Family friendly fun at North Beach Volleyball in Toronto - a great way to keep active this winter!

Escape the Winter Cold with North Beach Volleyball – #GTA Giveaway

The cold winter weather has definitely arrived, but that doesn't mean you and your kids have to spend the next few months in hibernation! If you're looking for a way to keep your family active this winter but don't enjoy cold winter activities, then North Beach Volleyball is just what you're looking for. We recently invited our blogger friends … [Continue Reading]

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Improve Your Child’s Relationship with Food

Fear is a common reaction to 'the obesity epidemic', so it's no wonder that children today are more focused on food than ever before. Kids are being taught about the importance of choosing from 'good foods', 'bad foods' and 'sometimes foods'. But, is this information making them healthier, or is it further disconnecting them from their innate … [Continue Reading]

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Shopping for the OMG Grade 8 Grad Dress

Say Yes to the Dress Looking back to grade 8 grad, it was really an anthill compared to prom or let alone your wedding. But when you’re a 14-year-old girl, it means the world. My dress back in the day was a simple white cotton dress with capped sleeves, something you would wear to church on Sundays. Maybe it’s me but boy how times have changed. … [Continue Reading]

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Carefree RV Resorts – Affordable Florida Vacation Homes for Families or Retirees

Post sponsored by Carefree RV Resorts When I was a kid, my grandparents used to spend several months each year in their winter home in Florida. We visited them there a few times, and I always looked forward to those trips - not only did we get to see my grandparents but we got to enjoy the warm and sunny Florida weather and visit fun attractions … [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]

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Upcoming Events for Tweens at Glama Gal Tween Spa

Between homework and extra curricular activities, kids today are over-scheduled more than ever. And don't think for one second that just because they're kids, that they can't feel overwhelmed, frustrated or stressed. That's why kids too, need to unwind and have fun, without the pressure of getting that A+ or scoring the game winning goal. That's … [Continue Reading]

Parenting Tweens

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Guiding Your Growing Tween

If you are the parent of a tween, you may be noticing some changes in your child that you would like to address. In this phase of a tween’s life it is best to remind yourself to pick your battles, because this “in-between” period is temporary. Constant battling can sometimes shutoff the communication between you and your tween, but it is in this … [Continue Reading]

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Improve Your Child’s Relationship with Food

Fear is a common reaction to 'the obesity epidemic', so it's no wonder that children today are more focused on food than ever before. Kids are being taught about the importance of choosing from 'good … [Continue Reading]

What Parents Need to Know About Online Gaming

Gaming… what does it mean when your kids are online and playing? Are they on a site by themselves or are they connected with friends they know in real life or perhaps someone they don’t know at … [Continue Reading]

Upcoming Events for Tweens at Glama Gal Tween Spa

Between homework and extra curricular activities, kids today are over-scheduled more than ever. And don't think for one second that just because they're kids, that they can't feel overwhelmed, … [Continue Reading]

Guiding Your Growing Tween

If you are the parent of a tween, you may be noticing some changes in your child that you would like to address. In this phase of a tween’s life it is best to remind yourself to pick your battles, … [Continue Reading]

Indoor Skydiving at iFly Toronto

Defying Gravity My kids didn't need anymore "things" at Christmas, so I decided to gift my daughter the experience of indoor skydiving at iFly Toronto (it's actually located in Oakville). Just for … [Continue Reading]

Carefree RV Resorts – Affordable Florida Vacation Homes for Families or Retirees

Post sponsored by Carefree RV Resorts When I was a kid, my grandparents used to spend several months each year in their winter home in Florida. We visited them there a few times, and I always … [Continue Reading]

Shopping for the OMG Grade 8 Grad Dress

Say Yes to the Dress Looking back to grade 8 grad, it was really an anthill compared to prom or let alone your wedding. But when you’re a 14-year-old girl, it means the world. My dress back in the … [Continue Reading]

Free One-on-One Math Tutoring with Homework Help

According to Mail Online, two thirds of parents admitted they can't help their kids with homework because it's too hard. And to no surprise, math topped the list of the most dreaded subject for … [Continue Reading]

World Premiere of Robotocize Me film at Ontario Science Centre in Toronto

Do you remember those assignments in elementary school where the teacher asked you to write about what life would be like in the future? I remember writing about cars that drove themselves and how … [Continue Reading]

Escape the Winter Cold with North Beach Volleyball – #GTA Giveaway

The cold winter weather has definitely arrived, but that doesn't mean you and your kids have to spend the next few months in hibernation! If you're looking for a way to keep your family active this … [Continue Reading]

Saturday Movies for $2.99 at Cineplex Family Favourites

Perhaps your tween has outgrown Saturday morning cartoons, so why not take them to a movie instead? Cineplex Family Favourites continues into 2015 with family friendly films at one low price. To top … [Continue Reading]

Stand Up & Speak Up

It’s the time of year when we take time to stop and reflect on those around us, and how this past year has made us grow and develop. While doing this, we encourage you to take time to look at your … [Continue Reading]

Friendship Fires – Do’s and Don’ts for Supporting Tween Girls

  Helping young girls deal with the roller coaster world of friendship can sometimes be complicated, overwhelming, frustrating, exhausting... or all of the above. As parents and educators, we … [Continue Reading]

Happy Holidays – Reigning In The Holiday Season

The holiday season is filled with messages of excitement, love, peace, spending time with family, and slowing down to savour all that is positive. When I chat with parents, holiday times are often … [Continue Reading]

10 Fun and Easy Christmas Treats that Kids Can Help Make

Christmas is coming! Have you done any holiday baking yet? Check out these fun Christmas treat ideas. They're perfect for Christmas parties, holiday get-togethers and any other excuse you need to … [Continue Reading]

Give kids gadgets for the benefit of learning

Due to the recent advancements in processing power made possible by companies like Intel, tablets have become the ideal “training wheels” for young digital natives. At an affordable price, you can … [Continue Reading]

10 Unique Experience Gifts for Tweens

Sure tweens love to get "stuff" but I'd rather gift them a unique experience. Perhaps something out of their comfort zone, that they otherwise wouldn't do. If they wouldn't want to go alone, talk to … [Continue Reading]

6 DIY Gifts in a Jar Ideas for Tweens

Looking for a quick and easy DIY gift idea? Check out these fun gift in a jar ideas - they would make great gifts for tweens to make for friends, teachers, coaches or relatives - or surprise your … [Continue Reading]

10 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for the Tween in Your Life

Stuck on a stocking stuffer gift for your tween? Take a look at our list of the top 10 stocking stuffer ideas and happy shopping! Be sure to also check out what made our list of stocking stuffers … [Continue Reading]

How to Give Yourself a Much Greener Christmas this Year

  Even though we love to shower our friends and family with gifts and special treats at this time of year, many of those holiday traditions aren't very loving to our planet. Canadians … [Continue Reading]