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9 Thoughtful Holiday Gift Ideas for Teachers

5 min read

This holiday season when you and your kiddos are wracking your brains to decide upon that perfect gift to tell their teachers just how appreciated they really are, we have come up with our Editors Picks for something just a little more personal and unique as not unlike your children, each teacher has their own…

Lorrie Holmes

Awesome Gifts for the Bigger Kiddos

6 min read

This is the biggest gifting age. It's the time when your kids start telling you which gifts they want, but a little gentle persuasion doesn't hurt. We've pulled together some gift ideas that will make your kids smile on Christmas morning! From the creative story-teller to the more mature photographer, we've got you covered.

Carlie Parkinson

Gifts

An amazing BC Mini-Entrepreneur, 9 year old, creator of Lily

4 min read

Lily Lou’s Aromas, a BC-based home care brand, is excited to launch their new line of luxury candles, Enchanted Ritual, on August 21st in celebration of founder,  Lily Harper’s ninth birthday. 

Carlie Parkinson

Lily

A Wild Adventure

5 min read

My family and I had the pleasure of visiting WildPlay on Monday. I have to admit the experience was beyond wild - it was absolutely exhilarating! I'm a little bit of an adrenaline junky. I've been paragliding, skydiving, cliff jumping, and the experience at WildPlay was thrilling. Let me tell you why...

Carlie Parkinson

Wild

Art Overload

2 min read

I love that my children are so creative and enjoy drawing and painting and crafting. What I don't love so much is the clutter that comes from those amazing pieces after the children have lost interest! We aren't one of those households that has a wall dedicated to our children's art. We have a few…

Carlie Parkinson

art with artkive

Getting it right with Reading Eggs

3 min read

This post was brought to you by Reading Eggs, but the opinions are my own. Reading is an important skill. It’s something we always encouraged our children to do by reading them bedtime stories or doing reading activities on a rainy day. In the past, I never actively taught my children to read. I have…

Carlie Parkinson

Girl using Reading Eggs

Non-chocolate Easter. Can it be done?

2 min read

Easter is another one of those holidays that makes me cringe. Just like Halloween, Christmas and Valentines - our children are showered with sugary sweets. Some people believe that Easter isn't Easter without chocolate bunnies, eggs and chicks. What are the options if you choose to try and avoid all the sugar? Here are three…

Carlie Parkinson

An artistic afternoon with Pip & Vix art kits

2 min read

The other day we had the pleasure of trying out an art kit from Pip & Vix. It was a rainy day and we had OD'ed on screentime so it was time to do another activity. My 3-year-old was very excited when she was pulling out all the amazing pieces that came with the 3-D painting…

Carlie Parkinson

kids with art kit

10 Classic Games or Toys for Kids

3 min read

The Top 10 Classic Games or Toys that Kids Today Should be Playing With Revised for 2017 In 2012, What To Do With The Kids® asked parents to submit their list of the top classic games or toys they felt that kid’s today should be playing with but this time we decided to ask toy…

Guest Author

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3 Ways to Ease the Pain of High-Tech Parenting

6 min read

Last week, my teenager spilled a milkshake on his MacBook Air and I’m convinced it was on purpose. You see, he’s been lobbying for a PC because my current ability to satellite parent requires the household to be on Apple, lest I will have to come up with different parental controls. Parenting has always been…

Guest Author

girls looking at a digital screen

Get them brushing!

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Have you ever had a war with your child over brushing their teeth? It can be the most challenging part of the morning or bedtime routine. We recently got a Philips Sonicare for Kids toothbrush which has been fantastic. The toothbrush itself is great. It is sonic so it works more effectively than a regular brush,…

Carlie Parkinson

Phillips Sonicare for Kids toothbrush with app shown on tablet

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