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March Break Wrap-Up: March 9-15

1. It's the East Coast Music Awards week! There are lots of free concerts and fun happenings around the city but this one is specifically for kids. The young and young at heart can get silly and let loose with crowd-pleasing songs to delight all ages. Featuring performances by: Donna & Andy, Coach Patt, and more!   Keshen Goodman Public on ... Read More »

Heading out of town?

If your family is travelling this March Break then you're probably gearing up to do some packing right now. We've put together a family vacation packing checklist to try to make it a bit easier for you. Download it and get your pen and bags ready!  Read More »

Are We There Yet?: Washing away Winter

It’s just about time to wash off those winter blahs…   Throughout the winter months our vehicles may have built up a collection of salt, sand or gravel. And, although these help to make wintery roads and sidewalks safer, if there’s a layer on you vehicle, it will encourage corrosion. Gravel, small stones, and jagged ice can cause chips in ... Read More »

But Mommm: Decisions

Today, for the first time ever, I overheard a stranger talking negatively about a parenting decision we made. The disapproving tone and whispered comment came from a couple (I’m guessing in their 60s) sitting in a booth next to us at a restaurant.   “I can’t believe they let those girls do that. Terrible. Unbelievable.”   The decision? We let ... Read More »

I’m Hungry: Fun with Food

I'm not typically one for spending too much time getting food to look pretty on the plate but earlier this week my kids thought it would be fun to do just that. We were having leftover ribs with rice and they took care of the rest – including the ketchup lipstick!  It doesn't take too much to have a bit of ... Read More »

Are We There Yet?: Planning a Family Road Trip

March Break is fast approaching and for anyone planning a road trip – here are some great tips for keeping the kids busy and entertained during the long drives. 1) Toy Box on Wheels – Let each kid bring their own knapsack to fill with whatever toys they want to bring on the trip. Look for clearance sets of crayons, ... Read More »

March Break Camps 2013

AGNS Halifax Ages 5-12   STUDIO ART CLASSES  Monday, March 11 – Friday, March 15 Studio art classes for children and youth ages 5 – 12 are a favourite! Register for classes in drawing & painting, clay and mixed media taught by local artists and art educators who bring a wealth of talent and experience to each class. Experiment with ... Read More »

I’m Hungry: A Week of Meals

We know it’s a pretty busy time of year, especially for those of you with school age children, so we’ve taken the stress out of your meal plan for the next week with these fast and easy dinner ideas: Thursday: The idea of  "Breakfast for Dinner"  is always a hit with the kids and is so easy to prepare.  You can’t ... Read More »

Bookworm: Now We’re Going Places

  Family vacations are always an adventure. From sibling squabbles to missed flights and exits, travel with kids is rarely drama-free. But making one quick pre-vacation trip to the library or bookstore could make all the difference. Bring a good selection of books along and you just might find yourself with quietly distracted kids, giving you a rare opportunity to ... Read More »

But Mommm: Independence

The news is full of stories these days about umbrella and helicopter parenting. Parents who stay too close, who don’t cut the umbilical cord, who don’t let kids do things for themselves and who hover and watch over them like a hawk. It gets to extremes when you have parents doing everything for kids in their teens and 20s (writing ... Read More »