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Toronto Fun Blog: for parents
Kids, don’t read this section. It will bore you to tears. Mom and Dad, you might find some interesting tips or thoughts on parenting in there. We’re all in the same boat.

1. Some ideas for the road
(Categories: Christmas, For parents)
Is it a long drive to meet your family during Christmas time? Here's a fun resource for car games (if you want to know what you could do with a roll of cheap alluminum foil and other original ...

... want to go to a place. They're bad judges of how much fun they would get out of it. Just do it.       Give them a 15-minute warning before leaving (read note above). It ...

3. TOP-10 tips for successful SCHOOL fairs
(Categories: TOP fun lists, For parents)
School fair and square fun Are you one of those parents helping with the school's fair? I was. In our school, we went for the "end-of-the-year" party in June instead of the Spring Fair but the logistics ...

4. What about my own mom?
(Categories: Christmas, For parents)
Now that I have kids, I understand what it means for a mother to have her kids really wanting to spend some time with her. Not just because it is convenient nor expected. Not just because she's footing ...

5. TOP-10 Advent Calendars!
(Categories: DIY crafts, For parents, Christmas, Pinterest)
...               instructions on my X for Xmas Pinterest board! #1  Made out of Legos! #2  One pre-wrapped book a day! (They don't have to be new! They ...

6. TOP-10 suggestions for photo ops during school fairs
(Categories: TOP fun lists, For parents, Pinterest)
For parents involved with the school council As a member of the school council, my job was to organize the year-end family parties. Based on my experience, here are 10 cool ideas for photo ops during ...

7. Fathers are NOT babysitting!
(Categories: For parents)
I have developped a great strategy over the years to get some time for myself: I've let the kids with their dad!  In order to make it easy on my husband, I'd select an activity for the family ...

Delightful storytelling... through dance Saturday, October 4 from at 4:00pm at the Betty Oliphant Theatre (404 Jarvis Street, Toronto) Enter your email here by October 1st for a chance to win two tickets ...

9. Amazon bestsellers!
(Categories: For parents, Family getaways)
... information for them. _____________________________________________________________________________  ...

... your car seats). Dirt is actually good for the kids!    Let them play with sticks! Don’t you remember how irresistible sticks are? Don’t worry. I’ve never seen a child getting ...

Tips for parents with young kids: Kids love to explore nooks and crannies. Don’t underestimate the appeal of staircases, ramps, underground corridors in any building you’re ...

... of the admission fees. Going with another family can help achieve this ratio. Everyone gets a buddy (and it is usually way more fun for the moms)!    Allow your school-age kids to bring ...

... prison. This week, Margaret Wente mentioned the craziest story about this South Carolina mom in prison for letting her 9-year old daughter play alone in the park across the street from her workplace. Margaret ...

14. Mother's Day 2014 on May 11!
(Categories: For parents)
We should score big on Mother's Day this year. Check the video that is going viral: World's Toughest Job. All we need to do is make sure our kids (and their dad) see it! _____________________________________________________________________________________ ...

15. How to use all your family photos
(Categories: For parents)
... to time to relive happy times. Here's a cool and modern solution to this problem from a creative dad I met recently. Darshan is leaving his young family on a weekly basis for business trips. Every ...

16. Back-to-school blues
(Categories: For parents)
... computer, phone, chargers, extensions, school supplies. Name it. As he got in the car, his dad double-checked with him if he had everything. Turned out he had forgotten to pack his guitars... You'd think ...

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