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Weekend Wrap-up: May 19-21

Happy long weekend! The weather report is looking promising so enjoy and have fun! 1. There's no better way to get the family moving on Victoria Day weekend in Halifax than to participate in the 9th annual Scotiabank Bluenose Marathon. There are events and races all weekend including the Doctors NS youth run on Saturday! This is the largest children's ... Read More »

Money Matters: What’s a TFSA?

In just a couple of years since it was introduced by the federal government, the Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) has become a very popular personal savings vehicle. And with good reason: Who doesn't like the idea of tax-free savings growth? In fact, the TFSA has been called the most important savings option since the 1950's launch of Registered Retirement Savings ... Read More »

Weekend Wrap-up: May 12-13

First of all, Happy Mother's Day to all the HRM moms out there! We hope you have a super-fantastic day, doing whatever it is you need to do to feel loved and recharged. 1. On May 12 & 13, Halifax will be Open!! Kitchen doors at restaurants will be open, galleries will be open, museums will be open, stores will ... Read More »

Weekend Wrap-up: May 5-6

Lots on the go in Halifax this weekend! 1. Supermoon Saturday!! A supermoon occurs when a full moon is also at its perigee, its closest point to Earth on its elliptical path. This Saturday is it, so grab some blankets and make a night of it with the kids. 2. Free Comic Book Day started in 2002 and has become ... Read More »

Weekend Wrap-up: April 28-29

1. LEGO has Landed at the Discovery Centre! Join them for the Grand Opening of the Lindsay Building Centre – it’s their new LEGO building and creativity centre!It's the first LEGO space of its kind in Atlantic Canada. To celebrate, they will officially unveil this space with a weekend LEGO launch. Children can register to take part in helping us ... Read More »

Let’s Decorate: Coffee Table Solutions

by guest blogger, Wendy Monaghan I'm sure you've heard of the saying, "cluttered life, cluttered mind".  Well, in day to day family life, and in the family room it could be "cluttered coffee table, cluttered mind".  The coffee table seems to be one of the hot spots in the house for everyone's random stuff to get dumped.  I like the ... Read More »

I’m Hungry: Fruity Fish Dip

This is such a yummy recipe for a fruit dip that is a hit with the kids as well as the parents.  I've had to share the recipe enough over the last few years that it deserves a post…especially when you see how easy it is.   It's from the "Mom and Me Cookbook" by Annabel Karmel, which has loads ... Read More »

Weekend Wrap-up: April 21-22

It's another weekend jam-packed with fun activities for HRM families! Go here for a complete list of everything that's going on, we can only highlight a few things in the wrap-up! 1. The Great Cloth Diaper Change is back! Help beat a Guinness World Record by joining the HRM cloth diapering community on Saturday in the Shambhala School Gymnasium at ... Read More »

Money Matters: Kids & Cash

There are book smarts and street smarts and wise parents make sure their children benefit from equal measures of both. Then there are money smarts – an often overlooked, but equally important, area of education that will pay off for your children as they grow. It's essential to build 'money maturity' in children because money management skills are vital to ... Read More »

Weekend Wrap-Up: April 14-15

1. Shave for the Brave is the annual fundraiser for Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC). The Halifax Shave is scheduled for Saturday at the Halifax Shopping Centre. 2. There’s never been a better opportunity to introduce your children to the wonders of film! Discovery Centre and ViewFinder’s Film Festival host the free, Viewfinders Expo for all ages on Sunday, from ... Read More »