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Laundry Packet Injuries Continue to Surge in Children

01/23/2018

A dangerous, new craze known as the ‘Laundry Pod Challenge’ is gaining popularity among teens on social media - and doctors say it could land them in the hospital! In the latest social media...

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Breastfeeding is a learned skill

01/23/2018

Categories Health & Wellness

Breastfeeding is a learned skill, and it is a different experience for each mom and each baby. Sometimes, babies can't get to the breast as soon as we would like them to. This can be the result of...

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Fun Family Board Games for a Wintery Day!

01/01/2018

Categories Family Fun Parent Picks

Snowy and super cold days can sometimes keep the kids inside and anxious for something fun to do. Pull out a board game and gather the whole family around the table. There are so many great games...

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Tobogganing around Durham Region

12/30/2017

Categories Family Fun

Here are Durham Region's parent picks for tobogganing hot spots from Ajax, to Oshawa to Whitby and beyond. If you have a hot spot to suggest that's not listed, please let email us at...

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Holiday Gift Guide 2017

11/14/2017

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 unique products, local holiday shows and attractions, great...

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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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15 Doctor Recommended “To Do’s” to Fight the Flu

11/02/2017

As we head into flu season there are many things we can do to “flu proof” ourselves. Regardless of whether you choose to get a flu vaccine or not, there are things we can do to heighten our chances...

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Santa's Parade Schedule for Durham Region and the GTA (2017)

10/29/2017

Categories Family Fun Home

HO, HO, HO!! It's that time of year again. Watching your local Santa Claus Parade is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. Santa is one busy guy, he's making stops in Pickering, Oshawa,...

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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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Apple picking fun at Watson Farms

09/24/2017

Categories Family Fun

Fall is upon us and there are lots of great ways to get out and enjoy the season. We took our kids apple picking and had a fabulous morning.

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Reading Rocks -October/Fall edition

09/13/2017

Categories Family Fun

This month there were lots of great choices about the FALL season: pumpkins, Thanksgiving and apples! We would love to hear from you with some of your favourite stories. Feel free to email us at...

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Family Fun at Local Fall Fairs

09/01/2017

Categories Family Fun

There's nothing quite like a country fall fair to get you in the mood for the change of seasons. Midway rides, horse shows, demolition derbys, live music, fast food and so much more. It's always so...

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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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Tim Horton's Free Summer Swimming schedules

06/14/2017

Categories Family Fun

Your local Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners are proud to bring you Tim Hortons Free Swim - Complimentary swimming time at local pools in participating communities across Canada. They know you want to...

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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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Reading Rocks: Favourite Hockey Books!

05/05/2017

Categories Family Guides

With the Stanley Cup playoffs going on, we thought we would follow the hockey theme this month (even if the Leafs didn't make it). Here are some of our favourite hockey stories!

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Durham Region KIDS EAT FREE Guide

02/28/2017

Categories Family Guides

Eating out can be so expensive, but some nights you just need a break from cooking? Don't leave home without our KIDS EAT FREE Guide to Durham Region for some awesome deals on dining out. We...

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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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