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  1. 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,...
  2. Kidapalooza Is Back And It’s Bigger And Better Than Ever

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    The Kidapalooza Familly Festival sponsored this post for their event taking place on Family Day Weekend. All opinions are our own. Last year I shared with you an event that was happening in the Greater Toronto Area at the Markham Fair Grounds – Kidapalooza! Following up on this family festival’s...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Alvin And The Chipmunks Are Off On A Road Chip! #Giveaway

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    Anything can happen. And usually does. Especially when it involves 3 crazy chipmunks named Alvin, Simon and Theodore! This toothy trio of chipmunks is back and, this time, set for adventure on the road! In “Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip”, now out on Blu-Ray and DVD, these crazy...
  7. The Peanuts Movie – WIN A Limited Edition Gift Set!

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      When Charles Schulz drew the first Peanuts comic strip back in October 1950, I doubt he was thinking the beloved Charlie Brown, his dog Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang, would still be delighting kids – 66 years later! As a child, I adored the Peanuts gang....
  8. 4 Ontario March Break Getaway Ideas For Families

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    March Break is almost here! Unless you are packed and ready to head off to the sunny south with the kids, you may now be wondering how you are going to keep the kids busy during the school break. We are lucky here in Ontario. We have (what seems like)...
  9. Come On Canada! What If It Was Your Child? #AmberAlert

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    Last night, while watching tv, an Amber Alert flashed up on the television screen. Actually, this Amber Alert screeched into the living room, literally making me jump the first time it came on. Over the next hour (or so), this alert interrupted regular television programming a few times – updating...
  10. Have You Made A #PinkShirtPromise? Help Stop Bullying!

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    For anyone who has ever been the victim of bullying, these words are full of truth. Bullying never really goes away. Even years later, long after the bullying has stopped, many victims are still deeply affected by the actions of their bullies. How do I know this? Because I became...
  11. Family Fun For Everyone! WIN A Family Pass To Kidapalooza In Markham!

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    What are you and your family doing to celebrate the Family Day weekend this year? If you live in the greater Toronto area, you may want to consider spending some family time at Kidapalooza at the Markham Fair Grounds in Markham, Ontario. “Family Fun for Everyone! Kidapalooza is an indoor...
  12. Remote Controls: A Great Father And Son Activity

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    Behind the scenes of Canadian Blog House is a great father and son team, my boyfriend and X-Man, who are the inspiration for many of my posts. Not only do they assist with product and travel reviews, they provide great feedback. I call my boyfriend my “idea man”, as he...
  13. How You And I Can Turn Me To We #MoreSurprises

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    Warm hearts are giving hearts, give with all your heart. It is so hard to believe that we are nearing another holiday season. In just over a month, Santa will be making his annual return, with his sleigh, his reindeer, and a sack full of presents for all good boys...
  14. STONZ Wear – Canadian Kidz Footwear At Its Best!

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    There are a few items of clothing that are a must for anyone living through a long, cold, Canadian winter: a wind/waterproof jacket, a toque (love that word!), warm mittens or gloves…and warm, waterproof winter boots. KICKING IT OLD SCHOOL WITH MUKLUKS How many of you remember those mukluks with...
  15. Happy Thanksgathering To My American Family & Friends

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      When I was growing up, my mother made sure that Thanksgiving was a special occasion for our family. She always wanted us to be together for at least one big Thanksgiving meal during this holiday, complete with turkey and all the trimmings. We were all very lucky to be...


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