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How to Pack a Winter Picnic

Winter is a great time to pack a picnic - here are some tips to make your food good to go, whether you're heading out to skate, ski, snowshoe or just experience the great (cold) outdoors.

Delaying gratification

While it is not a skill that comes naturally to young children, by the time they reach age four or five they are beginning to understand that delaying gratification can bring its own rewards.  How can parents foster this ability?

The move to a “big girl” seat

Now that Eleanor is older and (much) taller, her old baby-type car seat wasn’t quite cutting it anymore. I brought home the Diono Pacifica Convertible + Booster (coincidentally, to go into my Chrysler Pacifica) as a replacement.

Salted Caramel from the Duchess Bake Shop

Is there anything better than a jar of thick salted caramel? This comes from a beautiful new cookbook released by Duchess Bake Shop in Edmonton!

Embracing the snow with a winter stay at The Briars

I am not a fan of the snow. Basically, snow is my enemy. But I have a three-year-old, so I am trying to embrace it.

Blueberry & White Chocolate Chunk Scones

This is a great basic scone recipe to warm you up on snowy, wintry weekends. Swap other berries, dark chocolate, dried fruit or chopped nuts to do your own thing.

Leftover Twice-Baked Potatoes

Got leftovers? Try resurrecting them in a cheesy twice baked potato!

L is for Letting Go

Parents of younger children look aghast when I tell them my daughter just left home for university. I am incredulous when I hear how hard it was for them to leave their child at daycare or send them to overnight camp.

The Best Santa Claus and Holiday Parades are North of Toronto

Many chances to see Santa and take part in all kinds of holiday activities and fun! 

Super Scary and Fun Halloween Events for kids and families North of Toronto

Marsh Monster Mystery, Haunted Harbours & Hills, Pumpkin Fun - Halloween celebrations start this weekend in cottage country and beyond! 

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