Winter Warm-Up

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Benefits of Renting a Cottage in Winter - The holidays are over. Housecleaning, major shopping and finding room for yet another overnight guest is all finally finished. Taking...
Family Day Activities - On the second or third Monday of February (depending on the province), Canadians celebrate a unique and worthy event –...
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...
AlgonquinPP snowshoe by Doug Hamilton Ski or Snowshoe in Ontario Parks - If you love to cross-country ski or snowshoe, head to Ontario Parks! Nineteen winter parks have over 450 kilometres of...
Bright color snowboarders posing on blue sky backdrop. Sheregesh, Siberia, Russia Best Snowboarding Hills in Canada - For some adventurers, nothing beats freeriding through forests with challenging small open patches. For other snowboarders, the adventure is in...
kids-love-snow 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...
happy-toddler-mitt Put Your Hands Together for Gloves and Mittens! - 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...
Photo from: ApartmentTherapy.com DIY Snow Globe - With the winter well upon us, we find ourselves wandering aimlessly around the internet, searching for the perfect crafts and DIYs...
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...
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...
One-hour Fireside Beef Bourguignon One-hour Fireside Beef Bourguignon - Family meals leading up the main holiday event are important too. Why not cuddle by the fire after trimming the tree while this quick but oh-so-delicious dish cooks in the kitchen.
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...
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...
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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