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May 4, 2016

We took our Mom2Mom panel live to the stage at the 2016 Amazing Family Expo in Regina. Listen in as Holly (mom of 5), Catherine (mom of 3) and Diane (mom of 2) talk screen time.

Mar 14, 2016

Shauna Bear (mom of 2) and Lana Lingelbach (mom of 3) talk kids and sport. Hear their take on:

  • picking activities for your kids
  • what kids get out of sport (besides physical activity)
  • what to do when kids want to quit
  • sport sampling vs. specialization

Both moms have kids involved in competitive sport (hockey and gymnastics). Hear how they make it work for their families, what they think about sport specialization and their thoughts on long-term athlete development.

Our mom panel also weighs in on recent online posts, including:

For more information about keeping kids active, visit www.saskatchewaninmotion.ca.

 

Mar 11, 2016

Led by host Tenille Lafontaine, our panel of moms took to the stage at Regina's Amazing Family Expo. Holly Gustafson (mom of 5), Diane Ell (mom of 2) and Catherine Gryba (mom of 3, including NHLer Eric Gryba) chat about:

  • managing screen time with black out periods, parental control software and more
  • walking to school
  • kids and sport, including the question of quitting
  • bubble wrapping our kids to keep them safe
  • the importance of unstructured play

For more ideas and inspiration, visit saskatchewaninmotion.ca.

Jan 29, 2016

Corinna Dahl Ritco (mom of 2) and Holly Gustafson (mom of 5) have a cozy chat about a chilly topic: outdoor winter play.

Our moms share:

  • why it’s important to make a conscious effort to get outside in winter
  • how they think their families benefit from outdoor winter play
  • tips for getting started if you’re a family of hibernators
  • how making it a family affair increases your chance of success

Corinna shares her perspective as a teacher and former outdoor educator and Holly talks about the Polar Bear Club at her kids’ elementary school. The club gives families the option of letting kids outside at recess even when the temperature dips below -27 C.

Our mom panel also discusses news and recent social media posts on the topic, including:

Looking for more? Visit http://www.saskatchewaninmotion.ca/ for tips, tools and inspiration to get your kids moving more.

Nov 27, 2015

Michelle Strawford (mom of 3) and Cindy McMorris (mom of extreme snowboarders Mark & Craig) talk with Tenille about risky play.

Michelle and Cindy share their thoughts about:

  • learning to let go
  • how the freedom to play and take risks has influenced their boys
  • the trend toward bubble wrapping our kids
  • the 2015 Report Card on Children and Youth, which tells us that the biggest risk to kids’ development is keeping them indoors

Our guests comment on the latest news about risky or unsupervised play, including:

Cindy and Michelle also talk about how they overcome their own fear to let their kids engage in risky play and what their kids – and families – gained from it.

Looking for more? Visit www.saskatchewaninmotion.ca for tips, tools and inspiration to get your kids moving more.

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