Surf City USA Family / The Good Life

An ever-present surf culture is evident in every storefront, statue, and attitude. Located in Orange County, California, and just a 45-minute drive from Los Angeles, Huntington Beach is home not only to some of the best waves in the world, but also breathtaking ocean views, stunning beachside hotels and the chance to revel in the laidback California surf lifestyle. The city’s centre is located on...

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E-Readers Family / The Good Life

“What’s the name of the book you’re reading?” As I looked up from my BlackBerry Playbook, where, thanks to my Kobo app, I was engrossed in an excellent read*, I paused for a minute and said “I’m not sure, actually, but it’s really good.” I realized I wasn’t sure what the author’s name was, either. Welcome to the new world of e-reading and the “coverless”...

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Bahama Mamas Family / The Good Life / Travel

When you hear the term “Girls’ Getaway” you might immediately envision a day at the spa, a mani/pedi or a day of shopping and lunching. But I recently experienced a long weekend adventure to Grand Bahama Island (www.bahamas.com/bahamas/grand-bahama-island) that turned a simple getaway into a “Great Escape”. The second most popular tourist destination in the Bahamas (after Nassau), and the fifth largest of the 700...

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North Carolina Hunger Games Family / The Good Life / Travel

When I was invited to visit North Carolina* to tour the film shoot locations where The Hunger Games was shot, I’ll admit my love of the book and the anticipation of seeing the actual sites was my main motivation. *Kathy was a guest of the North Carolina Tourism Board. But after I arrived in the western part of this expansive state, I came to appreciate...

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What Moms Really Want Family / The Good Life

But it doesn’t have to be all about being a Mom. Moms really want to take the day to celebrate being themselves, but maybe surprisingly, mostly without the kids. So, what’s the perfect gift for busy Moms? “Time”, according to founder and partner of Mabel’s Labels, and mother of six children Julie Cole. “I remember one Mother’s Day when I had three kids and the...

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Private School Primer Family / The Good Life

Even before their children are born, parents start to think about the educational path they will take. In fact, how and where to educate a child is one of the biggest decisions parents make. And while in Ontario the public school system has a strong reputation for a quality education, the private school sector continues to thrive. Andrea Nair, M.A., CCC, Psychotherapist and Parenting Educator...

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