Win a $100 Loblaws Gift Card & 5 Boxes of Cheerios #CheeriosEffect

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Two decades ago a social connection would have been meeting up for a cup of coffee or going for a walk. It would have meant actually seeing someone in person or at least hearing their voice over the telephone, and even that was considered a little impersonal. It’s amazing how much things have changed since […]

San Francisco: Family Attractions in one of America’s Most Vibrant Cities


San Francisco is rightfully regarded as one of America’s if not the world’s most exciting cities. It’s a compact city that boasts a wealth of sightseeing and activities making it the ideal choice for family vacations. The City by the Bay attracts nearly 17 million visitors per year and here are a few of the […]

Join the #StayfreeContest Twitter Party Oct. 29th 9pm ET


If you made it the last Stayfree Twitter Party, you will definitely want to know that we are doing it again! That’s right, we are once again gathering to embarrass ourselves and each other with lots of panty talk! This time we are talking about embarrassing panty stories, so get ready for some laughs! If […]

Win a $50 iTunes Gift Card! {Canada} #straightenupcanada

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Now that I’m in my forties I really understand the importance of proper posture. Unfortunately this knowledge has come to me because my posture is not what I wish it was. I am not alone though. Lower back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide. Each year over 11 million Canadians suffer from […]

Travel in Style is the Topic at the next #FamilyTravelCA Twitter Party


People watching is a favourite pastime of mine, particularly when passing away the time in an airport. There are so many different types of travelers. There are singletons, friends and families. You will see backpackers who look ready to take on all sorts of wonderful adventures, and,  others who appear a little more high maintenance […]

Travelling to Istanbul with Kids

Images by Boris Dzhingarov and Stew Dean, used under the Creative Commons license.

Turkey is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world, and this is no more apparent than in Istanbul. What was once the capital of Turkey (it’s now Ankara), Istanbul is the perfect representation of Turkey; outgoing, scenic, and a full range of personalities. With popular companies like First Choice flying out there throughout the […]

Step Back in Time at Cabana Bay Beach Resort

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Universal Orlando Resort has their own set of resorts that provide luxury and several fun activities. These resorts are all very convenient for guests who wish to take advantage of the theme parks and Citywalk. The newest of these resorts is Cabana Bay. Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort is now open at Universal Orlando Resort. […]

NEW DATE! Join the #TanaLovesShoes Twitter Party Oct. 30th 8pm ET

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Summer was fantastic with our flip flops and sandals, but the fall shoe season has finally arrived! We can pull out the boots, the leather shoes and many other of my favourite shoes styles. Of course, if you love to travel like I do, you can also pick up some pretty new sandals, and a […]

There’s Unlimited Fun at Citywalk

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If you are lucky enough to find yourself in Orlando and you are looking for something to do or someplace to eat, Citywalk is the perfect choice. Universal CityWalk is Orlando’s hottest spot for entertainment, boasting the biggest names in live music, dining, dancing, movies and more in an eclectic mix of themed restaurants, nightclubs, […]

Warming Up from the Inside Out with Creamy Carrot Ginger Soup #CarnationSoups

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Fall recipes are the ones I enjoy making the most. They can often be made using fresh local vegetables and it’s not too hot to be standing over the stove. It is also the time of year that we get to make some of the family recipes that I have been enjoying for my entire […]