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Guest Post: On the Road to Parenting

© Flickr User Gabriele Nastro As I look back at my life, I am often amazed by the way things have turned out.  When I was five, I wanted to be a teacher.  When I was sixteen, I wanted to be a famous singer (or at least date a famous singer).  When I was 21,… Read More »

5 Steps to Cut Through the Holiday Crap

This is a guest post by Erika Oliver, MPA Whether you embrace the magic of Christmas, are kin to the Grinch, or fall somewhere in between, the holiday season brings many opportunities for both stress and joy. It’s easy to get caught up in the stress but often hard to tap into the joy. Holiday… Read More »

Camping Security – The Great Camping Event – Day 10


Camping Guest Post – The Great Camping Event – Day 5

It’s Day 5! I’ve got another guest post for you today. All photos belong to the guest poster. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Every summer, my family has a Great Camping Trip and I’ve been going since I was about six.  My father is a huge outdoors fan and is basically the heart and soul of our planning, hiking,… Read More »

Guest Post: How to Makeover Your Unhealthy Lifestyle

As I’m away at camp this week, I have the pleasure of bringing to you a guest post from Alexis Bonari about healthy living. Enjoy! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   We’ve all heard that diets don’t work, that bad habits take 21 days to change, and that most weight problems are more likely to be related to cultural/emotional… Read More »

[Guest Post] Amtrak California

*This post is by Sarah at Puss Reboots – check out her great book reviews!* If you live in California and want a low cost adventure for your family, try taking the train. Different routes run special promotions that can significantly cut the cost of travel. For example, the Capitol Corridor that runs from San… Read More »

[Guest Post] Kelly Kilpatrick on Recommendations from Kid Toy Testers

According to an article in the Globe and Mail, The Canadian Toy Testing Council “hires” dozens of kids to be toy testers each year. They play with the toys as children normally do so they can be assessed for safety and entertainment value. Below is a list of the toys the kids really liked and… Read More »