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Night Lunch

New Releases: Night Lunch

Just released – Night Lunch is a beautifully illustrated children’s picture book, full of rich visuals, and strong messaging about kindness and empathy that your kids will want

Kids Chores guide by age

Home Responsibilites by Age – Kids Chores and Allowance

Why do I keep harping on giving children jobs? Because believe it or not, children need to feel USEFUL. In fact, all people have to feel as though they are being helpful and making a contribution. When a person participates and does a job or gives of their time and talents it creates a sense of affiliation and belonging that is the sticky glue that pulls a group together.

life saving skills for parents

3 Life-Saving Skills You Need to Know

Learning simple skills that could save a loved one’s life in an emergency is essential knowledge you’ll never regret acquiring. Here are three skills every parent, young adult and older adult should have:

And Tango Makes Three

And Tango Makes Three is the bestselling, heartwarming true story of two penguins who create a nontraditional family. At the penguin house at the Central Park Zoo, two

The Year we Learned to Fly

The Year We Learned to Fly

The Year We Learned to Fly by Jacqueline Woodson and Rafael Lopez is a beautiful book that explores the power of our imagination and illuminates the power in each of us to face challenges with confidence.

Purple Power Smoothie

Purple Power Smoothie

Kids will love this thick, refreshing treat! The perfect healthy ‘snack’ or quickie breakfast, packed with goodness from blueberries, peaches and bananas.

Pickey eaters Tips for Parents

Feeding Picky Eaters

When my kids were toddlers, I did at times dread dinnertime. I would prepare a variety of meals composed of what I felt to be healthy, appealing foods. As toddlers most of those meals ended up everywhere but in their tummies, walls, floor, evenly distributed all over the high-chair.

Healthy Eating easy Tips

7 Simple Ways to Start Eating Healthier

Learning healthy eating habits is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your family. Understanding that healthy food matters and healthy choices do taste good is vital to maintaining a healthy lifestyle for our children as they get grow.

Keeping Kids Hydrated during a heatwave

Keep Kids Hydrated and Safe During a Heatwave

Are you Keeping Your Kids Cool? Young children are more susceptible to dehydration and becoming ill in hot weather than healthy adults. Children’s bodies don’t tend to cool down as efficiently which leaves them more at risk than during a summer heatwave.

Farmers Markets & Pick Your Own

Guide to local farms in York Region and Durham. Find country markets selling fresh fruit and vegetables, sweet corn, organic produce, pick your own strawberries, berries, apples and family fun farms, petting zoos and hayrides!

Baby Signing

My Own Baby Signing Story

Like many parents who sign with their baby, my initial motivation for teaching my son American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary was to give him a way to express

best outdoor kids toys

Top 10 Toys to Get the Kids Outside

Spring has sprung. I am sure of it this time. The grass is turning green, the patio furniture is calling and I am wearing flip flops! Time to get the kids outside, and keep them out there, as long as possible!

Vitamins women need as they age

Growing Older & Healthier – Vitamins You Need As You Age

We know vitamins are good for growing children who don’t always eat a full range of fruits and vegetables and for teens who prefer fries to a salad but did you know that specific vitamins are important for adults who’s nutritional needs change as they mature?

The Rise of Cooking at Home

Talk to anyone and you know that cooking at home has become commonplace again! Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a tremendous surge in

The Three Brothers, by Marie-Louis Gay

The Three Brothers

From world-renowned author and illustrator Marie-Louise Gay, a story about three brothers who set off in search of wild animals in a changing climate.  This gentle adventure story

Night Lunch

New Releases: Night Lunch

Just released – Night Lunch is a beautifully illustrated children’s picture book, full of rich visuals, and strong messaging about kindness and empathy that your kids will want to

Kids Chores guide by age

Home Responsibilites by Age – Kids Chores and Allowance

Why do I keep harping on giving children jobs? Because believe it or not, children need to feel USEFUL. In fact, all people have to feel as though they are being helpful and making a contribution. When a person participates and does a job or gives of their time and talents it creates a sense of affiliation and belonging that is the sticky glue that pulls a group together.

life saving skills for parents

3 Life-Saving Skills You Need to Know

Learning simple skills that could save a loved one’s life in an emergency is essential knowledge you’ll never regret acquiring. Here are three skills every parent, young adult and older adult should have:

And Tango Makes Three

And Tango Makes Three is the bestselling, heartwarming true story of two penguins who create a nontraditional family. At the penguin house at the Central Park Zoo, two penguins

The Year we Learned to Fly

The Year We Learned to Fly

The Year We Learned to Fly by Jacqueline Woodson and Rafael Lopez is a beautiful book that explores the power of our imagination and illuminates the power in each of us to face challenges with confidence.

Purple Power Smoothie

Purple Power Smoothie

Kids will love this thick, refreshing treat! The perfect healthy ‘snack’ or quickie breakfast, packed with goodness from blueberries, peaches and bananas.

Pickey eaters Tips for Parents

Feeding Picky Eaters

When my kids were toddlers, I did at times dread dinnertime. I would prepare a variety of meals composed of what I felt to be healthy, appealing foods. As toddlers most of those meals ended up everywhere but in their tummies, walls, floor, evenly distributed all over the high-chair.

Healthy Eating easy Tips

7 Simple Ways to Start Eating Healthier

Learning healthy eating habits is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your family. Understanding that healthy food matters and healthy choices do taste good is vital to maintaining a healthy lifestyle for our children as they get grow.

Keeping Kids Hydrated during a heatwave

Keep Kids Hydrated and Safe During a Heatwave

Are you Keeping Your Kids Cool? Young children are more susceptible to dehydration and becoming ill in hot weather than healthy adults. Children’s bodies don’t tend to cool down as efficiently which leaves them more at risk than during a summer heatwave.

Farmers Markets & Pick Your Own

Guide to local farms in York Region and Durham. Find country markets selling fresh fruit and vegetables, sweet corn, organic produce, pick your own strawberries, berries, apples and family fun farms, petting zoos and hayrides!

Baby Signing

My Own Baby Signing Story

Like many parents who sign with their baby, my initial motivation for teaching my son American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary was to give him a way to express his

best outdoor kids toys

Top 10 Toys to Get the Kids Outside

Spring has sprung. I am sure of it this time. The grass is turning green, the patio furniture is calling and I am wearing flip flops! Time to get the kids outside, and keep them out there, as long as possible!

Vitamins women need as they age

Growing Older & Healthier – Vitamins You Need As You Age

We know vitamins are good for growing children who don’t always eat a full range of fruits and vegetables and for teens who prefer fries to a salad but did you know that specific vitamins are important for adults who’s nutritional needs change as they mature?

The Rise of Cooking at Home

Talk to anyone and you know that cooking at home has become commonplace again! Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a tremendous surge in home

The Three Brothers, by Marie-Louis Gay

The Three Brothers

From world-renowned author and illustrator Marie-Louise Gay, a story about three brothers who set off in search of wild animals in a changing climate.  This gentle adventure story about

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