Do you do anything for rewards points?

When I was married, my husband insisted we have credit cards that gave us airline points. I wanted one that gave me points for free groceries. The first thing I did when I got divorced was apply for a PC Financial credit card. Now, every time I check out at the grocery store and head…

What students learn in Marriage 101

The most popular undergraduate course at Northwestern University in Chicago is Building Loving and Lasting Relationships: Marriage 101. The class fills up on registration day and the wait list is pages long. So why teach a course about marriage to undergraduates and what exactly do they learn? Professor Alexandra Solomon, author of Loving Bravely, teaches…

Baggu Tote Pack $17.50 @ Chapters Indigo Canada

We have a lot of summer adventures planned with our little one - and a convenient way to carry our essentials would be amazing. Enter the Baggu Tote Pack. Chapters has this nifty little tote on sale for $17.50 down from $35. Click here to shop @ Chapters Indigo Canada now!y Chapters.Indigo.ca has the Baggu…

Danielle  

How to Make Slime Without Borax

How to Make Slime Without Borax

It's not every day that the hottest toy out there is something you can make at home, so I'm taking full advantage of the latest slime craze! If you're wondering how to make slime, we found out one of the safest and easiest ways to do it. Slime made headlines after recipes using laundry detergent…

Biker rally supports bullying victim

It was touching earlier this week when hundreds of bikers escorted a 10-year-old bullying victim to school in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Dressed in leather, the bikers drove the Grade 4 student to school and walked him right through the school doors in a show of support for the boy, who was picked on by other…

Erin  

Day camp vs Camp Mom

Day camp vs Camp Mom

I’ve been sending my boys to summer camp every summer since they were three. They would prefer to stay at home, but what would they do for two months? Play video games and fight? I wouldn’t be able to get any work done or even go for a walk. How would I get groceries when…

New Netflix Shows & Movies for July

Netflix is always switching it up - and I, for one, am quite thankful. Just as I think I am about to lose my sanity listening to the same kids' show theme song, Netflix swoops in and saves me by adding something new for my kiddo to obsess over. With the new month of July…

The link between summer and obesity

It sounds counterintuitive, but research shows there’s a link between obesity and the summer. A study published in the journal Obesity found that kids tend to gain more weight during the summer than the school year. This may be because kids overeat, are less physically active and have more screen time during the summer. And…

The fastest growing age group is . . .

Results from the 2016 census have revealed some surprising results about our population. For instance, did you know the fastest growing age group in Canada is people 100 years old and up? Their numbers have increased 41.3 percent since the 2011 census. The gap is expected to increase into the future as people are living…

Why you should give your fruit a bath

I enjoy eating fruit at this time of year. Ripe peaches, juicy cherries and sweet strawberries are my favourites. Yet I’m not sure I wash them properly. If I’m having an apple, I might polish it on my pants. I’ll quickly rinse strawberries in water, but sometimes I’ll eat them straight from their plastic container.…

​How to talk to your kids about terrorism

The other day the news was on TV. It was just background noise as we were painting mugs for Father’s Day, but something caught my seven-year-old’s eye: another act of terrorism. “Who is that guy?” my son asked me, pointing to a mug shot on TV. “Is he bad?” I turned off the TV, but…

Best Travel Credit Card Canada 2017

Did you know that Canadian airlines are among the most expensive in the world? Thank goodness that we also have some of the best travel credit cards, too! Here's a mega list of the best travel credit cards in Canada for 2017. Because no traveller is the same, no card is either, so check out…

Kendra  

Where to Buy Jojoba Oil Canada

Where to Buy Jojoba Oil Canada

When you discover the benefits of Jojoba Oil, you'll want to make sure you track down the best places to buy it. Since there are a ton of brands available -- all varying in quality -- we made a list so you'll never have to wonder where to buy Jojoba Oil in Canada again. First…

Why I buy my ex a Father's Day gift

This might sound weird, but every year since I’ve been divorced, I get my ex a Father’s Day gift. I put a surprising amount of thought it into it, all things considering. I want each gift to be special, meaningful and personal. We’ve done sock-of-the-month clubs, a hot-sauce-of-the-month club, exercise clothes, professional photo sessions and…

Where to Buy Instant Pot in Canada

In case you haven't heard, Instant Pot Cookers have taken over Canadian kitchens. Check out our list of where to buy the instant pot in Canada. You can also check out the Instant Pot Recipes book if you need some extra recipes. The Instant Pot Cooker is well-known for speeding up cooking by up to…

​The best age to have a baby is . . .

According to a recent study, older moms are the best moms. Published in the European Journal of Developmental Psychology, researchers studied more than 6,000 kids and 4,741 moms in Denmark beginning in 1995. The report found that children born to older moms had fewer behavioural, social, and emotional problems at ages seven and 11. The…

The end is near for car dealerships

Remember video stores? Soon we’ll be saying good bye to car dealerships, too. That’s according to a new report that predicts car dealerships will become extinct before your newborn enters Grade 2. With increasing demand for electric cars and wider use of ride sharing, and their “radically lower cost,” the need for car dealerships will…

Do you give your child an allowance?

My kids are constantly asking me to buy them things. Their requests for everything from gum to fidget spinners never end. That’s when it occurred to me that it might be time for them to start receiving an allowance. With a little spending money, they can buy things themselves. More importantly, they can learn to…

Do you love the Clooney baby names?

I was pleasantly surprised when George and Amal Clooney named their twins Alexander and Ella. I thought for sure they would choose some variation of Apple and Orange or Blue Ivy and Green Grass. There’s hardly a celebrity in Tinseltown that doesn’t choose some odd or different name for their offspring. Think of Bruce Willis…

Kendra  

Where to Buy IT Cosmetics Canada

Where to Buy IT Cosmetics Canada

If you love beauty products, you'll have heard about the IT Cosmetics! If you're wondering where to buy them in Canada, we've got you covered. We made a list of the best places to buy IT Cosmetics in Canada! The top three suppliers in Canada are The Shopping Channel, Amazon.ca, and Ulta Beauty. I would…