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6 Tips for a Smooth Start at Kindergarten

My baby is going to kindergarten. He’s a social … [Continue Reading]

6 tips for a smooth start to kindergarten

Back-to-School Themed Books for Young Children

Traditionally I look forward to September. I've … [Continue Reading]

Back to School Themed books for young children

A Camping Adventure: Dinosaurs, Trains and more!

I'll be honest. I've been a complete chicken about … [Continue Reading]

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Enter to Win Passes to The Boxtrolls {Giveaway}

Enter the secret world of The Boxtrolls. Most … [Continue Reading]

Boxtrolls Prize Pack

Family Travel | September Vacation Deals

Back to school already??!! Summer has flown by and … [Continue Reading]

September Family Vacation Deals

6 Tips for a Smooth Start at Kindergarten

6 tips for a smooth start to kindergarten

My baby is going to kindergarten. He’s a social little guy and I think he’s going to do well, but between you and me and the moms at the playground and the cashier at Superstore and anyone else who will talk to me, I’m a bit nervous. I’m a firm believer in “well-prepared is half […]

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Back-to-School Themed Books for Young Children

Back to School Themed books for young children

Traditionally I look forward to September. I’ve always viewed it as a chance to start fresh; a clean slate; an end to the oppressive summer heat and a return of my beloved rain. This year, I’m dreading September: my eldest starts kindergarten. Having not used either daycare or preschool, I’m struggling to come to terms […]

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A Camping Adventure: Dinosaurs, Trains and more!

A_Camping_Adventure

I’ll be honest. I’ve been a complete chicken about taking my kids camping. My poor boys are 3 & 5 years old and this summer was the first time they slept in a tent. They LOVED it, of course, what kid doesn’t love camping?!  So for our first camping adventure, our goal was to visit […]

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Enter to Win Passes to The Boxtrolls {Giveaway}

Boxtrolls Prize Pack

Enter the secret world of The Boxtrolls. Most humans believe them to be monsters, but one boy, raised in the underground caves as one of their own, knows the gentle truth. When an evil exterminator threatens the trolls’ way of life, it is up to the boy named “Eggs” to save them! Family Fun Canada […]

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Family Travel | September Vacation Deals

September Family Vacation Deals

Back to school already??!! Summer has flown by and the inevitable Monday to Friday school routine begins soon. While many families are getting ready with back to school preparations,  September is generally an incredibly ideal time to plan a little getaway because most families and teachers are going back to school. Because of the large number of […]

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Make Your Own Adventure: Create a Scavenger Hunt!

Make Your Own Adventure Create a Scavenger Hunt

My mom is the queen of scavenger hunts. Every Easter when we were kids, she would write short poems as clues, each one leading to the next until we finally found the loot. We had to figure out the reference before we figured out the location of the next clue, which made it extra fun. […]

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Barbie and the Secret Door and Thomas & Friends:Tales of the Brave {Giveaway}

Barbie and the Secret Door and Thomas&Friends:Tales of the Brave

New from Universal Studios are the latest stories of friendship from two beloved children’s franchises: Barbie and Thomas & Friends, available everywhere on Blu-Ray and DVD September 16th, 2014! Barbie and the Secret Door Shy Princess Alexa discovers a secret door to a magical land hidden in her kingdom. There she befriends a fairy and […]

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Living it up Lakeside: Can’t miss Penticton

Lake Okanagan in Penticton BC

The allure of the southern Okanagan as Canada’s little piece of desert with a specatular lake oasis is undeniable. With August temperatures averaging mid-thirties, it’s perfect for doing nothing and going to the beach. If you can’t do it at home, you are vacationally obligated to do it a lot; it’s kind of my holiday […]

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Traveling with Extended Family: A Survival Guide

Travel Wolf

Vacations are meant to be relaxing, but they can transform even the friendliest extended families from this: … into this: But there is hope! Look, I love my family and my in-laws. They are awesome. The best! I have no complaints whatsoever. But when you throw a bunch of people together and put them in […]

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Today is Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen!

miracle treat day 2014

I scream, you scream, we help other kids with ice cream! Today, Thursday August 14, 2014, all proceeds from every Blizzard® sold at participating DQ® stores will be donated to local Children’s Miracle Network® member hospitals! It’s great way to give back to your community while having an icy treat! Head on down to your local […]

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