Glamping in Bonnechere Provincial Park

Some of the best memories of my life have involved camping. Sadly, I can’t say the same for my children. Every summer growing up, my parents packed up our Bonair pop up camper trailer, hitched it to the back of our Oldsmobile and our subsequent Pontiac station wagon, threw us kids into the backseat and…

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Relying on the Kindness of Strangers

I got a flat tire and then the car battery died. On a trip with my kids. I’m the queen of being prepared and in this instance, I was not. Learn from me. It was last Sunday afternoon, we were making good highway time driving between home in downtown Toronto and Bonnechere Provincial Park – the…

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Spelunking With Kids in Tyendinaga Caverns and Caves

Have you ever taken your children spelunking? I took my children spelunking for the very first time last week in Tyendinaga Caverns and Caves. What is spelunking? It is literally the hobby or practise of exploring caves. Growing up in Belleville area, I definitely did not take advantage of everything that was in the vicinity and…

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Why My Family Loves Blue Mountain

Living in Toronto, I’m beyond lucky to be a close enough to drive to so many amazing destinations in Ontario for all year round family fun. One of our extended family favourite weekend away go-to destinations for many years has been Blue Mountain, just outside Collingwood. We have visited Blue Mountain, situated on a section…

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Why Mom Should Get Away and Travel Solo

I took off on my family for a few days to do some solo travel and went to the most bizarre places – places with seemingly no connection to me – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (with a side excursion north of Prince Albert) and Edmonton, Alberta. Neither place I had ever really been too before unless driving through…

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