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Fun with food

Yep, at my house, we like to have fun with food. Playing with food can be a great way to introduce new things (like our snacks on a stick), and it can also be a way to indulge a little too (hence the cookies). Here are some of our favourite ways we've played with food this summer: Snac...
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6 Ways to Choose the Perfect Family Vacation for Your Child with Autism

It is that time of year you have been looking forward for a while. Summer vacation! The sun is shining, and there are so many great activities for all budgets that you can do as a family. How do you plan a vacation where everyone, including your child with autism, has a great time? Here are some s...
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Back to school organizing tools

Whether "back to school" is in your family’s vocabulary or not, September often rhymes with back to regularly scheduled programming for most families.  It also tends to be a time when customers and friends like to pick my brain about my best tips on how to get organized for as...
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Planning the next family vacation? Consider volunteering abroad!

Family volunteering trips are increasingly popular around the world and give families an opportunity to travel and explore together while supporting sustainable development. Whether you are looking to volunteer with parents, siblings, your partner, or extended family, international volunteer organiz...
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What Is Wellness?

The word wellness conjures up many a trending hashtag but what does it really mean and how do we find it and apply it to our daily lives? As a coach I believe that the key to wellness is in the mind, body, spirit connection. It’s more than just exercise and eating well. Of course these are v...
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The “don’t talk to strangers” theory: Why you feel so icky after first dates from online dating sites

Think about this: You’re driving along in your car and you get into a fender bender.  Someone hit you.  You immediately get pissed off and stomp out of your car to let the other motorist really have it.  You walk over there only to realize that the motorist who hit you is no s...
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Disciplining other people's children

Parties and other social gatherings present a unique situation once you have children - while you're in control of how you discipline your own kids, you can't always control how your friends' children will behave. And maybe your friends don't want you to control how their kids beha...
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Lust item: Alessi La Conica Espresso Maker

Alessi La Conica Large Espresso Coffee Maker is a stylish way to get your cup of morning Joe (especially once that school year starts). It costs $450 from William Ashley China.
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Top 8 Backpacks and lunch bags

Back to school season is in full swing, meaning it's time to buy new backpacks and lunch bags. You'll love these picks: Osprey jet bag, $85 Skip Hop Zoo Little kid backpack, $20 Discovery Glow backpack from LL Bean, $39.95 Mackenzie teal pretty butterfly lunch bag...
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Motherless Daughters

Several years ago I was sitting in a psychologist’s office when my personal narrative was unexpectedly uprooted, violently rearranged, and permanently altered as if hit by a tornado. As soon as I heard the words, “What she did was selfless and in fact an act of love,” a powerful mi...
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Playing from the heart

When dad wants you to play the piano, you play, right? But Raj, depite his immense talent for the piano, doesn't enjoy playing and quits. However, when his father gets ill, he requests that Raj play his beloved piano, and what happens next is truly a story from the heart. This beautiful tale is ...
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Chocolate Chunk-Magic Cookie Bars

Chocolate chunks, coconut and pecans sit on a graham cracker cookie crust. The magic happens when these cookie bars disappear right before your eyes.   Ingredients 1-1/2 cups graham crumbs 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 can (300 mL) sweetened condensed milk 1 pkg. (225 g) Baker's ...
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