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Declutter To Create Space for the New by Organizing Lives

01/01/2016

Categories Organizing

Do you get the itch to declutter during the week between Christmas and New Years? 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...

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Mom and Baby Guide

12/31/2015

Categories Parenting Family Guides Health & Wellness

We are very excited to present our first ever Mom & Baby Guide. It's a whole new world when you have a baby, so we wanted to help a bit with the transition. We would like to introduce you to some...

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Start a new holiday tradition with Ross Petty's Peter Pan

12/20/2015

Categories Family Fun

If you are looking to start a new family tradition, you should definitely consider taking the kids to see the annual Ross Petty pantomine show. This year's production of Peter Pan in Wonderland is...

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Top 6 Holiday Gifts to Inspire Active Family Time By @Deb_Lowther

12/01/2015

Categories Family Fun

It's that time of year again when you start asking what can we get the kids for Christmas. The traditional toys that will be soon not be played with or clothes that are not quite their style is not...

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'Tis the Season for shopping--with our Holiday Gift Guide 2015

11/14/2015

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

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Grade 4 & 5 Snowpass

11/12/2015

Categories Family Fun

Attention Grade 4s & 5s! Want to ski and ride this winter? The Canadian Ski Council's SnowPass lets you ski and ride three times at EACH participating ski area for $29.95. That's a lot of skiing...

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Organizing Quick Tip: Declutter Your Wallet...Really!

11/02/2015

Categories Organizing

We love the motto 'be prepared.' But when it comes to the average Canadian's wallet, there's such a thing as over-prepared. From the looks of our bulging billfolds, we must be heading out each day...

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Is your child a "pushover"? BY Sara Dimerman

11/02/2015

Categories Parenting

A mom recently shared her concern with me about her child being a "pushover". She said that even though she was just seven years old, that she was already seeing her daughter as more of a follower...

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How to #Fit30 Minutes of Activity in Your Day By @Deb_Lowther

11/02/2015

Categories Health & Wellness

You can #Fit30 minutes of activity into your day. Think of it as fitting in 30 minutes of ME TIME. You know staying active is good for you, you know you will feel better after you do...

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Hiking with Kids - How to Plan, Pack and Play By @Deb_Lowther

10/01/2015

Categories Family Fun

Hiking with kids can be a rewarding and fun experience or it can lend up being an outing filled with meltdowns deep in the forest that you immediately regret. To increase your chances of having...

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Rev Up Your Morning Routine by Organizing Lives

10/01/2015

Categories Parenting Organizing

We are now well-entrenched in back-to-school and back-to-work; the lazy days of summer are behind us, and routine is in the forefront. Or is it? How's your morning routine working for you? Are you...

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Terry Fox Special Exhibit at the Canadian Museum of History: A must-see for all Canadians!

09/04/2015

Categories Family Fun

We took our kids to visit the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau for the first time this summer during our family trip to the Nation's Capital. We had seen the museum from our cruise on the...

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Fall Registration Guide for local families (2015)

08/16/2015

Categories Family Guides

Summer seems to have flown by and it's already time to start planning your kids' activities for the fall, check out our Fall Registration Guide. From music to gymnastics to tutoring to skating and...

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Setting loving limits for our children... and seeing them through BY Sara Dimerman

08/06/2015

Categories Parenting

As adults, we live with limits every day. When we drive, we are required to follow specific speed limits. If we don't conform to this, there may be consequences such as being given a speeding...

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Summer is a Hot Time to Practice Writing Skills

07/10/2015

Categories Parenting

Summer is finally here! Children are enjoying the warm weather, fun activities with friends and vacation time. But summer can also be an enjoyable learning experience. The summer break provides...

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Welcoming the new Angus Glen Optometry in Markham

06/19/2015

Categories Health & Wellness

We recently attended the Grand Opening of the new Angus Glen Optometry in Markham and wanted to share some great tips and and a valuable discount with you. This family owned and operated business...

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Family Talk About Underage Drinking by Alyson Schafer

06/14/2015

Categories Parenting

I am happy to share some exciting news about the launch of my new series to help parents prevent underage drinking.

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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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