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Taking Leaps and Learning From Your Children

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    by Chris Read  “Go ahead, jump! I promise I will catch you.” She heard the words she wanted to hear and took the four-foot leap off the water trampoline and into my arms like the brave kid I … Continue reading

Autism families are in Crisis

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  Three things everyone should know about autism in Canada by Kathleen O’Grady Canadian governments have done little to address the crisis faced by autism families across the country.  This sentiment was true in 2007 when it was put forward … Continue reading

Ottawa Teacher on the Battlefields of France

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An Ottawa high school teacher is in the midst of a history lesson of a lifetime. LeeAnn Napiorkowski from St. Peter Catholic High School is experiencing Canada’s military past firsthand as part of the 11th annual Juno Beach Centre Summer Institute … Continue reading

Cracking Up the Capital Comedy Fest … #FTW

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Laugh and laugh some more at this summer’s Cracking Up the Capital Comedy Festival. Gather your friends and frenemies, peeps and neighbours, sibs and ‘rents, and anybody who could use a few chuckles … and head out to some of the … Continue reading

Food for Life Continues …

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                by Lauren Follett, BA, RHN, Registered Nutritionist I’m back, and so much has changed since I last posted! Here’s the short version: In August 2013 we moved from our 700 square-­foot condo in … Continue reading

Sopping Fun at Mont Cascades Waterpark

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  by Stephen Johnson   Hot, humid summer weather was the perfect excuse for our family to visit Mont Cascades Waterpark. Since the park’s website notes that it’s possible to bring food and non-alcoholic drinks on-site, we packed up fruits, … Continue reading

The Family Cottage and Your Finances

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by Ryan McLellan, Financial Advisor Many families have an emotional attachment to the cottage. It is a place rich with memories of family gatherings and happy times. However, the prices of vacation properties have risen dramatically over the past several … Continue reading

Digital Scrapbooking: A Creative Way to Connect With BFFs

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She’s your favorite person in the world, your best friend. No one gets you like she does. Unfortunately, your bestie lives 1,523 miles away. That’s about 21 hours and 46 minutes of driving time, but who’s counting? Having long-distance BFFs … Continue reading

A Better Way to Cook: Culiniste

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“A Better Way to Cook;” the tagline from Montreal-based food delivery company, Culiniste. They deliver a box of fresh ingredients to your door that contains everything you need to make 3 meals for your family. Intrigued? So was I. Continue reading