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November marks the unofficial beginning of the winter holiday season. It's the month sandwiched by 2 of the busiest family holidays: Halloween and Christmas. Enjoy a bit of quiet in between the craziness & excitement of dressing up for trick or treating, and all the decorating, shopping & preparing for Santa to arrive.



"Finding some quiet time in your life, I think, is hugely important." Mariel Hemingway

November marks the unofficial beginning of the winter holiday season. It's the month sandwiched by 2 of the busiest family holidays: Halloween and Christmas. Enjoy a bit of quiet in between the craziness & excitement of dressing up for trick or treating, and all the decorating, shopping & preparing for Santa to arrive.



New Contest

Win tickets to see Caillou's Greatest Skate of All

Enter to win a Family 4 pack of tickets to see Caillou's Greatest Skate of All at the Sony Centre in Toronto on December 4th

Contest expires November 17, 2010

Enter here.

For more information about the show, or to order tickets,


November Highlights

Tuesday, November 02 | Bobs and Lolo Benefit Concert, Bowmanville

Friday, November 05 | Mingling Mommas and Mocktails, Uxbridge

Saturday, November 06 | Durham Diabetes Day 2010, Oshawa

Wednesday, November 10 | Interactive Murder Mystery Show at Herongate Barn Theatre, Pickering

Friday, November 12 | Mingling Mommas and Mocktails, Ajax

Friday, November 12 - Sunday, November 14 | Fall Babytime Show, Toronto

Sunday, November 14 | Welcome Wagon Baby Shower, Oshawa

Friday, November 19 | Pickering's Teen Art Show

Saturday, November 20 | Durham's Ultimate Women's Show, Oshawa

Friday, November 26 & Saturday November 27 | Barbie at the Symphony, Toronto

Various dates in November | Annie, Theatre Scarborough

Click here for all the details for the rest of November


In this issue...

Get Kids in the Kitchen! 2010 EatRight Ontario Kids Recipe Challenge

Do you have a child who likes to cook or help with food preparation? Here’s a great opportunity to help your young chef get excited about being creative in the kitchen.

We know that when kids get involved in preparing healthy meals they develop life-long healthy eating habits. This is why Dietitians of Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport are working together to get kids excited about healthy eating and creating kid-friendly healthy recipes.

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You Won't Find 'I' In Team Sports by Funny Mommy Kathy Buckworth

This generation seems to have developed a love for children's organized team sports unlike any before it. Whether it's an acknowledgement to increased global competition, a focus on fitness, or simply a love of the juice box planning schedule, from soccer to hockey to football, baseball, and anything else where head injuries are imminent, we're all there, screaming (and writing cheques) from the sidelines.

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All Hail The Mighty Meatloaf! By Nadine Hughes.

This month I give homage to traditional recipes that have sustained families for years. Recipes that many of us can wing without a formal recipe or if we do have one it’s so covered in spills and stains we can’t decipher if it’s ¼ cup or 4 cups anymore! Recipes like Oven Roasted Chicken, Sunday Night Roast Beef and evenly the lowly Meatloaf.

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Welcome Wagon Expectant Mom Baby Shower

A free baby shower for expectant moms on Sunday, November 14, 2010 from 1-4 PM at the LVIV Hall, 38 LVIV Blvd in Oshawa. Exibits, guest speakers, free gifts, and door prizes. Call 1-866-873-9945 to register.


Girl Gotch... too cute to be boys'

They are finally here...the best underwear on the market. Girl Gotch have been carefully designed and manufactured with the highest quality to provide little girls with comfortable underwear that fit and are incredibly cute. Check out to order on-line or find a retailer near you.

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Barbie at the Symphony

It's a ground-breaking children’s animated classical music experience exciting film with orchestra presentation of the best-selling Barbie “Princess” movies. Everyone will enjoy watching favourite Barbie scenes on the big screen while listening to their beautiful scores played live by the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony.November 26 at 7 PM and November 27 at 1 PM.

Barbie Princess Pack Special offer! 2 tickets for $49. Call 416-872-2262 or visit and use code PRINCESS. (Not valid on previously purchased tickets. Tickets must be purchased in multiples of 2.)


Lavish & Light Photography

Children grow up so quickly. Lavish & Light Photography captures your precious moments so you can cherish them for a lifetime. Our passion is to photograph the genuine expressions and unique personalities of your children and family in vivid, timeless portraiture. Gift certificates available.

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