Feeling haunted by the sugar surges of Halloweens past? Why not gather up your little brood of goblins for a sweet movie marathon sure to get you in the hallowed mood – no candy required. These not-too-spooky flicks are a festive way to build up to a big night of “Trick or Treat!” without terrifying anyone in the family. The films range in appropriateness from toddler to teen, with age recommendations that should satisfy even the most cinema-selective parents. So, what are you waiting for? Whip up a big bowl of your favorite popcorn, grab some 100 per cent fruit juice and cuddle up close on the couch for a night of lightweight Halloween chills.
As a young child growing up on the Prairies, I still remember the yearly excitement as summer holidays drew near and it was time to begin planning a summer road trip. Where would we go? What items should we pack? Will we visit our favorite cousins living in the country?
Your family vacation is just around the corner, but have you started packing? If you’re like me, waiting until the last minute to pack for a long-distance trip never works. Don’t ask me about the time I forgot to pack the pull-ups for my family’s island getaway because I decided to wing it. My time-tested mantras for packing: start early and make a list. Following these suggestions makes it less likely you’ll forget something and helps you avoid costly purchases en route or at your destination.
There’s nothing like climbing a mountain to teach a child perseverance, build self-confidence and drive home the message that, “Yes, I can!” After all, think of the beloved children’s classic with the little engine that pulls the train over the mountain for her first time ever to the mantra of “I think I can, I think I can…” Well, you can climb a mountain too! And so can your children!
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