Life


Car Seat Safety 101: Is Your Child The Safest They Can Be? Family / Life / Safety

As the weather gets colder, the snow starts to fly and the roads get even trickier to navigate, most Canadians immediately think about getting their snow tires on. But safety measures you take inside the car are just as important as they are on the outside, especially when you have kids on board. And while all car seats need to pass various tests from Transport...

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Tis the season to spend wisely: 5 easy ways to stay on budget Holidays / Life / Money

It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but the holidays can also make it the most expensive time of the year. Gifts, food, entertaining and special holiday outfits have many families worrying and wondering about how their budget will survive. As the mother of four children, I’ve had to navigate these financial waters many times, and have developed a financial strategy that...

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Credit Scores: Myth Busting Life / Money

Canadians generally don’t know what their credit score is. Particularly if you ask a young Canadian. Nearly 40% of Canadians aged 18-24 have never checked their credit score, and are mostly unaware as to what would make up a credit score, and what would harm or help it. TransUnion recently surveyed over 500 Canadians between 18-24, including 200 students, on their credit habits and revealed...

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At MY Age? If Not Now, When? Life

“At our age, we really need to stop trying new things.” As my former work colleague, a good seven years younger than me, said this during a recent dinner, my reaction was mixed. Since turning 50, I have tried out many new things; riding a horse in Patagonia, descending some of the world’s highest and longest zip lines in Costa Rica, flying through the air...

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Hugging a Teen: Why It Can And Should Be Done Family / Life

  “A hug is like a boomerang. You get it back right away.” – Bil Keane, creator of Family Circus And let’s be honest, there are some times where we equally don’t want to hug our teens. Maybe they’ve just finished playing road hockey in the heat for two hours, or maybe they’ve just finished explaining to you how old you are, in case you weren’t...

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Z Living Gives New Life To ‘Birth Days’ Family / Life

One of Kathy’s first shows, ‘Birth Days’ comes to the screen again thanks to lifestyle channel Z Living. Z Living is a TV network that provides health & wellness entertainment, and they believe their storytelling and content will let their viewers move towards healthier and happier lives. It’s no wonder that Kathy’s first television show which focuses on the nonstop adventure that is parenting is part of...

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Kobo Challenge With Kobo Glo Life / Travel

“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” Stephen King. When I read this quote from my favourite childhood author, it gave me hope. I read everything I could get my hands on as a kid, in particular all of Stephen King’s eerie books. As the writer of six books, I figure I’ve...

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Read With ‘Em, and Weep. Why Do We Hate Reading Glasses So Much? Health / Life

“Pass ‘em over”, said our good friend Joe, to his wife, as we all peered at our menus in the darkened restaurant, trying in vain to read the tiny print without using the reading glasses that were making the rounds. Sooner or later, many Canadians will find themselves stretching their arms out to the point of shoulder dislocation, or using a magnifying glass from their...

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