Question of the month: Back to school

Many kids are heading back to school today - or starting for the first time!  It's an exciting, nerve-racking and stressful time for many.

My biggest struggle with back to school is packing healthy lunches with limited time on my hands and a picky eater. I'm trying to involve Kiernan in the process more now that he's in grade one but also rely on buying hot (and healthy) lunches from the school.

What are your struggles with back to school and what are your best tips for making things run smoothly?


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Question of the month: Spring fun

Kids in the Capital is all about parents in Ottawa helping each other out by sharing tips and advice. Each month we ask a parenting question and we want to hear all the gems of advice you have to share. Just leave your answers in the comments! And if you have a question you’d like to see be a future question, leave it in the comments too! Question of the month #5: Spring fun

Apparently it is spring but it sure doesn't feel like it here in Ottawa. It's hard to even pretend it is spring when there is still snow on the ground and snowpants on kids. But it's coming!

What are you most looking forward to doing in and around Ottawa with your kids once the spring weather arrives? Will you be hitting the park? Heading for a bike ride or rollerblading? Planting a garden?

Tell us what your family loves to do in Ottawa in spring!

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