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Four Simple Ways to Declutter Your To-Do List

09/29/2011

Categories Organizing

October is here and this means one thing is for certain: the holidays (a.k.a. the busiest time of year) are just around the corner. Because of the approaching holidays, October is a terrific month...

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Brain Boosting Action Plan for Back to School

09/12/2011

Categories Parenting

If you have a child who has just headed back to school, here are some tips to ensure their brains are ready for action.

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Team Up Against Clutter with Your Kids

09/12/2011

Categories Parenting Organizing

Maintaining a clutter-free home works best if you involve your entire family. But how do you stay motivated to keep your family involved when it can be such a struggle to get others to change their...

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The Real Babysitting 101 Course by Funny Mommy Kathy Buckworth

08/31/2011

Categories Parenting

Like many 12 year olds, my daughter recently completed her 'Babysitting Course', which in theory will enable her to venture forth into the world of watching other people's children with insight,...

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How to Bond in a Blended Family

08/29/2011

Categories Family Guides

Due to the sheer number of divorced families it stands to reason that many couples entering into new relationships both already have children. When these families come together there are many...

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Don't Leave This School Year to Chance!

08/29/2011

Categories Parenting

A new school year is almost here--how will your child prepare?

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10 Great Eco-Friendly Back to School Tips by EnviroDad Eric Novak

08/29/2011

Categories Parenting

I can remember back when I was a kid at how the entire 'back to school' process involved both dread and anticipation. The dread obviously had to do with the fact that my summer vacation was coming...

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Fall Registration Guide

08/08/2011

Categories Family Guides

Check out our Fall Registration Guide if you're still looking for activities, lessons or private schools to enroll your kids in this fall. Whether you're in Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa,...

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Managing Eczema: How to take control

08/02/2011

Categories Health & Wellness

There are countless articles, tip sheets and websites out there that shout to the world that they know how to cure eczema. They have a magical cream, diet plan, cleanse program, supplements etc....

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Now THAT'S Educational TV by Funny Mommy Kathy Buckworth

08/02/2011

Categories Family Fun

Sherwood Schwartz, best known as the creator of The Brady Bunch and Gilligan's Island, passed away last month, much to my own and to many of my "raised on 70's TV" counterparts' dismay. With so...

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Organizing Financial Records

08/02/2011

Categories Parenting

Most of us save more paperwork than necessary, and we do it because we think we have to or because 'we've always saved everything'. The following guide can be used to help you determine what...

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Organize Your Refrigerator

07/14/2011

Categories Organizing

"The refrigerator holds it all: food and finance, weight and well-being, organization and chaos, all rolled into one big box. Dive into that baby with a detached eye, a hardened heart and one small...

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Strawberry Fields & Families

07/05/2011

Categories Family Fun

After recently getting into an online debate about the merits of buying local produce and whether or not governments have an obligation to follow suit, I began to realize that in the midst of this...

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Yippee! School's Out!

06/27/2011

Categories Parenting

The kids are beyond happy; summer is almost here! As you look around you see backpacks on the floor with the contents of their locker or desk strewn everywhere. Your office/desk/refrigerator is...

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Popsicles

06/27/2011

Categories Family Fun

The summer heat calls for a cool treat and popsicles fit the bill. As I always say, why buy them if you can make them. They are super easy to make and you avoid the added sugar and food colouring...

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The Meaning of Being a Dad by Enviro Dad, Eric Novak

06/15/2011

Categories Parenting

With Father's Day just around the corner, I wanted to share with you a few thoughts on what I believe to be the true meaning of being a Dad.

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Organizing Tips for Keeping Your Car Clean

06/07/2011

Categories Organizing

Question: The interior of my car looks like a disaster zone. How do I keep it clean?

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Start Getting Ready For Kindergarten Now

06/02/2011

Categories Parenting

If you are a parent in the same situation as me, you too are in complete disbelief that your little, drooling, helpless burping baby is all grown up and will be attending "Big Kids" school this...

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I Have My Eye On You by Funny Mommy, Kathy Buckworth

06/01/2011

Categories Parenting

The Japanese have introduced a technological "advance" with the invention of the Lunchbox Communicator, a modified "Bento Box" which includes a video camera and screen, embedded in the box's lid.

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The Facts About Summer Learning

06/01/2011

Categories Parenting

The brain doesn't have an off switch. Kids are always learning--even while sleeping, which is when the brain processes and stores the information that was learned throughout the day. That's why,...

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