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Taking flight: Helping a teen find her wings BY Sara Dimerman

06/02/2015

Categories Parenting

When our 15 year old daughter mentioned that the French department at her high school was giving any student enrolled in French the opportunity to go on a week long trip to Paris, and that she...

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Introducing our kids to Ottawa: the Nation's Capital

05/22/2015

Categories Family Fun

I grew up close to Ottawa so I'm quite familiar with the city and all that it has to offer. My husband is from New Zealand and one of the first trips we made when he moved to Canada was a weekend...

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Top 10 Toys to Get the Kids Outside By @Deb_Lowther

04/30/2015

Categories Family Fun

Spring has sprung. I am sure of it this time. The grass is turning green, the patio furniture is calling and I am wearing flip flops! Time to get the kids outside, and keep them out there, as...

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Reading Rocks: Mother's Day edition

04/30/2015

Categories Family Fun

For the month of May our focus is on Mother's Day and some extra special books about kids and their moms. Feel free to email us at lisa@parentsource.ca if you have a local kid's book that you would...

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Prepare to be utterly amazed by Cavalia's Odysseo

04/09/2015

Categories Family Fun

You don't have to be a horse-lover to be smitten by this amazing show that is visiting Toronto for the next month. Stunning scenery, enchanting horses, incredible riding tricks, fabulous acrobats...

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Easter Egg Colouring Tips & Resources

03/28/2015

Categories Family Fun Crafts

Transform your home into a colourful studio with these simple egg decorating ideas, tips and tricks from the 'Eggs-perts' Egg decorating has been enjoyed around the world for centuries. Get the...

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Things People with Uncluttered Clean Houses Do Every Day

03/28/2015

Categories Organizing

Do you find yourself feigning excuses for why your friend can't pop up to your place to use the bathroom before the movie? Ever turn red with embarrassment when unexpected guests enter your home?...

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March Break at the Toronto Zoo

03/14/2015

Categories Family Fun

March Break is a great time to get your kids outside and get active, especially if they've been cooped up inside for most of the winter. The Toronto Zoo is the perfect place to do just that, with...

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Reading Rocks: Girl Power

03/01/2015

Categories Family Fun

Who runs the world? Girls! - Beyonce. International Woman's Day is March 8th so we thought we would focus on some amazing 'girl power' kids books this month.

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Lucky Leprechaun craft

02/27/2015

Categories Crafts

Bring the luck of the Irish into your home with this easy-to-make leprechaun that you won't have trouble keeping in one place.

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Winter Blues by Kathy Buckworth

02/01/2015

Categories Health & Wellness

The Christmas season is over, New Year's Resolutions have been made and sometimes broken. Add to that, that it feels like years since we've seen a green leaf or a warm ray of sun. January can be...

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Clutter's Clever Disguises by Organizing Lives

02/01/2015

Categories Organizing

Clutter is sneaky, in that it disguises itself in many forms. Here are some surprising places clutter may be sneakily hiding out in your home:

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Make Heart-Sewn Valentine

01/31/2015

Categories Crafts

This is a fairly easy but really pretty homemade Valentine idea for your kids.

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Monster Jam Track Building

01/12/2015

Categories Family Fun

Did you ever wonder how the worlds premier football/baseball fields and sports arenas become Monster Jam race tracks? There is a lot more to the transformation than dumping a little dirt over the...

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Locally-grown wood gifts will inspire, delight

11/30/2014

Categories Crafts

This holiday season why not consider a uniquely designed and artfully crafted gift from wood grown right here, in Ontario.

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'Tis the Season for shopping--with our Holiday Gift Guide 2014

11/14/2014

Categories Family Guides

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 popular Canadian products, local holiday shows, great gift...

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10 Ideas to Take Your Family Outside

11/01/2014

Categories Family Fun

There is nothing quite like a gorgeous Fall day when the sun is shining and the leaves falling from the trees are every shade of red, yellow and orange. Even though the temperatures are also...

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Minding Our Mobile Manners by Kathy Buckworth

11/01/2014

Categories Parenting

"The invention of the teenager was a mistake. Once you identify a period of life in which people get to stay out late but don't have to pay taxes - naturally, no one wants to live any other way." -...

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THE GAME OF LIFE - CAA Edition

10/13/2014

Categories Family Fun

Like most families these days, we lead an active lifestyle with a busy schedule. The kids are both in sports and music lessons as well as extra-curricular activities in school. Neither my husband...

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The Ultimate School Lunch Checklist For Healthy Litterless Lunches By @Deb_Lowther

09/30/2014

Its Fall and school lunches are back in the news - mostly because everyone quickly runs out of ideas of what to put in them. There seems to be two camps on school lunches: on the one side we...

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