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Taking Leaps and Learning From Your Children


    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

Make Memories with Liquid Sunshine? Why Not!

Nobilo + Ceviche 3

Five reasons why Nobilo Regional Collection Sauvignon Blanc is your wine of the week….. LCBO #415745  |  $14.95 (was $16.92, save $2.00)   1. It immortalizes summer! Here we are, it’s back to school and our last long weekend of … Continue reading

Family FUNdraiser Saturday for School Garden Grant Program


Whole Foods Market Lansdowne Park is holding its first annual FUNdraising Day this Saturday, September 5, from 3 to 7 p.m in the Horticulture Building, 1525 Princess Patricia. This family event features garden planting activities and crafts for kids, live … Continue reading

#Ott Adventures: Bear Watching


    by Stephen Johnson I have always wanted to go on safari in Africa but the airfare hasn’t been affordable. That’s why I was intrigued to learn Kenauk Nature offers a safari-type experience that involves bear watching. The great … Continue reading

Obesity: Is Your Kid at Risk?


by Alan Viau Statistics Canada has released a report that should scare parents about the future health of their children. Over the last 37 years, childhood obesity has exploded for both boys and girls aged three to 19. This trend predicts that we … Continue reading

Raise a Glass to the Weekend!


Five Reasons why Pierre Sparr Brut Crémant d’Alsace is your wine of the week…. LCBO Vintages #416040 | $18.95 by Monique Ippolito 1. It is a sure-fire crowd pleaser! Whether you enjoy it at Sunday brunch or use as a … Continue reading

Doodling is Good … and Other School Tips


In a few days, students of all ages will be going back to school.  As parents begin to plan for summer routines to change back to school routines, they should be thinking about how collaboration both at home and in … Continue reading

Broccoli Doesn’t Have to be Boring


by Lauren Follett, BA, RHN, Registered Nutritionist It’s easy to get stuck in a cooking rut especially when it comes to vegetables. We’ve all done the boiled or steamed broccoli thing, and it’s boring. Next time you go to cook … Continue reading

The Healthy Side of Bacon


  Admit it. Your relationship with bacon is complicated. On one hand, you can’t imagine your life without it. It smells amazing and tastes even better. It has that perfect mixture of saltiness, sweetness and smokiness. It makes that satisfying … Continue reading