2016 Holiday Family Guide

Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Fun - Looking for a few ideas to have fun with the kids for New Year’s Eve? Look no further! New Year’s...
The 12 Baby Names of Christmas - Our favourite holiday baby names, from names with biblical origins to unique names that symbolize the best of what the...
20 Kids Who Aren’t in to the Whole Santa Thing - What is it about a red suit and big white beard that scares kids? It could be that they’re not...
Last Minute Shopping Tips - The countdown is on friends and if you’re like some people (we won’t mention any names), you’ve been finished for weeks....
What Do You Tell Your Kids About Santa Claus? - I try not to lie to my children. If I serve them salmon for dinner, I tell them it’s salmon,...
6 Fun Holiday Baby Portraits - Holiday portraits are a great way to remember Baby’s first Christmas. We have six adorable and fun holiday baby photo...
17 Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas - Sometimes the best gifts cost absolutely nothing at all (other than a few craft items you may already have and...
12 Ways to Give Back - As we head—careening, head-long into the festive season—we look back on what we have and what we can spare. Finding simple...
Could Your Family Have a Gift-Free Christmas? - My kids won’t be getting any Christmas gifts from me and their dad this year. My parents are out of...
5 Ways to Get in Touch with Santa - It’s easier than ever for your little elves to get in touch with the big, strong, handsome man in red. Here...
Wrapped in Red by Kelly Clarkson 17 Christmas Albums We Love - Whether you’re trimming the tree, wrapping gifts, baking Christmas cookies or just relaxing with a glass of wine, all holiday-related...
A Charlie Brown Christmas 11 of Our Favourite Holiday Movie Moments - On a cold winter night, there’s nothing better than snuggling up with your little ones on the couch in your...
Best Places to go Cross-Country Skiing in Canada - Some people wait all year for the weather to turn cold and the flakes to start falling. Winter for them...
Can You Have a Debt-Free Holiday Season? -   With each passing year, Canadians spend more on Christmas gifts and holiday preparations than the year before. Some of...
17 Holiday Freebies - By Robin Stevenson
Holiday Party Fashion: Styling Tacky Sweaters 101 - Have you been invited to a Tacky Sweater Party over the holidays this year? Wondering what to wear? We asked...
Shop and Save: Your Guide to Finding Deals - According to VISA, the average Canadian family spends more than $1,000 on pre-holiday shopping. By Boxing Day, we’re feeling the pinch...
Glamping in Ontario this Winter - November and December are the perfect time to book an overnight getaway at Ontario Parks. Mid-week rentals are readily available....
A Personal Journey: The Odd-Sox Project - This is the story about two 10-year-old girls who really wanted to make a difference. Our names are Carly Goldhar...
31 Holiday Hacks (Our Gift to You!) - ‘Tis the season for holiday prep, and with it, plenty of holiday chaos. We’ve rounded up 31 holiday-themed hacks designed...
Tinsel and Tantrums - As a Jewish kid, I found Christmas to be one of the most laid-back holidays of the year. My family...
Should You Share Wine with Your Child at the Family Table? - Preparing to become parents, my wife and I face plenty of decisions: from choosing colours for the (formerly spare) bedroom,...
17 Sanity Saving Tips for the Holidays - Everyone has their own way to make life run smoothly…and what time of year do we need life to run...
How to Keep Baby’s Sleep Schedule Over the Holidays - For many parents, keeping baby on a fairly strict sleep schedule is key to maintaining sanity. But over the holidays,...
How to Keep Your Kids Safe During the Holidays - The holiday season can be a tough one for toddlers who just want to touch everything they see. But a...
How to Make Split Holiday Celebrations Easier for Kids - From his first years, my son Nick had the most gruelling holiday schedule. From early Christmas Eve through late Boxing...
Forget Gender-Specific Toys This Year - A purple toy castle for Emily, a remote-control car for Jacob—do these sound like familiar toy choices in your house?...
5 Tips to Get Your Teen Into The Holiday Spirit - Worried your teen would prefer to text her friends than trim the tree with you? Or FaceTime peers rather than...
Once Upon a Forest - If you walk in the woods today, what you find may be a surprise. Children are just the right size...
Curb Your Child’s Shopping Demands - It started with the monster trucks when he was just three years old. Once a month, Stacey Scolli would treat...

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