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Trading My TV for a Tablet: A Parent’s Perspective

Ill admit it – I watch a lot of TV. I watch NCIS, NCIS: LA, the Mentalist, MLB, NCAA basketball and the NHL. What can I say, Im Canadian and hockey is our national sport. But now that I have preschoolers, Im re-evaluating my TV habits and our familys in favour (notice the Canadian spelling) of tablets.

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Amazon Must-Haves For Your July 4th Celebrations

As July 4th approaches, it's time to start planning your Independence Day festivities! Whether you're hosting a backyard barbecue, enjoying a day at the beach, or watching fireworks with friends and family, having the right items can make your celebration even more memorable. Here are some must-have items from Amazon that will ensure your July…

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Saving on Back to School Gadgets and Gear

Going back to school this fall looks very different this year and many parents feel stressed trying to adapt to remote learning while also working from home. Not to mention, distancing learning comes with higher costs, too. In fact, the 2020 Back-to-School Survey from Deloitte found that 51% of parents will spend more on internet-based…

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Why A Home Exchange Is a Great Family Vacation

Like a lot of families, our summer vacation plans were canceled due to COVID-19. We are looking forward to the days when we can travel again. When we are able, our next vacation will be a home exchange. We got started home exchanging three years ago, and now, it's our favorite way to vacation! So…

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Does Your Child Suffer from Technology-Induced Anxiety?

What causes it, and how to fix it.  A few months back, I spent the afternoon at the park with a dear friend and his nine-year-old twin boys. While Brad and I savored a day away from our computers and phones, his boys became more anxious as the afternoon progressed, punctuating our walk with choruses of…