July is National Picnic Month!

July is National Picnic Month! We all have favorite memories of childhood and one of mine is a simple picnic with my family. We did a lot of car camping in the Pacific Northwest and western Canada then and our adventures took us to many beautiful places in North America. With a family of 5 […]

Wellness Spot — March 2013

Each month Cindy Silver, a Registered Dietitian, gives us a great tips to stay healthy. Read on to find out about some fun activities, recipes and other facts to keep you and your family healthy all year long! March is Nutrition Month, Spring and a Perfect Time to Renew & Refresh March is an exciting […]

Wellness Spot — February 2013

Each month Cindy Silver, a Registered Dietitian, gives us a great tips to stay healthy. Read on to find out about some fun activities, recipes and other facts to keep you and your family healthy all year long! It’s February So Think ‘Heart-Healthy’! This month may bring some cold or snowy weather, depending where you […]

The Wellness Spot — January 2013

Each month Cindy Silver, a Registered Dietitian, gives us a great tips to stay healthy. Read on to find out about some fun activities, recipes and other facts to keep you and your family healthy all year long! It’s a New Year! So, Time for a Fresh Start! I get excited every year when New […]

The Changing of the Seasons

Many people love winter—the snow, the holidays, the opportunity to curl up in front of the fireplace with a good book—but there’s a lot more to winter than weather and fun parties. For instance, did you know that there are areas of Alaska, Canada, Finland, Norway and Iceland there are summer days where the sun […]

Fun Holiday Crafts for Kids

Article by: Sarah Danielson for OurKids.net, Canada’s trusted source for camps and schools. The holidays are a time for families to gather around the hearth – which is a nice way of saying the kids are home from school for a few weeks and will likely be underfoot and seeking entertainment at a time when […]

The Wellness Spot — December 2012

Each month Cindy Silver, a Registered Dietitian, gives us a great tips to stay healthy. Read on to find out about some fun activities, recipes and other facts to keep you and your family healthy all year long! It’s Holiday Time! I have always enjoyed the colorful excitement of December holidays and not so much […]

Real Costs of Private School

Article by: Carly Maga for OurKids.net, Canada’s trusted source for camps and schools. A typical morning at a private school looks something like this: kids stroll in with crisp khakis and designer blouses and wave goodbye to their chauffeurs and nannies and parents, who quickly drive off to their six-figure jobs in a new Mercedes. […]

Please and Thank You—Etiquette in the Classroom

Etiquette is just a fancy (and difficult to spell) word that essentially means “polite habits.” Some adults have good etiquette, but others aren’t quite as polite. Children, on the other hand, are like a fresh chalkboard–they have few habits, good or bad. As educators, parents, and caregivers, you are in a unique position to help […]

Healthy Eaters

By Staff Writer, Laura e. Crook Fall is in the air, and with it comes lots of fun fall foods! And what better way to collect ideas for some tasty treats than to browse the craft-lover’s haven, Pinterest? I scoured Field Trip Factory’s Pinterest page for the best healthy snacks the internet has to offer––delicious, seasonal, […]