Winter Warm-Up

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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...
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 - With the holidays upon us, we find ourselves wandering aimlessly around the internet, searching for the perfect crafts and DIYs....
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...
Wine recipes How to Perfectly Roast a Turkey - This is a basic recipe for roasting a turkey simply and easily. If you want more tips, see these great...
Rustic Sausage-Polenta Lasagne Rustic Sausage-Polenta Lasagne - The Italians do celebrations correctly: by adding lasagne to all of them. Pull this one together fast by thawing the sausages...
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 - Peanut sauce is like the chocolate sauce of dinnertime. I’m pretty sure I’d eat my shoe if it were covered...
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 - Using frozen pearl onions saves lots of time and anguish, making this an easy side dish to pull together.
mac-cheese-1000 One-Skillet Cheesy Beef and Macaroni - Green bell pepper is often called for in dishes like this, and it’s fine. But red (or orange or yellow)...
weekday weekend stew 2 in 1: Weekend or Weeknight Beef Stew - This is a two in one beef stew that can be enjoyed during the week and spruced up for the...
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 - Cold weather can take a toll on anyone’s skin, but winter months can be especially tough on little cheeks and...
seedwreath3 A Craft for the Birds: Pretty Birdseed Wreath - It’s been bitterly cold here in Ottawa lately (cold enough to even freeze bubbles as evidenced on my blog recently) and...
Photography by Gav Martell A Kid-Friendly Winter Treat: Melting Snowman Cupcakes - With the kids around the house over the holidays I get lots of little hands looking to help out in...
winter Unexpected Teachable Moments: Buying Winter Coats - Every fall, I buy a new winter coat for each of my children. The coats have to be warm enough...
CF_Cookies_150 Snow Day Snack: Ice Box Lion Cookies - It’s already been a wicked-cold winter, and we’re barely into the season yet! Next time buses are cancelled and you...
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 - Recipe by Leeanne Wright
Cheesy Snowman Snacks Cheesy Snowman Snacks - Recipe by Julia Aitken

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