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Do Competitive Sports Keep Children On The Right Path?

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As a kid I spent my weekends watching my brother play hockey, while my dad coached. I loved hanging out in the stands and cheering him on. My husband had other plans for our son. He wanted to spend the weekends on the slopes. But I put my son in skating lessons anyway, although he really didn’t seem to be interested in playing hockey. At first it was a little … Read More →

New Year’s Resolutions. AKA, How Every January I Set Myself Up For a Mid-February Fail.

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Minutes after watching the ball drop, clinking a glass, and putting my children to bed, I hopped on Facebook to wish everyone a Happy New Year, only to see my feed filled up with promises of personal bests for a better 2015. I looked up the history of resolutions, and it seems since this tradition began, people, like me have been failing at it. So this year, instead of making … Read More →

How to Make Snow Ice Cream


I grew up in Texas and for those that are from Texas, you know that we do not get a lot of snow here and when we do get snow it is normally ice or flutters. When I was growing up, the few times we would get snow, my best memory was when my mom made snow ice cream. She never disappointed us and always had it ready before we … Read More →

Top 10 Picks: Track 2015 with these Conversation Piece Calendars

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1. The perfect calendar for Rocket Scientists and Burger Flippers, $9.99, 2. Stitch the Stars Calendar,$25.00, 3. Month and Day Woodblock Calendar, $68.00, 4. Calendar Stationery Box. $20.00, 5. Chirp Calendar, $22.00, 6. Cubes Perpetual Calendar, $15.00, 7. New York 2015 Calendar, $7.49, 8. 52 Weeks to Christmas, $14.99, 9. Margins Ombre Moon Phases 2015 Calendar, $14.99, 10. Decorative Magnetic Dry Erase Calendar, $12.00

New Year, New You!

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“New Year, New You.”  Isn’t that what they say? I don’t know about you, but I’m really reallllly good at making New Year’s Resolutions, and kinda terrible at keeping them. I’m the same with lists and organization – I have more fun and focus making the lists than actually carrying out all of the to-do items. Well, we can’t be good at everything, right? Here at PTPA we put together … Read More →

WagJag Boxing Day Sale

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Shop WagJag’s Boxing Day Sale from December 24 to December 28 2014. Save an extra 15% off products, restaurants, activities, and more all week long. Visit  

Easy Kid-Friendly Recipe: Lucky Black Eyed Peas


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


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


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 →