastfeeding: The Mother of All Parenting Columns - thestar.com    Photo credit: The Mama's Milk Project.

Mama’s Milk Project a website celebrates breastfeeding: The Mother of All Parenting Columns

Fetal Movement Counting Reduces Maternal Anxiety: Study [ My latest @Toronto Star column - AD ]

Fetal movement counting reduces maternal anxiety: Study

Fetal Movement Counting Reduces Maternal Anxiety: Study [ My latest Townson Star column - AD ]

Book excerpts from a variety of my books including The Mother of All Toddler Books.

Get your book excerpts right here, folks. Book excerpts from a variety of my books including The Mother of All Toddler Books.

Pregnancy guide. The US second edition of The Mother of All Pregnancy Books will be published in early July. This is what the cover is going to look like.

Our Special Keynote Speaker at Beyond the Bump Ann Douglas, is the author of many fantastic books about pregnancy, motherhood and the transition into parenthood. Check out "The Mother of All Pregnancy Books" if you're a Mom-to-Be.

Here's that permission note you've been wanting -- permission to say no! #parenting

It's Okay to Say No -- or "Not Right Now"

Untruths about diabetes — and people who have diabetes — abound. Get the facts surrounding 12 common diabetes myths.

Pregnancy nutrition: Wondering how your nutritional needs change once you start trying to conceive? Look through this menu for the lowdown on healthy eating from preconception through pregnancy and new motherhood. By Ann Douglas | @Parenting Magazine

How to Upgrade a Home to Make It Energy Efficient By Brad Chacos, eHow Contributor , last updated February 2013 Print this article

7 Easy Things You Can Do to Put Child Care Back on the Political Agenda by Ann Douglas

7 Easy Things You Can Do to Put Child Care Back on the Political Agenda

Need Indoor Kids Activities? Try An Indoor Obstacle Course

We don't always notice it, but even very young children are constantly (and subconsciously) reading our emotions—and they can sense it when we’re not being real. My first blog post for @kinstantly

Keeping it real is as good for our kids as it is for us—this researcher says

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