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Why People Wear Green On St Patrick’s Day

| March 9, 2020 | 4 Comments
Why People Wear Green On St Patrick’s Day

Why People Wear Green On St. Patrick’s Day When we think of St. Patrick’s Day, or Ireland, for that matter, we think of the colour green. The green of the lush landscape of Ireland, a leprechaun’s hat, or, most especially, the shamrock, which is always associated with this day. However, in the past, green was […]

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Fun Green Ideas For Saint Patrick’s Day

| March 5, 2020 | 4 Comments
Fun Green Ideas For Saint Patrick’s Day

Fun Green Ideas For Saint Patrick’s Day Saint Patrick’s Day is coming soon and it is time for fun green ideas for all ages. Both adults and children can have fun celebrating this Irish Holiday without having to enter one single pub. There are many great things that a person can do to get in […]

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Ancestry Encourages Canadians to Reflect on the Achievements of Women in their Family History

| March 3, 2020 | 85 Comments
Ancestry Encourages Canadians to Reflect on the Achievements of Women in their Family History

It’s International Women’s Day on March 8th! Did you know that in Germany on March 8th, 1914 was held International Women’s Day? From this time, it is always being held on March 8 in all countries. Women throughout history have changed the world with their strength, intelligence, and determination to create a better future. This […]

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Take Advantage of February 29th – It Only Comes Once Every Four Years!

| February 27, 2020 | 8 Comments
Take Advantage of February 29th – It Only Comes Once Every Four Years!

Yay, it’s a leap year! I challenge you all to take advantage of the extra day we have this year on February 29th! Try something you’ve never done before as a family and enjoy your time together by embracing the great Canadian Winter. We have written an article that includes fun indoor and outdoor family […]

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Top 3 Best Classic Family Board Games!

| February 3, 2020 | 2 Comments
Top 3 Best Classic Family Board Games!

We grow up on board games and some board games grow up with us. On family nights and rainy days, we turn time after time to the classics, removing a twenty-year-old edition of Monopoly, The Game of Life, or Clue from closet shelves. Why these three? Like most board games, they too are governed by […]

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Discovering New Ideas with DK Canada Books ~ Review

| January 28, 2020 | 79 Comments
Discovering New Ideas with DK Canada Books ~ Review

Discovering new ideas and trying new things is what a new year is all about. DK Canada Books wants to help readers learn different ways to improve on a skill or to feel better about themselves. My family received three books to discover new ideas this new year. We were excited to see how these […]

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Family Traditions on Valentine’s Day

| January 21, 2020 | 3 Comments
Family Traditions on Valentine’s Day

Family Traditions on Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to celebrate the love of a family and also to share family traditions. Share treats, movies, games, and more on this special holiday. Making Family Traditions By Baking One of our family traditions on Valentine’s Day is to bake some delicious sweet treats or […]

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23 Family Winter Fun Events and Activities Around Ottawa

| January 14, 2020 | 4 Comments
23 Family Winter Fun Events and Activities Around Ottawa

The longer, colder days are making way for the change of the season! Winter is here! Just because the temperatures are dropping doesn’t mean that you and your family have to be stuck inside during winter. The Ottawa-Gatineau region has plenty of events and activities to get you to enjoy the coldest of seasons! Here […]

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4 Parenting New Year’s Resolutions

| January 6, 2020 | 8 Comments
4 Parenting New Year’s Resolutions

4 Parenting New Year’s Resolutions It’s a new year, so why not get started on making some positive changes in your parenting? Whether you usually make parenting new year’s resolutions or not, setting an intention at the beginning of the year can help you generate ideas for improving your skills as a parent. Even if […]

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This Year, I Will…Goal Setting Printable

| January 3, 2020 | 5 Comments
This Year, I Will…Goal Setting Printable

The new year is here!! Where did the year go? Sometimes, it really DOES seem like time flies! That being said, why not start thinking about goal setting for this year? It’s never too early to start. This Year, I Will…Goal Setting Printable This goal setting printable is my holiday gift to you. Honestly, once […]

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How To Keep A New Year’s Resolution

| January 2, 2020 | 17 Comments
How To Keep A New Year’s Resolution

How To Keep A New Year’s Resolution Make this year the year for a successful New Year’s resolution! A little front-work and planning will keep one motivated all year. Everyone has seen the ‘January gym phenomenon’, when memberships rise and people seem to appear from hibernation; only to see it return to normal crowd by […]

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3 Merry Ways to Have Fun During the Holidays #Review

| December 30, 2019 | 206 Comments
3 Merry Ways to Have Fun During the Holidays #Review

Merry. This is the way we all try to feel during the holiday season. With the family being stuck inside due to weather on some days, keeping kids happy and making sure they have fun can be a bit of a challenge. Toys and games are great ways to make the time indoors fly by […]

