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Best Night Ever at Monster Jam

My family and I attended Monster Jam 2017 on Saturday, January 28th. We were lucky enough to attend the main event and also to enjoy the pre-show Pit Party.
Northern Nightmare at Monster Jam

Be a part of the Most Adrenaline Charged Motorsports Experience for Families

Monster Jam® is the most adrenaline charged motorsports experience for families on the planet. The stars of the show are the biggest performers on four wheels: the Monster Jam trucks!
Disney on Ice Dream Big

Believing was just the beginning at Disney On Ice presents Dream Big!

It was a great experience to attend Disney on Ice with my 3 year old grand daughter during Christmas. The seats provided were amazing, we were so close to the front of the ice that she was able to really feel like she was a part of the show.
Christmas Tree Hunt at Hortons Magic Trees

15th Annual Christmas Tree HUNT & CHOP

Who knew that 15 years ago our first Christmas Tree Hunt & Chop would grow into a favourite annual tradition that continues to flourish? Family, friends, colleagues, acquaintances and even beloved pets join us each year in search of the perfect tree and a day of fun for all ages.
Loblaws Cooking School BIrthday Party

Turning Four Years Old at the PC Cooking School’s Birthday Pizza Party!

Are you looking for an easy way to host your child’s next birthday party? PC Cooking School’s Birthday Parties have just the right ingredients to engage children in their interactive kitchen environment, making the whole experience celebratory, delicious and fun!
Stocking Stuffers Ideas for Teen Boys

50+ Stocking Stuffers for Canadian Teen Boys

Sometimes it's the little things that are the most fun to open... and buy, but teens can be tricky, particularly boys!

Travel Mysteries

I have written several posts about traveling with kids and the lessons I’ve learned along the way. Lately I’ve been travelling alone for some work functions and conferences. Not having to wrangle kids has given me the opportunity to notice some of the other things going on in the travel world. In short, it has opened my eyes to some very annoying things going on at airports everywhere.
Top 5 Trend Traps

Shhh… Listen! Do You Hear the Sound of these Top 5 Trend Traps?

It’s that time of year again when we parents are a prime marketing demographic target, our children are too! Together we are seduced by television commercials, internet advertising, glossy toy catalogues, enticing in-store displays, festive jingles, extravagant light displays and visits with Santa.
Toilet Training 3 girls at once

The Ultimate Improv Method to Toilet Training

The Ultimate Guide to successfully toilet training three preschoolers simultaneously (by making it all up as you go along), in 10 easy steps. If you are the parent of multiples or you have two or more preschoolers in your charge, you too can triumphantly toilet train by simply winging it!
family adoption

Adoption Awareness Month – What Not to Say

I don’t have any personal experience with adoption. Although we entertained the thought of adopting a child a couple of years ago, the process of the particular adoption we were seeking was impossible because of international laws.

Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass

The Canadian Ski Council SnowPass is here - offering 4th and 5th graders three complimentary lift tickets at each of the 150 participating ski areas, all across Canada.
Disability or Not: Why You Don’t Want to Raise a Spoiled Kid

Disability or Not: Why You Don’t Want to Raise a Spoiled Kid

My cousin has two little girls, both with unique needs. One was born with spina bfida and because she uses a wheelchair, has a visible disability. The other daughter has a special need that’s not visible – Type 1 Diabetes. So, in other words, my cousin is a very busy mother!
Trick or Treating

Can You Be Too Old for Trick-or-Treating?

Halloween is upon us and one of the common complaints you hear about this holiday is that some trick-or-treaters are too old to be knocking on doors looking for goodies. To this, I say: Get over it. I have to admit, I have a long history of being afraid of teenagers.
Learn to Skate at Harbourfront Centre

Learn to Skate at Harbourfront Centre

Get ready, Toronto! It’s time to lace up and hit the ice, as Harbourfront Centre’s Learn to Skate program returns, from November 2016 – February 2017. Learn to Skate offers numerous classes tailored to suit skaters of all ages and skill levels, from Kinderskate to Adult Intermediate.
Visit to Scenic Caves

Scenic Caves Nature Adventures: A Perfect Family Day Trip!

The summer of 2016 marked my first ever visit to the Scenic Caves Nature Adventures. I don't know how I ever missed this great...

Apple Picking in and around the GTA

Treat the family to a day out celebrating fall and it's local harvest of delicious Ontario apples! See below for a handy list of apple orchards in the GTA and Southern Ontario. If you know of a great spot that is not in our list please share it with our readers by commenting below.
Fall Fairs & Festivals

Funtastic Fall Fairs & Festivals

The Fall season is one of the best times of the year for family events and outings! This colourful (and cooler!) season brings so any opportunities to head out with the kids and make lasting memories and traditions!
3 ways to Prepare for back to school

3 Ways to Prepare for the First Day of School

Starting school for the very first time. It’s an exciting, busy time. Sure, the summer’s slowed-down pace coupled with not having to pack school lunches makes July & August pure joy.

Back to School. Back to Activities.

Those hazy, lazy days of summer are coming to an end. Along with the chaos that back to school season brings, I know in my busy house I also have to think about all the kids returning to their activities.

Helping your Teen Transition to High School

The first day of high school can be a flurry of emotions for your kids. New school. New experiences. And new freedom to gain. It’s both exciting and frightening. If you have a teen with first-day jitters at home, here are a few ways you can help them prepare for a smooth start to school.

Summer Movies under the Stars

Movies under the Stars are the perfect way to fit a family outing into the hot days of summer. The evenings are a little cooler and more comfortable for everyone, and you won't have to slather them in sunscreen or nag about putting their hats back on!
children's sleeping patterns

The Sleeping Patterns of Latter Born Children

We all remember bringing home that first baby and making sure the entire house and anyone in it was perfectly silent as the baby slept. We put notes on the front door telling people not to knock, we turned phone ringers off and then spoke in hushed tones, if we even spoke at all.
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