Kids & Company Blog
Sleep Training

Sleep training is one of the most controversial and stressful issues for parents. Not necessarily just in the first year but with my eighth child, my husband and I had a middle of the night visitor for five years! It was actually 29 years ago that I was expecting my first son. I certainly didn’t… [read more]

Make Breakfast an Important Part of your Day!

Health Canada recommends that everyone should enjoy breakfast every day. A healthy balanced breakfast should include 3 of the 4 food groups. Children who eat breakfast are known to be more alert and content. I know that it is far too easy to grab a banana or granola bar on the way out the door… [read more]

Kidco Kitchen Super Bowl XLVIII Fun Food Ideas

Will you and your family be watching the Super Bowl this Sunday? Or maybe attending a Super Bowl party with family and friends? Are you looking for great meals and snacks to make for your family party – all child-approved? I’ve got you covered! If you’re looking for meal favourites, my previous blogs are a… [read more]

The Great Foodini

Let me begin by sharing a bit about myself, then we’ll get into the contents of this article. For many years I fancied myself quite the Cooking Light expert. Several friends and colleagues would ask me my opinion on how to prepare home cooked meals with fresh ingredients that were healthy and delicious. I was… [read more]

Kidco Kitchen Hearty Party Kale and Red Lentil Stew

According to the Huffington Post, last year Kale was known to be even “cooler than cucumbers!” On the newest version of the Kidco Kitchen menu set to launch shortly, I made sure to include a delicious recipe with this popular super-food. I’m sure it will be a hit with our children! Kale is a dark… [read more]

Kidco Kuts Vancouver Launch!

  We are so excited to announce that Kidco Kuts is launching in Vancouver! We are partnering with Shears 2 U Mobile Hairstylists to bring Kidco Kuts to our locations throughout the Vancouver area. Children will now have the opportunity to get their haircut on a monthly basis by a friendly, professional and experienced hairstylist…. [read more]

Having Fun in our Mini Masters Program!

Last week in our Toddler Mini Masters Program, the children concluded their lesson plans on French Artist Henri Matisse. They looked at his piece “The Snail” which was created during Matisse’s “Painting with scissors” collage stage of his artistry. The children were encouraged to make their own “snail” collage using different shapes of paper glued on… [read more]

Getting Through the Night!

Back to the topic of sleep! Such an important part of each child’s day. As I read through Wholeplay’s messaging I realized that only two of my babies really slept well. Initially, I was much more involved with these two with respect to their feeding and sleeping patterns. As my life became more and more… [read more]

Awesome Dads

Dads can be awesome too.  Yes, it’s true.  While mom still rules, I would like to think that we dads are slowly getting our due.   In my own role with Kids & Co, and as one of the (rare) men in this still generally female-dominated world of childcare, my eyes have been opened even more… [read more]

Kidco Kitchen Mighty Meatloaf

For this week’s blog, I wanted to include a new recipe the Kidco Kitchen team has cooked up! Currently, the food team here at Kids & Company is working away on finalizing the new menu for our sites. We have lots of great new recipes that will appear on this new menu. One of my… [read more]