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Mother’s Day Gifts To Suit Every Mom (Including You)

Posted April 13, 2015 by Sonya

Now, while we may not need anything from our families to let us know how much they love us, it’s nice to know they’re thinking of us on Mother’s Day. But there’s the thing, sometimes it’s just easier to shop […]

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Hunt Worthy Easter Bunny Treats

Posted April 1, 2015 by Sonya

Hosting family and friends over the Easter Weekend? Ours always includes an egg hunt for the kids and thoughtful gifts for adult guests. We’ve looked around the city and discovered some great finds! SOMA Chocolatemaker takes your chocolate addiction up […]

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March Break Guide To Toronto + Win Tickets To The ROM!

Posted March 6, 2015 by Sonya

If you aren’t planning a holiday this March Break, don’t fret! There is plenty to see and do in Toronto, and thank goodness for that! We all know the kids can get a little squirrely if they’re locked up indoors […]

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Calgary

March Break Guide To Calgary & Edmonton

Posted March 5, 2015 by Anonymous

Both Calgary and Edmonton offer a wide-array of family activities throughout the March Break to keep children of all ages busy and happy. Here are some things to do during the break. Calgary Disney On Ice: Princesses & Heroes Disney […]

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Family

March Break Guide To Vancouver

Posted March 3, 2015 by Anonymous

The Vancouver District School Board is closed from March 9 to the 23rd for March Break. While school is out, there are plenty of exciting and fun activities both children and families throughout the city. Skate The Dry Spot Indoor Located […]

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Brazil

How To Be More Confident In Your Own Skin

Posted February 18, 2015 by Sonya

What is it about women in Brazil that makes them so beautiful? I’ve had this conversation several times and often my friends and I will joke about how, according to what we read in the magazines, they all start getting […]

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UrbanKitchen: Recipes To Celebrate Chinese New Year

Posted February 17, 2015 by Sonya

Our family is getting ready to usher in the Chinese New Year on February 19th! You’ll often here it referred to as also the ‘Lunar New Year’ as other asian cultures also celebrate it. It’s a time when we get […]

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Ohhh My Valentine! Fifty Shades of Gift Ideas

Posted February 12, 2015 by Sonya

Chocolates and flowers are nice but…. let’s get busy for a moment and kick things up a few notches for Valentines Day. OH COME ON!  It’s about just having a bit of fun with surprising your lover! But is there […]

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Easy Valentine’s Sweetie Recipes For Families!

Posted February 12, 2015 by Sonya

My little one loves being in the kitchen so as soon as February rolled around we started checking out a few Valentine’s Day recipes that he could help make too! Here are our three favourites that are easy and yummy. […]

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Family Day Weekend Arts & Culture Events In Toronto

Posted February 11, 2015 by Sonya

We’re excited for the upcoming Family Day Weekend in the city and there’s no shortage of things to do. While we know that that there are plenty of skating rinks and ski hills to enjoy but if you’ve got kids […]

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Crafts

6 Candy-Free Ways To Treat Your Kids This Valentine’s Day

Posted February 9, 2015 by Anonymous

Written by Kait Fowlie One way to make Valentine’s Day really special for your kids? Think outside the box and treat them to something a little more interesting than a bag of foil wrapped hearts. (Added bonus: no sugar-induced crazy […]

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Entertainment

6 Sweet Valentine’s Day Movies To Watch With Kids

Posted February 6, 2015 by Anonymous

Written by Kait Fowlie Spending Valentine’s Day as a family this year? We totally approve. After all, the day is all about celebrating love. Love, and chocolate. A veg-out session on the couch with your fam and a movie you […]

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Our Favourite Valentine’s Day Gifts Under $100

Posted February 5, 2015 by Sonya

I heart Valentine’s Day! Okay, it’s really a guilt free day of indulging with those you love right? But no pressure, really. I don’t expect to be showered by expensive gifts. Hey, I’ve been with my honey since 1986 and […]

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Fun & Festive Family Meals Perfect For Valentine’s Day

