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How to Hygge this January (and why you want to)

Health Parenting Winter

How to Hygge this January (and why you want to)

Hygge is about simplifying our lives, and slowing down to enjoy the small moments and simple pleasures. There are lots of ways you can do just that, whether by making a regular meal special by using the good china, or soaking in a bubble bath. Hopefully this list gets your creative juices flowing, join our KTC Insiders group and share how you Hygge!

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Travelling South with the Family

Family Parenting Travel Winter

Travelling South with the Family

If you are planning a winter vacation down South in the next little while, you are not alone! Statistics show that approximately 45% of Canadians travel South in the winter. The top 5 travel destinations for Canadians are: Hawaii Miami Puerto Vallarta Phoenix Las Vegas Travelling with children requires a different approach than if you're just going with your partner, or a group of friends. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you get ready for the sand and sun: Pack for summer Some items from last summer might still fit your child, but if they had a...

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Immune Boosting Snacks

Health Healthy Snacking Winter

Immune Boosting Snacks

Last week we talked about some great ways to boost your child's immune system (you can read that post here). So I thought this week I should share some easy and tasty ways to take care of #1, eat more fruit and veggies: Smoothie Bowl Take your standard smoothie up a notch by pouring into a bowl, topping it with nutrient rich fruits, nuts or seeds and eating it with a spoon. A basic recipe for a smoothie is to blend fruit (and this is a great opportunity to add some leafy greens to a picky child's menu), omega-3 from...

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5 Tips for Boosting Your Child's Immune System

Health Parenting Winter

5 Tips for Boosting Your Child's Immune System

It's that time of the year! You would think with this cold weather we'd been having that no germs could survive, but judging by all the families that were hit by something or other over the holidays, I'd say that's not the case. Often it's in school or daycare that your child picks up a bug or two and then brings it home to share with the whole family (we do teach them to share). So if you've had enough sick days to last you a while, here are some tips on boosting your child's (and your own) immune system:...

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Paper Roll Snowman

Crafts Winter

Paper Roll Snowman

With the cold weather we've been having lately, I thought I'd share a fun craft that will keep the little ones entertained inside. These fun paper roll snowmen can be customized based on what you have on hand, let your child get creative! What you need: Empty toilet paper rolls (or paper towel rolls cut in half) White paint (or a white piece of paper) Outgrown socks or socks that are missing a partner Googly eyes (optional) Miniature pom poms (optional) Buttons (optional) Ribbons, pipe cleaners or felt strips (for the scarf) Markers Glue How to make them: First paint...

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