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Talking to tweens about stranger dangers

“There are 2 middle aged men driving a van approaching tweens in an Oakville neighbourhood.” This is the message I received from multiple friends by email; I noticed Facebook postings and saw warnings via twitter, along with an article posted … Continue reading

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Yeah, I used a child harness…that’s right – not a leash, a HARNESS!

A nice, brisk, spring stroll along the lakeshore at Burlington’s Spencer Smith Park was just what the doctor ordered after a long winter of kids constantly sick with tonsillitis.   My mood was as grey as the endless weeks of dreary … 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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Safety first when splashing this summer!

One of my children’s favourite things to do on a hot summer day is to go swimming.  We frequent the local public pools, rent a lake-side cottage, and have wonderful neighbours who take pity on us running through our sprinkler … 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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