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Good Parenting Reads by Dr. Sears Contest

After 50 years of medical experience, 8 kids, and 10 grandkids, author Dr. Bill Sears is a pro at every kid-related dilemma. Here's your chance to win 3 of Dr. Sears' best-sellers: The Fussy Baby Book: Parenting Your High-Need Child from Birth to Age FiveThe Portable Pediatrician: Everything You Need to Know About Your Child's Health; and his newest, Dr. Poo: The Scoop on Comfortable Poop. Dr. Poo offers a wealth of easy-to-digest pointers for everyone from infants and toddlers to tweens and pregnant/nursing moms. 

It's all based on scientific studies and Sears' long medical experience. Included is a free download of a child-friendly poop chart for parents to leave in the bathroom, for poo-friendly conversations. For A to Z related topics on parenting, visit his website,

For your chance to win these 3 good reads from Dr. Sears, enter here (contest code: Dr. Sears). Entry deadline is Monday, October 30, 2017.

Wanna Wiggle With The Wiggles? Contest

The Wiggles will be performing at Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall on October 31. The Big Show! tour includes all of their classic songs. Plus, they will be bringing a full band and will be joined by Scottish highland dancers, ballet dancers, Irish dancers, and more! For tickets to the show, visit

For more Wiggly fun, like their Facebook page,, follow on Twitter,, Instagram @thewiggles, and subscribe (it's free!) to The Wiggles Youtube channel Join in on the conversation using the hashtag #wigglescanadabigshow

For your family's chance to win a pack of 4 tickets to attend The Big Show! on October 31 and meet The Wiggles live in person, enter here (contest code: Wiggles). Entry deadline is Monday, October 23, 2017.

'Be Our Guest' Contest!

Toys "R" Us and Disney's Beauty and the Beast invite you to 'be our guest' with this exciting prize! Belle and Philippe are from the Toys"R"Us and Disney's Beauty and the Beast collection. For more exciting Disney Beauty and the Beast products, visit or a Toys "R" Us location near you.For your chance to win the Belle and Philippe set (Code: Philippe) (enter here. Entry deadline is Monday, November 13, 2017.

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October 28 & 29; Enjoy frightful and delightful activities for the whole family during the weekend before Halloween! Brought to you in part by Calgary's Child Magazine!

Toy Mash-Up: Back by popular demand, create your very own toy mash-up by combining and sewing old toys together to design a new one! All day, every day during Monster Mash-Up weekend!

Mysterious Animal of the Night: Join the Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and meet their friendly resident skunk, Oliver, a porcupine named Quillimena, and Ophelia, their and great horned owl. These informative and up-close presentations will give you the knowledge behind these mysterious and often misunderstood animals! 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the Inspiration Stage

Dancing in Fog: Listen for the music to rise in the atrium and come down and dance in a dry-ice powered fog! Happening multiple times per day, so keep your ears open for the music.

Costume Repair Station: Are you having a costume malfunction? Whether your costume has teeth, tails, frills or chills, one of our staff can help you develop the skills to get your costume back up and running with our supply of safety pins, sewing supplies and hot glue. All day, every day during Monster Mash-Up weekend!

Check the website for more information!

Global Calgary Morning News Segments

For parenting tips and updates from the experts, don't miss our Calgary's Child Magazine segment on the Global Morning News show on Mondays and Saturdays. Each segment has a different guest and topic, and air at approximately 8:25am on Mondays!

Monday, October 2
Guest: Ellen Percival, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Calgary's Child Magazine
Topic: Searching for family-friendly Halloween activities around the city and beyond for your little Ghouls and Goblins? Ellen will provide her top picks for spooktacular fun. 

Monday, October 9 (Thanksgiving)
There will be no Global Morning show.

Monday, October 16
Guest: TELUS Spark, the Science Centre
Topic: SHOCKTOBER at TELUS Spark. Take risks and get curious this season with frightfully fun Halloween activities for the family. Enjoy activities for all ages as you explore the spooky science behind Halloween. You might be shocked about what you learn! Plus, Monster Mash-Up is back on October 28 and 29 for the final weekend of SHOCKTOBER celebrations! Monster Mash-Up is Proudly Sponsored by Calgary’s Child Magazine. Tune in for all of the ghoulish details! 

Monday, October 23
Guest: Corinne Nelson, Families Matter Society of Calgary
Attention: Parents! Families Matter has recently opened 2 new Family Learning and Play Centres! Family programs include parenting classes, circle and story time, preschool readiness, programs for dads, postpartum groups, and much more! Tune in for more details on these exciting new programs for every member of your family!

Saturday, October 28
The Calgary Partners for Safety (in partnership with Calgary's Child)
Topic: For the 23rd year, the Partners for Safety will be on patrol Halloween night. More than 800 vehicles will patrol Calgary streets from 6 to 8pm, making sure this Hallow's Eve is safe and fun for your trick-or-treaters. Tune in for all of the details. 

Monday, October 30
The Calgary Partners for Safety (in partnership with Calgary's Child)
Topic: For the 23rd year, the Partners for Safety will be on patrol Halloween night. More than 800 vehicles will patrol Calgary streets from 6 to 8pm, making sure this Hallow's Eve is safe and fun for your trick-or-treaters. Tune in for all of the details. 

Next Issue

Health & Family Life
Starts first week of November 2017

  • Healthy Living Guide
  • Resources for Kids with Special Needs Guide
  • Alternative Learning & Homeschool Guide
  • Winter Fun & Travel Guide
  • Parents Only Guide


Theme: Winter Fun
Booking Deadline: November 15, 2017
Distribution: Starts third week of December, 2017

  • Education Guide
  • Winter-Spring Birthday Party Guide
  • Winter-Spring Class & Program Feature
  • Winter Survival Feature

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