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7 Vacation Deals for Families in October

Brrr!! What a September! If you're like me and … [Continue Reading]

Family Vacation Deals

Around The World In 24 Hours With World Ballet Day

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#WorldBalletDay

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Australia owes a debt of gratitude to Judith … [Continue Reading]

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

A Pet Away from Home|Directors of Hotel P.R. (Pet Relations)

There is a magnet hanging on the fridge in the … [Continue Reading]

Director of Pet Relations

7 Vacation Deals for Families in October

Family Vacation Deals

Brrr!! What a September! If you’re like me and living in Southern Alberta, then you know what I mean! In Calgary and parts of southern Alberta, winter came early and the snow began falling on September 8! (If you happened to be in the mountains, the snow was already falling a few days prior) As […]

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Around The World In 24 Hours With World Ballet Day

#WorldBalletDay

An around the world trip often takes months of planning, a heck of a lot of money and many (many!) months of planes, trains and automobiles. But if you have a child who loves to dance, now you can provide a behind-the-scenes look at some of the world’s top ballet companies from the comfort of […]

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Let the Rainbow Guide your Feet: Take Your Kids on a Colour Walk!

colour walk car in front of fence

Just a couple of weeks ago our world was mostly white thanks to a very early snowstorm. I was looking forward to the snow melting, not only because that much snow in September is ridiculous, but because I wanted to take my kids on a colour walk and figured it would be more fun without quite […]

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Australia owes a debt of gratitude to Judith Viorst, author of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Thanks to Alexander’s refrain of “I think I’ll move to Australia” after each minor tragedy befalls him,  the country down under resonates in the minds of many children to be a utopian paradise where brothers don’t receive preferential […]

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A Pet Away from Home|Directors of Hotel P.R. (Pet Relations)

Director of Pet Relations

There is a magnet hanging on the fridge in the kitchen in the house of people I love that says “A house is not a home without a cat.” As an avowed dog person, I prefer my pet hair spread uniformly throughout the house rather than coughed up in balls. I disagree with the wisdom […]

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Team Hot Wheels: Origin of Awesome and Monster High: Freaky Fusion on DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack

Team Hot Wheels: The Origin of Awesome

Two of the hottest kid’s brands right now are Hot Wheels and Monster High, and if you don’t know that, we don’t know where you’ve been hiding! Find out what the buzz is about September 30th with the Blu-Ray/DVD release of Team Hot Wheels: The Origin of Awesome and Monster High: Freaky Fusion. Team Hot […]

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Think Aquariums are Bad News? Think Again

Aquarium Dolphins

With grandparents living in Vancouver, I spent many childhood summers surrounded by the ocean and some of my fondest memories as a child are at the Vancouver Aquarium. Yet I hesitated about taking my two daughters there for the first time this summer. Driven by the full-out ugly cry watching the heartbreaking documentary, “Blackfish” and […]

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Travel Moments: Wild Horses Monument

wild horses monument near yakima washington

Whenever my daughter runs like mad, hair streaming behind her, long limbs stretch out, she reminds me of a pony. I was vividly reminded of this when we stopped at the Wild Horses Monument in Central Washington recently. Officially called “Grandfather Cuts Loose the Ponies”, this artwork was installed as part of Washington’s state centennial, […]

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Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg opens September 20

The Canadian Museum of Human Rights opens in Winnipeg on September 20, 2014

The long held dream of a Canadian Museum for Human Rights has finally come to fruition. The noted architectural jewel in Winnipeg is throwing open its elegant doors for its opening weekend on September 20th and 21st to welcome one and all, free of charge. Registration began September 3rd for the close to 10,000 tours […]

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Risk-Taking for the Bubble-Wrapped Kid

Risk Taking for the Bubble Wrapped Kid Risk Shield

We know we shouldn’t do it. We know we should just sit there and let them figure it out. We know that by intervening every single time that something remotely dangerous is going to happen, we are ultimately not helping our kids. But what if you can’t help it? If you’re like me, you can’t […]

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