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The holiday season is a time to gather and celebrate with family. In recent years, families have become more and more diverse, particularly regarding faith. For example, data from the Pew Research Center indicates that 46 per cent of Jewish

Made-for-TV movies often depict holiday shopping in the best possible light. The story’s protagonist wanders into the town centre and easily finds everything on his or her list at a series of perfectly decorated local boutiques that have nary a

WORDS BY Lorraine Pelley Narcissism is an increasingly common pathological disorder characterized by selfishness, entitlement, lack of empathy, self-centredness, and a sense of superiority. While it is most commonly associated with adults, narcissism often starts in childhood. Because a narcissistic personality

WORDS BY Andrew Hind The summer crowds have disappeared, and the air has chilled but Niagara Falls remains a dramatic destination for a weekend family escape. Here are five family-friendly appeals. Niagara Power Station Tour The Niagara Power Station, more than a century old,

Individuals must juggle many different responsibilities on a daily basis. Those with full- or part-time jobs, children, spouses or partners, or aging family members that require assistance, will often find they are pulled in different directions. In many cases, work

November is the perfect time to start preparing for the holidays. To make the most of this festive season, here are some suggestions and ideas to get you started. First, consider decorating your home with traditional and modern elements. Incorporate classic

Some lament the passage of summer, but children – and the young at heart – know that the crisp air brings fresh new energy and a range of exciting events to experience. Here are three of the best family-friendly harvest

Halloween is an exciting time of the year when people all over the world celebrate by engaging in various activities. There are plenty of things to do during this festive season, ranging from attending parties to participating in traditional customs.

Autumn is fast approaching, but there is still plenty of time to visit Santa’s Village in Bracebridge. If you haven’t been to this merry theme park in a while you’re missing out. Under new ownership, the park continues to evolve with

Introducing the Yoto Player (3rd Generation) - an interactive audio platform for kids that offers over 1,000 stories, songs, activities, and more from the world’s greatest creators to inspire creative play and learning. Yoto’s carefully connected audio players – the

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Mutant Mayhem Turtle Power like never before? In time for the release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, Funrise Toys has launched their new line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles remote-controlled vehicles. Remote-controlled vehicles capture

Work is often cited as the primary cause of stress. Indeed, work-related stress is a global issue. According to the Global Organization for Stress, workers in countries as different as the United States, Australia, Canada, and China all report confronting

Designed in Montreal, one of Canada’s fashion capitals, Miles values are playful, cool, comfortable, friendly, and sustainable. Miles creates fun, comfortable clothing for kids inspired by the vibrant and diverse communities that line Montreal’s Main Street. You can expect soft, nostalgic

From adorable to creepy, RONA has Halloween decor ideas that will haunt you. We have selected some top sellers that will provide your home with a spooktacular appeal and leave your guests and trick-or-treaters spellbound. Products available at stores or

On Monday, Aug. 21, CYBEX Canada hosted their second annual Car Seat Safety Summit to address the importance of child passenger safety and help parents understand how to consider all key criteria on picking the right car seat for their

For those starting their first year at university, it can be a mix of excitement and overwhelm. It may also be their first time away from home and facing a campus environment. While students may remember to pack their laptops,

Ten Dragon Eggs – A book about Count Down By Lynda Graham-Barber & Illustrated by Jeffery Ebbeler Ten colourful eggs are waiting to hatch in Mama Dragon’s nest, and she needs our help! Shim-shim-shimmy shout! It’s time for the baby draglings to

September marks back-to-school season when Canadian families and children prepare for the school year ahead. It’s a hopeful time, because education, inside and outside of the classroom, is the most empowering tool available to young learners so they can change

WORDS BY Marylene Vestergom As many parents prepare to send their children back to school, it’s important to remember that bullying extends beyond the classroom. In the ever-expanding digital world we live and work in, cyberbullying has become the modern-day equivalent

As parents, we want to avoid exposing our kids to as many allergens and toxins as possible. Your little one needs quality and healthy sleep most of all. Toxic chemicals and allergens should be avoided during their crucial development stages