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REVIEW Step 2 Wagon for Two Plus

Review of the Step 2 Wagon for Two Plus. Is it a Best Buy? Read my full review to find out what I like and DO NOT like about the Step 2 Wagon. Continue reading ...

5 Things Your Parents Did Right That You Can Learn From

5 Things Your Parents Did Right That You Can Learn From

Old school parenting may seem ‘old school’ to many, but our children can benefit greatly by stepping back in our past as children and applying these ideas as modern parents. Continue reading ...

Why Global Music is Good for Children (and their Parents)

Global Music Is Good For Children

Like all forms of music, global music is good for both mind and spirit. But it has the added the benefit of helping children become more aware of the diversity of the world around them. Is world travel with your kids not in the budget? Why not try bringing the music home?

Best Books About Bullying For Children

Victor's Pink Pyjamas

Great ‘thinking’ books can help you and your children discuss and understand important topics like bullying. Here are some of the best books about bullying for children. Continue reading ...

The Beauty of ‘Ugly’ or Imperfect Produce

The Beauty of 'Imperfect' Produce

Imperfect or ‘ugly’ produce is making its way to grocery stores in Toronto. Despite the negative connotations of these labels, these fruits and vegetables are actually uniquely beautiful for several important reasons. Continue reading ...

Mindful Eating For Kids (Its Importance and How to Teach It)

Mindful Eating For Kids

Mindful eating strengthens children’s awareness of the garden-to-table connection and also fosters enriched and connected thinking generally. Continue reading ...

REVIEW George and Martha: Complete Stories of Two Best Friends

REVIEW George and Martha: The Complete Stories of Two Best Friends by James Marshall

Find out what George and Martha have to say about the secret of being friends and why this is a wonderful children’s book. Continue reading ...

9 Great Questions to Ask Your Kids After School

9 Great Questions to Ask Your Kids After School

Asking your children great questions after school is a good way to start a meaningful discussion and to shape their thinking and their perceptions. Continue reading ...

6 Great Ways to Teach Your Children About Money

Teaching Kids About Money

Teaching your kids money skills does not have to be difficult or complicated. It just requires a bit of common sense and the commitment to make it a part of your daily interaction with your children. Teaching money skills to your children is actually a lot of fun. Here are six easy ways you can teach money skills and have fun while doing it. Continue reading ...

Top 5 Kids Toys that Are Fun, Unbreakable, and Don’t Need Batteries

Top 5 Kids Toys that are Fun, Unbreakable, and Which Don't need Batteries

Find out the Top 5 Kids Toys that are sure to deliver fun, durability, low-maintenance, and excellent value for your money. Continue reading ...

Best Preschool Books – Dr. Seuss – Hop on Pop

Reading is fun. Teaching reading skills to a preschooler is also fun – especially with Dr. Seuss.  Hop on Pop is a terrific teacher-recommended learning tool by Dr. Seuss.   As the proud and engaged father of a two-and-a-half year old, I have noticed that certain books really appeal to my daughter.  I should also note that I am also a teacher and that reading is a core of each and every… Continue reading ...

10 Important Things Daughters Need To Hear From Their Dads

Here is my top ten list of things all dads should tell their daughters. Of course, this top ten list is a work-in-progress and I always reserve the right to change it as circumstances change. Right now, though, these are the things that I think are most important to tell my daughter. Continue reading ...

The Best Things in Life are Free

Yes, I know it sounds cliche.  It’s not meant to be.

I spent the afternoon with my daughter yesterday.  It was a beautiful afternoon.  We walked to the park and took a seat at a bench beside the lake.   The sun was warm and bright.  I gently took her into my arms and held her close to my chest.  There was a gentle breeze.  We just sat there enjoying Continue reading ...

How Frugal Living Benefits Children

Benefits of Raising Children Frugally

Children are happy and learn many important things while being raised in a frugal family. There are some key reasons why being raised in a frugal family will help your children to be happy and to grow up to be happy adults.

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What Your Children Really Want for Christmas

What do children really want for Christmas?  Quite simply, you!

Why your children need you more than anything else:

You are the most important person in their life/lives

That’s right.  Believe it or not, you really, really matter to your children.  They watch you when you are shaving, when you are preparing a meal with them, how you react when someone doesn’t signal and cuts you off on the… Continue reading ...

Best Children’s Music – Raffi is the Best!

Raffi is the best-selling children’s musician ever.  He has sold a LOT of records, and his influence is worldwide.  There are a few important reasons why he is so popular and why he should be a part of the CD or MP3 music collection for your children.

Raffi – Singable Songs for the Very… Continue reading ...

Frugal Living Means Getting More (Not Less) of What Matters Most

Frugal Living Means Having MORE of What Matters (not less)

Frugal living gets you more (not less) of what you value most. Here’s the why and the how of how frugal living can do this for you. Continue reading ...

Best Outdoor Games for Kids

Here are some great outdoor games for kids that are loads of fun. Playing games outdoors is a great way for children to have fun with their friends and to gets lots of exercise. These fun outdoor games are also simple and require little or no equipment or set up. Continue reading ...

7 Great Reasons to Give Your Child an Allowance

7 Great Reasons to Give Your Child an Allowance

Giving your child an allowance is a powerful tool for teaching them money management skills, independence, perseverance, and kindness towards others. Continue reading ...

Loose Change

My first child is due any day now.  I am a Daddy-To-Be!  I am very excited and a bit nervous, as I guess most people normally are when something (or someone) new is on the horizon.  There are so many new things about this experience: a new person coming into the world, a new person to laugh and play with, a new person living in the home, new sleeping (or Continue reading ...