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The Magic of Small

If you've ever tried to hike with a preschooler, you know how quickly objectives can diverge. The child wants to stop and observe every...

Stretch Out in the Shade & Read

When my husband is deployed, my parents like to step in and help. However, since they live in Ontario, we have to be creative...

Growing (B)older

Aging brings strength. That’s the message in The End of Old Age: Living a Longer More Purposeful Life by geriatric psychologist Dr. Marc Agronin.“When...

The “1000 X 5” Children’s Book Recycling Project

Families at most elementary schools in Victoria, Saanich, and Sooke School districts and seven independent schools can donate gently used picture books for babies...

Learn Something New

Learn about writing, cooking, wellness, sports, business, relationships and more, with each topic taught by an expert. Through programs like Masterclass and Skillshare, you...

A Recipe to Nourish Grandkids

“In a troubled time, the willingness to proceed like you’re needed is a radical act.” – Stephen JenkinsonIf old trees become fertile ground,...

Grandparents & Good Books

One of my children’s favourite things to do when their grandparents come and visit, is to curl up on the couch—or their beds—and read...

John Lithgow on Storyline Online

Hear John Lithgow read his ninth children’s book, Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo, for Storyline Online®, the beloved children’s literacy program....

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Simple Pleasures

I recently baked a birthday cake with my four-year-old grandson, and after we had iced it, I offered one of the beaters to him....

Grandparents these Days

Not only are grandparents keeping up with their grandchildren these days, they’re often setting the pace.Hike up Mt. Finlayson, grandkids in tow?No problem.Cycle the...

Make the Most of Mealtimes

If you have ever watched babies eating their first foods, it’s clear that eating is about more than just nutrition. It is about smelling,...
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