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Holidays

Gingerbread houses

Festive Gingerbread House Ideas

Thinking of making a Gingerbread House for the Holidays? A quick peek on Pinterest will either inspire you or have you second-guessing yourself – there are so many stunning, picture-perfect creative gingerbread houses! See below for just a few of the absolutely gorgeous gingerbread creations we found… Need more gingerbread

Canadian Christmas Books for Kids

Canadian Christmas Books for Kids

There are hundreds of picture books for the Holidays – but only a few that have a Canadian twist! View a few fun favourites in this round-up. Add one to your storytime library to get the kids in the mood for the festive day! (Not that they usually need much help!)

Winter Festivals Guide

Winter Carnivals and Festivals

It’s time for some ‘cool’ outdoor play! Find Holiday Lights festivals as well as Winter Carnivals to beat those winter blues. Enjoy dog sled racing, traditional winter games, snow shoe, sledding and plenty of other creative winter activities.

Meagan’s HUG Gingerbread House Decorating Contest

Canadian charity Meagan’s HUG announces its 2021 Gingerbread House Decorating Contest to raise funds for paediatric brain tumour research and life-saving treatments. The Food Network’s Brad Smith, host of The Big Bake, will serve as this year’s celebrity judge with prizes for the ‘Most Creative Gingerbread House’, the ‘Most Festive

Visit Santa in the GTA

Santa’s Back in Town! Here’s Where to Visit in the GTA

Ho Ho Ho! Santa’s back in town and ready for your festive (and safe) visit at GTA malls and special holiday events. The events below all feature Santa visits and some will have Photos with Santa – be sure to book early to avoid disappointment! Seasons Christmas Show 2021 Nov

Santa Claus Parade Schedules GTA

Santa Claus Parade Guide

Ho Ho Ho! It’s that time of year – ready or not – here comes Santa! Find a parade in your area or make it a family trip to visit somewhere new! There are so many great parades in the GTA and north of Toronto.

Santa Wish List Tactics for Parents

The Santa List – Managing Expectations

It’s that time of year where kiddo’s wish lists seem to grow and grow and grow. What are your kids expecting from Santa, parents, grandparents and other relatives? What can we do to manage these lists so that they are reasonable and affordable? How can gift giving fit with family

What's ON Holidays

Holiday Event Fun Guide

It’s the season for festive events and holiday outings. This year the GTA has some magical new events, along with annual favourites that you and your family are sure to enjoy. Most events require advance tickets so be sure to plan ahead!

15 Fun St. Patricks Day Crafts for Kids

If you love green and gold you’re in LUCK! Get into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day with these 15 fun and festive crafts for kids and families.

Creative Easter Crafts for Kids

Hop to it! Creative Easter Crafts for Kids

We’ve rounded up some of our favourite fun Easter crafts from talented crafting mommies around the web. Find some inspiration and get creative with the kids during the long weekend!

10 Valentine;s Day Treats to Make at home

10 Valentine’s Day Treats to Make at Home

We love these fun and colourful Valentine’s Day treat ideas that you can make at home! Create them with your kids or make treats for your special someone. Heart-shaped sugar cookies, heart shaped pizza, pink and red Valentine’s snack mix and more!

Fun Ideas to Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Home with Kids

Who doesn’t need a little more love right now? The past year has been a challenge even for the toughest parent, but our kids may be feeling the stress more than any of us. What better time to show our love and remind them how full their hearts can feel

Little Canada helps Canadians think big (and small) this holiday season

Surprise your loved ones with these unique gift ideas As the weather turns colder and the nights get longer, Canadians are reminded that the holiday season is right around the corner. Between juggling online work and school, navigating long (but physically distanced) lines at malls and online shopping stock shortages,

Hockey Barbie

New Hockey Barbie Dolls Inspire Canadian Girls To Play Hockey

This holiday season Tim Hortons® and Barbie® are launching the Tim Hortons Hockey Barbie® dolls at participating restaurants across Canada! 100 percent of Tim Hortons’ net proceeds will be donated to the Hockey Canada Foundation to support girls’ hockey. The partnership — which also includes Tim Hortons new Hockey Barbie donuts, as

Chef Shai Spooky Zombie Finger Cookies

Make your own Spooky Zombie Finger Cookies!

