Tips to Save Money on Extracurricular Activities
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Tips to Save Money on Extracurricular Activities

One of the most talked-about parenting topics this time of year is of course back to school, but also extracurricular activities. Not only do you have the back-to-school expenses of supplies, clothes, school fees and more – there’s also paying for your child’s extracurricular activities which typically start in September and runs through the school year….

CAN$ave – Fundamental Financial Literacy Education for Kids
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CAN$ave – Fundamental Financial Literacy Education for Kids

Reflecting on the journey that is parenting, it really does amaze me at how much we teach our children. From basic skills like tying shoes and riding a bike, to more complex responsibilities like etiquette – the education really does not stop.  One of the things I’ve been focusing on with my own kids, is financial literacy. Money management…

Goodness Starts Today
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Goodness Starts Today

As I stare at the August calendar and count the days left in summer holidays, my heart sinks. It’s been an awesome break for us, and we’ve certainly made the most, just as we set out to do when summer first began. From a cross-Canada trip, sun-filled days spent playing in the backyard, and so…

When a Child Gets Lost
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When a Child Gets Lost

It doesn’t matter how diligent you are as a parent, at some point, you will lose your child. Losing sight of your child is an experience that you’ll never forget, the panic hits like a truck and shakes your entire being. Seconds seem like hours and you’re torn in every direction, even hysterical.  I have no problem…

So I Don’t Forget
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So I Don’t Forget

I must have the worst memory in the world. Sometimes my husband will say things like, “remember that restaurant we went to years ago, when we travelled to …“. And, I have no clue what he’s talking about. Most of my memories are sporadic and broad, the fine details mostly non-existent. It’s something that has…

Bike Safety for Kids
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Bike Safety for Kids

After a long winter, one of the many things we’ve been looking forward to – is riding bikes. It’s a great feeling to trade those boots for sandals and the sleds for bikes. Not only is biking a great form of exercise, but it’s also a wonderful way for families to bind and spend some time…