Putting the brakes on the Christmas train

By Jane Muller It may seem hypocritical that a magazine filled with a Santa’s sack worth of gift ideas would

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Relating to war with oaks and acorns

There is a tree in our backyard that we planted with the help of our two boys not long after

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Halloween isn’t just black and orange

There is nothing high tech about Halloween, unless you count looking for costume and décor inspiration on Pinterest. This issue

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Lessons for sending kids back to school

The contents of your child’s backpack may not be the same as what you packed in yours. Depending on your

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Create a hands-on celebration for the big 1-5-0

Up Front By Jane Muller If Canada Day means little more than a day off of work each summer, this

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We’re not going to stop playing Barbies

According to a 2016 report in the New York Times, sales of Barbie dolls, which had fallen in 2013 and 2014, rose 0.5 per cent to $327.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2015

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March Break in which you and your kids play Poohsticks

If you have school-age kids, you have March Break. It’s just one week but with the kids out of school, plans must be hatched.

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Make some time to be a maker this Christmas

A craft that my sons and I create fresh each year utilizes gumdrops as the medium for wintery scenes with figures resembling elves and Santa. 

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Time to make up with a musical playmate

Pianos aren’t nearly as popular today as they were in previous generations or even when I was a child taking lessons back in the ‘60s.

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