Family


Make a Deposit to Bank of Dad on Father’s Day Family / Huffington Post

“Bank of Dad” is a well-known and well-used institution in many families, with kids lined up, waiting for allowances, gas money, movie ticket requests and more. This Father’s Day, how about giving dad the gift of saving money, instead of spending it? 1) Gardening: After a long hard winter and a later spring, gardens across Canada have suffered, and many plants will need digging out...

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Six Reasons Why Business Trips Are Like Summer Camp for Moms Family / Huffington Post / Travel

1) While away on a business trip, you have a set schedule of activities to accomplish during the day. At camp, these activities are listed on a sheet hung by the cabin door, and there is little flexibility. On a business trip, these activities have been entered into your smartphone, and there is a tight schedule. This is a good thing. At home, flexibility comes...

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Booking summer camp late 101: tips and tricks for sussing out a camp fit for your kid Family / Post City

As the days get longer and kids start counting down until school comes to an end, parents across the city start to realize that, if school is out, then the kids are in … in your house and in your hair. In households where both parents work during July and August, summer camp registration happens like clockwork at the beginning of the year, both for...

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How to Make Mother’s Day Every Day Family / Huffington Post

“Because every day is Kids Day,” we all wisely counsel our children when they ask why there is a special day for Mom, and a special day for Dad, but not for them. While this isn’t technically true, the sentiment behind it infers that kids are inherently rewarded every day just by virtue of the fact that they are kids, free from the stressors of...

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The parent trap: Will and Kate aren’t the only mom and dad to backtrack on those best laid plans Family / Post City

“Before I got married I had six theories about raising children; now, I have six children and no theories.” — John Wilmot Before their baby was born, royal supercouple Kate and William decided, and perhaps naively publicly announced, that they wouldn’t be hiring a nanny, that they would set an example of being involved new young royals and raise Prince George themselves. Well, like many...

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Hey Kids: Shut up and Eat Family / Huffington Post

Visit a local bookstore and you’ll see that the cookbook section is filled with several variations of the theme of “Deceptive Cooking.” Loosely defined, parents are apparently being told to disguise good, nutritional food in fun and exciting ways, in order to convince their fussy eaters to switch over from “bad food” (for example breaded, greasy pre-formed objects which require plum sauce), and instead eat...

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Simplify Your Life in Six Steps Family / Huffington Post

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated” – Confucius Despite Confucius’ wisdom, it can be hard to bring things back to the basics in our increasingly complex world. We Google everything, research endless possibilities, find everything we need with a few taps of the keyboard, and we’re dealing with new information coming at us 24 hours a day, seven days a...

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