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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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Jewelry Storage

10/02/2013

Categories Organizing

Tangled bracelets, knots in necklaces, and lone earrings that are missing their partners plague even the most dedicated of jewelry lovers. On the flip side, when jewelry is stored away in drawers,...

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Making School Lunches - How to get the Kids on School Lunch Duty By Deb Lowther

10/02/2013

Categories Parenting

As a kid I had to make lunches and I never liked it. Now as a mom to 3 school aged kids I like it even less. Who likes what, who won't eat what, who drinks what, same snacks, same sandwiches - or...

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Thankful Turkey Craft For Kids!

10/02/2013

Categories Crafts

Here's a thankful turkey craft made out of a paper bag!

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A Royal Pain, In The Class by Funny Mummy, Kathy Buckworth

09/01/2013

Categories Parenting

Prince George has arrived. From the moment it was announced that Prince William's wife Kate was expecting their first child, and third-in-line-for-the-throne-heir, many moms and the media have...

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Up close and personal with the animals at Bowmanville Zoo

09/01/2013

Categories Family Fun

The Bowmanville Zoo is Canada's Oldest Private Zoo, established in 1919. They are the original children's zoo and home to many famous Hollywood Celebrity Animals. Visit them amidst 42 scenic acres...

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Clear Your Car's Clutter and Enjoy the Ride

08/22/2013

Categories Organizing

We spend a lot of time in our vehicles, whether it's going back and forth to work, carting the kids to various activities, or embarking on a road trip. With such busy lifestyles, cars have become...

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