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The Family That Skis Together

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    by Pam Dillon By a fireplace in the Holland family’s west Ottawa home, there’s an artwork that is as compelling as it is fitting. In oil on canvas, freestyle skier Alexandre Bilodeau’s gold-medal performance at the 2010 Vancouver … Continue reading

Ottawa’s Active Living Club

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Outside, Social and Healthy On a bright Friday morning, people are streaming into the foyer at Bell Arena on the outskirts of Bells Corners. Dianna Thompson is one of them. A smiling lady in a powder-blue jacket, she’s here to … Continue reading

This March Break Camp is Going to the Dogs

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(and cats, and rabbits and…) by Lynn Rees Lambert  “I’m going to be a vet!” For parents who have heard that declaration more than once, and for those with children who love getting close to our four-legged friends, there are … Continue reading

Travelling for March Break? Gear Up!

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 The countdown is on. In just a few days, the kids are on March Break and many families will be heading away on a spring adventure. If you’re travelling out of town, be sure to mmake To Do lists and … Continue reading

Nutrition Month: Eat Well from 9 to 5

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In the middle of your workday afternoon, when your energy starts to wane, do you grab for a quick energy-boosting snack? Maybe you take orders and make a run to the nearest ‘Bucks for frappuccinos, oat bars and pumpkin spice … Continue reading

Recipe to Love: Lentil Bolognese

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Looking for a yummy recipe to start the weekend off with mega-fuel and nutrition — so you can whip down the canal or the ski and sliding hills? Have we got you covered!  This yummy recipe from TummyThyme fits the … Continue reading

At Home with Katherine Dines

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When Katherine Dines opens the red-painted door to her Nepean home, the welcome is gracious and warm. “Come in, come in,” she says. “The water’s hot for tea. Would you like some?” Petite, pretty and animated, the media personality has … Continue reading

Know This About Vaccination

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As cases of measles continue to spread across the United States, the Canadian Paediatric Society is reminding parents about the importance of timely immunization. Vaccination is the best way to protect children and youth against many diseases, including measles. 
While … Continue reading

Use Home Maintenance To Teach Your Kids

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You’ll often hear parents say you should teach your kids basic repair and home maintenance skills so they can use them when they’re grown up. But there is more to these lessons than self-efficacy. Letting your children help with cleaning, … Continue reading