Travel With Try It Kids INC: Blue Mountains 2017 Summer Escape

By S. Standish, Try It Kids Co-Owner, Teacher, Mom There are so many amazing options in and around the Blue Mountains, all you have to do is a bit of investigation on their website and explore what you think would be the perfect family escape for your crazy brood. The best part is.....it is not that far of … Continue reading Travel With Try It Kids INC: Blue Mountains 2017 Summer Escape

SMART SUMMER: Activities to Keep Kids Brains AND Bodies Active!!!

By S. Standish The weeks off for the summer holidays are the ideal time to find exciting ways to keep young brains stimulated. Any little bit helps, and each of these summer ideas will do the trick for maintaining your child’s current grade/skill level. What’s more important, is that they apply the skills to their real life, which … Continue reading SMART SUMMER: Activities to Keep Kids Brains AND Bodies Active!!!

Summer Camping (Glamping) In Ontario 2017

It's that time of year again, nights are long, clothes are lighter and the lakes call out for late night dips and early morning swims. We are a fortunate family, both my husband and myself are teachers and able to spend the summer languidly travelling about to find the best places for our kids to experience … Continue reading Summer Camping (Glamping) In Ontario 2017

Why do we eat what we do?

KidFoody Exploratory Article - By S. Standish Most people are able to have enough food to keep themselves nutritionally sound. Most of our food habits and patterns are influenced by many factors (not just the growling in our stomachs). Why We Eat - Have you ever paused in your busy day and think about why … Continue reading Why do we eat what we do?

Rocking the Summer: Fun Tips/Recipes/Games

By S. Standish Fun Food Tips Helpful Ideas: a. Destemming strawberries, starting at the pointed bottom of the strawberry, push a drinking straw up into the centre.  This takes the stem and leaves off. If the aim is a bit off and the straw goes askew, keep trying to remove any pieces that are left. b. … Continue reading Rocking the Summer: Fun Tips/Recipes/Games

Clean Playlist of 2017 Songs (New and re-released) that are KID FRIENDLY :)

By S. Standish Will keep adding to this list as the year goes on....:) Suggestions in the comments would be appreciated. There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back - Shawn Mendes - YouTube  LINK Blue (Da Ba Dee) (from SMURFS: The Lost Village) - Eiffel 65 Forever (The Lego Batman Movie) - DNCE Let Go - Natasha Bedingfield … Continue reading Clean Playlist of 2017 Songs (New and re-released) that are KID FRIENDLY 🙂

Friday Night Idea……:)

Pizza night is the highlight of our weekly meals. We love pizza but the pizza we would have delivered isn’t exactly wholesome food and pizza in my weakness so tonight we tried the Homemade Grilled Pizza. We are finally starting to feel the warmth on our faces after a long Winter which means it’s time… via … Continue reading Friday Night Idea……:)

Top 15 80’s Movies to watch with your Grade School Kids

By S. Standish (80s child and therefore an expert in the field) Make sure that you look at parent groups for reviews and information about appropriate content and what questions it may raise for your kids. We like the resource Common Sense Media. The Goonies (1985)- A group of misfit kids set out to find a pirate's … Continue reading Top 15 80’s Movies to watch with your Grade School Kids

80 Things to Do in Summer when Kids say “There’s NOTHING to do!!”

By S. Standish - Teacher, Mother of 3 Crazy Fabulous Boys, Entrepreneur and NEW Blogger! Here is a good list of things that you can present, when you get the infamous roll of the eyes and, "There's nothing to do!" Water Balloon Baseball - water balloons and kids foam bats…..tons of giggles and wet clothes. … Continue reading 80 Things to Do in Summer when Kids say “There’s NOTHING to do!!”