Golf show caters to kids
The next best thing to being able to play golf is a making the rounds at the Toronto Star Golf & Travel Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, February 29-March 2. In its 19th year, this is an event
Get it right the first time
For all of us who need a break, we’re finally getting one in the form of a day off on Monday, February 18. Family Day is our brand new statutory holiday granted by the Government of Ontario. Our wish for
Dream up a creamy fudge for prizes
The cream always rises to the top and when you incorporate it into your favourite homemade fudge you could have the recipe for some really great prizes. The search is on for the family with the most fantastic fudge in
Investments to make your money grow green
All of us want at least two things from our investments: a good financial return and a degree of security. But an increasing number of us are also after investments that are ethical. However, ethical investing is in the eye
Here is a mouth-watering recipe for Valentine’s Day. Whether it’s for the special someone in your life, or a sweet treat for the kids or for the folks at work, this chocolate recipe will add a sweet touch to anyone’s
A&E Orchestra Toronto
Magic of Madrid (Orchestra Toronto) — If you feel you’re not exposing the family enough to dance, Orchestra Toronto’s February presentation of the music and movement of Madrid may be the answer. Featuring da
Teen Talk: Cell phones and eating disorders
Question: My daughter is turning 15 next week and desperately wants a cell phone. What’s your advice on this topic?
Cool boosters appeal to big kids
It’s been more than two years since Ontario expanded its child car seat laws to include children up to age 8 or until they weigh 36 Kg (80 lbs) or measure 145 CM (4 foot 9 inches) tall. Since that
Visit the Great White (far) North
Canada’s Arctic has been much in the news over the past months. With global warming radically changing the north, here are books that remind us of how things used to be.
In Arctic Adventures: Tales from the Lives of Inu
Building a culture of teamwork
The buzzword for success in today’s secondary schools, colleges, universities, and the workplace is teamwork. The idea is if a group collectively tackles a problem the results will outstrip what could be achieved by an individual alone.
Kid of the Year
One family, one classroom and maybe one neighbour at a time, 10-year-old Branden ‘Blue Box’ McQueen is cleaning up the earth.
Kid of the Year
At nine-years old Jackie Cheng has faced profound sadness, losing her dad in 2006.
But somehow this loss has not impacted her sunny disposition, selfless kindness and driven resolve to do well academically.
Kid of the Year – Exemplary Citizen
With loyal friends like Sydney Johnstone on his side, Evan Harris is in good company in his battle with leukemia.
Pre-school with mom
Preschool can be a scary word for both you and your child. How could it be they are at preschool age already? It's reassuring to know that there are many reputable preschools, some of which involve parents in the classroom
Be prepared with folic acid
You may vaguely recall hearing whispers about this vitamin at a baby shower. More than likely, the word was uttered by women planning a baby as they shared their tactics to heighten the probability of conception.
Question: I’m nervous but I know I need to talk with my teen about sex. What are some recommendations?
Time to move on to chapter books
By January many new readers have consolidated their skills enough to want the challenge of reading a whole book. Many publishers have obliged with short, action- packed stories liberally sprinkled with illustrations to help comprehension.
Learn to remember
How would you rate your memory? Excellent? Good? Fair? (Or perhaps you've already forgotten the question?!)
Savings on the slopes
Canadian ski resorts are making their own New Year's resolutions by lowering prices to encourage people to improve their health by participating in skiing and snowboarding. Ski areas are resolving to help more people achieve their 200
If you have a child who sets sky-high standards for herself and is unwilling to settle for anything less than gold-medal performances in any area of her life, why not encourage her to resolve to do something radically different this