Category: Family Life

Tips for Creating a Healthy Work Lunch

When it comes to packing a lunch for work, it can be tempting to opt for something quick, easy, and microwaveable or forgo the packed lunch all together and eat out instead. It’s a widely known fact that you are what you eat, meaning that what you consume for your lunch can directly affect your […]

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Decor Tips for Kids’ Rooms

Your child’s bedroom, if decorated the right way, can be a place of rest, play, refuge and creativity. Here are a few tips to help you achieve just that.   Get Their Input  What’s your child’s favorite color? Do they like marine life or outer space? Do they like to read or paint or both? […]

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Decor Tips for Kids’ Rooms

Your child’s bedroom, if decorated the right way, can be a place of rest, play, refuge and creativity. Here are a few tips to help you achieve just that.   Get Their Input What’s your child’s favorite color? Do they like marine life or outer space? Do they like to read or paint or both? […]

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10 Fun Activities You Can Do With Your Dog

When it comes to caring for a dog, keeping them active is key. Aside from walks and fetch, how do you keep your dog entertained and in good shape? We’ve rounded up ten dog-friendly ideas that are fun for both man and his best friend.   Take them hiking. There are some trails that allow dogs […]

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Last Minute Valentines Day Gift Ideas For Your S.O. (that aren’t flowers, chocolates or a card)

Much like birthdays, anniversaries and school photo days, Valentine’s day is one of those occasions that has the tendency to sneak up on you. If you find yourself unprepared come February 14th, we have some last-minute suggestions you can whip up or pick up right in time for V-day.   A homemade heart shaped pizza […]

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Family-Friendly Movies About Love to Watch With Your Kids on Valentines Day

If you’ve watched a movie in the past decade or so, you’ll know that most movies tend to have underlying themes pertaining to love. This is because love is exciting, coveted, and relatable. When it comes to a day like Valentine’s Day, where love is in the air (and in the mall and on TV […]

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Valentine’s Day Cards to DIY With Your Kids

If you have a child in school, you’ll know Valentine’s Day often comes with a lot of pressure. Most schools have rules pertaining to Valentines: If you want to give one person a card, you should give the whole class cards. In theory, this rule is well intentioned and saves your child and their peers […]

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Valentines Day Traditions to Start With Your Family

If you have kids, you’ll know that Valentine’s Day festivities are openly celebrated at schools, day cares and amongst friends, the idea being that romantic love isn’t the only kind of love that should be commemorated. Extend this mentality to your home and teach your kids the importance and value of familial love, by starting some love-day traditions as a family. […]

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Valentine`s Day Recipes To Make With Your Kids

If you have a family, you’ll know that the Valentine’s Day festivities are never limited to just mom and dad, and rightly so. Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be limited to love in the romantic sense, but love in general.  Getting your kids involved in your Valentine’s festivities is a great way to spark family […]

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DIY Home Repairs

If you’re a homeowner, you’ll know all too well that real estate is expensive. If you’re planning on making this sizeable investment, you should also make it a point to invest in your home’s upkeep. We think learning how to do minor home repairs yourself is a worthwhile skill for any homeowner to have, so […]

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Creative Ways to Celebrate the New Year with Your Kids

 

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Fun Ideas to Ring in the New Year’s With Your Family

Once upon a time, your idea of the perfect new years may have involved parties, drinks and dancing, but now you have little ones around and the celebrations are likely due for a change.   Have an over-the-top dress up party Just because you’re staying in, doesn’t necessarily equate to sweat-pant mode. Let your kids […]

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Fun Ideas for A New Year’s Eve Wedding

 

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8 Creative Ways to Avoid Holiday Stress

Not all holiday stress can be avoided but some of these techniques will help you avoid holiday stress or at least seen its effect! Boost Your Mood with Sunlight: Lots of people tend to feel depressed or sad around the holidays. You are not the only one! Open your windows or go for a walk. […]

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Survival Tips for 6 Common Holiday Problems

While we are looking forward to the Christmas holidays, there are a few common problems that occur from year to year. Here are 6 common issues and tips to deal with them this year. 1) You Missed a Flight Stay calm and don’t stress! If it’s your fault that you’ve missed the flight, whether you […]

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Tips for Ensuring a Budget-Friendly Holiday Season

If you’re on a diet or on a tight budget, the holiday season can be a testing time. For those who are on the latter, keep reading for our tips and tricks for ensuring your holiday season is a budget-friendly one.   Opt for no gifts Keep in mind, that the whole point behind Christmas […]

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Tips for Hosting a Stress-Free Holiday Party at Home

When it comes to hosting, we’re all about making your experience as smooth and stress-free as possible. True to form, we’ve compiled some holiday-specific tips and tricks to streamline your hosting experience during this particularly demanding time of year.   Make a list With so much going on during the holidays, it can be easy […]

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Top 5 Winter Travel Tips for Seniors

If you are flying during the winter months, make sure you’re ready for airport security. Start your winter vacation on the right foot and breeze through security with these simple tips from the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, which is responsible for screening passengers and their belongings at designated Canadian airports. 1. Liquids, aerosols, and […]

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How to Get Sick Less Often This Winter

Besides making you feel bad, getting sick often can put a real damper on holiday festivities and any winter getaways you are planning. Fortunately, Marlene Day, a registered nurse at EMD Serono, says there are quick and easy steps you can take to help keep yourself from falling prey to a nasty cold or flu. […]

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7 Snowmobile Safety Tips

If you live in a rural area with heavy snowfall, you might be accustomed to riding around on a snowmobile. They’re a convenient way to get around if your car can’t handle the weather and they can also be a ton of fun. “A snowmobile needs to be treated like any other vehicle, so make […]

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5 Tips for Beating “Needle Phobia”

Don’t let a fear of needles keep you from getting the flu shot this season or stop you from taking medication. These tips from Judith J. Jarvo, a registered nurse with EMD Serono’s patient support program, help both adults and kids — because needle phobia doesn’t discriminate based on age. “Some medicines need to be […]

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5 Tips for Achieving Work-Life Balance

If the term “sandwich generation” is all too familiar for you, then you know the challenge it can be juggling your interests with the demands of caring for both older parents and young children. Achieve a balance between the personal and professional with these quick tips that’ll have you acing that big project at work, […]

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Paleo: The New Food Trend for Pets

Every pet owner knows there are an overwhelming amount of nutritional options for their furry friends. Knowing what goes into your pet’s food is key, and minimally processed foods with high proteins and low carbs are a great way to ensure your pet thrives. Check out more information on the latest food trend for pets […]

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5 Tips to Keep Your Family Active this Winter

While it’s tempting to stay bundled up under blankets and in front of a screen during the colder seasons, it’s important to make sure you and your family are still getting the daily minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity to keep minds and bodies healthy. Here are five tips to keep your brood active […]

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5 Air Travel Tips for Flying with Kids

Flying at any time of year can be stressful, but travelling during the holidays when airports are often at their busiest can frustrate even the most seasoned traveller — especially if there are little ones in tow. Here a five pro tips for jet-setters with kids. Pack like a pro. No matter what their age, […]

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