GLAD press n’ seal Suncatcher

GLAD press n' seal Suncatcher

This is an easy activity – a quick boredom buster – turning stuff you already have in your kitchen drawers into a fun arts n’ crafts activity. My GLAD press n’ seal Suncatcher activity takes no prep (and clean up is a breeze).  My 4 year old had a lot of fun and his GLAD press n’ […]

Parent Club Profiles: Helaine Becker

Parent Club Profiles: Helaine Becker

You know when you meet someone and you think: “I want to be her when I grow up”. For me that’s Helaine Becker. Helaine is an award-winning, Canadian, kids lit author who has written over 60 books. I asked Helaine if we could do an author Q & A…and she generously agreed. Parent Club Profiles: Helaine […]

Family Day Activity Ideas

50 Activities To Keep Kids Busy Indoors

Everyone is looking for Family Day Activity Ideas so I thought it good timing to do a round up of family friendly activities. From stuff do to at home, to places to go (Great Wolf Lodge tips & Ontario Science Centre tips) and general boredom busters to keeps kids and parent entertained on Family Day. So […]

Kidville Family Day

Kidville Family Day

Looking for something to do in Toronto for Family Day? Join me at Kidville Family Day! Location: Yonge Lawrence Village. Special appearance by TreehouseTV’s Splash’NBoots…you want to go to this… Tickets for Kidville Family Day are limited so don’t miss out. This will be my first time visiting Kidville (and I took a virtual tour on their website […]

Have You Tried Next Issue Canada?

Next Issue

Have you tried Next Issue Canada? I am a loyal subscriber to my favourite print magazines…but I am starting to love this new instant and affordable way to browse all my favourite magazines on my tablet (and stumble upon some new ones)… Next Issue Canada No matter what you’re into—food and fashion, celebrity and entertainment, news […]

Favourite Free Valentine Fonts

Favourite Free Valentine Fonts

Valentine’s Day is approaching (fast!). I have a few Valentine’s Day kid activities in the works (check back soon!). In the meantime, sharing my Favourite Free Valentine Fonts to get your in the February 14th mood…I think these would be pretty awesome for homemade class Valentines, party invitations, Valentine school lunch notes, Valentine decorations, and of […]

#WW w linky – Book Launch

Parent Club w linky - book launch

So last Friday, I was invited by The Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators & Performers (CANSCAIP) to present at the Ontario Library Association Super Conference (#OLASC15). As a blogger turned author (who still is devoted to blogging)…it was a honour to be there. You might remember last year’s Meet and Greet With Caroline Fernandez at the same […]

Valentine’s Day Activities

Valentine's Day Class Treats

February 14th is coming and we might be on the look out for class crafts, family fun, and Valentine’s Day Activities. From Valentine’s Day class treats to a Valentine’s Day chocolate cupcake recipe…I’ve brought back a few posts from the past to create this Valentine’s Day Activities round-up. Valentine’s Day Class Treats Yes, chocolate and candy […]

Birthday Party Ideas

How To Make An Easy Photo Backdrop

Recently, I have been searching for Birthday Party Ideas for my son. I certainly wanted easy birthday party ideas (as much as I love Pinterest and Martha Stewart…I’m no Martha). Since we all love to capture those special birthday party moments in photos, I was eager to learn how to make an easy photo backdrop for […]

Make Room For Play

Make Room For Play

I am a big proponent of reducing screen time to Make Room For Play. I “get” that my kids need computer time to do homework. I “get” that it’s fun to play video games. I “get” that favourite TV shows can be down time. You can’t eliminate screens in this modern age…but you can reduce them…and make […]

5 Active Games For Families

5 Active Games For Families

A few years ago, we bought an Xbox for our family. We aren’t really “gamers” – however – we wanted an indoor, physically active, family activity for the winter months. We have regular “Xbox-offs”; enjoying time together and fun exercise. Here are 5 Active Games For Families which will get your family moving… 5 Active Games For Families […]