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Just because you don't have a pool to cool off in the summer heat doesn't mean the fun stops! There is an unlimited amount of fun (and messy) outdoor activities that you can try with your kids that will leave them screaming with joy for hours. Here are just a few ideas to get you going...   Shaving Cream Slide n' Slide   Yes, you heard correctly. Shaving cream, a fan favourite for all kids, AND a slip n' slide. Assembly is easy: just get yourself a slip n' slide for cheap from any major store, or craft one yourself...
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Potty training doesn't have to be stressful or difficult! Here are some great tips on how to get your child into a wonderful relationship with the porcelain throne in no time at all:   Opt for Naked Time: If you let your children run around sans pants or underwear, when nature calls they will have nowhere to put it! This will force your child to be open to the idea of trying to real potty. Make sure that when he finishes his business he actually (yuck) looks at it, and has the honour of flushing it down the toilet himself....
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There are few things more stressful than a child that refuses to eat anything but ice-cream, strawberries, and PB&J sandwiches (only if the crusts are cut off!). If you have a picky eater in the family, you know the struggle. Here are some lovely, healthy finger foods that might broaden your little one's eating habits! These recipes are almost guaranteed to leave them happy, and you stress-free.   Tortilla Pizza Margherita  Super quick and easily customizable, your kids are sure to love these thin, healthy pizza ideas no matter how picky they may be!   Ingredients One 7-inch flour tortilla...
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We all usually feel our best during the warm summer months. We get to shed the layers of turtlenecks, jackets, and long pants for flowing summer dresses, cute wedges, and an array gorgeous beach slips. And, who can forget about that wonderful feeling of transitioning from a translucent ghost to a radiant, bronzed summer goddess?! As exciting as the sun and warmth is, we also have to remember to take care of our bodies, and especially our skin. To prevent any skin woes this summer - whether that be excess oil and clogged pores from all the sweat, painful sunburn,...
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When my generation was younger, we had one option to entertain ourselves in the summertime: go outside, find whatever toys were lying around in the garage, and play games with our friends until the sun went down. Nowadays, kids have thousands of options! Sadly, most of those come on some form of an electronic device. If you are having trouble prying your kids away from the TV, game console, or iPad/iPhone, use some of these fun ball games to get your kids up and active outside.   Four Square  This ball game is a classic. It's extremely easy to play,...
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Ah, Summer. School is almost out, and that means that your kids are probably hungry for adventure. With the end of classes, it is the perfect time to take your little ones on a trip that they won't soon forget! I remember this period of time very fondly from my childhood. The end of school meant my family's annual, "All-American" vacation was fast-approaching. My parents would take a week off from their busy jobs, and the family would take a week long vacation in a new place in the States. We discovered the Grand Canyon in my early teens, took a...
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Ah, Summer Camp. A childhood tradition I remember very fondly. My camp experience was a little different from most, however, because from age 8-11 I was shipped to an international gymnastics camp for three weeks and was in a chalky, sweaty gym for ten hours a day. Nevertheless, I still got a taste of the traditional Summer Camp life through camp ice creams, cabin chores, pool games, outdoor activities, and the opportunity to form forever friendships. Summer Camp is kind of a "Rite of Passage" in growing up. It is most likely your kids' first taste of independence. It is...
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We're sure dinnertime can get pretty hectic in your house. Your kids are tired and hungry after a long day of school and activities, and you're just getting home and trying to juggle cleaning, finishing up emails and projects, and getting dinner on the table. How about making the last part just a bit easier? We have some great, one-pot recipes for dinner that are healthy, quick and easy to prepare, and will leave you and your family with happy tummies. Oh, and don't forget the easy clean-up of just one pot!   Pan-Fried Gnocchi with Sun Dried Tomatoes and...
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"Are we there yet?" Long family car rides can be tricky. Your little ones start to get antsy after about 30 minutes, but your family friends' house or grandma's house is a good three hours away. In order to combat backseat boredom, we have a few games to keep your kids entertained for the long haul.    The License Plate Game The license plate game is a classic. Ask anyone, it was the road trip favourite for almost every family growing up. It will strike up some competition, and is sure to keep your kids' attention for a while. Playing...
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"Are we there yet?" Long family car rides can be tricky. Your little ones start to get antsy after about 30 minutes, but your family friends' house or grandma's house is a good three hours away. In order to combat backseat boredom, we have a few games to keep your kids entertained for the long haul.    The License Plate Game The license plate game is a classic. Ask anyone, it was the road trip favourite for almost every family growing up. It will strike up some competition, and is sure to keep your kids' attention for a while. Playing...
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