How to Give Your Kids a Daily Dose of Vitamin D

Outdoor Initiative How to Give Your Kids a Daily Dose of Vitamin D 3

With more schools making the decision to cut recess out of the school day, kids have less time to get active and play outside. Playing outdoors isn’t just something fun to do. This activity is important so children can receive a good dose of vitamin D. The sun is one of the best natural sources […]

From Playing Dress Up to Being Grown Up

Playing Dress Up

It seems like yesterday that my girls were young and I was spending my days playing, feeding and cleaning up after them. I thought the piles of laundry and toys strewn all over the house would never come to an end. I took for granted the house filled with little girl laughter and merriment. I […]

Relieving Back To School Anxiety


Summer is quickly coming to an end for kids all around the country and, like some children, your child might be experiencing some back-to-school anxiety. This can show itself in many ways including separation anxiety, trouble falling asleep, and cranky behaviour. Many children fear the unknown and the beginning of a new school year brings many unknowns […]

My Thrift Store Quilts

Thrift Store Quilt

For as long as I can remember I had wanted to quilt. There was just one thing holding me back: I didn’t know how. All that changed about 13 years ago when a friend invited me to join our local quilting group. At that time this lovely and gifted group of ladies were making quilts […]

Tech Tuesday: App Review – Best Fiends

Best Fiends

Techno Dude has been running ever since we got back from vacation. So I thought I would help him out by writing a Tech Tuesday post this week. This weekend the kids came home to celebrate our birthdays and our oldest daughter shared a game with us. She loves playing match three games and if the game […]

Arm Knitting

our second scarf.

Over the Christmas holidays my daughter and I found a new crafting idea that we fell in love with. It’s called arm knitting. That’s right, knitting with your arms instead of needles. I came across this idea on Facebook when I complimented a friend’s scarf. She told me her friend had arm knit the scarf […]

Tech Tuesday: Google’s Santa Tracker

Google Santa Tracker

Well, it’s that time of year again and I hope you have already started gathering the gifts you will be giving to your favourite nerds and geeks. As of the publishing date of this post, Christmas is only 23 days away, so there is not a moment to lose. Last year I wrote about NORAD’s […]

Be Thankful

Be Thankful

This week many of our readers will celebrate Thankgsiving. Thanksgiving is such a great opportunity to reflect and take notice of all we have to be thankful for. Living in Canada, we have already celebrated Thankgiving. For us, this holiday is usually celebrated on the second weekend of October. This year we had a few new […]

Tech Tuesday: We Remember

War is hell. There isn’t a better word to describe it. Countless lives have been lost in the name of whatever cause some powerful leader believed in. Countless additional live have been lost in defence of the oppressed. Let’s also count the friends, families, and brothers in arms left grieving their fallen soldiers. Those defenders put their lives on the […]

Etsy Round-Up: Halloween Inspiration

Screen Shot 2014-10-29 at 8.39.54 PM

If your fall has been anything like mine, Halloween has crept up on you too. Well, fear not because this week’s Etsy Round-Up has lots of Halloween Inspiration. I’m featuring crafts that you can create yourself with some paint, wood, construction paper, scissors and twine. These crafts are easy and fun and are bound to get you […]