The Body Shop Gift Ideas

Holiday Gift Ideas Under $15 from The Body Shop #Giveaway

I remember growing up with The Body Shop and the countless hours I spent shopping there when I was a teenager. I loved the reasonably priced hand creams, lip glosses, bath gels, body butters and hand soaps, not to mention the beautiful gift baskets full of Body Shop essentials. The Body Shop today is still well known for its bath and body products, … [Continue Reading]

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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 whether you've got one child or four or whether you have a lot of space to work with or only a limited square footage, as Tim Gunn would say "make it … [Continue Reading]

Top 5 Things to Do with Tweens in Toledo Ohio

Travel with Tweens: Top 5 Attractions in Toledo Ohio

Disclosure: I participated in a recent press trip of several Ohio State Parks and Lodges. As part of this trip, I was provided with free admission to some of the attractions listed. All opinions expressed are my own. Visiting Toledo with Tweens When you think of cities in Ohio, you most likely think of Cleveland, Cincinnati or Columbus. Toledo … [Continue Reading]

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Comfortable, Stylish Athletic Wear for Girls by Dragonwing Girlgear

When our school participated in the annual Cross Country meet a few weeks back, it was wonderful to see so many girls running. Kudos to our parent and teacher coaches who encouraged the entire grade 7/8 class to run, whether it was the full 3 km course or the Fit for Life 1.5 km course. The one thing that always stumps me come race day is how to … [Continue Reading]

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Helpful Apps Tweens Can Use

School is just around the corner and the last thing the kids want to think about are homework and studying. To ease the pain (just a bit), these apps may just prove to be useful when the time comes to hunker down and hit the books. Be sure to also check out more of our back-to-school app picks.   gFlash+ Even flashcards have now gone … [Continue Reading]

The Body Shop Gift Ideas

Holiday Gift Ideas Under $15 from The Body Shop #Giveaway

I remember growing up with The Body Shop and the countless hours I spent shopping there when I was a teenager. I loved the reasonably priced hand creams, lip glosses, bath gels, body butters and hand soaps, not to mention the beautiful gift baskets full of Body Shop essentials. The Body Shop today is still well known for its bath and body products, … [Continue Reading]

Game On!

Make anytime game time with these fun games from Mattel.

Making Time for Fun with Mattel Board Games – Anytime is Game Time!

Things have been a bit stressful at our house lately. Between getting ready for a big move, having to deal with stomach flu and various colds and a whole whack of other challenges, it seems that there has definitely been a shortage of "fun time" around here. When I was presented with the opportunity to receive some board games from Mattel … [Continue Reading]

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Holiday Gift Ideas Under $15 from The Body Shop #Giveaway

I remember growing up with The Body Shop and the countless hours I spent shopping there when I was a teenager. I loved the reasonably priced hand creams, lip glosses, bath gels, body butters and hand … [Continue Reading]

How to Talk to Children About Finances

As a way to teach children good money habits, a lot of parents and grandparents are giving children financial gifts this holiday season, like a piggy bank filled with shiny coins or a contribution … [Continue Reading]

Sadly, Holiday RIDE Checks Still A Necessity

The holidays are a festive time to spend with family and friends. We all want to have a good time, but not at the cost of taking a human life. Tweenhood was invited to attend the CAA R.I.D.E. Checks … [Continue Reading]

2014 Hot Toys for Tweens

What do all the top Holiday Toy lists have in common this year? Check out these hot toys for the tween crowd but we wouldn't suggest procrastinating, these toys won't last long in stores! … [Continue Reading]

Hot Mobile Phone Accessories Tweens Want

Tech gadgets may be all the rage this Christmas, but it's all about accessorizing it up. Accessories make the perfect gift from family members to go with that shiny new mobile phone that you finally … [Continue Reading]

Holiday Nail Art Ideas

Nail art is all the rage these days and with the holidays fast approaching, we thought we share a few fun, easy to do, age appropriate holiday nail art designs. Manicures are always fun to do together … [Continue Reading]

Countdown to Christmas: 15 Fun DIY Advent Calendar Ideas

December will be here before we know it. Get ready to begin the Christmas countdown with these fun DIY advent calendar ideas - get the kids to help you make them and then fill them with small treats … [Continue Reading]

Lest We Forget – Talking to Kids About Remembrance Day

  Today is Remembrance Day in Canada. It's a day to remember and honour the men and women who have served, and continue to serve, our country. Across Canada, many schools held … [Continue Reading]

Making Time for Fun with Mattel Board Games – Anytime is Game Time!

Things have been a bit stressful at our house lately. Between getting ready for a big move, having to deal with stomach flu and various colds and a whole whack of other challenges, it seems that there … [Continue Reading]

Top 10 Reasons Your Tween Needs a Job

Does your tween have a job yet? More than just cleaning their rooms or emptying the dishwasher – those things are done around the house but I don’t consider that a job. I am talking about an actual … [Continue Reading]

Comfortable, Stylish Athletic Wear for Girls by Dragonwing Girlgear

When our school participated in the annual Cross Country meet a few weeks back, it was wonderful to see so many girls running. Kudos to our parent and teacher coaches who encouraged the entire grade … [Continue Reading]

2014 Advent Calendars For Tweens

Click on each image to get additional information. For additional ideas, read our Advent Calendar ideas from 2013, to which many are still applicable. … [Continue Reading]

Travel with Tweens: Top 5 Attractions in Toledo Ohio

Disclosure: I participated in a recent press trip of several Ohio State Parks and Lodges. As part of this trip, I was provided with free admission to some of the attractions listed. All opinions … [Continue Reading]

Age Matters: The Consequences of Being Under 13 on Social Networks

I clearly remember being 17 years old and wanting to go into the bar in Toronto to go dancing. It was certainly not for the alcohol, just the dancing - or at least I am sure that’s what I told my mom. … [Continue Reading]

Book Review and Giveaway: The Girls’ Q&A Book on Friendship by Annie Fox

The Girls Q&A Book on Friendship is written specially for girls 8 – 12 years of age focusing on the many common friendship issues girls face today. The book offers 50 ways to fix a friendship … [Continue Reading]

Get Back to Nature at Mohican State Park and Mohican 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 … [Continue Reading]

Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker Giveaway

Dinner hour can be less stressful - no really it can! We recently sold our house and we're getting ready to move next month, which means things have been a little more hectic than usual in our … [Continue Reading]

Dove Workshops To Improve Self-Esteem in Girls

I love seeing the natural beauty in young girls today. That’s why it’s such a shame that at some point along their childhood, movies, television, magazines, commercials, advertisements and billboards … [Continue Reading]

10 Scary Halloween Events and Attractions for Families with Tweens

Are your kids getting too old for your yearly visits to the pumpkin patch? If you're looking for some spooky fun to get your family in the Halloween mood, here's our suggestions for scary Halloween … [Continue Reading]

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]