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  1. How To Be A Dependable Host This Thanksgiving – 6 Tips! #DependOnMaytag

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    Canadian Blog House received compensation from Whirlpool in exchange for this post. All opinions are our own. I have a dear family friend whom, every time she comes over for a meal, she refers to me as the “hostess with the mostest”. Because I know my friend well, I know...
  2. Help Keep Kids Safe With Active Supervision And Canadian Red Cross Swimming Lessons

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    Canadian Blog House has partnered with Thrifty Mom Media as a member of the Red Cross Canada water and pool safety blog team and received compensation for the post. All opinions are our own.  A Lesson In Swimming Lessons I still remember my very first swimming lesson. Forty-five years later,...
  3. 9 Reasons Your Kids Will Love Staying At The Chelsea Hotel Toronto

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    Toronto Tourism and Chelsea Hotel Toronto helped to facilitate our stay in September 2016. All opinions are our own. One of my favourite memories from my childhood is the wonderful trip my parents took me on when I was about 8 years old. It was my first true vacation, and...
  4. How To Help Protect Your Dog From Ticks – Advice From Dr. Ryan Llera

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    You may remember Dr. Ryan Llera from his last guest post on Canadian Blog House where he provided some advice about homemade pet safe treats. Dr. Llera is back and ready to help us, and our dogs, face tick season. He’s got great advice on how to protect our dogs...
  5. 4 Must-Do Kid-Friendly Hikes In The Alberta Rockies

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    Hiking is one of the best ways to spend a summer day – but if your kids are anything like ours, they had to be introduced to the concept with short trails that had a good ‘payoff’ at the end. A waterfall, a cave, an iceberg – hiking in the...
  6. Advice You Need For Helping Your Parent In Hospital

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    As our parents age, it is inevitable that we are often faced with taking our mother or father for visits to see doctors and specialists, and ultimately, spending time in hospital at their bedside, helping to care for our ill, or injured, parents. I recently faced this reality when my...
  7. Ontario Public School Student Vaccinations: What You Need To Know

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    When I was growing up in the 1970’s, it was a given that all children received vaccinations to prevent life-threatening diseases such as mumps, measles, and tetanus. After all, many adults from my parents’ generation had vivid memories of people they knew who didn’t have the chance to be vaccinated...
  8. If You Get The Chance, Take It: Saying Goodbye To A Loved One

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    Most of the time, writing about travel, an event, or the latest and greatest product, comes naturally for me. But not today. All of that seems so unimportant right now. It was only four days ago that my dear 83-year-old mother lost her balance, fell, and broke her hip. A...
  9. Seeds of Change® : Healthy Eating And Convenience All In One Package! #SeedsOfChangeCA

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    Canadians love to spend their summer vacations at the cottage. There’s no better place to beat the heat while enjoying many great outdoor water activities. After a full day of fresh air and exercise, hunger always sets in. Trying to feed our families a healthy meal that includes grains and...
  10. An Adult’s Guide To Minecraft

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    I’m one of those adults that really does not “get” Minecraft. Every kid I know, including X-Man, loves Minecraft. I don’t know what it is but, I don’t get the appeal. For me, it’s probably the “crude” or “old school” graphics used in Minecraft. They remind me too much of...
  11. This Summer, Include Blue Flag In Your Family’s Beach Plans

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    If you don’t have a pool or a cottage, heading to a public beach is the next best way to stay cool, and have fun, during a hot summer’s day. We’ve already taken advantage of spending some time at a couple of beaches in the Ottawa area this summer. Being...
  12. Arrr Matey! Have You Heard About Ottawa’s Pirate Adventures?

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    Did you know there are pirates in Ottawa? Well, there are, and they are inviting you aboard their Pirate Adventures pirate ship for an adventurous sailing trip around Ottawa’s Mooney’s Bay on the Rideau Canal (a World Heritage Site)! We recently set sail with Pirate Adventures on a hot and...


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