Archive for 'Family Life'

Visiting Out-of-Town Relatives with Children

Visiting Out-of-Town Relatives with Children

Visiting friends and a long lost relatives in other cities is often a great break for parents.  As nice as these visits may be, it’s difficult for children to be on their best behavior. In fact, [...]

Keeping Camping with Family Fun and Safe

Keeping Camping with Family Fun and Safe

When you take your kids camping in the great outdoors, there are a few things you must keep in mind, for safety’s sake. Camping during summer holidays is one of the best ways of experiencing a [...]

Divorce and Fathers

Divorce and Fathers

Single parent dads. Staying the number one man in your children’s lives. Divorce and Fathers Statistics tell us that more than 40% of couples will divorce or separate.  That means a lot of families experience the [...]

Camping with Kids

Camping with Kids

Why time in the great outdoors brings families closer together. Camping with Kids There’s something about camping as a family that is truly special. Time just seems to slow down when we’re in Mother Nature, and [...]

Planning Family Vacations

Planning Family Vacations

How to plan a vacation that every member of your family will enjoy. Planning Family Vacations When it comes to family vacations, naturally it’s the parents who cover the costs. But that doesn’t mean we should [...]

Green Families

Green Families

How to become a greener family one step at a time Green Families Surveys show that Canadians consider the environment and climate change to be their number one concern.  But worrying about the environment and actually [...]

Discussing Scary News with Children

Discussing Scary News with Children

From the horror of the Boston Marathon bombings, to school shootings, to wars and natural catastrophes, it can feel like a big, bad world to children. As parents,  how do we explain such frightening events to our [...]

Morning Madness

Morning Madness

Tips for managing morning madness at your home. Morning Madness Getting breakfast, making lunches, packing school bags and getting kids out the door can be a daunting task in the morning.  Of course the more responsibility [...]

Family Chores

Family Chores

A look at what kids get from helping out with family chores Family Chores Making beds, clearing tables and taking out the trash are all common jobs we ask our kids to do.  And while our [...]

Families & Life Lessons

Families & Life Lessons

 How those everyday chores teach our children lessons on life. Families and Life Lessons Taking your toddler and preschooler along for everyday chores like banking and shopping can be a great lesson for kids.  Helping out [...]