Travel

Sunny South Suggestions?

No, I’m not complaining about the cold Canadian climate right now; just thinking ahead to the inevitable drop in mercury that is the trade-off for living in the best country in the world. After taking a year off, we’re thinking of planning another Sunny South spring vacation this year (you may recall our Mexico fun […] Read more…

Win a Family Pass to Santa’s Village!

Located in Bracebridge, Ontario (about a 90 minute drive from our place) and now in its 58th magical season, Santa’s Village is the jolly guy’s summer home, halfway between the equator and the North Pole. We first took the girls when Frannie was two and Maggie only two months (Frannie met Dora that year!), and then […] Read more…

Real Mom of Los Angeles: Special Guest Post

I’m really excited today to bring you a guest post from Virginia Cunningham, a Los Angeles-based writer and mom. While I think I would fit in better in New York than California (except for the weather, of course!) I am totally into Hollywood happenings, and have many preconceived notions about what it would be like […] Read more…

Family Fun at Centreville Amusement Park

I’ve always wanted to take the girls to Centreville Amusement Park, and the beautiful long weekend gave us perfect opportunity. I dragged out the surprise for a couple of days, giving clues for good behaviour (I know, I’m a great mom). Clue # 1: It’s in Toronto but we’re not sleeping over. Clue # 2: We […] Read more…

March Break at Sandos Caracol, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Before I get into the fantastic story that was last week’s trip to Mexico, I’d like to explain why you were treated to “flashback” posts the week before. There was a loss in our family, as after 85 years on the farm, 49 years of marriage, 9 children and 17 grandchildren (not to mention a hand amputated in […] Read more…

Take Your Family To Mont Tremblant

You should definitely not take your family to Mont Tremblant. Well, unless you love beautiful scenery and a relaxing atmosphere. Tons of activities for kids and grownups alike. Oh, and great accommodations and fabulous food. I guess if you’re in to all of that, you could maybe consider visiting. My mom retired from teaching this year, […] Read more…

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