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.

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 […]

7 Tips for Buying a 2-in-1 (Hybrid) Laptop for Students + DELL Top Picks

7 Tips for Buying a 2-in-1 (Hybrid) Laptop for Students + DELL Top Picks

Whether you’re shopping for a gift for a student or back-to-school supplies, a laptop and/or tablet has become a standard item on the list. High school, college and university studies now require this pricey item. Choose wisely and the laptop could last through all of your school years. Select a versatile 2-in-1 hybrid and you’ll get […]

Canadian Road Safety: Resources, Alarming Statistics and Infographic

Canadian Road Safety: Resources, Alarming Statistics and Infographic

With school back in session, Canadian municipalities, organizations and businesses are imploring parents to stay calm and focused during the chaotic school zone rush hours of drop-off and pick-up.  An increase in pedestrian and bicyclist accidents overall in Canada, has resulted in an urgent need for education and awareness.

Can I Afford to Stay Home with my Kids in Canada?

Can I Afford to Stay Home with my Kids in Canada?

Many Canadian parents would like to stay at home with their young children. The thought of sending them to daycare or leaving them with a stranger pulls at our heartstrings and causes both anxiety and guilt. On top of that, life gets very busy when you’re trying to raise children and look after your home. […]

How to Raise an Entrepreneur

How to Raise an Entrepreneur

You’ve seen them on Dragon’s Den, those young Canadian entrepreneurs who look like they were born into the role.  One thing virtually all of them share, is supportive parents who nurtured and encouraged them.  You can be the kind of parent who helps your child pursue life as an entrepreneur too. The skills you equip […]

How to Teach Kids to Embrace Differences

How to Teach Kids to Embrace Differences

Whatever your background is, whether you’re Caucasian, a visible minority or of mixed ethnic background like myself – no one wants to feel marginalized or alienated from mainstream North American or Canadian culture. While some may find comfort in being part of a larger group or community, others who have grown up straddling more than […]

Top Toys in Canada 2016: Star Wars, The Force Awakens

Top Toys in Canada 2016: Star Wars, The Force Awakens

200 Canadian Stores say these Star Wars, The Force Awakens™ toys and games are their top sellers for the 2016 Holiday Season!

Hurry! Hatchimals Draggle & Penguala are in Stock in Canada!

Hurry! Hatchimals Draggle & Penguala are in Stock in Canada!

Hatchimals are THE toy to buy this year and they’ve been scarce since they were first released. Canadian shoppers are desperately seeking the “magical” creatures, only to find “out of stock” notices everywhere they look.  There are still legit sellers who have Hatchimals in stock who are in (or will ship to) Canada, but you’ll […]

New Youth Suicide Study Reveals Triggers (Infographic)

New Youth Suicide Study Reveals Triggers (Infographic)

New research into youth suicide in the UK has revealed key causes and risk factors that can help us save children, teens and young adults all over the world. Here in Canada, suicide is the second highest cause of death among 15-24 year olds, accounting for 24% of all deaths in this age group. The […]