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Twelve Tips to Teach Gratitude

In Canada, it is Thanksgiving weekend.  We have a lot for which to express gratitude, but sometimes it can be difficult to impart this message of gratefulness to our children.  However, there are some things we can do.

Amazing Mother's Day Ideas

Mother's Day is next weekend! I can't believe it's coming up so quickly. Have you thought of some gifts for that important woman in your life? I do love the home-made gifts from the kids, but as they get older they want to get mom bigger gifts or just don't have the time to craft something at home. Here are some ideas to casually suggest or hint to your loved ones or just tell them to read this post :)

3 fun ways for a sugar-reduced Easter

In past Easter's we've aimed to have a chocolate-free, or at least reduced, celebration. Here are some ideas if this is what you're "hopping" to do.

Merry Christmas!!!

Being a parent, I'm sure your day started hours ago. But, if it hasn't started or isn't over yet, here is a plan to keep you on track. Merry Christmas!

5 Exciting Gifts for Mom and Dad

With all the focus on buying gifts for the kids, I find Mom and Dad sometimes get neglected. Here are a few useful, but meaningful gifts to make them feel special this year that goes beyond socks and underwear!

4 Tips To Save Your Child's Sleep and Your Sanity Over the Holidays

Here are 4 tips, whether you have sleep trained or not, to help you keep your sanity and your little one rested on your journey and once you arrive.

Canvas - a creative gift

more special than a lovely photo of the family or a canvas print of a piece of your child's art that will stand the test of time?

5 Fabulous Gifts for Children!

Have you completed all your shopping? Have you figured out the Toddlers? I find they're easier to sort out. The trickier ones are the older ones. What gifts have you bought so far? As always there is one child that you haven't quite figured out yet. At least that's my situation. Here are some ideas to consider.

4 Great Gifts for Toddlers!

straightforward. They are happy with most things, but as a parent, you want to get them something that will keep them happy for more than 5 minutes and won't end up in the garbage or clutter after a week.

Carving Jack-O’-Lanterns… and magical memories this Halloween

Freshly off Thanksgiving, many of us have learned this timeless lesson – kids enjoy and appreciate the moment – and the holiday – more if they roll up their sleeves and get involved. Eating a great dinner is one thing, but stuffing the turkey first is quite another. With Halloween now upon us, let’s get intentional and help each other find simple ways to make Halloween extra memorable this year

6 Exciting Christmas events to enjoy with your family

Christmas is different, but it's still on! Here are a few Christmas events that have adjusted to make sure families can still enjoy them in a physically distanced way!

3 exciting ways to connect with Santa

An in-person visit and photograph with Santa are unavailable this year. There are other options to help keep your children excited and make sure the Christmas is special with or without COVID.

Canceled: Experience the Magic of Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum

The old fashioned spirit of Christmas comes alive during Heritage Christmas at the Burnaby Village Museum, presented by Concord Pacific, which returns for the holiday season beginning November 21 with spectacular light displays and historical exhibits in the 1920s village.

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