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Humor in the Family

Humor in the Family

Why the family that laughs together stays together.  Humor in the Family Being a parent is serious stuff, but that doesn’t man we need to be only serious with our kids.  Laughing and joking and having [...]

Ice Safety

Ice Safety

What every parent must consider when skating outdoors with kids. Ice Safety Ice skating is a wonderful winter activity for families. It’s fun, great exercise and if you’re lucky enough to skate on a pond, river [...]

Chocolate Caramel Truffles

Chocolate Caramel Truffles

Looking for a great cookbook for the food lover in your life?   Then look no further than The New Classics, the ultimate best-of collection from Donna Hay Magazine, featuring more than 300 recipes across over 400 beautiful pages. [...]

Santa’s Cookie Factory

Santa’s Cookie Factory

Ho, ho, ho, Santa’s been busy rustling up some tasty truffles to tickle the taste buds.             Rudolph’s Truffles 1/2 cup (125 g) melted butter 3 cups crushed graham crackers 4 tablespoons coconut [...]

Christmas Routines & Traditions

Christmas Routines & Traditions

How family rituals can light up children’s lives during holiday season. Xmas Routines It seems that during the chilly month of December, many families are enjoying traditions and rituals together.  Whether it’s based on culture or [...]

Butternut Bacon

Butternut Bacon

With the latest warnings about processed meats from the World Health Organization, here’s a great “bacon” recipe without any of the health risks from the cookbook The Everyday Squash Cook. And it tastes great! Trust me, [...]

Children and Christmas Party Safety

Children and Christmas Party Safety

Keeping kids safe while enjoying those holiday parties. Christmas Party Safety It’s during the holiday season that as parents, we can let our guard down, particularly at seasonal gatherings with friends and family. It’s exactly why [...]

Over-hyping Christmas

Over-hyping Christmas

How to keep the holiday season in perspective. Hyped Up Christmas There is so much pressure to have the perfect Christmas, from the food, to the décor to the gifts we give and receive. Often we [...]

Banning Teen Friends

Banning Teen Friends

A look at the influence we have over who our kids hang out with. Banning Friends Is your teen hanging out with someone who you think is a bad influence?  Would you love to ban that [...]

Democracy In Families

Democracy In Families

 Should families be run as a democracy? Democracy in Families As parents, it’s tempting to lay down the rules and expect our children to abide by them..  But if we want to raise kids who can [...]