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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 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…
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…
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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