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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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Sweet Spring Treats: Maple Taffy

03/02/2014

Categories Family Fun

It's a sure (and very welcome) sign of Spring when the sap starts to run. One highlight of visiting any sugar bush is enjoying the special treat of maple taffy. We decided to give it a try at home...

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Is it ok to pull your child out of school to travel? By Sara Dimerman

02/28/2014

Categories Parenting

I don't believe I am alone in saying that one of the things I like least about travel are airports - especially during peak periods when students and their families flock South to escape the cold...

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Organize Your Kitchen

02/28/2014

Categories Organizing

The kitchen is the heart of the home. Organization in this key area will make or break your household routine. It's one of the most used rooms in the house: families eat, entertain, relax and do...

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Helping with homework: when does help become a hindrance? BY Sara Dimerman

01/31/2014

Categories Parenting

I was an independent, motivated student and so my parents never felt the need to watch over me to make sure my school work was done. They trusted that I knew what I was doing and so long as I...

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Organizing Life Skills to Teach Your Kids

01/31/2014

Categories Organizing

Time does fly, doesn't it? If you don't believe time flies, just ask anyone with kids if they grow up too fast. One day they're toddling around the house in diapers and the next they're applying to...

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Facebook contest: win a family pass to Ontario Science Centre

01/15/2014

Categories Family Fun

Special FACEBOOK contest... Win tickets to the Ontario Science Centre Just "like us" and tell us why you want to go.

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Winter fun: family snowshoeing

01/04/2014

Categories Family Fun

We've been very lucky so far this winter to have so much snow to play in. Get out with your kids and enjoy all the fabulous outdoor activities that winter offers...skiing, tobogganing, skating or...

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When have YOU Tried Something New? Inspiration to Set Goals & Challenge Yourself By Deborah Lowther

12/31/2013

Categories Family Fun

Have you ever noticed that we are always introducing our kids to new activities, teaching them new skills, encouraging them to try new sports, and yet we sit on the sidelines?

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Kids: dressed properly for winter, they won't want to come inside!

12/16/2013

Categories Family Fun

Winter provides the perfect playground for Canadians of all ages; just think back to when we were kids. There were forts to make, snowballs to roll, and backyard skating rinks awaiting.

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Tim Horton's FREE Family Skate

12/16/2013

Categories Family Fun

Your local Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners are proud to bring you Tim Hortons Free Holiday Skate - Complimentary skating time at local arenas in participating communities across Canada. We know you...

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Make the Most of the Holiday Season by Getting Strategic

12/03/2013

Categories Organizing

The holidays are right around the corner, and if you don't want your busy holiday schedule getting the best of you and your family, we suggest you get strategic! Here are our best ways to get ahead...

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'Tis the Season for shopping--with our Holiday Gift Guide 2013

11/15/2013

Categories Family Fun

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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Start Early to Eliminate Holiday Stress

11/13/2013

Categories Organizing

They say that stress is proportional to the difference between our expectations and reality. This helps to explain why the holiday season can be so stressful. If there's one time of year that's...

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Rainy Day Clutter

10/28/2013

Categories Organizing

Unfinished projects are as haunting as bad dreams. Languishing in a tangle of good intentions, is that a partly refinished end table with oodles of potential? A jumble of unsorted photographs...

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