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    Cooking With Kids

    I’ll be the first to admit, having your kids help you cook and/or teaching them how to cook, can be stressful!  You want to let them help so bad, but you also want to keep your sanity and patience (and your kitchen somewhat clean?!)     Teaching our children and ourselves the life skill of cooking is so important. And you don’t need to be a top chef either. There’s always something for every skill level in the kitchen and it comes with a great sense of pride and accomplishment when you are able to make a meal.  Some days, depending on the task, cooking with your kiddos requires more…

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    Free and Fun Summer Activities For Kids

    Summer is officially here and the last day of school countdown has now reached single digits!!  It’s time to start thinking of some activities ready for the kids!  Summer camp is always a great option for many children.  There are so many options for to choose from it’s almost impossible not to find one that your children would enjoy.  My boys have  yet to dip their feet into the whole camp experience.  BUT, this summer my oldest, Reed, is finally going to golf camp!  Only for the mornings and 1 week, but this boy has been wanting to go since he was 5!!  He’s had a golf club in his…

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    Growing Up. Slow Down!!

    It’s that time of year again around here….Birthday Season!!  We just celebrated my Hubby’s 40th Birthday last month and now my oldest Son, Reed, is turning 10 next week!  Ten!! Double Digits! A Decade!  Ya know that cliche, ‘they grow up so fast’?  It’s so true!! Why do our kids have to grow up so fast?!!  If only we could slow down time sometimes.   This past year I’ve been obsessively looking back at pictures from when my boys were so little and dependent on me.  I miss those days of them wanting to play farm or trucks with me.  Even though at that time I was probably thinking, ‘will they…

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    Rainbow Eruption

    I have 2 very active and growing boys.  Reed will be 10 next month and Jack 8 in August. When they were younger, I’m thinking 3, 4, 5 and 6 years old, I set up a lot of fun science-y type activities for them.  We used to sit around the kitchen table and do them together.  They still ask to do those types of activities from time-to-time.  Usually on a rainy day when I’ve taken away the PS4 and they’ve had enough of playing mini-sticks! One of their favourite (yes, that’s how we Canadian’s spell it!) activities was always the ever popular “Rainbow Eruption!” Click for more fun Science activities…