Category: Family Life

Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Little Ones

STOCK UP  Fill their stockings with colorful gifts they can use at home and school like this fun calculator, available in a variety of colors. Sharp, www.sharp.ca BUILDING BLOCKS Encourage creativity in children and adults of all ages with LEGO building sets. Help Stephanie battle it out on the tennis court with LEGO Friends Stephanie’s […]

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The Perfect Holiday Gift: Chocolates with a Twist

Chocolate is the universal holiday gift idea. It’s the perfect gift for a hostess, a client, a hard to shop for loved one or the person who has everything. Nearly everyone loves a good chocolate. The problem is that with so many people giving chocolates as the go-to gift, it can seem a little “been […]

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7 Ways to Eat Halloween Candy Without Ruining Your Teeth

Halloween is a sweet time of year for kids, but it can be a nightmare for health-conscious parents concerned about excess sugar leading to cavities. But Halloween tricking and treating doesn’t have to be scary with these helpful tips from the Ontario Dental Hygienists’ Association: If kids have a healthy meal before they go trick-or-treating, […]

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4 Creative Ways to Use Leftover Halloween Candy

  Freeze it.  Candy can last anywhere from two weeks to a year, depending on how you store it. Check the labels or do a quick Google search to find out which treats will and won’t keep. For the ones that will, freeze and unthaw throughout the year to make sundaes, milkshakes, cakes, brownies, or […]

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love baking and I love Halloween so making this recipe was a lot of fun! I’m not sure what my kids and I love more; baking or taste-testing the final product. Since Halloween is right around the corner, I figured we could try making them into dinosaur footprint cookies by pressing a (cleaned) toy […]

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Games to Play With Your Family at Thanksgiving Dinner

Whether you’re entertaining friends, family, or a combination of both this Thanksgiving, pre-planning a game or two can go a long way in ensuring your celebration is a memorable one. (The upshot: your guests will come for the food, but they’ll stay for the entertainment!)   Bingo Preparation for this game involves a quick survey […]

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Discover Fun Ways to Keep Your Pet Active this Fall

Getting outside with your pet in the hot summer for lots of activity isn’t always easy, but fall is the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors together. Here are some great ideas for you and your furry friends to enjoy this colourful and crisp season: Visit a pumpkin patch. Grab the leash and bring […]

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Pumpkin Craft Ideas for Kids

‘Tis the season for fallen leaves, beautiful colours, and of course, pumpkins. As the weather starts to get chillier and the days get shorter, kids often get bored and don’t know what to do with themselves. Keep their little hands busy with some pumpkin crafts.   Pumpkin Bird Feeder A perfect fall craft that can […]

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Creative Hacks for Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner

Cooking a big meal, especially for a high pressure occasion like Thanksgiving, can be a intimidating and overwhelming. Chef Rob shares some of his tried and true hacks for getting through this big day. For your turkey: The best way to cook a turkey is overnight, slowly and on a low temperature. Chef Rob suggests […]

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Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas for Father’s Day

Dad, You Are Dynamite!! ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 6 What an explosive idea! Try this dynamite wrapping paper, it's the bomb! Source jQuery(function($) { new NggPaginatedGallery('d68673c3172551155fa365c0658b36a5', '.ngg-imagebrowser'); }); Read More

Homemade Father’s Day Gifts You Can Make With Your Kids

Building Memories with Dad ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 8 This great little project is a wonderful way to keep some memories alive with your child. It means spending time together and really bonding. Source jQuery(function($) { new NggPaginatedGallery('c0f9195892206d7074ff29c3c5f82f53', '.ngg-imagebrowser'); }); Read More

Father’s Day DIY Ideas for Grown Ups!

A DIY gift is meaningful and memorable, not matter what age you are! Here are some great DIY gift ideas that aren’t meant for kids!

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Top 5 Tips For Losing Weight After Having A Baby

Just about every new mum is really concerned with how to go about shedding those extra pounds left over from her pregnancy as quickly as possible. While they will naturally lose the weight over time, many mothers want even faster results, and that is where diet and exercise come into play shortly after giving birth. […]

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Mother’s Day Gifts for a New Mom

If someone you know has just had a baby, Mother’s Day can provide the perfect opportunity to honor her.  Here are some gift ideas born to please: Food Delivery Service News moms are overloaded with tasks and responsibilities—and, of course, they’re sleep deprived.  In between getting to know and care for their baby, new mothers […]

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Creative Ideas for Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed

Caprese Quiche ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 7 If you want to serve mom something a little fancier then PB&J; try these caprese quiches. Tasty! Source jQuery(function($) { new NggPaginatedGallery('7c1442f2c0233ffbf7b0b8573dea7321', '.ngg-imagebrowser'); }); Read More

Our Favorite Holiday Gifts for Kids and Tots

Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2 ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 8 The perfect tech for kids, Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2 by VTech lets them take pictures, videos, play games, tell time and more! Featuring a new sleek and stylish design, this durable smartwatch includes 55 digital and analog customizable watch faces to help kids learn to [...] Read More

Tips on How to Cope with Christmas After Losing a Loved One

Keep it Simple ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 7 It really is OK to not go all out at Christmas. If you feel that this year you just can't send Christmas cards, host the family gathering or other things of that nature; then don't! You are entitled to not do all the running [...] Read More

DIY Father’s Day Cards Your Kids Can Make

Crisscross Card ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 10 This complicated looking card really isn't all that hard to make. Really! Source jQuery(function($) { new NggPaginatedGallery('470d87c4c0c956fdeca4eca13046ab97', '.ngg-imagebrowser'); }); Read More

Packing Tips for Your Summer Vacation

Though it may not feel like it most days, summer is nearly upon us, and we’re aptly psyched about it! If you’re planning on taking a trip to commemorate the season, we’ve rounded up some packing tips and tricks for you.   Make a List Even if you’re not necessarily a list-making-type-of-person, it doesn’t hurt […]

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10 Easy DIY Ideas for a Trolls Themed Birthday Party

Planning a birthday party for a Trolls-loving little one? Here are some easy, affordable ideas for decor, menu items, favors and more!

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Things to Consider Before Installing a Central Vacuum

  Generally speaking, a central vacuum system, also known as a built-in duct system, is more convenient, more powerful, and much more quiet than you run-of-the-mill upright models. So if you have pets, or simply a lot of messy humans, installing a central vacuum system is something you should at least consider. If you find […]

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How to Talk to Your Teen About Substance Abuse

  Much like talking to your kids about sex and relationships, the topic of substance abuse can be one that’s rather touchy, which is why you should approach a conversation like this one prepared and well-versed.   Plan ahead  As aforementioned, this is not a conversation that should be had impromptu or without proper foresight, […]

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Creative Ideas for Displaying Your Family Tree

Baking Sheet Family Tree ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 8 This is a fun family tree project you can do together with your child. Source jQuery(function($) { new NggPaginatedGallery('33b0181d6dec79ebcac5cbece631a497', '.ngg-imagebrowser'); }); Read More

9 Gorgeous DIY Gift Ideas to Make for Mom

Custom DIY Sharpie Mug ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 9 For something super simple that your mom will actually use, this custom decorated mug is perfect. Source jQuery(function($) { new NggPaginatedGallery('ee0a9b94c93815ccc041ee584f86e24b', '.ngg-imagebrowser'); }); Read More

8 DIY Gift Ideas that Kids Can Make for Mom

Looking for a fun, affordable gift idea that your kids can make for mom? Here are some of our favorite ideas!

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