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New to Canada? How to embrace winter!

When my parents told me we were moving to Canada, I remember being so excited to see snow for the first time. I couldn’t wait to make a snowman like the ones I had seen in the movies. You can … Continue reading

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Staying safe and staying healthy at the splash pad

In my opinion, nothing beats a splash pad for free neighbourhood summer fun! I especially love how kids, families, friends and neighbours of all ages come together to play and enjoy the cooling water jets and wafting mist. My girls really loved going to the splash pad, … Continue reading

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Discover Halton this summer: tons of family fun to be found here!

The Summer 2015 edition  of MoneySense magazine listed Halton Hills, Burlington and Oakville in their Top 25 Best Places to live in Canada.  I feel so fortunate to live and work in such a great region! Whether you live, work or just come to here to … Continue reading

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Eating on the run. Here’s how we make it work…

My work day has come to an end. I should be humming a happy tune as I skip to the elevators to start my descent toward the fresh air. Instead I walk slowly, with trepidation… I take a few deep … Continue reading

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Are you overscheduled? How I learned to make family time a priority.

‘Tis the season! No not the holiday season, it’s “my life is crazy busy starting in September” season. The start of school brings with it brisk cool mornings and the return to our hectic schedules. Does this sound familiar to … Continue reading

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Literacy is social, not just about the books

 Family Literacy Day is coming up on January 27th. This annual event reminds me of the challenges I encountered years ago reading to my young son.  He could hardly sit still to eat a meal, let alone long enough for me to read … Continue reading

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8 tips for gearing up for Summer Camps

Summer is here again, and for those of us who are not lucky enough to be off for nine weeks of summer, it may be time to prepare your children for some weeks of summer camp. Here are eight tips to help get your … Continue reading

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