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November is Adoption Awareness Month

11/03/2016

Categories Parenting Home

Did you know? Approximately 1,000 youth age of out Ontario’s foster care system every year. This means that on their 18th birthday, they are expected to leave their foster/group home to live...

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Reading Rocks -- November edition

11/01/2016

Categories Family Fun

November is a great month to snuggle down and read with your kids as the weather takes on a chill.

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Santa's Parade Schedule for Durham Region and the GTA (2016)

10/30/2016

Categories Family Fun Home

HO, HO, HO!! It's that time of year again. Watching your local Santa Claus Parade is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. Santa is one busy guy, he's making stops in Pickering, Oshawa,...

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THE DIRTY TRUTH ABOUT YOUR AIR

10/01/2016

Categories Home Health & Wellness

The next time you see a doctor you are most likely there because of a respiratory illness. In Canada, this time of year can be horrendous for the respiratory system, with complications from colds,...

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Simplify on the Fly by Organizing Lives

10/01/2016

Categories Home Organizing

If your cluttered life is getting in the way of big progress, then get small. Even with children back at school, work and social obligations, there is still time to chip away at your clutter. Limit...

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Hauntingly helpful hints for Halloween by Sara Dimerman

10/01/2016

Categories Parenting

It's that time of year again - to plan ahead for Halloween. For some, this is greeted with excitement and for others, with dread. There are questions to be answered such as: Do we decorate the...

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Reading Rocks -October 2016 Fall edition

09/13/2016

Categories Family Fun

This month there were lots of great choices about the FALL season: pumpkins, Thanksgiving and apples! We would love to hear from you with some of your favourite stories. Feel free to email us at...

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3 Tips to Create A Healthy Back to School Lunch Routine By @Deb_Lowther

09/01/2016

Categories Parenting Home

Its back to school time and, like January, back to school offers the perfect opportunity to start a new routine and create new healthy habits! My kids have been in school full time now for a...

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Cool down this summer and get creative with your kids at Crock A Doodle!

08/19/2016

Categories Family Fun Home Crafts

It's been one HOT summer which can be challenging with kids if you don't have air conditioning (and even if you do!). We decided to spend one of the hottest days in July going to our local Crock A...

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Fall Registration Guide 2016

08/15/2016

Categories Family Guides Home

Summer seems to have flown by and it's already time to start planning your kids' activities for the fall, check out our Fall Registration Guide. From music to gymnastics to tutoring to skating and...

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Organize your summer travel by Organizing Lives

08/05/2016

Categories Home Organizing

Summer's here and school's out: for many, that means it's time to take to the road! Family vacation travel can be enriching, enjoyable and exciting, but only if you're organized. The family that...

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Packing list printout for your kids

08/04/2016

Categories Home Organizing

Going away for the weekend? Let the kids pack themselves. We've made a handy packing list that you can print up for them.

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101 Summer Activities for Kids

06/22/2016

Categories Family Fun

We've got an awesome list of fun activities to keep the kids happy and busy this summer. Printout the chart and keep it on your fridge so the kids can help choose what they would like to do every day.

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Kid's Craft Recipe for Homemade Bubbles

06/20/2016

Categories Family Fun Crafts

Summer is here and what better way to enjoy and appreciate those lovely sunny days outdoors with your children than blowing bubbles!

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Twitter Chat: Summer Fun!

06/01/2016

Categories Family Fun

Join our Twitter Chat this coming Tuesday! AWESOME prizes to be won. Carolyn Wilman, otherwise known as the Contest Queen. and I are getting ready for our fifth Twitter Chat on Tuesday June 7th...

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Summer Camp - A Sound Investment in Youth By: Mari-Beth Crysler (Director, Camp Wabikon)

04/30/2016

Categories Family Fun

Having spent over 35 summers at camp, as a camper, counsellor and director, I was pleased to read the findings of a recent study called The Canadian Summer Camp Research Project

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Twitter Chat: Mother's Day

04/28/2016

Categories Home

Carolyn Wilman, otherwise known as the Contest Queen, and I are getting ready for our fourth Twitter Chat on Monday May 2nd from 8-9pm. We will be discussing MOTHER'S DAY and have some fabulous...

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Top 5 items for outdoor fun!

04/20/2016

Categories Family Fun

Spring is finally here! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the grass is green. It's the perfect time to encourage your children to get OUTSIDE and get active! There are so many fun...

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Spring Closet Overhaul: A Few Things You Should Get Rid Of by Organizing Lives

04/01/2016

Categories Organizing

Do you ever find yourself staring at your closet full of clothes and feeling like you've got absolutely nothing to wear? It might seem like the only logical course of action is to go shopping, but...

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EASY NATURE CRAFT FOR KIDS: DECORATED EASTER ROCKS!

03/20/2016

Categories Crafts

I love Easter, but I'm not crazy about decorating eggs. I would be if I could keep them forever--without having to blow them out. Because I just haven't gotten that figured out yet. So we decorated...

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