2017 Summer Guide

4 Tips for Taking Your Baby Camping - There’s still plenty of time this year to enjoy some late-summer (or early fall!) camping with your family. But many...
10 Fun and FREE Summer Activities to do with Your Family - It’s summer in Canada! And as parents, we are all about the free summer activities. So get out and enjoy...
Recognizing Heat Syndromes in Children - Now that school’s out for summer, we’re willing to guess that your kids can’t get enough of being outdoors. Whether...
Top Family Road Trips in Canada - Many of our fondest memories are made during family road trips. This summer, make incredible memories with your family when...
Combat Learning Loss: 7 Ways to Prevent Brain Drain - It’s break time! That means it’s time for children to shut their books and not open them until they head...
Best Road Trip Ice Cream Stops in Canada - Summer time is ice cream time! Frozen treats are a necessary part of vacation, so if you’re spending time away...
3 Old School Games that will Never Go Out of Style - It’s that time of year. Families across the country are anticipating warmer weather so they can bring out all the...
6 Crowd-Pleasing Summer Party Foods - As you can see, presentation is key at a fun family barbecue. It’s all about mixing and matching bright colours...
10 DIY Summer Projects Under $10 - Looking for ways to bust rainy-day boredom or simply make the most out of your kids’ summer? Try these 10...
Canada’s Most Kid-Friendly Beaches - Canada ranks second when it comes to countries with the longest stretch of coastline, and it boasts countless beaches. If...
9 Cottage Essentials: Food, Style, and Decor Must-Haves for Your Home Away From Home - For many Canadians, the cottage is a home away from home – a place to kick back, relax, and take...
33 Delicious Summer Cocktails - There’s nothing more Canadian than complaining about the cold, then once summer hits, complaining about the heat! It seems that...
Gear Up: 15 Summer Must-Haves Kids’ Gear: 13 Summer Must-Haves - Ah, the lazy days of summer. The thing is though, our kidlets don’t really see them as “lazy” days. Our...
Tips for Watching Fireworks with Kids on the Canada Day Long Weekend - There’s so much to love about Canada Day! This glorious day off (a banner 150th anniversary this year, too!) in order to...
Cottage Activities to Celebrate Canada’s 150th - O Canada, you look pretty good for your age! 2017 is a big year for our country, since it’s celebrating...
11 Summer Skincare Products to Help Protect Your Kids - The hot summer months are an exciting time for kids to play, but also risky for severe sunburns, chafing, and...
13 Watermelon Recipes That Are Just Right for Summer - We absolutely LOVE watermelon—don’t you? It’s sweet and so perfect for hot summer days. We wanted to be able to use...
37 Slow Cooker Recipes for Hot Summer Days - Enjoy some seriously tasty meals and save time for yourself and your family by making meals in the slow cooker...
canadian summer attractions 5 of the Top Canadian Summer Attractions - Planning a family trip this summer? Just in time for the busy summer travel season, Linda Hung, Senior Director of...
An Age-Old Battle and How to Win It: Keeping Kids Reading Over the Summer - Summer is typically a very busy time for most families with all the outdoor activities, camps, picnics and, of course,...
13 Sides and Starters for the BBQ - Move over, burgers – there’s a new gang in town. From tender grilled corn, to zippy grilled halloumi cheese to...
5 Ways Kids Benefit from Summer Camp - With summer vacation starting TODAY(!), many parents are still wondering how to fill their children’s time. Insert summer camp! Summer camp...
150 Canadian Gifts for Canada Day - Roots Canada Hoodie 150 Canadian Gifts for Canada Day - Happy 15oth Birthday Canada! To celebrate our home and native land’s milestone year, we’ve compiled a list of 150 Canada Day...
19 Supper-Ready Salads - We prefer to think of salads not as a boring bowl of wilting greens laden with tasteless store-bought dressing, but as more of...
5 Ways to Deal with Bug Bites, Naturally - There are 82 species of mosquitoes and more than 1,300 species of wasps in Canada, but all it takes is...
Slipping the “Summer Slide”: How to Keep Your Kids Learning During Summer Vacation - Many parents are well aware of the dreaded “Summer Slide” – the time of year when kids away on summer...
