Kids & Company Blog

Transparent: Our Journey (so far) as Parents of a Transgender Child

Please be aware that this blog contains mature content regarding adolescent mental health. Chapter 1: History “You are such great parents.  Keegan is lucky he has you.”  We hear this a lot.  Like, I mean A LOT.  And while it’s lovely to hear that we have the approval of the people in our lives, there… [read more]

29 Days of Quarantine

A Collection of Short Stories from a Kids & Company Family   On March 21, 2021, we learned someone in our family was a close contact of someone with Covid. So began a 29-day marathon of isolation, testing, decision-making and quarantine for our family of six (four of us ended up with it). We luckily… [read more]

The Truth About 30 Minute Meals

We all love those 30-minute meals we see on TV or in those shiny, pretty cookbooks with the smiling face of your celebrity chef of choice on the cover, right? They seem so simple, so delicious! Then you go about making one… and it takes you an hour – double the time than was as… [read more]

Meet the Author of Zoey has an Allergy

Did you know that May is Food Allergy Awareness Month in Canada? According to Food Allergy Canada, over 3 million Canadians are affected by food allergies, a whopping 7.5% of the population. Our current Kids & Company families likely know that our Kidco Kitchen team works incredibly hard each day to ensure all of the… [read more]

“Sleep When the Baby Sleeps” Ok, cool. What if baby doesn’t sleep?

Written for Kids & Company by WeeSleep Consultants, Amber and Natalie Are you that mama googling “How do I get my baby to stop fighting naps”? Ok, out of the 40,000 results, how many attempts did you make at improving naps before becoming overwhelmed? We are here to reduce that noise. There are many reasons… [read more]

A Kidco Kitchen Cooking Session with Chef Lisa

Hey everyone! I hope you and your families are starting off your Spring right by getting outside and enjoying the sunshine! I for one got plenty of sunshine on the day we filmed our cooking session as part of Kids & Company’s Virtual Spring Event. This has been both a trying and humble experience as… [read more]

Building Acceptance and Resilience in Our Children: Music as a Memory Device

Written for Kids & Company by Nancy Kopman Songs can be powerful as a means to help children memorize facts, remember information and build vocabulary/sentence structure. They can also be a helpful reference tool for parents during emotionally charged moments. Have you ever found yourself wishing you had the words to help your child when… [read more]

Let’s Be Real About Emergency Preparedness and Get It Done!

Written for Kids & Company by Jessica Popein I believe that all parents want to prepare their families for an emergency or natural disaster. The problem is that preparedness is not a natural skill for parents and it’s not even something we are taught in high school. So many families across Canada live in areas… [read more]

The Real-Life Benefits of Structured Music Learning (Part 2)

Written for Kids & Company by ABC Academy of Music This is part 2/2 of our blog on Structured Music Learning. You can find part 1 here. Personal Benefits  We’re lucky that we live in an age when we can talk about the importance of the items below, particularly through the lens of good mental… [read more]

The Real-Life Benefits of Structured Music Learning

Written for Kids & Company by ABC Academy of Music If you’re like most people, you probably think that taking music classes is a good idea for your babies, toddlers, and children, but you can’t really explain why. You know that there are studies that say how good music learning is for the brain and… [read more]