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GTA Photography Camp – Fun and Learning for Tweens and Teens

To say that I was thrilled when GTA Photography Classes contacted me a couple of months ago to see if my daughter would be interested in attending one of their photography camps this summer would be an understatement. As someone who loves to take photos, I know how much fun photography can be, and what a wonderful creative outlet it is. I've … [Continue Reading]

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Pacific Northwest Road Tripping with Tweens

A visit to the Pacific coast is on our family’s list of places to visit and renting a car will be a definite must have for us so that we can savour the extraordinary beauty along the coast. There's something for everybody - mountains, oceans, forests and beaches for nature lovers to top rated museums, attractions and shopping for city folks. For … [Continue Reading]

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Tweens and Instagram – What Parents Need to Know

Instagram is the current darling of social media, especially for the selfie obsessed tween population who are making this photo and video sharing platform their own. Like Facebook before it (Facebook bought Instagram back in 2012), Instagram is flooded with underage users, which contradicts Instagram’s Terms of Use that state users must be at least … [Continue Reading]

Exercise is medicine for the heart, soul and everything in between - the many benefits of exercise for tweens and teens.

The Many Benefits of Exercise for Tweens and Teens

Helping tweens discover that exercise is medicine for the heart, soul, and everything in between Many Canadians are most familiar with my work as ParticipACTION’s Active Living Ambassador and author of the organization’s popular physical activity blog. Indeed, I have a wonderful career that enables me to work with a variety of clients and to … [Continue Reading]

Enjoy a Family Favourites movie at Cineplex theatres this summer for only $2.50. Tweenhood.ca

Enjoy Cineplex Family Favourites Movies for $2.50 this Summer

Summer is here, and families everywhere are making plans for summer activities, travel and fun. All of that summer fun can end up costing a lot of money, so we're pleased to hear that Cineplex is continuing its popular Saturday morning Family Favourites series over the summer. For only $2.50 per person, you can watch family friendly movies at … [Continue Reading]

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Hot Summer Toy – MiP Balancing Robot and Giveaway

Good things come in small packages and the pint-size MiP (Mobile Inverted Pentulum) Balancing Robot from WowWee is a two-wheel wonder, having even impressed Alex Thorne, the Chief Play Officer for Toys “R” Us Canada. The spunky Segway-like robot is full of personality as it talks, dances and even play games. The MiP will entertain everyone in the … [Continue Reading]

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How My Mid-Life Crisis Ended Up Saving a Life

I hit 38 and something hit me. 40 was quickly approaching and despite all my best efforts to slam on the brakes, I was hurdling towards it at an epic pace. In my mind, I wasn’t ready. In my head, I hadn’t accomplished everything I wanted to before turning 40. I set out to check off that mini bucket list, one that propelled me into a half … [Continue Reading]

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GTA Photography Camp – Fun and Learning for Tweens and Teens

To say that I was thrilled when GTA Photography Classes contacted me a couple of months ago to see if my daughter would be interested in attending one of their photography camps this summer would be … [Continue Reading]

Start the School Year off Right with 5 Organizing Strategies for Students

Back-to-School is right around the corner! It’s the perfect time to take stock and get your student organized for the new school year. Here are five sure fire tips for starting off the school year on … [Continue Reading]

Pacific Northwest Road Tripping with Tweens

A visit to the Pacific coast is on our family’s list of places to visit and renting a car will be a definite must have for us so that we can savour the extraordinary beauty along the coast. There's … [Continue Reading]

Blue Jays Alumni Instruct Youth at Blue Jays Honda Super Camps

My 11-year-old son has tried many sports and activities over the years but nothing has ever captured his interest. He was fond of just about everything but didn't love anything. This summer, we signed … [Continue Reading]

How My Mid-Life Crisis Ended Up Saving a Life

I hit 38 and something hit me. 40 was quickly approaching and despite all my best efforts to slam on the brakes, I was hurdling towards it at an epic pace. In my mind, I wasn’t ready. In my head, I … [Continue Reading]

Tweens and Instagram – What Parents Need to Know

Instagram is the current darling of social media, especially for the selfie obsessed tween population who are making this photo and video sharing platform their own. Like Facebook before it (Facebook … [Continue Reading]

Zwipes Can Send You To VIP Screening of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The one item that is always on the top of my daughter's back-to-school list is her Zwipes binder. She loves using the Zwipes erasable marker to jot down reminders, notes and of course, doodle on the … [Continue Reading]

Beat Summer Boredom with these Crafty Ideas – Giveaway

  Summer is in full swing, and kids everywhere are having fun and enjoying the break from school. They should have nothing to complain about, right? Have you heard those dreaded words yet? … [Continue Reading]

Ask.fm Is a Hit with Young Users – What Parents Need to Know

A recent survey indicates that 59% of children have tried at least one social network by the time they are 10. If you are the parent of such a tween, let’s hope that one of the ones she is using isn’t … [Continue Reading]

Cruise Ships with Awesome Water Slides

Today's cruises have just about everything to entertain guests as they sail across the ocean, including large scale water slides that will twist, drop and thrill both tweens and adults alike. … [Continue Reading]

Q&A with Parenting Expert Alyson Schafer

Alyson Schäfer is a renowned parenting expert and Canadian media personality. She’s the resident parenting expert on CTV news, the Marilyn Denis show and Canada AM, parenting contributor for … [Continue Reading]

Are Tweens at Risk of Having Their Identity Stolen?

Everyone and anyone is at risk of having their identity stolen. How do I know? Because it happened to me. I LOVE Social Media and in fact, I teach businesses how to use it properly to connect with … [Continue Reading]

Tips for Overcoming Homesickness at Camp

Summer camp offers kids an amazing opportunity to make new friends, create lasting memories, gain some independence and learn life-long skills. But for some kids, homesickness can really interfere … [Continue Reading]

Ad of Girl Faking First Period Gets Hilarious Results

Getting your period for the first time is a huge milestone for girls (and parents too). Just talking to mom or a trusted older female friend can be embarrassing, to which girls would rather do … [Continue Reading]

Discover the Science of Rock N Roll at Ontario Science Centre

If you're looking for something fun to do with tweens in Toronto this summer, you should check out the new Science of Rock 'N' Roll exhibition at the Ontario Science Centre. My daughter and I had … [Continue Reading]