Tag: holidays


Toys For Christmas: Grandma Knows Best Family / Grandparenting / Kids

In a year where our kids have likely had to spend more time than usual online with screens, it’s the perfect time to bring back some favourite toys and introduce some fun new ones that will help develop other skills, while providing some fantastic play time. As a first time Grandma, and a veteran mom of four, I’ve seen the toys that my kids loved...

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Managing Holiday Expectations Family / Global / Holidays / Kids / Life / Lifestyle

 Kathy Buckworth sits alongside parenting expert and author Alyson Schafer on The Morning Show to discuss how to handle holiday expectations for children. They discuss socioeconomic status, wants vs. needs, buying second-hand and children spending their own money on holiday presents.


U.S.A. travel: Take a long walk on Pier 39 in San Francisco Family / Toronto Star / Travel

SAN FRANCISCO—The official “number” of this city seems to be 49: from their football team, the 49’rs, to residents claiming the city is “49 square miles, surrounded by reality”, and, of course, the famous Gold Rush that happened here in 1849. It’s the Rush that put this city on the map, but it has continued to grow and flourish as one of America’s most popular...

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Because I Said So Family / The Good Life

Happy Holidays is a phrase you often hear at this time of the year, but as busy parents will attest, it can be a hard concept to truly embrace as we race from school “Holiday Concerts”, filling out forms and cheques for the annual “Holiday Fundraiser” for the hockey team, and choosing just the right outfit to wear to a spouse’s “A Night in the...

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