Your guide to cross country skiing

By Kari Svenneby
I think everyone can enjoy skiing and it is great to do as a family activity. We have enjoyed cross-country skiing as a family since my first-born kid was 2 years old both here in Canada and in Norway. Today my first born is 8 years old and skies almost better then me and I have a 3 year old that is starting to ski now. Though we have yet to put our kids in any formal lessons Canada has a nation-wide cross-country skiing program for children. For children five years of age and younger there is the Bunny Rabbit Program. For children six to nine years of age there is the Jackrabbit Program. Add a comment


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Do the smart thing wear safety reflectors

“In 2010, the most recent Ontario data available [Ontario Road Safety Annual Report], the peak times for serious injuries and fatalities to pedestrians involved in motor vehicle collisions was between 4pm and 9pm”, said Woozageer.
He also points out that, as the days get shorter in the winter months, motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians
increase. “The most dangerous times for pedestrians is during the autumn and winter months”, said Woozageer. “From 2006 to 2010, 40% of serious injuries and 42% of fatalities to pedestrians occurred between October and January.

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No bad weather, only bad clothing: 10 tips to dress for the weather

Living after the motto, “no bad weather only bad clothing”, means we pay a lot of attention to how we dress for the weather. Not only does that apply for me and the kids but also my filmmaker husband whose job takes him from the arctic to steamy jungles. (Sometimes in the same week)

I often hear some parents say that kids don’t need the same quality as adults. I understand they don’t want to spend too much money on clothes kids outgrow, but I think our kids deserve to get well dressed for the seasons for both comfort and movement. Being dress for the weather is the first critical step to embracing the seasons.

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Camping Trips without the Stress

moonlight_homescreenCamping Trips without the Stress
Moonlight, a new mobile app, helps keep your trips organized
Going on an outdoor adventure with a tent full of happy kids can sometimes seem like an unreachable goal.
With all the moving parts, like grocery shopping, packing, meal planning and location reservations, camping trips can become a logistical nightmare. That’s why ACTIVE Network, LLC, a leader in innovative technology designed to facilitate active lifestyles created the Moonlight app.

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Harvest season

When I think about fall, I think about harvest. For me fall is a rich season with all the bounty of food and savory flavors found in winter squash, pumpkins and apples. It is still warm and nice and the trees are beautiful with their change of color. It is the perfect weather for hikes and family outings to farms to bring home what this season has to offer. The stores and farmers markets offer a feast of greens and fruits. Why not go and pick some of them with your family this season. When you come home you can conserve some of it for the winter months. Kids are more likely to surprise you in eating something they had a hand in picking.


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