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Category Archives: Ask Big Sister



By The Purple Fig How To Help Your Child With Back-To-School Jitters backtoschooljitters

We know that it isn’t always high fives and smiles for children going back to school this fall. Some kids are faced with anxiety and apprehension during this time of change. We asked Dr. Dubois, psychologist at Canoe Therapy, to help equip us parents with some tools…






By The Purple Fig Mumsnet Launches #MiscarriageCare Campaign in U.K. miscarriagewomanoverlookingrocks

U.K.-based mommy blogger network Mumsnet has been actively campaigning for more awareness and basic rights for women who have suffered miscarriages in the U.K. According to the Miscarriage Care Survey, a shocking 58 per cent of women in the study wanted counselling after they…



By Karen Max Alone Time Actually Makes Me Miss My Kids womaninbathalone

A few months ago I realized that each bath I shared with my youngest daughter might be the last. Approaching puberty, she was starting to become shy about her body and wanted more personal space. Then suddenly it happened. Last night, for the first…