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Spring into action in Halton!

Spring is in the air. The weather is warming, the sun is shining and the crisp breeze gently presses against my face as I take a long, deep breath and feel inspired. Inspired to get outside with the family. But my … Continue reading

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If you could be any age again, what age would you choose?

Me?  I’d choose 8.  When I was 8, physical activity wasn’t a separate thing on the TO DO list. It was what we did for fun, for friendship, and for getting out of the house.  We didn’t even know it was … Continue reading

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Give Mom a Break. Go Outside and Enjoy Winter!

I’m not trying to get bonus points, but my wife does a lot at our house! As a result, she often needs breaks and a little “me-time” to settle into her favourite glass of wine and to tackle her latest … Continue reading

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I let my kids walk to school!

Just yesterday, Canadian Parents posted an article about children walking home from camp and school. The article cites a recent blog post by a Toronto mother whose 12-year-old son was picked up by the police on his way home from camp. He … Continue reading

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The Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer — NOT!

It’s the lazy, hazy days of summer, and for a lot of kids this means catching up on television shows they missed during school, spending more time fighting aliens in video games, checking out what friends are doing on Facebook. … Continue reading

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Importance of Play

Some of the best memories I have with my kids are the times we played together.  Whether it was going to the park, making mud pies, or doing a craft, those moments where I allowed myself to enter the magical world … Continue reading

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Winter Family Fun

The cold weather has arrived and it is at this time of year when you may want to curl up with a good book by the fire.  But anyone with kids knows that those quiet moments won’t last very long. … Continue reading

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