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Jumpstart Accessible Playground

Jumpstart Accessible Playground

A curbside pick-up brought us up and over to North York. While in the hood, we headed over to check out the Jumpstart Inclusive Playground at Earl Bales Park. Having not grown up in Toronto and mostly living in the east end, we’ve always eyed this greenspace but never...

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Our Family vs. The Screens

Our Family vs. The Screens

What to watch when family time means TV time In the best of times, navigating, or I should say, negotiating screen time is one of our biggest challenges. Even during what one could say is the worst of times, when screens have taken over our homes with Zoom calls and...

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Happy Trails Toronto: The Doris McCarthy Trail with Kids in T.O.

Happy Trails Toronto: The Doris McCarthy Trail with Kids in T.O.

Who’s up for a nature hike? I’ll be honest, rarely my kids. Now that they’re older, there seems to be more resistance to mom’s ideas, especially when it comes to going on a family hike. So on a super sunny winter weekend, I zipped east for a walk with a fellow Mom in...

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Family-friendly hiking at Crawford Lake

Family-friendly hiking at Crawford Lake

Once upon a lockdown, we went for a hike. Our winter destination was Crawford Lake, a beautiful area part of Conservation Halton less than an hour’s drive west of Toronto. This year-round park was spectacular in the snow with lots of outdoor space to explore and keep...

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KIDS IN T.O. GIFT OF EXPERIENCE 2020 – COVID EDITION

KIDS IN T.O. GIFT OF EXPERIENCE 2020 – COVID EDITION

This year’s holiday shopping is weird no doubt. While malls, and even worse small businesses are shuttered, the online version should feel as simple as a quick search and an even quicker click. But I have lost myself in an online rabbit role trying to find the perfect...

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Disc Golf with Kids in TOw

Disc Golf with Kids in TOw

The City’s parks have become our mainstay for staying sane and active as a family this summer and fall. And as the City continues to go through the various stages of COVID restrictions, it’s the great outdoors – one of the city’s great parks, trails, beaches and...

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END OF SUMMER BUCKET LIST – 2020 COVID EDITION

END OF SUMMER BUCKET LIST – 2020 COVID EDITION

So we’ve made it this far. Since we’ve last posted, Toronto and its residents have gone through Stage 2, Stage 3 and about a million emotions on how we’re suppose to navigate this new reality with our families. And now with a few weeks of summer left, we are bracing...

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PHYSICALLY DISTANT WITH KIDS IN TOW: PART II

PHYSICALLY DISTANT WITH KIDS IN TOW: PART II

So it’s been 4, 5, 6, 7 weeks of this new normal? I’m not counting. That’s just one of the ways I’m coping these days. School’s back in, or still out, depending on how much effort you and your kids are putting into the new online learning. As rules continue to evolve...

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ILLUSIONS: THE ART OF MAGIC AT THE AGO

ILLUSIONS: THE ART OF MAGIC AT THE AGO

Every kids goes through a magic stage, right? Well, you can revive or kickstart this phase by a visit to the Art Gallery of Ontario’s newest exhibition ILLUSIONS: THE ART OF MAGIC. While it’s not an exhibition just for kids, it definitely has elements that will wow...

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