Summer Activities

How To Turn Your Backyard Into The Summer Olympics For Cheap

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada Parents

These ideas are a great way to get your kids outdoors!

5 Ways To Save Money In The City This Summer

Megan Radford | Posted 07.05.2016 | Canada Living
Megan Radford

Living and housing expenses in Canadian cities are pretty heavy right now. If you're a Millennial like me, you're likely paying off a student loan, car payments, your first mortgage, or all three. There often isn't much left over at the end of the month to enjoy the much-needed and all-too-fleeting summer sunshine. So what's a thrifty city dweller to do?

10 Water Experiments Your Kids Can Dive Into

The Huffington Post Canada | Kaylee Lambert | Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Parents

These activities can help you answer all the questions your kids have about water!

15 Sidewalk Games That Take Hopscotch To A Whole New Level

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 06.20.2016 | Canada Parents

Time to break out the sidewalk chalk!

Autism Friendly Attractions For Toronto Families

Julie M Green | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Parents
Julie M Green

Nowadays, businesses are not only more aware of autism, some are willingly offering special accommodations. They are meeting families where they're at -- so kids like mine can enjoy what's on offer along with everybody else. The following autism friendly attractions is by no means exhaustive, and I would love nothing better than to see this list grow.

12 Exploding Science Experiments Perfect For The Backyard

The Huffington Post | Kaylee Lambert | Posted 05.27.2016 | Canada Parents

Let’s face it — kids love explosions. Why not make them educational? Exploding science experiments are a safe and fun way to teach your kids about...

Let's Go To The Park! Quebec's Best National Parks

Posted 04.26.2016 | Canada Living

Why you need to book a trip to one of Quebec's national parks this summer

21 Summer Activities That Cost You Absolutely Nothing

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 07.15.2015 | Canada Parents

Beat your kid’s “I’m bored” blues this summer with one of these free kids' games!

18 DIY Ideas To Turn Your Backyard Into A Waterpark

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada Parents

Keep your kids cool with these DIY summer activities!

Fun Ways To Keep Kids Learning This Summer

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 06.05.2015 | Canada Parents

Summer vacation is almost here and pretty soon kids will be throwing down their books in favour of swimsuits and video games. So how can you make sure...

The 9 Best Water Parks Across Canada

Cheapflights | Posted 09.29.2014 | Canada Travel

Is it hot enough out there for you? If you're looking for a fun, exciting way to cool off this summer, look no further than one of Canada's best water parks.

Spend the Summer in Your Family Tree

Lesley Anderson | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada Living
Lesley Anderson

For me, family history was always a great summer activity for the whole family, especially on rainy days or quiet evenings after a day of basking in the sun. Researching your family history and building your family tree is a way for kids to learn about where they come from. It also allows you to do something meaningful with your time and create memories that last a lifetime.

7 Reasons To Keep Hydrated

Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

Every doctor, dietitian, fitness expert, and parent says the same thing: Drink more water. If you're one of those people who aren't convinced of hydra...

SavvyMom Roundup: Cougars (the Cat Kind) In Ontario

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 09.16.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Many people think that when summer rolls around, everything slows down, but not for me! Cougars in Muskoka, cottage gifts and summer memories. Even when I'm away on vacay, like I am this week, there is still so much that catches my attention. (Not to mention a few celebrity sightings!)

School Is Out... Now What?

Sara Winter | Posted 09.15.2011 | Canada
Sara Winter

Even the smallest connected moments are the seeds by which everything else grows. Rethinking the way we interact with our kids as they grow older is both exciting and a challenge, so work in small blocks of time with manageable goals.