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6 Crucial Pieces of Equipment Every Young Hockey Player needs

So, your kid wants to be a hockey player, huh? Well, it takes more than heart and determination if they want to be serious about playing the game. While they can get away with not having full gear if they’re playing garage hockey, there are some pieces of equipment that are not only essential forContinue Reading …

Register Your Young Athletes for TEAM UA NEXT #TAKEYOURSPOT #UANEXTCanada

I have always been my children’s biggest cheerleader. Over the years I have encouraged them to shoot for the stars and try whatever their heart desires. It is funny how all four of them chose different paths. What one loves and succeeds at, another dislikes and struggles with. This is with all aspects in life,Continue Reading …

Keep Playing #LikeAGirl

I have four children, two girls and two boys, each very different. Over the years I have seen and heard many parents and their comments when it comes to girls and sports. Some I agree with and some I do not. Bottom line is this, sports are good for all children. Being active helps withContinue Reading …

Computer Education for this generation #CodeGeneration

I often ask my teens for help when it comes to my technical stuff, especially anything related to the computer. It seems like computers are second nature to the kids these days. Even my youngest can do things on her computer I could never even imagine until I started working online. If you know anyContinue Reading …

RBC Kids Optimism Survey and Grants

The teen years are quite possibly the hardest years in any persons life. Teens are stressed out and need the support of their parents, and community more than ever. As a mom to four, two being teens and one being 20, I found this survey to be quite interesting!  We have all heard of the mid-lifeContinue Reading …

Top Financial Fudge Ups of Young Adults

Top Financial Fudge Ups of Young Adults Someone may be naturally “smart,” but wisdom, in the true sense of the word, is something that comes with age. Much of this wisdom is gleaned from the mistakes we make in our younger days. No one is perfect and you will screw up lots, in all aspectsContinue Reading …

The Hunt for the Golden Book

Keeping children interested in reading as they grow older is not always an easy task. Often they lose interest or the interests just plain, change. So it is important to offer them variety.  For me this usually happens in the summer when the kids are getting cranky and tell me they have nothing to do.Continue Reading …

Celebrating hockey moms with The House that Mom Built Giveaway

Sports are an integral part of our children’s lives, from learning communication skills to teamwork, growing up as an athlete has its benefits and Mom is there every step of the way. My boys love sports and all the fun stuff that comes along with it. Being part of a team, commitment and dedication, supporting themContinue Reading …