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Summer has finally arrived here in Toronto.  Suddenly we are in full summer, after a very cold and rainy spring. Needless to say we have been outside all weekend.  Living in a cold weather climate nothing gets us outside like warm weather, enjoying the outdoors, often without any agenda.

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Pick dandelions: Make Dandelion syrup

Dandelions have many secrets. Beyond their reputation as a weed they can be turned into toys for kids and they can be eaten. I have to admit that playing with them and not eating them is how I best know dandelions.

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Algonquin and family camping tool kit

Algonquin, Our home away from home


Guest blog  Melodie Percy

Its' safe to say that when it comes to camping in Ontario, I'm completely biased. From the age of two my family, aunts, uncles and grandparents included, loaded up our cars and headed up to Algonquin Park. We did it a few times a year, even winter but my favourite time was always our end of summer trip during the last three weeks of August. The importance of connecting with nature and being in tune with the universal rhythm was instilled at a young age and has become part of who I am. Now as a mom of three myself, I share this with my own children.

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Container gardening, fun crafts to do with kids

It is late spring and summer is on its way, it might be time to put your plants and flowers in the ground.
You don’t have to have a big backyard be a gardener; it can be on your balcony or in a small backyard in pots and containers. In our household we have planted seeds in early spring. It was fun to watch them grow and our daughter was thrilled when she saw the first sprouts break the soil.
She was fascinated seeing how fast sugar peas and cucumbers grow. We already have transplanted them outside in containers and pots. If you did not seed this year, go to your local garden center and buy some seedlings for your garden.

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Mother Day’s Picnic

motherAll I want for Mother Day’s is sunshine, happy kids and my husband. Well, if I were totally honest, it would be nice if the kids and my husband would make a picnic for Mother’s Day. What he chooses is all the same to me, but he and the kids have a few of recipes to choose from on activekidsclub.com.

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Dandelion Children

Dandelion kids - Stephanie Beeley (photos)

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