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, this memory is just as strong today, as it was the day it happened. My fear of … [Read more...] about Help Keep Kids Safe With Active Supervision And Canadian Red Cross Swimming Lessons
Kidapalooza Is Back And It’s Bigger And Better Than Ever
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 first year, Kidapalooza is back and it's bigger and better than ever! The 2nd … [Read more...] about Kidapalooza Is Back And It’s Bigger And Better Than Ever
Ontario Public School Student Vaccinations: What You Need To Know
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 for diseases such as polio. These people either died from polio or were … [Read more...] about Ontario Public School Student Vaccinations: What You Need To Know
An Adult’s Guide To Minecraft
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 the days when computer graphics were pretty rough. After all, my childhood video games consisted of … [Read more...] about An Adult’s Guide To Minecraft
Arrr Matey! Have You Heard About Ottawa’s Pirate Adventures?
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 sunny July morning. We were in search of a sunken treasure which was "lost … [Read more...] about Arrr Matey! Have You Heard About Ottawa’s Pirate Adventures?