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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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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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Parent Hacks: Trade computer screens for screen doors Family / Life

HOW TO PICK A CAMP THAT WILL HELP YOUR CHILD UNPLUG AND RECHARGE Every summer there are hundreds of day camps, with tens of thousandsof kids participating, across the Greater Toronto Area. Whether they are attending for one week or eight, each camp will have its own special feel and mandate. Finding one that fits your child is key to a happy camper each day....

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Trade computer screens for screen doors Life

 How to pick a camp that will help your child unplug and recharge Every summer there are hundreds of day camps, with tens of thousandsof kids participating, across the Greater Toronto Area. Whether they are attending for one week or eight, each camp will have its own special feel and mandate. Finding one that fits your child is key to a happy camper each day....

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