Posted February 4, 2015 by Anonymous

It’d be nice if we could just eat sweets and treats all day on Valentine’s Day, but it’s probably best to eat a little real food in between bites of chocolates, cookies and candy! With a basic heart-shaped cookie cutter […]

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6 Best Brands Of Chocolate You Need To Try

Posted February 2, 2015 by Anonymous

Written by Natalie Ast This Valentine’s Day, indulge in some decadent chocolate from master makers. Whether you prefer a fluffy truffle that melts in your mouth, or a deep, rich dark square, everyone has their favorites. Here’s a round up […]

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Events Celebrating Black History Month Then & Now

Posted February 2, 2015 by Sonya

There are many ways that we can recognize Black History Month here in Canada. The Black Artists’ Networks in Dialogue (BAND) and TD present Then & Now, a series of must-see events across Canada that highlight the significant contributions African […]

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How To Lose Your Mind In 16 Days

Posted January 7, 2015 by Anonymous

“Oh school routine, oh school routine, my sanity enhances,” I have never been so freaking excited to fill a backpack in my entire life. I love extra time with my growing son, but I have carefully and painstakingly planned his […]

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How To Make The Most Of A Luxurious Staycation

Posted January 1, 2015 by Sonya

For years we’ve struggled with the idea of travelling over the holiday season. We’ve had great experiences travelling to tropical paradises, ski getaways and everything in between during this time of year. It was always great to escape with the […]

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Entertainment

Five Reasons Why We Kiss On New Year’s Eve

Posted December 31, 2014 by Anonymous

The day is finally here, the last day of 2014. And to celebrate, people around the world will be attending parties, watching fireworks, staying in and popping champagne. No matter what you are doing, there is one tradition that goes […]

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Watch How Canadian Tire Saved Santa!

Posted December 25, 2014 by Sonya

Well, this morning the kids got up waaay earlier than usual. Tip-toed down the stairs to see if Santa had visited, after all they have been really good this past year. So, good that Santa had to read their minds […]

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Holiday Etiquette For Kids: What They Need To Know

Posted December 24, 2014 by Anonymous

The holidays are truly a magical time of year, especially for kids. It’s easy for them to get swept away in all the holiday excitement, and perhaps even easier for them to forget all their manners as well. So as […]

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An Easy “Bubbly” New Year’s Eve Party For Kids

Posted December 19, 2014 by Guest Author

New Year’s Eve with kids is tough. I’m not sure if I can stay up until midnight, and I definitely do not want my kids to be awake that long. So this year, I’m having a Bubbly New Year’s party, […]

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La Societe’s Chef Romain Avril Shares A Favourite Recipe!

Posted December 19, 2014 by Sonya

As a foodie family we’re often asked where we like to eat out in the city. Since we enjoy eating out A LOT, we have several favourites and are constantly trying out new ones. La Societe  (131 Bloor Street West, Toronto) […]

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Christmas

Celebrating The Holidays & Sharing Your #WellWishes

Posted December 18, 2014 by Anonymous

We are literally days away from Christmas, and Hanukah has already begun—it is well and truly the holiday season now. I’m pretty proud that I can say I’ve finished all my holiday shopping, my tree is up and decorated, I’ve […]

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Entertainment

Charles The Butler’s Foolproof Guide To Holiday Entertaining

Posted December 18, 2014 by Sonya

Just breathe. Holiday entertaining can seem very overwhelming when you are faced with this heavy season of having friends and family over. I like to think I’m pretty organized when it comes to dinner parties. I tend to be pretty cool […]

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This or That? The Ultimate Gift Of #unBOXingPossibilities

Posted December 17, 2014 by Sonya

This time each year I’m on the hunt for “The Ultimate Gift” for a few people on my list. I’m on the look out for gift ideas that can give that wow factor.  I’m working down my list and almost […]

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General

Top 10 Items Food Banks Need Now

Posted December 17, 2014 by Sonya

We are in our local Loblaws more often these days as it’s a busy season of hosting company over for various get togethers and all kinds of reasons to be baking. The cookie exchanges, holiday parties and the pot luck […]

