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Weekend Wrap-Up: May 7-8

Lots on the go in HRM this weekend. Whether rain or shine (I have my fingers crossed for sun) this should help fill your weekend with fun! 1. Free comic book day! 2. Mother's day home mani-pedi's? Piggy Paint is a great non-toxic nail polish, you can find it at Uncommon Kids in a range of fun colours. 3. Little ... Read More »

I’m Hungry: Happy Cinco de Mayo

Happy Cinco de Mayo !!   We always love a good reason to celebrate and it’s even better when it includes maracas!  Create your own family fiesta this Cinco de Mayo with some great Mexican inspired recipes. Here’s two of our favourite recipes from our archives that are worth revisiting for this special occasion: Chicken Enchilada Casserole : a mild recipe ... Read More »

I’m Hungry: Steak and Stein

Need a break from the kitchen?  There are so many great family friendly restaurants in HRM that we thought it would be a good idea to start featuring some of them as part of our I’m Hungry blog.  This week’s restaurant pick is Steak and Stein .  With locations in Halifax and Dartmouth and a kids menu that includes steak ... Read More »

Weekend Wrap-Up: April 29 – May 1

After an exciting day of REAL LIVE princesses and princes, here are some fun events and ideas to round out your weekend. 1. Pomba Children's Clothing and Equipment Sale 2. Saltscapes Expo! 3. Children's Wish Princess Tea Party 4. The Paper Bag Princess , a classic Munsch 5. Make your own English scones and have a fun dress-up tea party! Read More »

Time Well Spent: Beyond Books

Pop quiz. 1. Where can you go to get free classes in children’s reading support or homework help? 2. Where can you go on a Saturday morning to see a free puppet show? 3. Where can your teens go to hang out, play games and be part of a writing group. 4. Where can you go for free baby and ... Read More »

Weekend Wrap-Up: April 23-24

With both Earth Day and Easter falling on the same weekend there is much to celebrate! 1. The Great Cloth Diaper Change   2. Teach your children how to grow their own food 3. Hunt some Easter eggs , in your own yard or further afield 4. Make a delicious snack 5. Pass on some great lessons about taking care ... Read More »

Get Active: Raising Athletes for Life

Special thanks to the folks at Sport Nova Scotia for this great article on making sure your kids have a "balanced diet" approach to sports. Human beings develop at a gradual rate, and their sporting path should be no different. No one would expect an eight-year-old to memorize Hamlet or drive a car; neither should he be playing a hockey ... Read More »

Weekend Wrap-Up: Apr 16-17

What a weekend line up!     April 18th is World Heritage Day and folks at HRM’s Community Relations and Cultural Affairs department are pulling out all the stops with their weekend line up of celebrations and activities for the whole family.  Join them for Heritage Quest and learn about the history and culture in our region.  See archives, heritage films, ... Read More »

I’m Hungry: Nest Eggs

A little shout out to my sister Rachel who made this for her daughter’s birthday party last weekend. They were a big hit with the kids and adults alike!      Ingredients: 2 cups sugar 3 tbsp cocoa ½ cup milk 1 tsp vanilla 2/3 cup butter 3 cups rolled oats 1 cup coconut Mini eggs To Prepare: In a ... Read More »

Time Well Spent: Mud Pies & a Cow Game

A recent article in the Globe and Mail about the lost art of child’s play , got me thinking about my childhood – how all the kids on my street couldn’t wait to get outside – to play spotlight, build forts, ride our bikes and play hopscotch. Bouncing from one activity to another, just playing the day away.  That was ... Read More »