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I heart February

With the end January and the start of February comes the Lunar New Year, a holiday widely celebrated around the world. In the Chinese zodiac, 2023 represents the year of the rabbit, a symbol of optimism. In the Vietnamese zodiac, it is the year of the cat which is a …

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Time to ring in the New Year

Just like that another year has passed and we embark on a new year.  Can you believe that we are in 2023?   Wow, where did the time go!  As time seems to fly by faster and faster, remember to cherish these precious moments while your little ones are small as …

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The snow is here to stay

Now that we have a good blanket of snow on the ground, it is beginning to feel a lot like winter, even if not officially yet on the calendar. These are the perfect days to get out and play in the snow with your little ones as it is not …

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The quiet before the winter

As the last of the leaves fall and nature gets ready for winter, I always feel like there is a quiet that falls over everything this time of year much like the quiet before a storm. It won’t officially be winter until the winter solstice in December, but we can …

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colourful fall leaves
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Fall transitions

And just like that, fall is here. It is that glorious time of year once again for cooler days, beautiful foliage and leaves crunching under our fall boots, not to mention apple and pumpkin picking. With September being such a busy month, October always kind of sneaks up on me. …

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Get together with other parents and families this fall

Do you find that, as you get older, it seems tougher to make new friends and connections with others your own age?  I sure find that to be true sometimes, especially living in a city where I didn’t grow up or go to school. Kids are lucky because they have …

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Connect with other parents and families

I don’t know about you, but I find the summer in Québec to be a bit short.  So I make a point of getting out to soak up the warm summer days of August while they last!  I have a few suggestions that you might want to check out with …

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Summer is here!

I’d like to start by thanking everyone for coming out in such big numbers to help us kick off the season at our Outdoor Family Kickoff to Summer event this past June 11. What an incredible turnout and gorgeous day we had for the first edition of this fun event. …

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Enjoy nature as it comes into bloom

As we head into May, and nature is waking up after a long slumber, there are so many things to look forward to.  I don’t know about you but I almost jump up and down for joy this time of year, as more and more of my yard is once …

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Spring is in the air!

Spring may be officially here, but it is hard to believe with all the snow on the ground.  April is that crazy transition month in Quebec where we can expect anything from snowstorms to t-shirt weather.  For many of us, this is not our favourite time of year. Personally, I …

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