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A Reader Is Born: 10 Tips for Building Baby’s First Library by Kerry Ramsay

11/02/2017

Categories Parent Picks Home

Reading out loud to a newborn can be a great family bonding experience. Snuggled together on the couch or in a cozy armchair, the simple sound of mom or dad’s voice can be a calming sensation for...

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Traditional Pumpkin Carving Techniques By Colleen Dorsey

09/27/2017

Categories Family Fun Home Crafts

Here they are, the very essentials of pumpkin carving! By following these steps that you probably had down pat when you were a kid, you can get carving with any traditional pumpkin carving pattern....

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Is Your House Ready for Back-to-School?

08/29/2017

Categories Parenting Home Organizing

As the summer comes to an end, the fall brings with it a season of packed lunches, rushed mornings and a house in disarray. It's that time of year again, when the kids head back to school. Keeping...

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Fall Registration Guide 2017

07/23/2017

Categories Family Guides Home

Are you looking for a new activity for your kids to try? Be sure to check out our Fall Registration Guide. From music to gymnastics to tutoring to skating and more, we've got some great local...

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French Books Your Child Will Want To Read!

06/01/2017

Categories Parenting Family Guides Home

Camp Tournesol surveyed more than 2000 French immersion families and asked only one question: What is your #1 challenge in supporting your child in their French language journey? The vast...

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Today's Bad Decisions = Tomorrow's Clutter Traps

02/28/2017

Categories Home Organizing

Little choices you make on a daily basis can add up to a lot of extra stuff in your home! From hanging on to the mountains of art and school papers your child brings home, to keeping books you...

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Family Day Long Weekend Guide to Local Fun (2017)

01/24/2017

Categories Family Fun Family Guides Home

Family Day long weekend is this weekend: Saturday February 18 -Monday February 20. It is the perfect chance to spend some quality time together with your kids. There's lots of fun stuff going on in...

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Mom and Baby Guide 2017

01/06/2017

Categories Parenting Family Guides Home Health & Wellness

We are happy to present our second annual Mom & Baby Guide. It's a whole new world when you have a baby, so we wanted to help a bit with the transition. We would like to introduce you to some...

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Special holiday light displays in Durham Region and beyond!

12/11/2016

Categories Family Fun Family Guides Home

One great way to get in the holiday spirit is to drive around your neighbourhood, enjoying all the Christmas lights. If you want to venture a bit further, check out some of the amazing holiday...

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'Tis the Season for shopping--with our Holiday Gift Guide 2016

11/15/2016

Categories Family Fun Family Guides Home

If you're looking for some great gift ideas for the kids (and adults) on your list, check out our Holiday Shopping Guide showcasing some popular Canadian products, local holiday shows, great gift...

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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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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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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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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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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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'Tis the Season for shopping--with our Holiday Gift Guide 2015

11/14/2015

Categories Home

If you're looking for some great gift ideas for the kids (and adults) on your list, check out our Holiday Shopping Guide showcasing some popular Canadian products, local holiday shows, great gift...

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