Seasonal

End of Summer Gardening

Have you noticed fall starting to creep in? I was playing in the yard yesterday with my daughters and I noticed patches of leaves changing colour and some have even started falling off the trees. Its subtle, but its there. The flowers have stopped blooming and the petals are dropping to the ground. I know, [...]

When I announced we’d be taking our two young preschool-age daughters camping this summer, there were plenty of dropped jaws. “Really, in a tent?” many friends, family members and strangers would ask as though my husband and myself had plead temporary insanity. With Molly now four and Zoe, 2, we figured there’s no better time [...]

This post is written by the member of our family who holds the prestigious ‘dad’ title. Frank is an avid vinyl collector and an even more avid father. I’ve found a new place to buy records in the most unexpected of places. London Drugs. Yes, you read that right. London Drugs. Anyone who knows me, [...]

With summer in full swing, families across the country are planning their vacations. Time away from the office and house work and more time to spend together as a family. During the summer months, road trips are an ideal option for family getaways. They are cheaper than flying and can open up a lot of [...]

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

I enjoy cooking in the cooler months. With the temperatures slowly dropping here, I have been using the oven and slow cooker a lot more. I have also been going through the new Betty Crocker cookbook and have been tackling a bunch of their easy recipes for the slow cooker. The thing I like the [...]

If you like this recipe, check out our Chocolate Roasted Pumpkin Seeds recipe. Have you picked up your pumpkin to carve yet? This year make sure to hold on to your seeds so you can make Roasted Pumpkin Seeds. Pumpkin seeds make great snacks that are rich in fiber as well as vitamins B and [...]

Summer Bedtime Tips

I saw the cover of a magazine the other week and had a little laugh to myself. One of the articles on the front cover was “10 Tips to Being a Happy Mom”. Ten? Really? I argue that there is only one big secret to being a happy mom. Sleep. At least for me, no [...]

Lynn Spence who is a regular style expert on Citytv’s CityLine, Around the House and Fashion Friday offers us some great tips for holiday decorating and you’ll want to listen up because they are good — I’ve been doing number 3 for about 6 years now! Scotch has been working with Lynn to bring you [...]

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