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Staying Ahead of Summer Clutter

08/05/2012

Categories Organizing

When we think of summer, we tend to think of the fun stuff...sitting by the pool, going on vacation, to the beach, gardening, picnics, ice cream..... What we don't think of, right away, anyway, is...

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I'm Bored! (during the summer holidays)

08/05/2012

Categories Parenting Family Fun

By this time of year, even parents are looking forward to a break from school - getting up early to make lunches, driving to and from extra curricular activities and dealing with homework hassles....

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Mastermind Toys Summer Hits List

07/06/2012

Categories Family Fun

Spending Summer in the city or the country? Mastermind Toys has you covered! Super Scooters, Meat-Eating Plants, Hair Chox, Night Vision Goggles & Light-Up Pool Noodles Tops Mastermind Toys Summer...

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Canada Day Guide for local families

06/27/2012

Categories Family Fun Family Guides

School's out, summer's here and we love our country! Get out this weekend and celebrate Canada! We've got a list of all the fabulous events in Durham Region, Toronto and beyond. Wishing you and...

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Summer Family Fun at Blue Mountain Resort

06/24/2012

Categories Family Fun

When you hear "Blue Mountain", you most likely will think of skiing and snowboarding, hot chocolate and apres ski parties, so I was overwhelmingly suprised to find just how much activity and...

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Get Organized for Summer Travel

06/21/2012

Categories Organizing

Summer's here and school's almost 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.

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How to Safety Proof Your Home Pool By: Diana Goodwin, AquaMobile Swim School

06/21/2012

Categories Parenting Health & Wellness

Have a backyard pool? You are probably enjoying the benefits of increased exercise, cooling off after a long day, and being the envy of all your friends. But it is important to remember that a home...

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Summer Fun Guide

06/17/2012

Categories Family Fun Family Guides

There are so many fabulous things to do with the kids for summer. We're showcasing a few of our favourites, from local farms to big city attractions and much much more. So get out and enjoy all...

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Disassembling Dinner Parties by Funny Mommy, Kathy Buckworth

06/17/2012

Categories Parenting

I had a dinner party this weekend. It was a Hunger Games themed dinner party which may or may not have included a 'Pin the Arrow on Katniss' Face' competition. But not all dinner parties have to be...

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Tips for getting families outside all year around

06/06/2012

Categories Parenting Family Fun

There are a lot of things parents can do to get their kids outside, regardless if you live in Toronto or in Orlando. Here are my tips for getting families outside all year around.

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Kid's Craft Ideas from momstown: Birds in a nest

06/06/2012

Categories Crafts

Spring is a great time to find bird's nest and see some eggs or chicks. Here's a great craft idea thanks to our friends at momstown.ca

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Exercising after Baby: Simple exercises for the new mom

05/28/2012

Categories Health & Wellness

If you've just had a baby, exercise is probably not your number one priority right now. Diaper changes, bath time, snuggling, shushing and feeding schedules are taking up all of your time and your...

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Constantly struggling with your ex about parenting issues?

05/28/2012

Categories Parenting

Whether you created a parenting plan years ago that now requires a change or you would like to put one in place now to ensure more stability and routine around your parenting roles, mediation can...

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Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes by Hot Pink Apron

05/16/2012

Categories Crafts

I may not practice a vegan lifestyle, but I do practice a chocolate-rich, moist cupcake in my mouth lifestyle and this dairy-free, egg-free recipe just happens to be one of the best.

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Is it Daycare or Day Camp?

05/08/2012

Categories Family Fun

There are many facilities that run day camps in the summer. It is important to do your research to find a program that fits best with your family's needs. You may find that some camps are simply...

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Simple Projects to Make the Seasonal Transition a Smoother One

05/08/2012

Categories Organizing

May always feels like the month in which we turn a corner. No matter what April brings, by the time May rolls around it's clear that summer isn't far off. This turning point is the perfect...

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Summer Camp Guide for local families

05/01/2012

Categories Family Guides

Are you trying to make summer plans for your kids? Here's our 2012 Summer Camp Guide full of fabulous camps from across Durham Region and the GTA! Whatever your child's interest (from hockey to art...

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Mother's DAY? Try The Year of Mom by Funny Mommy, Kathy Buckworth

04/30/2012

Categories Parenting

There is so much emphasis on the second Sunday in May, it's no wonder most of the time it ends up in disappointment and dissatisfaction. Sort of like cramming a year's worth of love into...

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National Youth Week in Durham

04/30/2012

Categories Family Fun

National Youth Week is May 1 - 7 every year, that is dedicated to the celebration of youth and their active participation in their community.

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Warmer Temperatures Can Be Dangerous To Grades!

04/27/2012

Categories Parenting

Midterms have come and gone. Spring Break will soon be a distant memory. The days are getting warmer, and what's left of the school year can be counted in weeks. But for students, the arrival of...

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