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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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Teaching Children How to Budget Monetary Gifts at Christmas

12/26/2011

Categories Parenting Family Guides

When relatives want to know what they can get for kids this Christmas, it can be a difficult question for parents to answer.

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Marshmallow Painting Christmas Tree Craft

12/21/2011

Categories Family Fun Crafts

This bright and colourful Christmas craft activity is a ton of fun for young children to make and just perfect for a Christmas-theme unit!

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The Kids Are Sick...Now What?

12/14/2011

Categories Family Guides Health & Wellness

It never fails; I always get an email or four from clients whose children have fallen ill over the holidays. Being sick over the holidays is not fun for anyone, but if your plans are derailed with...

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Gift-Wrapping Made Easy

12/13/2011

Categories Organizing

Santa may have a whole workshop, and 364 days to prepare, but you don't! While few of us have the luxury of a gift-wrapping room year round, finding the space, however primitive, during the holiday...

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Which is More Eco-Friendly--Real Trees vs Artificial Trees? by Enviro-Dad Eric Novak

12/13/2011

Categories Family Fun

Now that we have entered December, many families will be putting up Christmas trees in the next week or two as part of their Christmas celebrations. With a variety of both real trees and...

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Christmas Fun!

11/30/2011

Categories Family Fun

We've put together a list of some of our favourite websites that we enjoy visiting as a family during the holidays. There are lots of amazing crafts, games, recipes, and fun ideas that kids of all...

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Avoiding Unwanted Holiday Visitors

11/29/2011

Categories Parenting Health & Wellness

Head lice have three peak seasons, the holiday season being one of them. With many people traveling, children going into other care settings or just enjoying time with family and friends, head...

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How to SIMPLIFY the Holidays

11/29/2011

Categories Organizing

For many of us, this week signals the true start of the holiday season, where we move from planning to doing. As you enter the season, we want to share some simple ideas to help you simplify the...

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Tips on Charitable Giving

11/24/2011

Categories Family Guides

In the spirit of giving, we all want to do our best to give meaningful gifts. Along with shopping to find the perfect gift for our loved ones this Christmas, many of us also feel the need to do...

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