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Looking for a Doula? Wait What is a Doula?

Ava's Help is expanding and we are adding more professionals to our site outside of just caregiving help. We are adding Doulas, Lactation Specialist, Parenting Coaches, Speech Therapist! Pregnant and trying to figure out what type of support you are looking for during the pregnancy. Read on! What is Nutmeg Consulting? Nutmeg Consulting - Expert...

Ava’s Help: Toronto Camp Guide 2017

Summer 2017
It’s that time of year when parents start thinking about SUMMER! Yes, before you know it, that school bell will be ringing and your kids will be running into your arms for 8 whole weeks :) Some of us cringe at the thought of this, others can't wait. Either way, some of you are thinking...

Top 6 Sleep Questions: A Happy Family Is A Rested Family

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With three kids, in order to have sanity and find time for myself and my relationship, I need my kids to have good sleep habits. Most parents face sleep challenges on a regular basis, so finding good sleep support is ideal. Toronto mom Lisa Kvapil left the corporate world to become a sleep consultant. She offers some advice and answers the top six questions she gets from tired parents!

Choosing the right sitter for your family


Finding a caregiver that’s the right fit for your family doesn’t have to be stressful! Here are a few tips to help you get started. Consider the unique needs of your kids: Look at what your child needs in a caregiver. If you have a super high-energy little one, maybe she responds best to calmness and structure to bring her back down to a functional pitch. Or perhaps your kids need someone who can run around and toss a ball to use up all that fabulous energy. If your child tends to be anxious, what kind of personality would best help him manage his feelings when you are apart?