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Jenna Em


Jenna Em is the mom of 5 great kids, 8 years and under! She hold an Honours B.A. in English from the University of Toronto. Visit her family-friendly blog: <a href="" rel="nofollow">SnyMed Living High on the Hog Blog!</a> You can also follow her on Twitter @SnyMed.
The Summer Of Pokémon

The Summer Of Pokémon GO

Pokémon GO has brought together people of all ages and demographics in the pursuit of one common goal: catching Pokémon. The game rewards users for being sociable (clustering together where other users can be found), and people who wouldn't have ever conversed before are now engaging in dialogues. Yes, Pokémon GO has people once again talking to one another.
08/24/2016 11:53 EDT
Take Time To Remember Dads Who Are Still With Us In

Take Time To Remember Dads Who Are Still With Us In Spirit

With greeting cards featuring tableaus of fishing, golfing and barbecuing with Dad, I can't help missing my father-in-law and feeling the void of his absence. I try to look back with fondness at all the great memories he made with my family, but the pain stings and I'm left feeling bitter that he was taken too soon.
06/13/2016 03:49 EDT
What Does RSVP Truly

What Does RSVP Truly Mean?

Undoubtedly you've seen the words RSVP printed on wedding, birthday party, or similar invitations -- but do you truly know what RSVP means in English, and how these words should be interpreted?
05/27/2016 02:58 EDT
Is It Safe For Our Kids To Play

Is It Safe For Our Kids To Play Outside?

As a three-year old child in the mid-1970s, I was allowed to play outside on our street by myself. It was taught that I should "never talk to strangers" and "never go with strangers". Only one year later, I was granted even more freedom, and was allowed to roam freely throughout our entire neighbourhood... How did I know when it was time to come in? Once the street lights turned on, of course!
04/20/2016 02:57 EDT
10 Predictions About Self-Driving

10 Predictions About Self-Driving Cars

Self-driving cars have really been featured in the headlines over the past year. Whether it's the Google car that drives itself, or the projection that "robot" cars will be mass manufactured in just ten years. But what trends will the self-driving car bring about?
03/08/2016 02:42 EST
10 Tech Gifts for Dad on Father's

10 Tech Gifts for Dad on Father's Day

Do you have an easy-to-buy-gift for dad, or is Father's Day always a challenge every single year? To make shopping for him a no-brainer, browse through this list of Top Ten Tech Gifts for Dad. We tried to include something for every budget.
06/19/2015 02:19 EDT
How Is Your Relationship With Your

How Is Your Relationship With Your Mother-in-Law?

Why is there a tendency for daughter-in-laws to have bumpy relationships with mother-in-laws? It's understandable that conflict can arise when two different ideologies collide. Ideologies about child-rearing, domestic chores, finances, "wifely" duties, working outside the home, personal appearance, "husband care" and so on.
06/01/2015 05:51 EDT
Can You Tell These Commonly Misused Words

Can You Tell These Commonly Misused Words Apart?

Let's face it: there are some words that have been put on earth just to trip up the masses with their spellings. Words like receive, perseverance, cemetery, occasionally, grateful, calendar, judgment, separate, and liaison -- are all booby traps of the English language.
10/29/2014 01:19 EDT
10 Gadget Gifts for Mother's Day

10 Gadget Gifts for Mother's Day 2014!

Here are 10 gadget gifts for Mother's Day 2014! Whether you've got a mom who loves cutting-edge devices -- or likes to cut in the kitchen -- there's something that's just right for that special mom on your list!
05/04/2014 10:13 EDT
These Numeric Passwords Will Get You

These Numeric Passwords Will Get You Hacked

Check the list below to see if your four-digit password is on this list, and if so, please change it to something more random, secure and less crackable. After all, there is a pool of 10,000 different combinations available from which to select a 4-digit pin and yet the same passwords are repeatedly selected by the general population.
03/03/2014 12:59 EST
How I Kept My New Year's Resolution and Lost 70

How I Kept My New Year's Resolution and Lost 70 Pounds

The year I turned 40, I felt like I was having a health crisis. After having had five babies back-to-back, I was at my heaviest weight ever -- and the most unhealthy self I had ever been. On December 31 2012, I made a New Year's resolution to myself and my family. In these 12 months, I have lost 70 lbs, four clothing sizes and I am looking and feeling much better. I am now lighter than my pre-pregnancy weight nine years ago! True to my word, my family now eats in a healthy fashion and we are regularly active as a family!
12/31/2013 08:57 EST
10 Hot Gifts to Put Under the Tree This

10 Hot Gifts to Put Under the Tree This Year

Christmas is a time for traditions, togetherness, recounting memories of Christmas past, and of building new memories. However, Christmas also includes an undeniable commercial element! With just over one week until Christmas, here are some 2013 Hot Gift suggestions that will make Holiday shopping simple for the young and old on your list!
12/16/2013 05:25 EST
14 Simple Sales Techniques That Will Woo Any

14 Simple Sales Techniques That Will Woo Any Customer

In August, I bought a resale home that was 30-years neglected. The first order of the day was to source new windows, doors, a furnace, air conditioner, kitchen, flooring and more. I set out to get quotes. During this process I was <em>astounded</em> by how many simple sales techniques -- and common courtesies -- were neglected. Read on to see how your sales team would measure up.
11/05/2013 12:13 EST
Buy This Condo, Get a New Car! (and Other Crazy

Buy This Condo, Get a New Car! (and Other Crazy Incentives)

It's not a new concept for builders to offer incentives in the form of upgrades to potential buyers. However, I've been astounded by other incentives that have recently popped up in the Toronto real estate market. For example, Kylemore Communities has been offering $35,000 towards any new BMW, with a purchase of one of their specific condo developments.
09/29/2013 09:30 EDT
10 Back-to-Campus Essentials for

10 Back-to-Campus Essentials for September

What do you really need for a successful year of college or university, aside from enthusiasm, smarts and inspiration? Text books are an obvious answer, but there are some important basics and creature comforts that should not be overlooked. Read below to see 10 back-to-campus essentials for September!
08/28/2013 05:02 EDT
How I Went From Winning a Home Bidding War to Starting My

How I Went From Winning a Home Bidding War to Starting My Own

After 32 months of house hunting in Toronto, I finally "won" a home bidding war -- and was then handed the unsavoury task of selling my previous house. Imagine our surprise when we learned that there were SEVEN registered offers on our home!
08/08/2013 05:27 EDT
10 Father's Day Gift

10 Father's Day Gift Ideas

I'm very fortunate to have a dad that's pretty great, I think! Although my dad got married when he was only 19-years old, he has always been there for me. To honour my dad and dads like mine, check out this list of 10 Gifts Your Dad Will Love for Father's Day, 2013!
06/10/2013 12:31 EDT