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Quick alternatives to screen time

It can be hard to keep the kids away from screens, especially since we're nearing the end of summer. If your kids are anything like mine, they're constantly reaching for remotes and devices... and I'm constantly chiming, "No more!" So here are some quick alternatives to scre...
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Wise Women Canada: Own it!

Normally on Wednesdays I see my psychologist. Today I saw my psychiatrist. People often ask me what the difference is or get confused between the two. Here’s the distinction – a psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in the prescription and management of medication for mental d...
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Fashion: Hudson's Bay collaborates with THE COLLECTIONS to showcase 12 Canadian designers

Hudson’s Bay, and Canadian fashion production and designer management firm, THE COLLECTIONS, recently announced a new collaboration as part of Hudson’s Bay’s Discover This Pop-Up concept, a press release disclosed. Launching September 4th, the retailer’s fourth iteration o...
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A Horse Named Steve

Steve is a fine horse, begins Kelly Collier's clever picture book. But he thinks he could be finer. He wants to be EXCEPTIONAL. When Steve finds a beautiful gold horn lying on the ground in the forest, he realizes he has found his path to the exceptional! He immediately ties the horn to the top ...
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Recipe: Caesar Club Sandwich

A delicious twist on a summery fave from celeb chef Ina Garten. Ingredients 2 split (1 whole) chicken breasts, bone in, skin on Good olive oil Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 4 oz pancetta, thinly sliced 1 clove garlic, chopped 2 Tbsp flat-leaf parsley, chopped 1...
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Daniela Caputo's Destinations: Staying put this summer - Part 1

This summer, I took a leap inside of my comfort zone, literally and figuratively, by not travelling and just staying home. That, in and of itself, was filled with reflections of my journey so far… only to realize the vast lessons and education I have acquired in the process. To boot, ...
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Healthy Mind: How to become a control freak - The good kind

Back in my early teen years, I was a total control freak. I felt that the only way I could get ahead, and get the results I wanted, was to control every aspect of my life. It was the dire opposite of what I was learning in my yoga and meditation practice and definitely not aligned with all the sp...
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Houses & Homes: Family organizational systems that work

Keeping the family organized is no easy feat, and as summer starts to wind down, you'll want to have organizational systems in place to stay on top of things from the get-go. There's social engagements to keep, sports activities and other extracurriculars, work obligations, birthdays, and mo...
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Wise Women Canada: You Are Important

f you asked my friends and family to describe me, the words confident and strong would no doubt be on the list. I’m not afraid to speak my mind and I thrive on taking chances and stepping outside of my comfort zone. But something most people don’t know is that there’s a side of me ...
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Recipe: One-Skillet Chicken with Buttery Orzo

Why use a bunch of pots and pans when fennel, orzo, and chicken can be cooked in one? Ingredients Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper 6 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs (about 2 pounds total), patted dry 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided 1 fennel bulb, chopped, plus fronds, chopped 1 le...
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Recipe: Skillet Nacho Dip

We took our favorite elements of cheesy queso dip and loaded beef nachos and combined the two into one epic skillet nacho dip, a one-pan main that couldn’t be more fun to eat. It starts with a base of onion and jalapeño, followed by crumbled cooked beef patties, pinto beans, and two kin...
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Family activity of the week: Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu's International Balloon Competition

Photo: Tourisme Monteregie Check out the hottest event with the biggest number of hot air balloons in Canada! Watch them take flight or even take a ride of your own, and meet with hot air balloon pilots as well. There's a kids zone area with more than 50 inflatables, along with face...
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