Family

How Clean? Celebrity Clean!

Gossip magazines tend to focus their glossy coverage on celebrity fashion, relationships and botox. Once in a while, a well-respected magazine like Architectural Digest will do a feature on a celebrity and we’ll get glimpses of an A-lister’s design preferences and décor,  as was the case in their fly-off-the-shelf January 2018 issue when Jennifer Aniston […]

September 21st, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Family, Organization Tips|

Make This Your Cleanest Carpooling Season Ever!

Whether it’s hockey practice, piano lessons, jazz, tap or modern dance class, our kids’ active lifestyles keep us on the run – and in the car. For most of us, connecting with other parents to set up a carpooling schedule is a lifesaver! Eliminating even one drop-off or pick-up allows us to catch our breath […]

September 14th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Family, Maintenance, Organization Tips|

Back-to-School Lunch Favourite: Mini Veggie Lasagna Pies

Despite all the healthy prepackaged foods and snacks available at the grocery store, nothing compares to the taste of a delicious homecooked meal or snack. More and more families are embracing the good old fashioned art of batch cooking to ensure their kids are well-fed throughout the week. Comfort foods like soup, chili and pasta […]

September 7th, 2018|Family, Health, Organization Tips|

Battling Back-to-School Bugs

As kids head back to school this month, or start for the first time, be prepared for the inevitable ritual of sickness that follows in their wake. It’s a fact! GPs report that, in the second week of September, their practice is bombarded with kids complaining of runny noses, sore throats and coughs of all […]

September 5th, 2018|Fall, Family, Health, Maintenance|

Healthy Kids Help Out in the Kitchen

Getting your kids to wash fruit, stir ingredients in a bowl, knead dough or simply lay the table, is the best way to help them build healthy eating habits. In fact, studies show that children often prefer eating the food they make themselves. When children help in the kitchen, they’re more willing to try new […]

August 15th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Family|

Canada Day, Fresh Fruit and Tattoos!

Canada Day marks more than just the birth of our nation. For kids, it’s the kick-off to summer vacation; for adults, it typically brings the warm weather we’ve dreamed about all winter.  But, above all, it’s a three-day weekend.  So, kick off your shoes and celebrate!  Invite the gang over for a BBQ and raise […]

June 29th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Family, Outdoors, Party, Summer|

Ultimate Guide to a Litterless Birthday Party

Planning a kid’s birthday party can be stressful. Not to mention, how expensive over-the-top themed parties can get and how much garbage they can create. Here’s some innovative ways to keep the fun count super high and the litter count at absolute zero:

Go Bandanas!

Instead of paper napkins, set out bandana napkins which can later double […]

June 13th, 2018|Family, Green Housekeeping, Party|

Professional Catering Tips for Easy Party Clean up

Whether hosting your parents’ 30th wedding anniversary; throwing a surprise 50th for your spouse; or celebrating your daughter’s sweet sixteen; the celebration should be fun for all, including the host. Avoid party planning anxiety and clean up stress with these professional tips.

Embrace tablecloths

Tablecloths not only look great, they also catch crumbs and soak up spills. […]

June 11th, 2018|Family, Outdoors, Summer|

Lock, Lock! Who’s there?

You’ll be relieved to hear that this isn’t a bad knock-knock joke, it’s actually a fairy tale come true! It’s the solution sought by everyone who’s ever been locked out of their house; or whose kids have lost their key; or whose contractors show up without a key.

The hero of this tale is the under […]

May 30th, 2018|Family, Maintenance, Organization Tips, Outdoors|

Cords are Messy! Learn to Wrangle Them

Nothing makes a home office look more disheveled than a tangle of cords behind the desk. With so many devices these days, in a blink of an eye, what was once organized can become a frustrating knot. Take control of cable management in a snap with a few ingenious tricks and DIY hacks.

Box’em Up

An empty […]

May 25th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Family, Maintenance, Organization Tips|