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Thinking of getting my 3 and half year old enrolled in either of these classes: Martial Arts, Soccer or Swimming Which one of these activities do you guys suggest should be first on my list? And if possible, please suggest places with good reviews around Don Mills/Sheppard area? Thanks a lot

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My wife is about to pop, and I need to locate this item ASAP, and it's sold out everywhere it seems. I've called Uppababy, they said b/o til mid-september. It's the Uppababy Upper adapters for their Vista stroller 2015 or later. Listing: http://www.snugglebugz.ca/2015-vista-upper-adapter-2pc.html Ca...

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Daughter just got prescribed with far sighted and needs to wear glasses, almost 5 y/o. Has been thinking getting her into sports and activities, aside from those in daycare. But now with the glasses, that kinda derailed the plan. Anyone have experience? How to keep the glaases on with little kids, s...

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Hi, my daughter is at a Family day preschool currently. But I am looking for better daycare. I toured Peekaboo at Matheson. They have 24 kids in 1 room which seems too much to me. Does anyone have any reviews or recommendations for good daycares around kennedy and eglington? TIA

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Either here or in PMs? We have decided after a long and hard struggle with infertility that we would like to expand our family through adoption. Has anyone here adopted either publicly, privately or internationally? Pm me if you'd be more open to chatting in private. Just want to hear about other pe...

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I have bought a Maxi Cosi Max 30 carseat for my newborn baby and now is looking to buy a stroller(big mistake I made is that I bought the car seat first,so the choice of stroller is very limited now). There are just too many to choose and so confused now. First I like Uppa Baby Cruz or Nuna Mixx but...

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Hello RFD, My grandfather recently passed away & at the request​ of my grandmother we are looking for a funeral home that can hold the service in Hakka (a Chinese dialect). I've called around and most only offer Cantonese or Mandarin. Thank you in advance.

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Think in this day and age 3 kids is the norm, wondering how many parents out there regret having a 4th if money was not an issue. We are early 30s first 3 are all spaced 2 years apart.

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Hi, I was wondering how good the Fraser Institute rankings are and if its a good basis to make decisions about schools? Our area has 2 schools and one has 1000 ranking but the other is in the 70s out of 2000. Is it a no brainer to go to the school with a better ranking. It is a catholic school thoug...

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Hi All, I'm looking to buy a child (18 month now) seat for Grandma's car. Extremely rare use, perhaps once a month, travel distance ~ 15 km one way (max). What are the cheapest options for it? Would be just Walmart dot ca (or else?) for ~ 90 CAD? Province - ON. Thanks in advance.

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Hello fellow RFD'ers My wife and I just welcomed our baby boy on July 11th, 2017. There were some hiccups along the way but thankfully, baby and mother are both doing well now. Now that they are healthy, i want to start focusing on the financial aspects a bit more.. What are some things that I shoul...

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I am 32, turning 33. My girlfriend is 31. We are thinking of having children. What were some of the experiences and pitfalls of having children later on. I wish we had children earlier on, but can't do nothing about that now. Thanks.

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Our son is turning 4 and will be going to JK starting September. We've been debating to either send him to a Private Montessori vs Public School. We are in Markham by Markham and Denison Currently he goes to Montessori 3 days a week ( we decided to this route instead of daycare after he turned 3 ) ....

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Just wondering how to properly apply the $31.70 weekly room deduction? Example. How / where would I apply it if I were using the CRA online remittance calculator?

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Thinking of getting my 3 and half year old enrolled in either of these classes: Martial Arts, Soccer or Swimming Which one of these activities do you guys suggest should be first on my list? And if possible, please suggest places with good reviews around Don Mills/Sheppard area? Thanks a lot

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Hi all, I wonder how do you effectively control your kids' internet time and monitor what they do while they are on internet from tablets and PCs. I started looking for a program or device to monitor and control. I am using Norton Family, but it seems it is not enough. Heard about Koalasafe and Circ...

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Can i get something for $200? My daughter was advised to get eyeglasses to help to correct her lazy eye. Also i read that Essilor have a junior program where with-in 15 month, you can get a new second len under warranty? anyone done that? No extra cost for this coverage?

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4 years old girl will go to kindergarten this Sept, what should we prepare to bring in backpack on first day? Thanks!

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Hi all, I wonder how do you effectively control your kids' internet time and monitor what they do while they are on internet from tablets and PCs. I started looking for a program or device to monitor and control. I am using Norton Family, but it seems it is not enough. Heard about Koalasafe and Circ...

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Hey all, my lovely wife and I are expecting our first new born next year. We have a 10 yr old dog (30 lbs) that we've spoiled to the end of the earth and I mean spoiled. We've let her jump on couches; she sleeps with us; the full 9. With your first born, did you fellow animal lovers have to do anyth...

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... what do parents do? kindergarden is next year, what are some options parents use to facilitate being able to maintain a job/career? there is only 1 before/after school program and it is full, not close on the waitlist for it. I have heard of extracurricular club may offer pick-up/drop-off service. ...

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Hello My 10 yr old boy is interested in robotics and would like to attend robotic classes. Any recommendation in the Markham area? Thanks

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Is it possible to just get like a Diono convertible from birth and use that until they are toddlers Chicco Nextfit etc. - these newborn seats seem to only last 8 months but cost about 300. Is it really worth it and necessary to get a newborn seat? Seems the main advantage is that they are lighter so...

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... He likes to do spelling games/math games on it and quite frankly I am impressed as to his progress. He can add numbers and tell me for example (1+5=6) etc..spell his name correctly and count to 100 in both french and english...do the alphabet in french and english, etc. This being said, we are ...

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Either here or in PMs? We have decided after a long and hard struggle with infertility that we would like to expand our family through adoption. Has anyone here adopted either publicly, privately or internationally? Pm me if you'd be more open to chatting in private. Just want to hear about other pe...

preschool

Hi, My elder daughter is turning 2 this July and I think its high time I start looking into Pre-schools. Does anybody have any experience, recommendations on a good preschool programs in Mississauga (near Churchill Meadows area)? Also what is an average price per month and what's reasonable to pay ?...

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I've been really trying to come up with a solution for a 1 year old's birthday and could really use some input Details Approx. 35-40 guests - I have a fairly large family and also my friends have multiple kids ranging from 1-6. Birthday is in mid-September, ...

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Hey, I need to get a birthday gift for my friend's two year old girl. Criteria is: - Budget around $30 - Must fit in carry on luggage Would a plush toy be too simple? What do little girls that age tend to play with? Thanks!

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Hey, I need to get a birthday gift for my friend's two year old girl. Criteria is: - Budget around $30 - Must fit in carry on luggage Would a plush toy be too simple? What do little girls that age tend to play with? Thanks!

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Any recommendation for best infant thermometer? Ear? Rectal (prefer not...)? Infra red?