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Choosing to Enjoy Canadian Winters Again

If you live in Canada, you know what winter here is like. Snow, wind and very cold temperatures causing many people to want to stay indoors and hibernate until spring. You would think after all these years we would be use to our winters, but every year they seem colder and snowier. As a kidContinue Reading …

Making Fitness Fun: Exploring The Great Outdoors With Your Family

There’s nothing better than enjoying the fresh air with your loved ones, especially when that means you end up getting fit and healthy without even realizing. Sometimes, it can be a little challenging to drag your kids out of the house; there’ll always be appealing distractions at home, like computer games, T.V, and the arrayContinue Reading …

Take a Hike and be Worry Free with Poise #PoiseMoment

As a family, we try to spend as much time as possible outdoors. If we have good weather, that is usually where you will find us. Our province and country has endless opportunities for us to enjoy the great outdoors. Parks, lakes, trails and even side streets make for amazing walks any time of day.Continue Reading …

Playtime Across the Planet

Back to school is looming, and whether the thought fills your heart with joy, or has you quaking in your boots, the kids will soon be back in the classroom and running amok on the playground before you can say “Bring me a large latte”. Since travel is something we love, I’ve had a virtualContinue Reading …

Stay Active Outdoors Without Being Bugged (Giveaway)

With the long hot days of summer, many of us are heading to the lake to spend our days. If not, we wait until evening and head outside when it is a bit cooler. These are great ways to beat the heat, but the bugs seem to be at the worst during these times. AContinue Reading …

Celebrate the #NatureMoments In Your Life with Nature Valley

I just cannot believe the summer is half over. The time goes by way too fast! When the kids first get out of school I always have such great plans. Then life takes over and our summer fun seems to get pushed to the back. We have had some great adventures but I wish weContinue Reading …

Budget-friendly options for an Affordable Summer Oasis #ChurchAndDwight

We have a beautiful deck with an amazing view in the side of the house. I often sit out there and watch the kids play, drink tea with my friends or BBQ with the family. Last year for Mother’s Day I received a beautiful patio set for the deck. Every year we buy a newContinue Reading …

Family Camping Tips for the Wilderness

Family camp outs can be a lot of fun, until someone realizes that they are not prepared for something unexpected.  It is the preparedness that usually makes people over-pack for a camping trip, for fear that they will leave something behind that they may or may not need. Here are 5 family camping tips thatContinue Reading …