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Easy Kid-Friendly Recipe: Lucky Black Eyed Peas

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Around the world, people eat different foods that are said to symbolize luck into the New Year.  For many, January 1 offers a new opportunity to forget the past and start fresh.  If 2014 didn’t go quite as planned, 2015 is another shot.  I don’t really make New Years resolutions, but I do reflect on my previous year, being thankful for all of the blessings in my life, and think … Read More →

Winter Fun With The ‘Disappearing’ Snowman

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I usually make 1/2 of the mixture and it works out great for 2 people, but you can make enough for 4 if you like, or 2 larger snowmen. Here’s what you need (makes 4): -a waterproof hat (we use playmobil pieces for this) -some ‘buttons’ (small beads work well) -arms (toothpicks, twigs etc) Ingredients: -2 cups baking soda -2 tablespoons dishwashing liquid soap -4 tablespoons water – white vinegar (about … Read More →

WagJag Holiday Food Drive: Help Us Fight Hunger with the WagJag Mobile App

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Each holiday season, those of us at WagJag HQ launch a company-wide food drive to contribute to worthy organizations that fight hunger in our communities. This year we are donating to The Daily Bread Food Bank, one of the biggest charities in Ontario dedicated to ending hunger. They provide food to almost 200 food banks and meal programs throughout the GTA. Just last year, they were able to provide almost … Read More →

5 New Years Resolutions You Should Be Making

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It will soon be the start of a New Year and time to get those New Years Resolutions formulated. Some say they are a waste of time, but why not create a new you? Why not make healthy changes? Why not set some new goals for yourself? Why not make 2015 the year you get to the gym, start eating kale and get 7 hours of sleep! You deserve to … Read More →

#AllLivesMatter

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I have sat down several times to write this post and often find I get far too emotional or I just don’t know where to start.  This subject makes me angry, sad, confused and so many other heavy emotions,  but I know that I am not the only one feeling them and we need to keep an open dialogue for EVERYONE’s benefit. Although I am a Canadian citizen, when President … Read More →

A Chanukah Dilemma

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Every year during the holidays I think back to my childhood and remember how much fun Chanukah was. Although, I have to say I was a little jealous of all my friends that celebrated Christmas. The idea of trimming the tree and decorating the house seemed like a lot of fun and something I felt I was missing out on. Now I have my own kids – a boy and … Read More →

Holiday Dessert Recipes: Santa Approved

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‘Tis the season to be jolly. I’m not sure about you, but for me to get a little jollier, I need some baked goods first. What I first recommend is grabbing a friend or some young potential Top Chef champions and heading over to your closest Bulk Barn. The seasonal cupcake tins and other decorative candies really will put you in the holiday spirit. As someone once told me, you … Read More →

We’re Skipping Out on the Snow Birds

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For the past 5 years my family, including Grama and Papa have had the joy of escaping down to the wonderful lands of Florida. It became a family tradition to spend Christmas in the sunny South, but this year we are skipping out on the snow birds. The day the decision was made that we weren’t going, was a day we all started regretting the moment the snow came; in … Read More →

5 Ways to Wrap Gifts Using Household Items

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Right around this time of year is when many people start to realize they are severely underprepared for the impending holiday season. If you feel confident about Christmas dinner then surely you haven’t finished your gift shopping. If the house is prepped for the in-laws then you must be forgetting the turkey. If somehow you’ve managed to organize food, gifts, accommodations and cleaning then it’s probable that you’ve forgotten something … Read More →

Preparing For Winter

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I have lived in Toronto for 25 years. One of the things I love about big city life is weather. Or, should I say, lack of it! Toronto doesn’t usually get snow. We get a light dusting, but that’s about it. Sassy toques and maybe gloves are all we need! I have spent many city winters only wearing fashion boots, snow boots not needed! (Except for the “army calling” winter, … Read More →