The Perfect Gift for Mother's Day - A CAA membership

A Mother’s Day Gift Idea that Mom Will Enjoy all Year Long

Growing up, I was fortunate to have two parents who were always supportive and encouraging, and ready to lift me up when my spirits sagged. My mom, in particular, has always had a sixth sense about when I needed support and is always there in my time of need (sometimes even before I realize I need anything!) I still remember being away at … [Continue Reading]

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What To Do When You and Your Partner Can’t Agree On Parenting?

Difference of opinion I hear from a lot of parents who have very different ideas about parenting. They often say they try not to fight in front of the kids, but nevertheless it creates battles between them. Many of these differences come from different upbringings. Others can’t identify clearly why they disagree. Either way, it is important to … [Continue Reading]

5 things I wish I knew when my son was diagnosed with autism.

5 Things I Wish I Knew When My Son Was Diagnosed with Autism

Just after our son turned three, he was diagnosed with autism. That was ten years ago, and there was not anywhere near the amount of autism awareness at that time as there is now - to put it mildly! Although I knew next to nothing about autism, the diagnosis was not completely unexpected. We had been waiting many months for a developmental … [Continue Reading]

Get Organized with the Mabel’s Labels Limited Edition Camp Combo Pack

Make sure summer camp gear makes it back home this year The season for summer camp preparation has begun! By now you may be scrambling to sign your kids up for cool summer camps before they're full, and soon you'll be sorting through piles of sunscreen, swimsuits, sneakers and other camp gear. I know... it's seems a little hard to believe when … [Continue Reading]

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Popular Tween Apps Volume 2

The app marketplace is a finicky one, just like the tweens that download them. They spend countless hours on their iPods, iPads and iPhones, but what’s keeping their attention?  This is part 2 of our popular tween apps roundup series. Ask.fm The premise is fairly simple. Post questions and get answers. But Ask.fm gets complicated as the … [Continue Reading]

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The Top 50 Tourist Attractions in the World

When you take a family vacation, do you prefer to travel off the beaten path, or do you like to visit famous places filled with crowds of tourists? If your travel style is the latter, then we've got just the list for you. Love Home Swap, the world's biggest home swap club, recently compiled a list of the top 50 tourist attractions in the world, … [Continue Reading]

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A Mother’s Day Gift Idea that Mom Will Enjoy all Year Long

Growing up, I was fortunate to have two parents who were always supportive and encouraging, and ready to lift me up when my spirits sagged. My mom, in particular, has always had a sixth sense about … [Continue Reading]

Popular Tween Apps Volume 2

The app marketplace is a finicky one, just like the tweens that download them. They spend countless hours on their iPods, iPads and iPhones, but what’s keeping their attention?  This is part 2 of our … [Continue Reading]

A Harlem Globetrotters Game – Family Fun for all Ages!

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend a Harlem Globetrotters game at the General Motors Centre in Oshawa. PTPA generously provided me with four tickets to see the game. I took my dad, my 13 … [Continue Reading]

What To Do When You and Your Partner Can’t Agree On Parenting?

Difference of opinion I hear from a lot of parents who have very different ideas about parenting. They often say they try not to fight in front of the kids, but nevertheless it creates battles … [Continue Reading]

American Girl Doll Giveaway

Our first experience with American Girl was in Chicago where my daughter got her first American Girl "Just Like You" doll (thank goodness she already knew which doll she wanted). We walked out of the … [Continue Reading]

10 Fun Easter Nail Art Designs

With Easter coming up this weekend, Pinterest is full of Easter-themed recipes, crafts and decorating ideas. We also found lots of fun Easter nail art ideas that would be just perfect for tweens (or … [Continue Reading]

The Top 50 Tourist Attractions in the World

When you take a family vacation, do you prefer to travel off the beaten path, or do you like to visit famous places filled with crowds of tourists? If your travel style is the latter, then we've … [Continue Reading]

Governing Body Sets High Expectations for Ontario Teachers

As a parent with tween-aged children, their education is high on my list of priorities. Whenever I’m with friends, the topic inevitably pops into our conversations, so I know that school remains a hot … [Continue Reading]

Creative Easter Egg Hunting Ideas for Tweens

Tweens may play the “I’m too old” for Easter egg hunting card but there are creative ways to make the Easter time ritual tween friendly. Here are some fun suggestions. Scavenger hunt Place clever … [Continue Reading]

Summer Inspiration from PBteen – and a Giveaway!

After a long winter that seemed like it might never end, it seems like spring (and summer!) are finally on their way. Thank goodness! With spring's arrival, many of us are looking forward to summer … [Continue Reading]

Get Organized with the Mabel’s Labels Limited Edition Camp Combo Pack

Make sure summer camp gear makes it back home this year The season for summer camp preparation has begun! By now you may be scrambling to sign your kids up for cool summer camps before they're full, … [Continue Reading]

2014 Spring Movie Guide for Tweens

Divergent (Mar 21) Adapted from Veronica Roth’s novel series of the same name, it’ll be difficult not to compare Divergent with the Hunger Games. Divergent takes place in futuristic Chicago where … [Continue Reading]

Why You Should Travel with Your Smartphone

What's the second thing you must pack after your passport? I would argue it's my smartphone. It still amazes me how one itty bitty gadget can actually help lighten the load the next time you're … [Continue Reading]

10 Unique Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

Does your family have a tradition of decorating Easter eggs? When kids start to get a bit older, sometimes traditions like these fall by the way-side. If this is one of those traditions you're not … [Continue Reading]

Loomey Time Watch Latest Accessory for Rainbow Loom Fans

The ultimate Rainbow Loom fan will love the latest Rainbow Loom fashion accessory - the Loomey Time Watch. The watch is made of soft silicone and latex-free. The idea behind the watch is for the kids … [Continue Reading]