Kids & Company Blog
Kent Kaufield on Paternity Leave

Kent and Jennifer Kaufield enjoy a beach day with their three children years ago. _____ Eighteen years ago, having a male business executive step back from his full-time position to raise a little one was rare. Parental leave in Canada was six months long, and it was most commonly used by a mother. Eighteen years… [read more]


Feature Recipe: Monster Mango Chicken!

Fork Facts: Often crowned as the “King of Fruits,” mango is one of the most popular, nutritionally rich fruits with a unique flavour, fragrance, taste, and health promoting qualities. The delicious seasonal super fruit has been cultivated in South Asia for thousands of years and is the national fruit of India and Pakistan, the national… [read more]


Easter Bunny Eggcellence

Spring is here! Which means it’s also time to celebrate our favourite egg-hunting holiday, Easter! However, in an effort to continue encouraging healthy eating in my family, this year we are opting out of tempting, succulent chocolate kind and going back to good old chicken eggs and special little hidden presents. The eggs look just… [read more]


Big Snacks for the Big Game!

Now that the sun is staying out longer and the days are warming up, this means that children are starting to spend more of their day outside kicking a ball around or playing tag with their friends. This is also the time when I’m sure many of you start to enroll your kiddies in recreational… [read more]


Identifying and Managing Allergies in Children

Allergies can pose challenges while eating, exploring new environments and even going outside. Most of the time for adults, controlling allergies can be easy. However, this may not be the case for younger children as they are still growing, developing, and being exposed to new things that might not already be identified as a risk… [read more]


Raising a Child with Autism: Interview with a Parent

April is Autism Awareness Month! This initiative is a nationwide effort to promote autism awareness, inclusion and self-determination for all, and assure that each person with ASD is provided the opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality of life. Those of you who have read my previous blogs will remember my younger brother Jason has… [read more]


Spiraling Out Of Control

As many of you know, mealtime can be a struggle with your children even with some of the best eaters!  They can be picky or stubborn and it can sometimes seem impossible to get them the nutrients they need to fuel their busy bodies.  However, a new craze is sweeping the food industry and it… [read more]


Quinoa- The Perfect Superfood!

In celebration of Nutrition Month, the Kidco Kitchen wants to highlight a very diversified grain that has become increasingly popular over the past decade, and it’s no wonder why! Quinoa has a delicious nutty flavour, is high in fibre and iron, plus it has a greater protein content than rice. Quinoa is one of the… [read more]


Herbivore Lovers!

Everyone knows that meats like chicken, turkey and beef are full of protein, which is important to keep our bodies healthy and strong. What some people don’t realize is that there are other food sources we can consume to gain the protein that our bodies need. Here at Kids & Company we make sure to… [read more]


How I avoid guilt about being a working parent

As I read through parenting articles, blogs, Facebook posts and comic threads, it seems as though being a mom goes hand in hand with guilt. Guilt for working too much, for not working enough, for bottle feeding, for STILL breastfeeding, for spending too much time cleaning instead of playing, for not having a clean home,… [read more]