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4 easy steps to choosing the best summer camp

July may feel like a long way away, but the reality is summer camp is around the corner. Soon enough our children will be splashing, hiking, running and simply relishing in the summertime freedom. So now is the time to begin the camp search and registration process. Here are four...

Raising Davis: Business As Usual

Working mom Meghan Bradley Bodden laments that summer doesn’t mean an end to packed lunches for her son. School’s out! You can see the excitement in the kids’ faces and the expectation of long sunny days and non stop fun. Not on my face. I look at my summer calendar...

Profitable and Easy Fundraising Ideas

Planning a fundraiser that is profitable, efficient and unique is a challenge, but with a fresh perspective, making money can be a positive community-building experience. Check out these ideas. 1. The Litterless Lunch Product: reusable lunch bags and containers Profit Margin: 30% - 40% Commitment: 2 people Bonus: promotes healthy eating by discouraging packaged...

How To Get Started with a School Garden

PLANTING A SEED A SCHOOL GARDEN CAN BE FRUITFUL IN SO MANY WAYS ACROSS CANADA, more and more schools are helping kids connect with nature and food by planting gardens. While sowing seeds and nurturing young plants leads to a harvest of crunchy carrots, cobs of corn, plump pumpkins...

Canadian summer festivals

Expose your children to these fascinating summer festivals celebrating food, arts and heritage.

Camping 101

The economy may have taken a chunk out of your family vacation plans, but consider camping. Canada is loaded with family adventure spots that will give your kids the vacation that they will remember all of their lives. It takes some realistic planning, however, to camp with kids. Think...

50 Activities under $50 or free!

Go picking: Check the Internet for local farms. count to see who got the most , then hunt for some great recipes to make together Retro game day: Teach your children how to hula hoop, yo-yo or play a super fast game of Simon Says. Create a T-Shirt: Buy some iron-on...

Let’s Play

I am a passionate proponent of unstructured free play for kids. I know how to play with my kids and how to get them connected with neighborhood kids. Hell, I even wrote a book about it. And yet, admittedly, last fall, structure sort of crept up on us. One...

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