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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 the parent of a good friend and arrange something that the kids can do together or better yet, do it together as a family. These GTA area ideas make … [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]

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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 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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Blockbuster Winter Film Releases

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (Dec. 17) Much anticipation awaits Peter Jackson's final film in the Hobbit trilogy 'The Battle of Five Armies', which concludes the journey of Bilbo Baggins. The Dwarves have reclaimed their homeland, Erebor, but now must face the consequences of having unleashed the deadly dragon Smaug. The fate of … [Continue Reading]

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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]

Apple Offers Free Coding Workshops for Kids

  Apple Stores around the the globe will be hosting free one-hour coding workshops on Thursday, December 11 in support of Hour of Code, a movement to make computer science accessible to … [Continue Reading]

Support Make-A-Wish Canada with Barbie Wishes from the Heart

This holiday season, Barbie™ is encouraging Canadian kids to think of someone in their life who deserves something extra special, and to submit a wish on their behalf. Whether it's a much-needed … [Continue Reading]

Top 10 Tech Gifts for Tweens 2014

Our tech gift guide has everything to impress the hard to please tween. From sports to race cars, drones, creative arts and wearable tech, there's something for all tweens.   Need more … [Continue Reading]

Blockbuster Winter Film Releases

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (Dec. 17) Much anticipation awaits Peter Jackson's final film in the Hobbit trilogy 'The Battle of Five Armies', which concludes the journey of Bilbo … [Continue Reading]

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]