Benefits of sensory play for children

Whether it’s an activity to keep the kids engaged while you cook, or to encourage language development, sensory bins are an inexpensive, fun…


Healthy co-parenting tips

Co-parenting can be tricky, especially if you don’t get along with your ex, but how can you make it easier for your kids?


Pet of the Week: Kado

Kado is very friendly once he gets to know you well, playful, affectionate, and available for adoption!


Pet of the Week: Patty

Patty is a 4 year-old beagle who arrived at Dakin when her person couldn’t take care of her any more. She has a sweet disposition and a shy …

body image

How to improve your body image

Many people want to emulate people they see on TV and in magazines, but it can lead to women and men feeling uncomfortable about their own b…


Tips for better work-life balance

When your work life and personal life are out of balance, your stress level is likely to soar. But how can you balance your life and reduce …


Pet of the Week: Gabe

Gabe’s a 10 month old guinea pig who’s looking for a home and a companion or family to live with.

empty nest

Tips for dealing with empty nest syndrome

For many parents, after their last child has left for college, they may begin to suffer from empty nest syndrome. But what can you do to ove…