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Celebrate 'Read an eBook Month' this March with your Clarington Public Library!

02/28/2012

Categories Family Fun

The Government of Canada has designated March as 'Read an eBook Month' in Canada.

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Bittersweet Storage

02/21/2012

Categories Organizing

Attics, basements, that off-site storage locker you've been paying for for the last five years, are often called 'bittersweet' places. That's why we spend years talking about how we should go up...

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Report Cards Stressful Time for Families

02/15/2012

Categories Parenting

The first report card of the school year is almost here. It's an important milestone in the school year, but the waiting and the wondering can be very stressful for families. After all, the report...

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Apple Rainbow Snack Recipe

02/15/2012

Categories Crafts

This Apple Rainbow snack is a really simple recipe and a ton of fun for kids to make.

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Valentine's Day Flowers Craft

02/06/2012

Categories Crafts

This Letter V is for Valentine's Day Flowers craft activity is a ton of fun for preschoolers and kindergarten children to make, and a great way to introduce them to the alphabet Letter V sound....

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Is It Safe to Train Your Abdominals During Pregnancy

02/01/2012

Categories Parenting Health & Wellness

Yes! Yes! Yes! Surprised? Read on! Pregnancy is definitely not the time to stop being active. Nor should you ignore the most important muscle group in your body.

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Groundhog Day Snack Recipe For Kids

01/31/2012

Categories Crafts

This simple and cute Groundhog Cupcake Snack craft activity is easy for preschool and kindergarten children to follow and tastes super yummy. Just perfect for a Groundhog Day-theme unit.

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How to Dress Your Child for Winter & a Car Seat

01/30/2012

Categories Parenting

Experts often warn that parents/caregivers use car seats incorrectly, making common car seat mistakes, such as the wrong seat, putting it in the wrong position in the car, using the wrong harness...

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A Smart Auto-Motive by Funny Mommy Kathy Buckworth

01/30/2012

Categories Family Fun

I attended the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit recently, and was pretty impressed with the range of eco-friendly cars that were being unveiled -- from the tiny 'smart' cars...

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Ice Skate Lacing Craft

01/24/2012

Categories Crafts

This bright and engaging Paper Ice Skate Lacing craft activity is a super fun winter project for preschool and kindergarten children and a great opportunity for them to practice their fine motor...

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The Great Closet Overhaul

01/20/2012

Categories Organizing

If you love everything in your closet, getting dressed in the morning is stress-free. For many of us, that's not the case, and mornings can be mayhem.

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Chinese New Year Paper Lantern Craft

01/20/2012

Categories Crafts

This colourful and festive Chinese New Year craft activity is a ton of fun for preschool and kindergarten children to make, and just perfect for a Chinese New Year lesson plan.

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Reading Rocks -- Favourite Kid's Books

01/19/2012

Categories Family Fun

January is the perfect month to encourage your children to read since it's Family Literacy Day on January 27.

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Let the Post-Holiday Declutter Begin!

01/09/2012

Categories Organizing

The post-holiday declutter has begun in the Organizing Lives' households! With so many additional items on the to-do list in both November and December, plus an unusual inflow of new stuff into our...

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Snowflake Mitten Lacing Craft

01/09/2012

Categories Crafts

This bright and colorful Paper Snowflake Mitten Lacing craft activity is a super fun winter project for preschool and kindergarten children and a great opportunity for them to practice their fine...

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Making Space for a Fresh Start

01/02/2012

Categories Organizing

Do you get the itch to declutter during the holidays? You're not alone. Maybe it's the fact that our homes are overstuffed with new things, or maybe it's just a nice way to welcome in the new...

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Oreo Penguin Snack Craft

01/02/2012

Categories Crafts

This Oreo Penguin Snack recipe is simple and easy for preschool and kindergarten children to follow, and tastes delicious! Just perfect for a Winter Animal-theme unit!

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Journey to Learning Passport

01/02/2012

Categories Family Fun

All Canadians are invited to take a learning journey with us for Family Literacy Day 2012. Learning happens everywhere, and it's easy to make learning part of your daily life

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Twits The Season by Funny Mommy Kathy Buckworth

01/02/2012

Categories Parenting

Let's face it, if you're a Mom with a newborn you may as well give in and embrace the world of Twitter, and chat online at 2am instead of watching those info-mercials. If you haven't entered the...

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The Joys and Challenges of Digital Photography

12/26/2011

Categories Organizing

Digital cameras have become very popular; it's estimated that 13.5 million Canadians bought a digital camera last year, and sending photos has become the number two most popular on-line activity,...

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