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Help your parents make a smart move


Worried about your parents? If they’re older and still living in the family home, this new season brings with it new hassles. Continue reading

The Ultimate Cookbook for Hockey Families

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  Smell of Victory in the kitchen and on the road The smell alone is apt to send hockey families running. Huh? You’d be forgiven for imagining the nose pinching and scattering when a player opens an equipment bag. Not … Continue reading

Ribtoberfest, Carp Fair and more Ottawa Fun


Ribtoberfest It’s a great (not to mention finger-licking good) time to head to downtown Ottawa. Ribtoberfest on Sparks Street is happening today, September 25, and running through Sunday, September 28. Eight different BBQ rib stations, live entertainment, buskers, Oktoberfest fare, … Continue reading

Snowball Your Family Out of Debt and Into a Happier Future


Canadians are in debt. According to a recent report from Equifax Canada, the average Canadian holds $20,759 in debt, excluding mortgages. Most of us didn’t get into debt all at once, either. Sure, big-ticket emergencies can drive a person into … Continue reading

Awesome Adventure at Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto


by Stephen Johnson Ever since the Ripley’s Aquarium opened in Toronto about a year ago, it has been on our family’s bucket list.  A recent trip to Toronto provided the perfect opportunity to visit the aquarium. We had followed the … Continue reading

Butternut Squash Soup


  Take this soup for a spin, and then try the Thai variation. Created by the dieticians at Blendtec, it’s nutritious and can be quickly made in a blender — For the Win and the YUM! Ingredients 1   large butternut squash  … Continue reading

Prevent EV-D68? Wash Those Hands!


by Pam Dillon Does somebody in your family have a case of the sniffles? Yesterday, I visited my youngest for the first time since he went away to school. I was thrilled to see his beautiful face and to know … Continue reading

Ottawa Dad Lives Well with Arthritis


  Angelo Georgitsos knows a thing or two about determination. He’s an RCMP officer who loves his job and who serves his community with diligence, despite a painful, chronic health condition. In December of 2009, he was diagnosed with psoriatic … Continue reading

The Reluctant Triathlete

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 by Sharon DeVellis When you think of a triathlete, I’m not exactly the image that springs to mind. I’m a 44-year-old mom of two who was never particularly athletic. I try my best to avoid Lycra unless it’s in the … Continue reading