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Feeling blind-sided by Monday?

Maybe you’re groggy from Oscar-watching, or need a break from news in the Ukraine.

Five feel good news hits for parents

  1. Vancouver dad Chris Bruntlett shows us the child-friendly city through a child’s eyes over at Spacing. 
  2. Set A Calendar Alert! Live in North York? It’s Parks & Rec Registration Day tomorrow at 7 a.m. — Wednesday at 7 a.m. for Toronto. Choose your method — phone or online — and prepare to do battle. 
  3. Respect to the Globe’s Elizabeth Renzetti for pointing out that Income Splitting is a crock of bull — and not letting up on the need for a national daycare strategy. Don’t mince words: the shortage of daycare spots is a national crisis.

  4. Swedish medical teams in Gothenburg who performed several uterus transplants last month have reportedly successfully transferred several embryos, using eggs fertilized through IVF. If successful, these would be the first babies born to women with womb transplants.

  5. This dad in Long Island built a fully-functional luge run for his kids. Hooray, helmet use.

bonus round:

Got a kid who looooves Subway mouse? Try your luck getting rush tickets to the Mouse City Transit Summit — for kids — this weekend. Advance tickets for urbanists aged 2-8 years old are sold out, but same-day rush tickets are released 15 minutes before the start. This Saturday: Lillian H. Smith library at 10:15 a.m.

 

source: Spacing, City of Toronto, The Guardian, Small Print Toronto, TIME 

 

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