To help get your kids into the kitchen, check out these FUN cookies!! Since Halloween is just around the corner, we have a ghoulishly delicious recipe for the whole family: Spooky Zombie Finger Cookies! About Chef Shai: Inspired by her passion for food and education, chef and teacher Shai Mandel

Top 5 Trend Traps

Shhh… Listen! Do You Hear the Sound of these Top 5 Trend Traps?

It’s that time of year again when we parents are a prime marketing demographic target, our children are too! Together we are seduced by television commercials, internet advertising, glossy toy catalogues, enticing in-store displays, festive jingles, extravagant light displays and visits with Santa.

Trick or Treating

Can You Be Too Old for Trick-or-Treating?

Halloween is upon us and one of the common complaints you hear about this holiday is that some trick-or-treaters are too old to be knocking on doors looking for goodies. To this, I say: Get over it. I have to admit, I have a long history of being afraid of teenagers.

Gingerbread houses

Festive Gingerbread House Ideas

Thinking of making a Gingerbread House for the Holidays? A quick peek on Pinterest will either inspire you or have you second-guessing yourself – there

Canadian Christmas Books for Kids

Canadian Christmas Books for Kids

There are hundreds of picture books for the Holidays – but only a few that have a Canadian twist! View a few fun favourites in this round-up. Add one to your storytime library to get the kids in the mood for the festive day! (Not that they usually need much help!)

Winter Festivals Guide

Winter Carnivals and Festivals

It’s time for some ‘cool’ outdoor play! Find Holiday Lights festivals as well as Winter Carnivals to beat those winter blues. Enjoy dog sled racing, traditional winter games, snow shoe, sledding and plenty of other creative winter activities.

Santa Claus Parade Schedules GTA

Santa Claus Parade Guide

Ho Ho Ho! It’s that time of year – ready or not – here comes Santa! Find a parade in your area or make it a family trip to visit somewhere new! There are so many great parades in the GTA and north of Toronto.

What's ON Holidays

Holiday Event Fun Guide

It’s the season for festive events and holiday outings. This year the GTA has some magical new events, along with annual favourites that you and your family are sure to enjoy. Most events require advance tickets so be sure to plan ahead!

15 Fun St. Patricks Day Crafts for Kids

If you love green and gold you’re in LUCK! Get into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day with these 15 fun and festive crafts for kids and families.

Creative Easter Crafts for Kids

Hop to it! Creative Easter Crafts for Kids

We’ve rounded up some of our favourite fun Easter crafts from talented crafting mommies around the web. Find some inspiration and get creative with the kids during the long weekend!

10 Valentine;s Day Treats to Make at home

10 Valentine’s Day Treats to Make at Home

We love these fun and colourful Valentine’s Day treat ideas that you can make at home! Create them with your kids or make treats for your special someone. Heart-shaped sugar cookies, heart shaped pizza, pink and red Valentine’s snack mix and more!

Top 5 Trend Traps

Shhh… Listen! Do You Hear the Sound of these Top 5 Trend Traps?

It’s that time of year again when we parents are a prime marketing demographic target, our children are too! Together we are seduced by television commercials, internet advertising, glossy toy catalogues, enticing in-store displays, festive jingles, extravagant light displays and visits with Santa.

Trick or Treating

Can You Be Too Old for Trick-or-Treating?

Halloween is upon us and one of the common complaints you hear about this holiday is that some trick-or-treaters are too old to be knocking on doors looking for goodies. To this, I say: Get over it. I have to admit, I have a long history of being afraid of teenagers.

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