Welcome to CHEO’s Blog for Parents in the Ottawa Community!

Being a parent is a tremendously rewarding experience but also one filled with challenges. And with the amount of information out there, it can be a challenge to differentiate between good advice and the stuff that’s not worth your while.

This blog will share health info that has been vetted by our specialists, the ones you can trust. Here, some of our very own CHEO physicians and experts – who are also parents – will share their experience and their expertise.

Life with kids can be hectic but it is also loads of fun, so this blog will also celebrate what it means to be a parent! Over the next few weeks, you will have the opportunity to meet some of our contributing bloggers. Some are moms, other are dads, and they all have a lot to say about parenting and raising healthy, happy kids. Some are already pretty well known on the blogosphere, and some are joining it for the first time.

Some of the topics discussed will include injury prevention, healthy living, and other practical topics such as toilet training advice, finding that elusive work-life balance, helping your child deal with anxiety, how best to prepare veggies so your kids actually eat them, etc. Who knows what will pop up next!

This is also YOUR space to discuss what you care about and read what other parents are going through. Hopefully over time, the discussion forums will connect you with other local parents on topics you both care about.

Check out this exciting list of contributing bloggers on the Meet the Bloggers page.

Please visit us often! You never know… you might just find the best little nugget of information that will make a world of difference to your family. And if there is something you’d like our experts to talk about, let us know!

Now tell us, how was “back-to-school” for you this year? What are tricks do you have up your sleeve to help your child start the school year with excitement in their eyes instead of butterflies in their tummies?

Isabelle fancies herself a wordsmith and works at CHEO as a Communications Specialist. She’s 'maman' to a cool 7 year old boy and a hamster. In between helping out at kiddo's hockey practices, the school's book club and beavers meetings she likes to renovate houses, belt out tunes in the car, and help kids get their nature and literacy fix.

  • Cheomoms.com? What about us dads? We just shoved under the logo like a last minute idea?
    Oh well. Sorry to all single dads out there doing an awesome job raising their kids.

    • Hey Shawn,

      Thanks for your feedback on this. We’ve made some changes to the logo, and are currently working on the domain. We didn’t anticipate that there would be so many awesome dads in the Ottawa are willing to contribute to this project, and we’re more than happy to make moms & dads equal in the branding.



  • Thank you Marissa. I decided last night that I would buy cheodads.com and cheoparents.com and just mask them so we dads don’t feel left out. I absolutely love what Cheo does for kids and parents.
    Both domains are in the process of masking and that can take up to 48 hours. Love the new logo btw.

    • Alyssa Nader

      Thanks Shawn! We appreciate you buying this for us. We were actually in the process of buying cheodads.com ourselves, but now we don’t have to!
      Alyssa Nader
      CHEO Communications Coordinator