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Tips on how to make your own DIY backyard skating rink


Building your own backyard skating rink is almost a rite of passage for Canadian parents. We asked one local family for their tips & plans for creating the best backyard skating experience – please add…

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How to decorate edible whipped cream dyed Easter eggs


Do you hate wasting eggs when you decorate them for Easter – but can’t get a handle on the whole ‘blowing the insides out‘ trick? Me too! So we loved discovering that you can decorate…

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Beat the Summer Slide with these FUN ideas!


Summer slide. Sounds fun, right? Not so much. It’s actually the phrase used to describe the information kids forget when they have a two-month break from school. We spend 10 months helping them practice reading…

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DIY St. Patrick’s Day Slime


So the kids want to make slime – and you want to make sure it’s decent and easy? We’ve got you covered! Just three simple ingredients to make this awesome slime for St. Patrick’s Day!…

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Scottish Pioneer Inspired New Brunswick Christmas Tree


Grab an eggnog (spiked, spiced, or lattee’d) and settle in to hear the story of my Scottish Pioneer Inspired New Brunswick Christmas Tree! Sometimes, I get ideas that are crazy. Sometimes, I share those ideas….

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Encouraging Sensitivity and Compassion with Kindness Rocks & Ferdinand


Disclosure: This post is sponsored; all opinions are our own. I was helping my middle son, five-year-old Alasdair, with his jacket the other day. “Careful, Mommy, my treasure rock is in that pocket.” This sensitive…

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Six Spring Craft Ideas


The birds are chirping, the snow is melting, and you’re ready for some fun! Here are a few of our favourite Spring Crafts to keep you and the kids entertained at home this season. These…

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Kids Paint Workshop at Riverview Superstore


Paint workshops are all the rage – and I totally understand why! Trying to envision how to create a painting anyone would actually want to hang on their wall is WAY beyond my skill set,…

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Three Simple Christmas Literacy Crafts for Preschoolers


Christmas is a great time for crafting with kids, and it’s always a bonus to sneak in a little learning, like we did with these simple, sweet Christmas Literacy Crafts that are perfect for preschoolers!…

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Tips for a Toddler-Friendly Christmas Tree


Christmas decorating with toddlers can be a challenge. Little hands just can’t seem to stay away – so why ask them to? We love to create a play tree, where the moving of decorations is…

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