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20 Halloween Horror Films for Tweens

The tween years are challenging but try finding an appropriate "horror" film to satisfy this group without scarring them for life is another thing. We've rounded up 20 horror films for tweens that will put the fright in your kids, yet won't have them co-sleeping with you for weeks to come. Most are considered family friendly films, some are … [Continue Reading]

One lucky Tweenhood reader will win a copy of the new Star Wars book Stars Wars in 100 Scenes

Celebrate Star Wars Reads Day 2014 with these Star Wars Books

It's back, and bigger and better than ever! For the 3rd consecutive year, Star Wars fans can celebrate everything Star Wars and the love of reading during Star Wars Reads Day on October 11, 2014. Star Wars Reads Day is a collaboration between book publishers, authors, bookstores, libraries and schools to celebrate reading and Star Wars with … [Continue Reading]

Is the mean girl phenomenon as common as the media has lead us to believe? Read what Julie Cole has to say about mean girls, and enter to win a Tween Pack giveaway from Mabel's Labels.

Mean Girls: Fact or Fiction? Julie Cole weighs in…#Giveaway

Today we're sharing an article written by Julie Cole, co-founder of Mabel's Labels and proud mom of six kids, including three daughters between the ages of 9 and 13. In this article, originally published on the Mabelhood blog (and re-published here with permission) Julie reflects on whether the "mean girl" phenomenon is really as common as … [Continue Reading]

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Learn to Drive with CAA #CAARoadTest

Safer roads begin with proper driver training As a parent to a soon to be 14 year-old, the thought of her behind a wheel operating a motor vehicle has never yet entered my mind – until now. And let me tell you, the thought of her driving scares the living daylights out of me. Having said that, I fully anticipate our daughter to approach us on her … [Continue Reading]

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Why a Sports Bra May Be a Girl’s Best First Bra

Research shows that girls are entering puberty, marked by breast development, significantly earlier than 15 years ago. Today, more than 20% of girls in grade 3 have started to develop breasts, and many begin as young as age 7 or 8. Of course, many other girls don’t begin until they become teenagers. Regardless of when they first need a bra, … [Continue Reading]

One lucky Tweenhood reader will win a copy of the new Star Wars book Stars Wars in 100 Scenes

Celebrate Star Wars Reads Day 2014 with these Star Wars Books

It's back, and bigger and better than ever! For the 3rd consecutive year, Star Wars fans can celebrate everything Star Wars and the love of reading during Star Wars Reads Day on October 11, 2014. Star Wars Reads Day is a collaboration between book publishers, authors, bookstores, libraries and schools to celebrate reading and Star Wars with … [Continue Reading]

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Haunted Tourist Attractions in Canada

Perhaps you've visited one of these top tourist attractions in Canada. But did you know that each of these attractions have haunted tales to tell?   Craigdarroch Castle, Victoria, BC Constructed in the 1890s to be the home for coal baron Robert Dunsmuir and his family, Robert died before the castle was complete. His wife lived there until … [Continue Reading]

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20 Halloween Horror Films for Tweens

The tween years are challenging but try finding an appropriate "horror" film to satisfy this group without scarring them for life is another thing. We've rounded up 20 horror films for tweens that … [Continue Reading]

Group Halloween Costumes

Is your tween looking to dress up for Halloween with a few friends? Here are some DIY group Halloween costumes that will inspire your kids and their friends this Halloween. … [Continue Reading]

Perfect Recipe for Fall: Sweet Potato and Apple Soup

Recently, I was browsing my Twitter stream, when I noticed a tweet from Denise at Petits Chefs Academy about making some Sweet Potato Apple Soup. I love making homemade soups, and sweet potatoes and … [Continue Reading]

Haunted Tourist Attractions in Canada

Perhaps you've visited one of these top tourist attractions in Canada. But did you know that each of these attractions have haunted tales to tell?   Craigdarroch Castle, Victoria, … [Continue Reading]

Free Movies Cineplex Community Day on Saturday, October 18

We all love going to the movies, so bring your family and friends to Cineplex's Community Day on Saturday, October 18th to enjoy a free movie, in support of Free the Children Foundation. Free the … [Continue Reading]

Mean Girls: Fact or Fiction? Julie Cole weighs in…#Giveaway

Today we're sharing an article written by Julie Cole, co-founder of Mabel's Labels and proud mom of six kids, including three daughters between the ages of 9 and 13. In this article, originally … [Continue Reading]

Discover Family Friendly Biking at Algonquin Park

Fall is definitely here, but that doesn't mean you have to put your bikes into storage just yet. In fact, with the cooler temperatures, beautiful fall foliage and lack of bugs, autumn may be one of … [Continue Reading]

Double the Fun at Maumee Bay State Park and Maumee Bay Lodge

Disclosure: I participated in a recent press trip of several Ohio State Parks and Lodges. I was provided with free accommodations, meals and other perks during our trip. All opinions expressed are my … [Continue Reading]

Learn to Drive with CAA #CAARoadTest

Safer roads begin with proper driver training As a parent to a soon to be 14 year-old, the thought of her behind a wheel operating a motor vehicle has never yet entered my mind – until now. And let … [Continue Reading]

Celebrate Star Wars Reads Day 2014 with these Star Wars Books

It's back, and bigger and better than ever! For the 3rd consecutive year, Star Wars fans can celebrate everything Star Wars and the love of reading during Star Wars Reads Day on October 11, … [Continue Reading]

10 Halloween Crafts for Tweens

With Halloween quickly approaching, we thought it would be a good idea to share some fun Halloween craft ideas for tweens. Here are some of our favourite ideas from around the internet. They will all … [Continue Reading]

DIY Video Game Inspired Halloween Costumes

We know our tweens love their video games, so we pulled together a list of DIY video game inspired halloween costumes that you and your tween can make together. The link to each costume can be … [Continue Reading]

Teaching Kids About People Safety

Being aware of strangers is an easy concept to explain to children. A stranger is someone they don’t know. Parents remind their kids to never wander off with a stranger to help look for a lost puppy, … [Continue Reading]

Ohio Gems: Safari Adventures at The Wilds

Disclosure: I participated in a recent press trip of several Ohio State Parks, Ohio State Park Lodges and Ohio attractions. I was provided with free accommodations, meals and other perks during our … [Continue Reading]

Challenge Finding Age Appropriate Halloween Costumes

When the kids were little, I loved Halloween. They were so adorable bundled up in the ever so cute costumes that I bought them. They really didn't care what they were dressed up as. Now, as they are … [Continue Reading]

Homework Stations That Make The Grade

If you've been procrastinating on setting up a dedicated homework zone or maybe the one you currently have isn't working, here are some of our faves that may inspire you. It really doesn't matter … [Continue Reading]

Giveaway: Enter to Win a $500 Disney Gift Card!

There's no denying it, there's just something magical about Disney. As a kid, my family took several trips to Disney World and those trips remain some of my all-time favourite vacation … [Continue Reading]

Celebrities Famous in their Tween Years

Many actors got their big break around their tween years. Let's take a walk down memory lane to see which celebs made our list!   Alyssa Milano Alyssa was 12 when she starred in the hit tv … [Continue Reading]

Family Fun at Salt Fork State Park and Salt Fork Lodge in Ohio

Disclosure: I participated in a recent press trip of several Ohio State Parks and Lodges. I was provided with free accommodations, meals and other perks during our trip. All opinions expressed are my … [Continue Reading]

How the Ontario College of Teachers Benefits Students, Parents and Educators

There's no arguing that our children’s education is important. So much so that families will move into a particular neighbourhood just so their child can attend the nearby school. But what makes a … [Continue Reading]