Strawberry picking in Ontario is a ‘must do’ family activity. What could make a better family day trip than spending an afternoon with the kids outdoors, supporting local farmers and heading home with some delicious, sweet and healthy homegrown berries. It’s an affordable day out you’ll want to plan for every June.
You never forget your first bike. Mine was a fire engine red and so shiny I could see the rare Irish sun bounce off the frame in every direction. Learning to ride a bike remains a rite of passage for many kids today. It’s the stuff childhood memories are made of! We’ve compiled some of our top tips below to give you a kick start.
If you have kids between the ages of 6 and 15 chances are you are very familiar with Minecraft. I have a tween and a teen boy, and I have to admit of all the online games that get played in my house Minecraft is probably the one I spend the least amount of time worrying about.
Baby it’s cold outside! On days like today when the temperature is dipping below -20 with the wind chill it is smart to stay inside and keep warm, but just because it is winter, is no reason to hibernate completely!
With such a big family, I’ve always told my kids that they can’t be on travelling sports teams. When my children have asked to try out for such teams, my response has consistently been, “There are enough kids in your own city that are good enough to play with you.”
The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines recommend that Canadian kids between 5 and 17 years of age get at least 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity each day. Only 5% of 5- to 17-year olds are meeting these recommendations.
There is no doubt that camps and programs offer great benefits for children and teens. However, sometimes parents struggle to find the necessary funds. The cost of an overnight camp starts at $300 a week and runs as high as $1,000 weekly a figure out of reach for many families.
Harbourfront Centre is offering parents and their children the opportunity to unload and refresh this coming March Break. From March 10-14, kids aged three to 15 can participate in a variety of affordably priced camps, where they can make new friends, learn new skills, discover their creativity and best of all, unleash their energy in a healthy and safe way.
I own a web-based business and I’m an avid blogger/social media type. One would assume that I would be quite the tech savvy mama. The truth is… I’m not.