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coffee Great Winter Party Idea: Host a Coffee Klatsch - Are you starting to think about spring yet? It seems that department stores, radio stations, coffee shops and even your friends…
happy-toddler-mitt Put Your Hands Together for Gloves! - Ask any child—or adult—who has suffered a Canadian winter day with fingers so cold that you fear one of them might have broken off. Thats…
winter-couple-staycation 3 Romantic Getaways That Fit Your Budget - We know that it’s easy for the romance to quickly give way to work, play dates and rushed meals. To…
jiffy How to Get Vitamin D in the Winter - A Statistics Canada survey found that two-thirds of the population of Canada has vitamin D levels below the amount associated with…
fever 9 Myths about Winter Illnesses - There are so many myths about illnesses and health running around out there that sometimes it's difficult to distinguish fact…
Photo by Michael Albertat Top 10 Reasons Why Winter Doesn’t Suck - If you're not a fan of chilly temps and find that the appeal of wintertime is quickly dwindling with feelings of…
Photo from: ApartmentTherapy.com DIY Snow Globe - Photo from: ApartmentTherapy.com With the holidays upon us, we find ourselves wandering aimlessly around the internet, searching for the perfect…
fur-hat Let It Snow! Keep Littles Warm with These Gifts - Even if it's not yet snowing in your neck of the woods, we all know it's coming. Winter will be…
turkeyLG_ How to Perfectly Roast a Turkey - Turkey roasting tips and tricks that are sure to make your bird moist and flavourful
One-hour Fireside Beef Bourguignon One-hour Fireside Beef Bourguignon - We took a few shortcuts on this classic stew, but we guarantee it's not short on flavour. Using a tender cut of beef instead of stewing beef results in melt-in-your-mouth meat without hours of simmering.
Rustic Sausage-Polenta Lasagne Rustic Sausage-Polenta Lasagne - Kids love sausages and carbs, you love easy sophistication.
Once Upon a Forest Once Upon a Forest - If you walk in the woods today, what you find may be a surprise. Children are just the right size…
Fake-Snow3 Fake Snow Made from Shaving Cream and Corn Starch - Our littles simply can't wait for the first snowfall to make a snowman this year...so we decided to make snow…
Best Boots for Kids Best Boots for Our Babes - With these great fall and winter boots for kids we may be opening ourselves up to a wee amount of…
heart-recipes-302 15 Hearty Stew Recipes to Make for Dinner - These delicious recipes can be made the night before and quickly warmed up for dinner the next day or packed…
Quick-Chicken-sm Quick Chicken & Baby Broccoli with Spicy Peanut Sauce - The whole dish cooks in only about 10 minutes but results in juicy chicken, tender broccolini, and thick, bubbly sauce.
turkey-meatball-chili Warm Up with a Bowl of Turkey Meatball Chili - Delicious, savoury Turkey Meatball Chili is an easy and healthy twist on a kid-friendly, classic belly-warming meal. This simple recipe…
Fun Indoor Family Activities 7 Fun Indoor Family Activities - Sure, the days are shorter in winter. But to the parent trapped inside from dawn to dusk with a toddler…
The Best Family-Tested Winter Boots The Best Family-Tested Winter Boots - Canadian winters can be harsh on little feet, especially when kids play outside for hours. The last thing you want…
Pearl-Onion-Gratin-with-Parmesan-1000 Pearl Onion Gratin with Parmesan, Savory & Thyme - This is a delicious update of the traditional creamed onion dish that for some families is de rigueur at Thanksgiving.
mac-cheese-1000 One-Skillet Cheesy Beef and Macaroni - This cheesy beef and macaroni skillet will hit the spot for busy families and kids.
weekday weekend stew 2 in 1: Weekend or Weeknight Beef Stew - This stew can take you from the week to the weekend, with versatile flavours.
Chipmunk Softie 8 Crafts to Make with Stray Mittens and Gloves - It’s pretty much impossible to go through an entire winter without losing a pair—or at least half a pair—of gloves.…
Slow Cooker White Chili 5 Recipes for Healthy Hot Lunches - Think outside the sandwich. Hot, healthy lunches are in and kids are more likely to enjoy some hearty chili, soup…
Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate: The Perfect Winter Drink - On these chilly winter days, warming up with a mug of hot chocolate in hand is certainly an inviting idea.…
Photography from iStockphoto.com How to Prevent and Treat Dry Skin During Winter - Photography from iStockphoto.com Cold weather can take a toll on anyone’s skin, but winter months can be especially tough on…
Hearty Chicken Soup Hearty Chicken Soup with Star Pasta - There’s nothing like a steaming bowl of soup on a brisk fall day. While you can use store-bought stock, it’s super simple to make your own in the slow cooker.
1783_250 Winter Vegetable Croustade au Gratin - A hearty helping of vegetables is a perfect side or main dish for holiday dinners
seedwreath3 A Craft for the Birds: Pretty Birdseed Wreath - Our birdseed wreath! It’s been bitterly cold here in Ottawa lately (cold enough to even freeze bubbles as evidenced on…
Photography by Gav Martell A Kid-Friendly Winter Treat: Melting Snowman Cupcakes - Photography by Gav Martell With the kids around the house over the holidays I get lots of little hands looking…
winter Unexpected Teachable Moments: Buying Winter Coats - Photography by Ali Martell Every fall, I buy a new winter coat for each of my children. The coats have…
CF_Cookies_150 Snow Day Snack: Ice Box Lion Cookies - Photography from Diamonds for Dessert It's already been a wicked-cold winter, and we're barely into the season yet! Next time…
A Guide to Winter Illnesses A Guide to Winter Illnesses - The snow and subzero temperatures of Canada's coldest months are back — and with them, the red, runny noses, aching…
Read-to-me Brownies Read-to-Me Brownies - Cozy up with your little one, a good book and these scrumptious brownies. A perfect mid-week dessert, they whip up in a snap - and dirty only one bowl
Cheesy Snowman Snacks Cheesy Snowman Snacks - Bocconcini snow balls, pretzel arms and radish hats make adorable winter-time snacks!

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