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A Reason (or 10) to Visit Beaches Turks & Caicos

The Beaches Resort in the Turks & Caicos is currently named the number one hotel for families in the Caribbean, Bermuda & the Bahamas category by Travel & Leisure Magazine (November 2014). Here are a few reasons why you should plan your next warm-weather family vacation at this beautiful resort. 1 | You Can’t Beat […]

Healthy Halloween Treats

By: Dr. Keith Kantor Halloween candy is typically processed full of dye, high fructose corn syrup and excessive amounts of sugar and other harmful preservatives.  Halloween is the kickoff to holiday weight gain, avoid having the treats in the house and opt for a healthy alternative like the brand names listed below.  These companies typically […]

Hot Find Friday: Lost My Name Books

In another edition of Hot Find Friday, I want to show you a personalized book I guarantee you is like no other you’ve seen before. It’s called Lost My Name. This book makes an ideal gift. (attention!: send this link to your family members who never know what to buy your child for Christmas!) It is […]

Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon & Sugar

By: Lindsay MacDonald Sweet Potatoes are a holiday staple in my house and this recipe has been passed through my family for years and years and years! The cinnamon, brown sugar and sweet potatoes complement each other so well and make for a lovely addition to the holiday table! My husband and kids can not […]

Happy Thanksgiving

Hot Find Friday: Hazel Village

When I started this series it was simply because I kept seeing such great new products popping up everywhere and I want to share them with you! Today’s Hot Find is Hazel Village. These woodland creatures are most adorable, sustainably made in Brooklyn, New York, and of heirloom quality. These animals come with infinite amounts […]

Local Review & Tips for Less Stressful Family Portraits: Deb Brown Photography

Getting family portraits done can be stressful. You’re getting the entire family dressed, pretty, fed, well rested, and out of the house, happily I might add, and on-time to meet your photographer. It feels nearly impossible when you’re in it. Here are some tips to make your next session less stressful. We recently had a […]

Easy Pumpkin Bread

By: Lindsay MacDonald There is just something so wonderful about the sights and smells of fall; the warm spices; the changing leaves and the pumpkin filled foods. Pumpkin Bread (or loaf)  is a family favourite around here and this recipe is so simple, my kids love to help make it! You will need: 2 3/4 […]

Kid Friendly Craft: Make Your Own Halloween Wreath

By: Leanne Janzen I love DIY wreaths. They are NOT just for Christmas anymore! This project was fun, and really inexpensive. You will need: Egg cartons Paint and paint brushes Halloween/Fall Stickers A piece of styrofoam or cardboard Glue Gun and Sticks   1. Start by cutting up your egg cartons, separating the bottom into […]

Back To School and Movies

Here in British Columbia, our kids finally started school, a few weeks late. It’s now time to get back to lunch-making. This year I’m making lunches for three (eek!). I love being a part of the Netflix Streamteam, not only because of the access to Netflix we didn’t have before (and we all love), but […]

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