Games

Why You Should Start Your Own 'Cheap Week'

Caitlin McKay | Posted 10.20.2014 | Canada Living
Caitlin McKay

We were being financially responsible. But as we were talking, we realized that there were a few ways to save money. Somehow we always caved to that morning coffee at Starbucks. It was those nights out, morning, afternoon (sometimes late night) coffees and shopping that really chipped away at our finances.

Watching the World Cup Is Shortening Your Life Span

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 09.07.2014 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

With the competition in full swing, millions spend hours sitting in front of TVs and computer screens, while their teams engage in grueling matches. Even if you discount all the drinking and snacking that typically comes with watching games on television, the fact that people sit for extended periods of time is disconcerting enough.

13 Best Board Games for Kids

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

There is nothing like a good board game to quiet the kids down, take their eyes off the screen and encourage them to work together. Here are our picks for The Best 13 Board Games for Kids.

I Hate Video Games, so Why is My Kid Playing Minecraft?

Paul Hughes | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Alberta
Paul Hughes

I was introduced to Minecraft by my son, who was nine at the time. I would ask him to stop watching Minecraft videos, which he seemed addicted to. When he started playing, I asked him to get off the computer and get outside. All parents do this, but few of us take the time to truly understand what it is our kids are really doing on that computer. Well my son, now 10, has taught me a huge lesson.

Savvy Apps for Smart Kids

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 10.11.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Sure, we would rather our kids ran around outside in the fresh air all day long, but a little downtime never hurt anyone. Whether you're on a train, plane or automobile, or you just need a little screen-saver time, let your little people learn a little while they play on the iPhone, iPad or iPod with one of these 10 Apps for Smart Kids.

Party Like a (Savvy) Champion

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 09.25.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

2012-07-25-olympicbanner.pngWe've got an idea that's worthy of a gold medal -- and we're sure your little athletes will agree. When it comes to the next birthday party in your household, place first on the podium by throwing a party like a champion.

SavvyMom Roundup: What Would Gwyneth Do?

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 09.18.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

There's always some wacky new fad that I discover while looking for my weekly round up. This week:Toe-besity! (It's what it sounds like) Also, a pregnant Yahoo! CEO, a hilarious birth plan, a delicious summer smoothie and great outdoor games for the kids. There is so much to talk about this week!

13 Savvy Ways to Play Without Needing an Electrical Outlet

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 09.17.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Turn back the clock this summer to an easier, laid back, simpler time in life, where kids got away from the screens and played with bugs, folded paper into boats and let their imaginations run wild. Here are some ways to get those kids away from their iPads!

SavvyMom's Guide to May

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 07.14.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

May is your month, moms! Here's some tips to help make your mother's day month the best it can be. Lots of things to read, download and try while the weather warms up.