150 Fun Family Activities, Crafts and Recipes for Summer in Canada - If you ask us, Canadian summers are the best. Think about it: When else can you enjoy a warm sunny...
homemade ice pop 10 Tasty Homemade Ice Pop Recipes - Tip: Juice-based ice pops will freeze in two hours. Milk, yogurt and alcohol-based ones take up to eight hours. Freeze...
Top 25 Hidden Gems in Canada from Coast-to-Coast - There is a lot happening to remind us how incredible our country is and how lucky we are to be...
13 Essentials for Packing the Perfect Picnic - Want to go on a picnic? We think that’s a great idea. Here are our fave picnic essentials—everything from the...
35 Perfect Picnic Recipes - Make the most of a beautiful day and head outside for a picnic! Whether you’re dining in your own backyard...
A Family Summer Bucket List with 25 Awesome Activities - Take a look at our “Summer Lovin'” list—a printable checklist of summer activities you can easily do with your kids, usually...
The Right Camp for Your Kids: Find It - Google the phrase “summer camp” and you’ll get almost 30 million hits. So how do you find the right one? Here...
Road Trip Hacks and What to Pack - Everyone loves a good road trip, don’t they? Getting in the car and driving somewhere fun, spending the day, a...
Creative Activities to Do With Kids in Canada (By Province) - We know that once the littles are done school we are going to hear a lot of I’m bored’s. Even...
5 Ways to Kid-Proof Your Backyard This Summer - Summer is just around the corner (hooray)! As the days grow brighter and warmer, legions of kids look forward to stretching...
Top Life-Changing Summer Activities for Youth - Do your kids have something to do this summer? Do you play it by ear? Are they already all booked...
5 Tips for Visiting An Amusement Park: Like a Pro - Planning to visit an amusement park as part of your March Break travel plans? Linda Hung, Senior Director of Theme...
29-healthier-versions-of-your-favourite-foods-ice-cream-1000 25 (More) Things to Do Before Summer Ends - Can you believe it’s already August? In just a few—short!—weeks, the littles will be going back to school and our...
7 Ways To Protect Your Family From Mosquitoes -   Summer has arrived and with it have come many sunny days filled with outdoor adventures and lots of cozy...
Water Safety: Keeping Summer Fun AND Safe - Getting out of town for the weekend is a great way to unwind and create memories with your family this...
11 Crafts and Activities for Long-Weekend Fun - If you haven’t planned a road trip this coming long weekend, you might be frantically searching for a few simple—and...
Summer Fun for Kids: Make a Paper Bag Volcano - What could be more fun on a lazy day than helping the littles construct their own erupting (!) volcano? We...
How to Survive a Week Camping with Kids -   A handy tip, fathers with children under 10: If you want your kids to sit still and remain calm,...
24 Simple No-Cook Meals for Busy Summer Days - Summer is officially in full swing (it’s hot, it’s humid and everyone is busy!) and we know the last thing...
Fun Summer DIY: Liquid Sidewalk Chalk - We know that once the warmer weather hits, kids love drawing on the sidewalks with chalk, but have yours ever...
A Cute and Easy Afternoon Snack: Fruit Fish - This little fishie snack was thrown together for my kids in just a few short minutes. I make a lot...
4 Adorable DIY Games for Kids in the Car - Leave your kids’ iGadgets at home (or stuff ’em in the trunk) and bring along their imaginations on a summer...
Summer Activities: 8 Amazing Ways to Play with Ice - Ice isn’t just for cooling your drink! We’ve found eight fun ways to play with ice, and cooling off at...
5 Games to Play with a Kiddie Pool - Beat the summertime heat and have loads of fun—all you need are some common household items, a patch of grass...
Make a Backyard Water Obstacle Course - We love this adorable idea from Meaningful Mama. She used stuff she had lying around the house for outdoor play...
Beat the Heat with This DIY Water Toy - Would you spend a dollar to ensure several hours of amusement for your children? I thought so. We’ve been suffering...
Summer Treat Idea: Tangy Watermelon Rice Krispies - Who can resist the sweet gooey-ness of some homemade Rice Krispies treats? Definitely not us! And since we are also...
20 Summer Boredom Busters - There is absolutely no need for your kids to be bored during summer vacation.  Go through this list of fun...

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