5 Fabulous Guilt-Free Valentine’s Day Treats You’ll Want Everyday

Sometimes Valentines Day can be a nightmare. Piles of chocolate everywhere you go,  cheesecakes, cookies, smart little artistic candies packed full of goodness knows...

What is causing that blockage in your drains?

You probably do not realise just how important the drains in your home are, until you have a problem with them. They are just...

Saving Money At Home, Without Compromising On Style

Home sweet home, the place you curl up in at the end of the day, and where you and your family store their most...

14 Things Prospective Home Buyers Might Not Think About

Buying a home is, without doubt, one of the most significant and scariest investments most people will make in their lives, yet research suggests...

Out Of This World Improvements For Your Home

They say that your home is a castle, a haven, a little plot of land that you own. But is your house all that...

3 Simple Ways To Banish The Stress From Moving Home

If you are about to travel another rung of the housing ladder and you’re keen to get all of your home moving ducks in...

In The Garden

Grow Your Own Food From Scraps #HowTo

Are you looking for a way to squeeze more veggies into your diet without squeezing more money out of your wallet? Would you like...

10 Essential BBQ accessories That Will Help You Cook Edible Food

14-Piece Deluxe Stainless-Steel Grill Set The Cuisinart 14-Piece Deluxe Grill Set includes all the tools to grill delicious BBQ and look good while doing it....

How to avoid being a Mosquito Magnet

While the family and I were outside enjoying the brief flash of sunshine yesterday, we discovered that we weren't the only ones to emerge...

Adding Individuality To Your Garden

You do not have to have a green finger to make a statement in your garden. Working with what you already have growing you...

How to start a herb garden with your kids

  Herbs can be one of the easiest things for your little budding gardener to grow and a few simple...

Greenhouse Care For The Winter

Gardens are your gateway to the perfect outside for you. And for those lucky people who have the room for a greenhouse in their...

Travel

Car Rental Tips and Tricks

Find the tips and tricks on getting the best rental car deal with this article from CarRentals.com, all with colorful and eye-catching...

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16 Inspirational Quotes From Children’s Literature #Infographic

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DK FindOut – A Learning Resource From @DKCanada

Everyone who reads my blogs with any regularity knows how much I really like Dorling Kindersley books. The reference books are always so well...

Learning to speak Canadian English (It’s not British or American – it’s Canadian)

When we moved to Canada, we had already spent a lot of time here and were aware of the cultural differences between the UK...

Leap Ahead In Learning With The ‘Leap-Pad Platinum

There are plenty of tablets on the market that are aimed at children. From devices that look like functioning tablets but are nothing more...

Big Ideas Simply Explained @DKCanada Book #Review

The Big Ideas Simply Explained series is for everyone interested in a topic but at the same time intimidated by the complexity and breadth...

How To Help Your Child With A Second Language

Did you know that the most important people in a child’s language development are their family? Children spend so much time with the ones...

REVIEWS

The Shopkins ‘So Cool Fridge’ #Review

Shopkins are the latest 'must-have' collectible toy, and they are all across the continent they are taking the playground by storm. Now in series...

Oemi Baby Bag #Review

About the Bag The Oemi Baby Bag is made to be both stylish and functional, with the needs of style-conscious parents in mind. It's the...

Playmobil Plus “How To Train Your Dragon” Equals Limitless Imaginative Play

Regular readers will know we colossal Playmobil fans in our house. When we moved home this was our collection: It has grown considerably since then, and...

My First Encyclopedia by @DKCanada #Review

When we decided to homeschool our youngest son Gabriel,  I tweeted a few of the major publishers to ask which books they might recommend...

“Not Another Bill” – Subscription Box #Review

Do you have a special person in your life for whom it is impossible to buy? Perhaps you would like to get something other...

Parenting

The Realities Of Divorce: What NOT To Do If Your Child Chooses The Other Parent

Divorce is one of the most difficult situations you'll ever have to face. When children are involved, however, an already complicated experience...

Should Your Child Ever Have a Cell Phone?

There's no doubt about it: we are living in a digital world. As adults, we struggle with phone addiction just as much...

Keeping Kids Safe Around Dogs

Dogs are known around the world as faithful companions, and man's best friend. However, sometimes that friendship...

Should You Be Worried About Your Child’s Thumb Sucking?

Many parents grow concerned about their children's thumb-sucking habits. Even though approximately 95% of babies suck their...

Get Your Big Kids Organized & Tidy #HowTo

If your teenager or an older child lives at home then, like us, you may find the best thing to do about their room...

#Backtoschool Driver Safety Tips to Discuss with your Teen

School is about to start again, and that means many teenagers will be on the road. If your teen is one of them, go...
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Books etc.

25 Cardboard Engineering Projects For Mini Makers: Out Of The Box by @DKCanada #Review

About three months after having a baby you hit the wall, and people spend a lot of time reassuring you it will get easier and...

The Sparkle Box – Book #Review

  It is easy for our children to loose sight of the real meaning of Christmas. They are bombarded by images of new toys, opulent...

The Smithsonian Military History book @DKCanada #Review

 Regular readers will know that Joshua eats, sleeps and breathes Air Cadets. He has his future planned with military precision (pun intended!),  plans to...

From Domestic Disaster to Domestic Diva with “Idiot’s Guides”

When I was asked to take a look at some of the "Idiots Guide" books I had a tough time choosing which ones to...

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How to make a Pretty Flower Headband #Craft

  This is a simple, no glue, minimum materials craft that, as you can see, also creates big smiles! Materials 1 Long green pipe cleaner 3...

The Tea Book – A @DKCanada Book Review & Interview with author Linda Gaylard

Many people consider themselves connoisseurs of coffee, especially out here on the West coast where coffee shops double as offices, social hubs and safe...

Say Oh Yes To Some Mom Time With @OhMotherCareKit #Review

Sometimes I think that when you become a parent, the size of the responsibility and all of the things you need to do is...
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Clean & Organize your Pantry #HowTo

One of the most important elements of kitchen storage is, for me, the pantry. I appreciate that not everyone is fortunate enough to have...

Give while you shop with This Counts Canada

This Counts Canada is a brand new Canadian owned & operated retail site that provides you with fun and rewarding personalized marketplace. Users can...

Your Child Car Seat Buying Guide

One of the endless important purchasing decisions you have to make when you have a child is which car seat you are going to choose....

“Surprise Inside” – Easy to make Soaps

Today we made soaps, and I hardly had time to take some photos before Evey & Gabriel were begging for a bath so that...