Popular, Easy Christmas and Holiday Party Games for Adults

Popular, Easy Christmas and Holiday Party Games for Adults

Adult holiday parties are in full swing this time of year in Canada. Party planners can avoid the dreaded boredom with fun holiday-theme party games, without spending hours on preparation or explaining difficult rules.

10 Ways for Kids to Pass the Time on Christmas Eve

10 Ways for Kids to Pass the Time on Christmas Eve

Remember it? The magical anticipation that made Christmas Eve painfully long? If you allow yourself to go back there, I bet you’ll still find that amazing feeling of excitement in your stomach. Helping kids through the torture of time can turn into some Christmas traditions and create memories that you’ll all treasure.

Canadian Snowfall Facts and Snow Removal Safety (Infographic) ©

Canadian Snowfall Facts and Snow Removal Safety (Infographic) ©

We’re all painfully aware that Canadian Winters are cold and snowy for all but some parts of BC. According to Environment Canada statistics, 10 of Canada’s largest cities are walloped with over two meters (6.6 feet) of snow every year.

Best Websites for Free Printable Pumpkin Carving Patterns

Best Websites for Free Printable Pumpkin Carving Patterns

Pumpkin carving has come a long way since I was a child in New Brunswick. Carving triangles and a toothy grin into a pumpkin was enough to impress visitors. Now, I’m blown away every year by the talent and creativity behind some truly amazing pumpkin designs. Many of these designs can be easily replicated using […]

Value Village® Survey Reveals Top Canadian Halloween Costume Trends

Value Village® Survey Reveals Top Canadian Halloween Costume Trends

TORONTO, October 10, 2018 /CNW/ — When it comes to Halloween costumes this year, Canadians are opting for originality and bucking tradition: a whopping 55 percent state they would like to wear a costume no one else will have, according to a new survey from Value Village, also known as Village des Valeurs® in Québec. […]

10 Fun Ways to Limit Kids’ Halloween Candy

10 Fun Ways to Limit Kids’ Halloween Candy

In our house, Halloween was a time to overindulge on candy. It was part of the fun of the event and once the ‘good stuff’ was gone, the rest got tossed out anyway. The only thing I did to limit intake was to selflessly eat some myself. However, I’ve picked up many fantastic ideas for […]

Breast Cancer in Canada: Statistics and Symptoms

Breast Cancer in Canada: Statistics and Symptoms

Sadly, breast cancer is the second-leading cause of death from cancer in Canadian women, according to the Canadian Cancer Society.  The death rate has been dropping since the 80’s due to screening, early detection and improved treatment. Currently, it is estimated that about 1 in 8 Canadian women will develop breast cancer during her lifetime and […]

10 Side Businesses you can Start Online

10 Side Businesses you can Start Online

It’s a scary leap to just quit your job and try to earn enough money online. Even if you’re already home with the kids, it’s tough to work on your business full time while taking care of them. A lot of people may simply need to supplement their existing income. Luckily, many online business models […]

Food Preservation Guide V: Blanching, Freezing + Seal-A-Meal Tips

Food Preservation Guide V: Blanching, Freezing + Seal-A-Meal Tips

The easiest and most versatile method of food preservation, is to freeze it. Many fruits and veggies can be frozen without any preparation, or you can wash and chop them so they’re easy to take out and use for healthy recipes. While we’re all aware that freezing food is an option, there are a surprising […]