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Christmas

Edible Holiday Gifts Perfect For Your Neighbours

Posted December 16, 2014 by Anonymous

Written by Kait Fowlie You’ve receive more pre-packaged biscotti than you know what to do with—to re-gift, or not regift? If you want your neighbors to add it to their pile of sugar-infused generic sweets, sure, hand ‘em over. But […]

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Christmas

Holiday Gifts For The Whole Family

Posted December 15, 2014 by Anonymous

Are you thinking of getting a “family” gift to put under the tree this year? Or maybe you were hoping to find a family gift to give your neighbours or relatives. It may seem like a strange thing to do—buy […]

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Lucky Initials On #MonogramMondays

Posted December 15, 2014 by Sonya

How’s your holiday shopping going? I’m in frenzy mode now that I’ve realized that this is the last week of school. The final week before the kids are off and there’s little time left to finish off the shopping. There […]

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Holiday Gift Guide: For The Person Who Has Everything

Posted December 13, 2014 by Sonya

You know this person, we all do. The person who seems to have everything that you could possible think of. The person that always leaves you scratching your head when you try to buy them a gift. I have a […]

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My Holiday Secret: A Pancake Faux Pas & A Chance To Win!

Posted December 12, 2014 by Anonymous

Holidays can be very stressful. There is so much planning that needs to be done. Dotting all those i’s and crossing all those t’s while baking the perfect batch of cookies—it can be overwhelming. I have a confession to make. […]

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Beauty

Top 5 Beauty Tips To Make You Radiant For The Holidays

Posted December 12, 2014 by Sonya

We’re into the festive season now with office parties, neighbourhood dinners and nights out with friends. We’ve getting our Secret Santa gifts all ready and finalizing our menus. Now, how about everything that keeps you from looking exhausted and frazzled […]

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Christmas

Donny & Marie Bring Christmas Fun To Toronto

Posted December 11, 2014 by Sonya

I know what your thinking. Donny and Marie Osmond? Yes, remember them? I certainly do! They are in Toronto with their annual Christmas Show bringing everything they’ve got. They’re here until December 21st playing at the Princess of Wales Theatre […]

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Holiday Gift Guide For The Foodie On Your List

Posted December 11, 2014 by Anonymous

Social media has turned food lovers into somewhat of a phenomenon; if it isn’t #foodie, it’s #foodporn. And we eat it up, literally. For the person on your list who Instagrams every meal, we’ve rounded up the best gifts for […]

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Canada

Watch This: Canadian Tire Bring Holiday Cheer To Children’s Hospitals

Posted December 10, 2014 by Sonya

December always warms my heart. Ever since I was little, Christmas has been something to look forward to. Family traditions of gingerbread houses, decorating trees and wondering what to leave out for Santa are always a must. But seeing all […]

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Family

Christmas Gifts For The Hard-To-Buy-For Dad

Posted December 10, 2014 by Anonymous

Written by Lauren Sena Dads aren’t always the easiest person on your list to go holiday shopping for. To help you avoid getting him something that he won’t use (does he really need another tie?), we came up some neat […]

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The Most Delicious Holiday Desserts in a Pinch!

Posted December 10, 2014 by Sonya

Tis the season of entertaining! Our social calendar is filling up fast and we’re happy to partake in the fun of the festive season. Like any good guest, I like to bring something to the party and I often offer […]

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Entertainment

Holiday Gift Guide for the Little Gamers

Posted December 9, 2014 by Sonya

It’s an exciting time of year and many consumers will be including electronics/games as gifts over the holiday season. If you have little gamers making their wishlists, you’ll probably see one of more of these titles on their wish list. […]

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General

Bake It Forward With Cookies To Care

Posted December 8, 2014 by Sonya

There’s much talk this time of year about how to incorporate the spirit of “giving” into our holiday plans. No matter how much we have or how little we have to get by, I’m hearing from families in all different […]

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