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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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Family rafting adventure at Horizon X

08/30/2014

Categories Family Fun

We were very excited to be going on a family adventure with some friends to Horizon X this summer. They're a smaller rafting company located on the Quebec side of the Ottawa River. We loved that...

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Eco Tourism Adventures in Ontario's Southwest

08/27/2014

Categories Family Fun

It seems that Ontario's southwest is replete with far more than agriculture and renewable energy. Sure, it can be easy to assume that the part of the province roughly wedged between Lake Huron and...

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Fall Registration Guide 2014

08/15/2014

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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CAA Rewards: Back-to-school savings and Summertime family fun deals!

08/02/2014

Categories Family Fun

Even though I've had a CAA membership for many years, I never realized how many other great benefits were included other than the roadside assistance it offers. Now that I'm a CAA brand ambassador,...

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Go Camping: Healthy Eating and Decadent Desserts! by Deb Lowther

07/30/2014

Categories Family Fun Health & Wellness

I just returned from what was one of the wettest camping trips ever. It wasn't a sleep-in-the-van-overnight -oops the tent REALLY leaks - wet like we experienced on our 2012 camping adventure but...

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Meet the lion cubs and more at Bowmanville Zoo

07/16/2014

Categories Family Fun

June 6th, 2014 was a big day at the Bowmanville Zoo... four lion cubs (3 males and 1 female) were born to proud mom lioness Kaya. We were lucky enough to be invited to meet the 5 week old cubs up...

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CAA Rewards: Spot the Partner Campaign

07/07/2014

Categories Family Fun

I'm very excited to be a CAA Brand Ambassador and participating in the Spot the Partner Campaign. I've had a CAA membership for years and have used it for some of the more typical roadside...

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Canada Day 2014 Celebrations and Fireworks

06/16/2014

Categories Family Fun

School's out, summer is here and we love our country! Get out this July 1st and celebrate Canada! We've got a list of all the fabulous Canada Day events including fireworks in Durham Region,...

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Happy Kids: 10 Benefits of Raising Active Kids By Deborah Lowther

05/31/2014

Categories Parenting Health & Wellness

The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines recommend that Canadian kids between 5 and 17 years of age get at least 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity each day. Only 5%...

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FUN? WOW! MASTERMIND RELEASES 2014 SUMMER MUST-HAVES LIST!

05/26/2014

Categories Family Fun

The Mastermind countdown to summer has begun! After the winter we have just experienced, who isn't ready for summer fun? The experts at Mastermind Toys, Canada's largest specialty toy retailer,...

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Un-Boxing Your Child's Life

05/01/2014

Categories Family Fun

His eyes are bright and alive with amazement as he holds the now still creature cupped in the palm of his hand. My 9-year-old nephew, Myles, looks up at me and shouts: "I did it!? He is staring at...

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Top Family Friendly Fun at Doors Open Toronto this May 24-25

05/01/2014

Categories Family Fun

The 15th annual Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf is a city-wide celebration offering free, rare access to more than 155 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant...

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How to Get Organized (when you have no time to get organized....)

04/01/2014

Categories Organizing

This week's tip is inspired by a client we recently worked with, a time crunched mom. Maybe you can relate to her story...full time career, single mom to three busy kids with weekly activities, a...

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Dental Health for Children

03/24/2014

Categories Parenting Health & Wellness

The complete health of a child includes healthy teeth and gums. As a parent, it is imperative that you understand the important role you play in getting your child started on the road to good oral...

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