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Time Well Spent: A Scavenger Walk

Need a fun way to get kids motivated to go for a walk around the neighbour or hike in the park? Try turning it into a scavenger walk by giving them a list of items to spot along the way. Create the list depending on where you are walking – 4 pinecones, 2 ducks, and a fallen tree for a ... Read More »

Time Well Spent: Earth Day!

Even though we shouldn’t need a reason to take care of the planet – today is Earth Day and we’re dedicated to the cause! Doing your part is not as hard as you might think and doing it together as a family is definitely Time Well Spent. With young kids in mind, we like to focus on finding ways to ... Read More »

Time Well Spent: Fooling Around!

April 1st is almost here and some of our standard tried-and-true tricks are getting a little old with the kids so in preparation for Friday morning we found some of these fun and easy ideas to get our prank on! Jelly Juice: This neat idea from wordplayhouse.com will have your kids sucking straws until their cheeks are sore. Upside Down ... Read More »

Time Well Spent: Chin Challenge

It started out like any other Sunday afternoon in our house. Sunday is our chill day – we have no sports or activities scheduled so we get to reconnect as a family. We always do something fun together like go for a hike, play games, go skating or see a movie. This particular Sunday, however, found us all feeling a ... Read More »

Time Well Spent: Primary Speech & Language

Have a child who started school for the first time this year and now everything is changing! Your little baby is now in big school and you are dealing with all the adjustments related to this new phase of your family’s life. As you and your child continue to get settled into the routine of school, you may have questions ... Read More »

Time Well Spent: A Home Fire Drill

During dinner a few nights ago our daughters started talking about Fire Prevention Week and gave us the play-by-play of the fire drill process at school – how they had to walk slowly, stay together, go all the way out to the sidewalk – you get the picture. We talked about how lots of offices do the same so that ... Read More »

Time Well Spent: Be a Fool

Bring on the laughter this April Fool’s with a few fun pranks the whole family will enjoy. If it’s fun and brings you all together for a laugh – it’s Time Well Spent in our books. Got Milk? – sneak a few drops of food colouring into your milk carton to give the kids an unexpected surprise when they go ... Read More »

Time Well Spent: Our Family Challenge

It’s almost the middle of January – and I’m sure I could dig up some sort of statistic to share with you about how many New Year’s Resolutions are broken by now…but really, who needs that extra stress?   I mean seriously, it’s hard enough to keep up with the day-to-day of life as a parent, let alone trying to layer ... Read More »

Time Well Spent: Best Field Trip EVER!

Hayden, a student at Ecole St. Catherine’s School in Halifax recently won a class tour of the new Halifax Central Library that’s opening this weekend. A big thanks to Hayden and his mom, Jennifer, for sharing some of the juicy details with us…have a read and see for yourself. It sounds amazing! Standing outside the front doors of the new ... Read More »

Time Well Spent: Making a Difference

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. ~ Winston Churchill ~ There’s no greater feeling than when you add a little light to someone else’s life.  Acts of kindness can be as small as a smile to lift a spirit or as big as volunteering your time with a local charity.  ... Read More »