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Summer Camp - A Sound Investment in Youth By: Mari-Beth Crysler (Director, Camp Wabikon)

04/30/2016

Categories Family Fun

Having spent over 35 summers at camp, as a camper, counsellor and director, I was pleased to read the findings of a recent study called The Canadian Summer Camp Research Project

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Twitter Chat: Mother's Day

04/28/2016

Categories Home

Carolyn Wilman, otherwise known as the Contest Queen, and I are getting ready for our fourth Twitter Chat on Monday May 2nd from 8-9pm. We will be discussing MOTHER'S DAY and have some fabulous...

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Top 5 items for outdoor fun!

04/20/2016

Categories Family Fun

Spring is finally here! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the grass is green. It's the perfect time to encourage your children to get OUTSIDE and get active! There are so many fun...

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Spring Closet Overhaul: A Few Things You Should Get Rid Of by Organizing Lives

04/01/2016

Categories Organizing

Do you ever find yourself staring at your closet full of clothes and feeling like you've got absolutely nothing to wear? It might seem like the only logical course of action is to go shopping, but...

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EASY NATURE CRAFT FOR KIDS: DECORATED EASTER ROCKS!

03/20/2016

Categories Crafts

I love Easter, but I'm not crazy about decorating eggs. I would be if I could keep them forever--without having to blow them out. Because I just haven't gotten that figured out yet. So we decorated...

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Reading Rocks: Kid's Books for Spring

03/20/2016

Categories Family Fun

Spring is finally here and we've got some great kids books to recommend about this very welcome season. We are always happy to review special kids books, so feel free to email us at...

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Meet the Giant Panda Cubs at the Toronto Zoo

03/08/2016

Categories Family Fun

I was thrilled to be invited to a media preview to see the famous Giant Panda Cubs. They are a huge success story for the Toronto Zoo's breeding program and I think all Canadians have completely...

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Twitter Chat: March Break Madness

03/06/2016

Categories Family Fun

Carolyn Wilman, otherwise known as the Contest Queen. and I are getting ready for our second Twitter Chat. on Monday March 7th from 8-9pm. We will be discussing March Break Madness!

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Teach Your Kids to Organize

02/22/2016

Categories Organizing

We need to teach our children to organize. But, if we don't make it easy for them or actually teach them, we can't expect them to keep their rooms organized. Here are seven ways to help kids keep...

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Ontario Science Centre's new exhibit Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age.

02/12/2016

Categories Family Fun

I was happy to be invited to the media preview of the Ontario Science Centre's newest exhibit: Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age. Before the doors to the exhibit opened, we were...

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March Break Guide for Family Fun (2016)

02/08/2016

Categories Family Fun Family Guides

We've got March Break across Durham Region and the GTA covered! We have the scoop on camps, shows, special events and outdoor activities here in our guide. Explore, relax, enjoy and have fun with...

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Family Day - what does it mean to you? BY Sara Dimerman

02/01/2016

Categories Parenting

Other than my husband's birthday and Valentine's Day, when I think of special days during the month of February, I think of Family Day. This year in Canada it falls on February 15th. I think of...

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Twitter Chat: February Family Fun

01/25/2016

Categories Family Fun

ParentSource is super excited to be hosting our first ever Twitter Chat, along with Carolyn, the Contest Queen. The topic of our chat will be February Family Fun and we have some awesome prizes to...

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Reading Rocks: National Hug Day edition

01/21/2016

Categories Family Fun

This month we're focusing on HUGS since January 21 is National Hug Day. Feel free to email us at lisa@parentsource.ca if you have a local kid's book that you would like us to review!

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Family Day Long Weekend Guide to local fun 2016

01/18/2016

Categories Family Fun Family Guides

Family Day long weekend is quickly approaching: Saturday February 13 -Monday February 15. It is the perfect chance to spend some quality time together with your kids. There's lots of fun stuff...

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Boating Is A Family Affair

01/11/2016

Categories Family Fun

Ask any of the 500 exhibitors at the Toronto International Boat Show, and they'll tell you that the motivations for buying any boat, whether a super-yacht or a kayak, are the same. It's the love...

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Local Splash Pads and Water Parks

01/06/2016

Categories Family Fun Family Guides Home

One of the best ways to keep the kids cool (and active) this summer, is to hit one of the many fabulous local splash pads. We've compiled a list of some of our favourite places where you can take...

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Simple Steps to Get You Organized for the New Year

01/05/2016

Categories Organizing

With the New Year upon us, let's get back to basics. Getting organized is more than just a way to manage your stuff. Being organized impacts your entire life - your mood, your productivity, even...

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Healthy Eating - Time to Spring Clean Your Grocery List By @Deb_Lowther

01/04/2016

Categories Health & Wellness

There is an interesting correlation between what we buy at the grocery store and what we eat. It turns out if we buy bags of cookies and bottles of fruit punch, that is what we will ultimately...

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Tobogganing around Durham Region

01/01/2016

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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