Fidget toys are all the rage. Here's why.

My interest was piqued when my friend told me her 10-year-old has been begging for a fidget toy. Apparently, fidget toys are all the rage and every kid wants one. Kids play with them in class and walk around with them at recess. Created for children on the autism spectrum, these self-regulation putties, spinners, toys…

How to stay safe when walking to school

My house is a 10-minute walk from my kids' school, but I'm not sure I'm ready to let them walk to school alone. I see other kids walking to school all by themselves. They look little to me, but I guess they are more mature or responsible than I believe my kids are. Maybe their…

Where to Buy Fidget Spinners & Fidget Cubes in Canada

Trying to find out where to buy fidget spinners in Canada? We put together a list of stores and sites that sell fidget cubes, fidget spinners and other toys available now or on pre-order. These handy little gadgets can help you or your kids stay focused and relive stress or boredom. They're also used to…

Ban on chocolate milk in schools backfires

Many Oregon elementary schools banned chocolate milk recently only to discover that kids stopped drinking white skim milk, too. The move was part of a healthy schools initiative meant to increase students' consumption of healthier fat-free milk, but researchers at Cornell University weren't surprised to discover the plan backfired. They studied 11 Oregon elementary schools…

When Can You Leave Your Child Home Alone?

My boys are in Grade 1 and 2 and as much as I'd love to leave them at home to run an errand now and then, they are definitely not mature enough to handle the responsibility. The thing is, they will always be my little boys. I will always worry about them and want to…

FREE Drinks All Week @ 7-Eleven

Fancy a FREE coffee all week long? Yes please. 7-Eleven is offering FREE coffee or hot beverages all week long. Click here to download the 7-Eleven app to get FREE coffee all week To get a FREE 12 oz. coffee or other beverage each day this week you have to download the 7-Eleven app by…

Why You Should Start Saving For Your Child

I've been saving money for my kids since they were born. Their dad and I opened an account in each of our kids' names and have been depositing money from birthdays, holidays and gifts into their accounts ever since. When they are 18, I'll be able to transfer the account into their names, and I…

Danielle  

Best Family Cell Phone Plans

Best Family Cell Phone Plans

Bundling mobile plans together can help you save on your phone bills – if you pick a plan that works for you. Here are the best family cell phone plans in Canada, so you can find an option that lets you talk more, use more data or get bonus gifts and benefits. Best plan if…

Kendra  

Best Tablet for Kids 2017

Best Tablet for Kids 2017

Looking for the best tablet for kids? Check out our list of the best tablets available in Canada with the pros and cons of each one. Whether it's built-in apps, durability, the best possible parental controls, or maybe you want to borrow the thing and use it yourself after you put the little one to…

Danielle  

Best Kids Bank Account

Best Kids Bank Account

Savings accounts are a great way to help your kids learn how to manage their money, but choosing the best kids bank account can be tough. We rounded up everything you need to know to compare the best kid's account options out there, whether you're looking for the best interest rates, lowest fees, easiest application…

Guess How Many 10-Year-Olds Have Phones

My kids are seven and eight and they are already asking me for a cell phone. I know kids who are just a little older who already have them. In fact, a MediaSmarts survey of more than 5,4000 Canadian children between grades four and 11 found that approximately 90 percent had their own smartphone, including…

Overbooked Flight Ruins Family Vacation

Chances are you know all about the passenger who was forcibly removed from an overbooked United Airlines flight recently. The story made international news and the video from the scene has likely been viewed millions of times. The incident has drawn attention to airlines' common practice of overbooking flights. According to airlines, overbooking is a…

​Does Facebook make you depressed?

Facebook has to be one of the greatest inventions since the world wide web. How else can you connect with people from around the world, share your life with others and, let's face it, remember one another's birthdays? Canadians love Facebook. According to one study, most internet users in Canada used Facebook more than any…

​Is your child addicted to the iPad?

My kids can often be found walking around the house with their iPads or tablets a foot from their face. They pick up their iPad the second they wake up in the morning and they'd play until bed if I let them. They love playing games, watching sports videos on YouTube and taking selfies with…

Erin  

Does your child overeat?

Does your child overeat?

I have two boys and one of them loves to eat. Or overeat, is more like it. If he sees food on his plate, he lowers his head to table-level and shovels it into his little mouth. Even if he's full, he can't resist eating when his brother is eating. If food looks good, or…

The Best Secured Credit Cards Canada 2017

Secured credit cards are a great method for building up your credit score. We made a list of the best secured credit cards in Canada for 2017 to make side-by-side comparisons and settle once and for all which is the best one. Whether you're looking for the lowest interest rate, the lowest annual fee, the…

8 Easter Treats For Kids Ages 0-3

What is an Easter bunny to do when the little one is too young for most candy? Here are 8 ideas to fill to fill the baskets of the youngest littlest chicks this Easter. 1. Easter books Sweeten their minds. Not their bellies with these adorable Easter books. Happy Easter, Little Critter $4.94 @ Amazon…

Kendra  

The 12 Best Drugstore Eyeshadows

The 12 Best Drugstore Eyeshadows

Do you spend a fortune on luxury brand eyeshadow palettes? Check out our list of the best drugstore eyeshadow palettes available in Canada and you will save a fortune (and your peepers will thank you for it!). Seriously, I do not understand why folks spend an arm and a leg when the best drugstore makeup…

Try Sparks, Brownies Or Girl Guides For FREE

Have you been thinking about signing your daughter up for Sparks, Brownies or Girl Guides but you aren't sure about the time commitment or cost? Girl Guides of Canada is making it easy to try it out from now until the end of June for FREE. Click here to learn more about Try Now Join…

6 Awesome Birthday Party Loot Bag Ideas

My kids just came home from a birthday party with a loot bag that rivaled swag bags from the Oscars. But with 15 kids coming to my little one's party this year, I am trying to put together mind-blowing loot bags without dipping into the kids' education fund. Here are some great ways to serve…