summer

The Tong family on vacation in the '90s. Photo Courtesy Murray Tong

From the editor

My brother and I enjoyed wonderful summer holidays while growing up in southern Ontario. Toronto’s museums and galleries were our backyard. We attended art camps. Dad often took long weekends, and we’d rent cottages with friends and take our boat […]

Longer summer days mean Miles Willing can try out more activities. Photo Credit Nicole Willing

Summer squeeze

Getting every last drop out of a fleeting season requires a complex formula There are few reasons why our son’s bedtime would be extended, even in the stretched sunny days of summer. Once the elusive bedtime routine is finally nailed […]

Keep on truckin’

Summer doesn’t mean putting learning on hold                                                      When the final class bell rings, how do you convince your kids not to shelve their schoolbooks for the summer? “Make it fun,” says Madghis Madi, manager of Scholars in Barrhaven and […]

It’s OK to be excited—and nervous—for summer camp!

By Dovercourt Recreation Centre With just two months to go, we are feeling all the possible feelings about summer camp—excitement, anticipation, and apprehension—to name a few. With lots of questions lingering and very few answers, we know that many families […]

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Beat the heat with these thirst-quenching treats

Hot summer days call for shade and something delicious to sip under the sun. We asked Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice for some kid-friendly mocktail recipes that children and their parents and caregivers can make (and enjoy!) together.   Sparkling Strawberry […]