Category Archives: Kids

This gritty, positive phrase may help you and your kids climb mountains

While watching the Golden Globes a few weeks ago, my daughter curled up by my side, I came across a little nugget of inspiration in one of the winner’s acceptance speeches. Actress Gina Rodriquez, star of Jane the Virgin, thanked … Continue reading

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Favourite home-made meals and baking, like this yummy banana chocolate chip loaf, provide more than just sustenance

  I just finished baking, for the fourth week in a row, my kids’ favourite banana chocolate chip loaf and as I pulled it out of the oven, I was reminded of a study released last week. It said moms … Continue reading

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Develop your child’s math mind with these fun games and favourite apps

Some people believe you have a math mind or you don’t. Here’s a study that refutes that idea by suggesting your mind’s ability to do math can be improved simply by learning multiplication and addition to the point you know … Continue reading

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A must-see for parents, professionals and life enthusiasts, Angela Lee Duckworth’s Ted Talk discusses the key to success

Whether you’re guiding a child’s development or looking for more victories personally or professionally, Angela Lee Duckworth’s Ted Talk The key to success? Grit is a must-see. An informative and illuminating discussion of the pivotal requirement for triumphing in life, Angela … Continue reading

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Stoke campfire fun with these six favourite games

Whether you’re at the cottage, in the wilderness or even in your backyard, sitting around a campfire is a pretty cool summer activity. From singing songs to telling ghost stories – dial down the spooky nature of the stories for … Continue reading

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Considering buying a trampoline? Before taking the leap, here are expert suggestions for keeping jumpers safe

With a cool forecast and five kids at our cottage this week, fear (panic really) won out over caution with our purchase yesterday of a Springfree trampoline.  A seriously fun addition to our activity roster, my kids have been on … Continue reading

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