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Jo-Anne Craine

Writer, editor, parent and pop culture media sponge. Talks to the dog at parties. Tweets @TypeACreative1

Jo-Anne is a parent and a freelance writer and editor at Type A Creative. Published in YummyMummyClub.ca, Save.ca, Tweenhood.ca, Forever Young News, and Wedding Essentials magazine, among others. Follow on Twitter: @TypeACreative1 and Facebook or at www.typeacreative.ca.
How To Prep Your Pet For

How To Prep Your Pet For Halloween

Don't let Halloween turn your pet into a scaredy-cat! Halloween can be fun instead of frightening for your pet if you prepare accordingly. Here's how to keep your pet safe and happy on the scariest night of the year.
10/25/2016 09:56 EDT
What To Do With All That Halloween

What To Do With All That Halloween Candy

Make it clear that one treat will be added to school lunchboxes daily, or just after school, and not anytime they want it. Whatever your rule is, make sure you kids know it in advance to prevent tears and cries of "It's not fair!"
10/17/2016 09:03 EDT
Thanksgiving Activities For The Whole

Thanksgiving Activities For The Whole Family

Sure, Thanksgiving is mostly lauded for the classic feast of turkey and cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy, and an array of pies that will make our inner piggies grunt with overfed satisfaction. But before you get lulled into that turkey coma, try doing something a little more active together as a family this long weekend.
10/07/2016 09:37 EDT
The Stabbing At My Teen's High School Didn't Have To

The Stabbing At My Teen's High School Didn't Have To Happen

I got a text from my teen at 8:52 yesterday morning. It was that text; the one you read about in news reports that usually come from the U.S. It doesn't come from one of your own children. The ones you promised yourself you would always protect. "Lockdown at school," then "Someone pulled a knife." Not much to go on, but enough to send that infamous chill down your spine. I wasn't far from school, so I raced over, my muddy dog still in the back seat, dreading what I knew I would find.
02/24/2016 05:20 EST
How To Win The Heart Of A Mother This Valentine's

How To Win The Heart Of A Mother This Valentine's Day

As a busy mom, I don't value the standard gifts of Valentine's Day the way I did as a young bride and I think many women out there think the same way. We don't need the extra calories of heart-shaped chocolate or expensive, cut flowers that wilt and die in a few days or a store-bought card that lacks originality.
02/12/2016 11:30 EST