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Fun Indoor and Outdoor Winter Games for Kids

| December 27, 2019 | 12 Comments
Fun Indoor and Outdoor Winter Games for Kids

Fun Indoor and Outdoor Winter Games for Kids Winter is a time of cold and snow that can be a difficult time for many kids to get their proper amounts of exercise. Unlike warm summers and springs, kids can’t always play a wide variety of sports. They often get bored making the same old snowman […]

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve With A Family Party

| December 26, 2019 | 14 Comments
Celebrate New Year’s Eve With A Family Party

New Year’s Eve can be a treasured event when parents and children work together to create a family-friendly party complete with a meal, decorations and entertainment. New Year’s Eve is the time for a celebration of new beginnings. Parents and children can make this a special night to spend together. By keeping things simple, a […]

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Make the Holidays Bright at Glow Ottawa

| December 24, 2019 | 12 Comments
Make the Holidays Bright at Glow Ottawa

Bright lights. This is one of the Christmas traditions my children and I love to see around the holidays season. We get a sense of wonder and delight at how lights can make whatever they adorn magical. When we heard that Glow Ottawa was coming to Canada’s capital, I could not wait to take my […]

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The Best Books to Share With Your Kids This Holiday Season

| December 23, 2019 | 9 Comments
The Best Books to Share With Your Kids This Holiday Season

The Best Books to Share With Your Kids This Holiday Season With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s easy to forget that a single book or a book gift box can make a great gift! So while you will undoubtedly spend a fair bit of time in line at the toy store this year, be […]

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Seeing Beyond the Surface with Aye-Aye Gets Lucky – Review

| December 17, 2019 | 101 Comments
Seeing Beyond the Surface with Aye-Aye Gets Lucky  – Review

Seeing beyond the surface of what we see is a great skill children to learn. This allows them to understand and appreciate the world around them. Author and Academy Award nominee, Terri Tatchell is developing a series of books called Endangered & Misunderstood to help children to become aware of some of the creatures on […]

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Hands-On Learning Fun with Osmo – Review

| December 16, 2019 | 143 Comments
Hands-On Learning Fun with Osmo – Review

Learning can be done in so many different ways thanks to technology. Devices are now giving a helping hand to kids to improve skills various areas they would learn at school. Osmo is a system that brings hands-on learning to kids with the use of a device. Osmo asked my family if we would like […]

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Gift Wonder For the Holidays with DK Canada Books #Review

| December 12, 2019 | 95 Comments
Gift Wonder For the Holidays with DK Canada Books #Review

Wonders can be found anywhere! Did you think they could be found in a book? DK Canada has books that help to bring wonders to readers of all ages. They asked us if we could find wonder in books that we would want to gift to loved ones this holiday season. We were curious to […]

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20 Quick And Easy Holiday Ideas

| December 10, 2019 | 10 Comments
20 Quick And Easy Holiday Ideas

Decorating and entertaining for the holidays doesn’t have to be stressful or taxing, it can be simple and fun if it’s not taken it too seriously and time isn’t wasted trying to create that Martha Stewart perfection. Open the window to more holiday decorating options by decorating for the season rather than a specific holiday, […]

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3 Ways Coding Can Benefit Your Kids

| December 9, 2019 | 6 Comments
3 Ways Coding Can Benefit Your Kids

Do your kids love video games? Every mom knows it can be a challenge to limit screen time. When you spend so much of your time on screens yourself, it isn’t easy to know how much is too much for your kids. However, you may be able to turn their screen time into something more […]

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Connect During the Holidays with Samsung Canada #Review

| December 3, 2019 | 722 Comments
Connect During the Holidays with Samsung Canada  #Review

Being able to connect the ones you love during the holiday season is a challenge. Smartphones have made being close to family and friends an alternative to physically being together. Having the right device to get the job done is key to making this process work well. Samsung Canada’s Galaxy A70 smartphone is a powerful […]

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Make the Most of Your Child’s Registered Education Savings Plan

| December 2, 2019 | 7 Comments
Make the Most of Your Child’s Registered Education Savings Plan

The cost of college is increasing every year, and the personal debt crisis is at a fever pitch. Because of this, young professionals are taking decades of their working career to pay off their education debt. A registered education savings plan is a great way to invest in the educational future of your children without […]

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Christmas Gifts from the Kitchen

| November 26, 2019 | 12 Comments
Christmas Gifts from the Kitchen

Christmas Gifts from the Kitchen Does it feel like you always have more and more people to shop for? Do you want to get something for your neighbors and your coworkers? What about those people that show up with unexpected gifts? The kitchen is the best place to create Christmas gifts. Whether you make candy, […]

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