Article by: Jennifer Banks Quickly approaching is a holiday that almost all the kids love. The evening when they get to dress up and become a mythical creature or their favorite character. The night when all the ghosts and goblins come out. Halloween can be a bit overwhelming for the really little ones though. They [...]
Article by: Julia Gabriel As a photographer capturing moments is kind of my thing. My camera is my constant companion in the hopes that it will capture something that represents each moment to perfection. Sometimes moments can’t be captured on film and instead are encompassed in a craft your child has made from love, sometimes [...]
‘A Bugs Life’ has to be one of my all-time favourite Disney movies, but there my fondness of creepy-crawlies ends. I’m a feet-up-on-the-sofa-if-a-spider-scurries-past, run-swatting-and-flailing-if-a-wasp-buzzes-around, squeal-if-a-worm-touches-my-gardening-hand kind of person. But, I realise I’ve got to get a grip to allow my kids at least a fighting chance of not growing up with similar phobias and embarrassing [...]
A birthday is such a special day. It’s the one day of the year where we get to truly celebrate the little person that our child is growing into. That’s why planning a birthday party takes some thought. I find that if you pick a theme, it helps to keep the plans from getting scattered [...]
With spring seemingly around the corner, parents can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that they can soon start to pack away winter coats and accessories for yet another year. It is a time for renewed interest in escaping to the outdoors and planning excursions that will help beat the winter blues. For preschoolers, trips [...]
Summer is officially around the corner. With a three-year-old son and an eight-year-old daughter it’s easy to say we love summer! Here are a few favourite activities that keep my kids happily occupied in the sun. Hot Activities! Take a flat white bed sheet and hang it on your fence. Let the kids [...]
Canadian winters are long and the dark, cold days can have you hankering for the warm days and freedom of summer. This is especially true when the kids are saying “I’m bored Mom!” as you look out the front door at the snow and the ice and the thermometer…and sigh.