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More fun summertime crafts

I have a lot of readers who ask for more ideas on crafts to do with their kids. My bean and I love discovering new crafts, and these are our most recent favourite and fun summertime crafts (with links to these ideas on our Pinterest page): Paper plate masks. You can turn a paper plate into virt...
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Slip'N Slide fun!

The Slip'N Slide - one of the most fun toys from our childhood, and it's back and better than ever. Wham-O, the company behind the Slip'N Slide brand, has a long line of backyard water slides, from ones that have fountains at the end to racing ones, ones that track your speed, and much m...
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5 Of The Best Summer Organizing Tips

Maybe its that I have it hardwired into my brain from having the summer off of school as a child but my mind definitely forms a direct line between summer and relaxation.  Unfortunately, my brain has yet to catch up with my reality.  With soccer for the kids four nights a week (at 6:15pm!!...
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5 Ways to Use Music to Help Your Child with Autism Learn Skills

My son was one of those babies who sang before he spoke, that is, he sang words, sentences, and communicated with us through song. I sang to my son in utero, and before his naps and bedtime, and sometimes in the daytime at home. Never did I think how it would help him develop speech, and its impor...
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Just Breathe!

If someone would have told me that I’d be teaching my clients about the importance of paced breathing, I would have said they were nuts.  As a student, I would have rolled my eyes and said that this kind of intervention was useless.  BOY WAS I WRONG!  Proper breathing technique ...
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Fostering a love... for anything!

We want our kids to have every opportunity available to them, and for my husband and I, it started from the get-go with our son. Any time he showed a remote interest in something, we encouraged it. When he was 2 years old we gave grandparents the go-ahead to buy him a real drum set. He got a guita...
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Typewriter paper

Chronicle Books have some of the most unique gifts ever, from stationery products to journals and things like this: typewriter paper, a vintage nod for chronic note-takers. Be sure to go to their website for more fun surprises, like nail tattoos, paper games, coasters, and adult colouring options. I...
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ATTITUDE Blooming belly gift basket image contest

You can win an incredible ATTITUDE Blooming belly gift basket, which includes: Blooming belly – Natural Cream for Tired Legs Blooming belly – Natural Nourishing Cream Blooming belly – Natural Stretch Oil (available June 15th only*) Blooming belly – Natural Shampoo...
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Counting with Barefoot Critters

I don't know what we love better - the fun rhyming text of this whimsical tale or the beautiful illustrations. The cutest barefoot critters let little ones go from 1 to 12, and then back again, all the while having fun with the carefully-threaded text. Activities to go with this title: - O...
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A Better Way to BBQ

Summer is officially and here it’s BBQ season! Late summer nights, hamburgers grilling, beer is flowing. It all sounds good until you wake up the next day feeling bloated and once again telling yourself that you will start eating better tomorrow, next week or maybe just next season. It doesn...
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Best you-picks around Montreal

I grew up in Florida, meaning other than very specific produce (like strawberries and oranges), there weren't a lot of opportunities to go and pick our own fruits and veggies (plus, it was so darn hot, who would want to?!). But here, we have all kinds of different seasons, and with that com...
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Family activity: Super Aqua Club

Where can the entire family have a blast all day long? At Super Aqua Club! They just unveiled their new Tsunami waterslide roller-coaster, the first of its kind in North America and a $3.5million investment on behalf of the park. Little ones will have a ball playing on the water-infused play structu...
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