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Confession Time: No Santa

The start of a new video series, I confess a few things that are on my mind. This week I’m talking about Santa. I’ve made a decision about Santa and I’m not sure if it will go over well or not. […]

Capturing Christmas

If you’ve visited our family travel section or follow our Instagram account, you know I like to capture photos of these moments with my family and friends. I think I take more photos now because my smartphone is with me all the time but TELUS reminded me there’s more to just capturing the images. […]

Kids Book Review: The Steadfast Tin Soldier

The Steadfast Soldier Enchanted Lion Books / Publishers Group Canada By Hans Christian Anderson, illustrated by JooHee Yoon 64 pages age 5-8 […]

Holiday Christmas Book Countdown 2016

Advent calendars are a great way to prepare for the holidays, and we shared a few ideas, but holiday books are one of our favourite ways to get into the spirit. You can see our 2015 book list, our 2014 book list as well as our 2013 book list but if you’re looking for something new checkout this year’s 24 Days of Holiday Books. […]

ReRouting Santa Claus

According to a poll from HomeAway, 84 percent of families plan to spend Christmas with family and over half (51 percent) are looking forward to sharing quality time with relatives.  If you’re planning on being away from home during the Christmas holidays, don’t forget to tell Santa and HomeAway can help. […]

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Holiday Christmas Book Countdown 2015

Advent calendars are a great way to prepare for the holidays, and we shared a few ideas, but holiday books are one of our favourite ways to get into the spirit. You can see our 2014 book list as well as our 2013 book list but if you’re looking for something new checkout this year’s 24 Days of Holiday Books. […]

Gift Ideas to Get to the Family Quick

Every year I plan to get an early start to my holiday shopping and every year I find myself in a scramble. Buying last minute for my own family isn’t too bad but it’s those out of town gifts that get hindered by the time crunch. Those gifts for the cousins and family friends. Thankfully I’ve found an easy solution. […]

Toronto Santa Claus Parade

With Halloween and Thanksgiving behind us it’s time for Santa to make an appearance. His arrival and the start of the holiday season is marked by the annual Toronto Santa Claus parade. We’ve attended almost every year (even before kids) to see the fun floats and hear the live marching bands. To me the parade signals the start to be all things festive, from reading holiday books and baking cookies to putting the decorations up around the house.  […]

Gingerbread Bread Pudding from Leftover Gingerbread Cookies

Are gingerbread cookies a holiday staple in your home? The kids love to decorate the men or create holiday villages made from the cookie cutter shapes but it can mean a lot of leftover gingerbread. I love the stuff but there’s only so much I can eat in a given time. […]

Canadian Tire is Everyone’s Christmas Store

From preparing for holiday road trips and decorating the house to finding great gift ideas and learning life lessons only the holidays can bring, my family has spent many hours in the aisles of our local Canadian Tire store during the Christmas season. […]