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Homemade bath products make luxury creative and affordable
There’s nothing like sinking into a fragrant tub or stepping into a shower scented with all your favorite things to make you feel pampered. But sometimes it’s tricky to find just that right fragrance for your mood or the moment, or maybe you have sensitive skin and can’t use a lot of commercially available bath [...]
Science at home can be fun!
Even with school out for the summer, there's no reason for learning to stop. Summertime learning can help keep kids from losing information over the months they're out of the classroom and it can be lots of fun too! There's no reason that learning has to be boring. There are lots of science-based activities that offer [...]
Homemade ice cream
Homemade ice cream is a classic summertime treat. From the days of hand-cranked churns to sleek modern ice cream makers and Kitchen Aid mixer attachments, homemade ice cream is made basically the same way: make a custard base of eggs, heavy cream, milk and sugar, then freeze it in the ice cream maker of your [...]
Kid Stares out Window on Rainy Day
It's raining, it's pouring...but it doesn't have to be really boring! No parent wants to hear their child complaining because they can't go out and play on a rainy day or weekend. Get your community involved! Other parents in your neighborhood are in the same position and there is power in numbers. Use your community newsletter [...]
Enjoy the flavors of the fair at home!
Calgary native Lila Roth brings us a special dispatch from the annual Calgary Stampede rodeo and fair, complete with family recipes. The sights and sounds of the carnival season are here!  As July begins it brings the Calgary Stampede, “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth,” and along with it the food. All over North America [...]
Everyone loves ice cream parties!
There are few things in life more satisfying than a bowl of ice cream. It’s nostalgic, it’s fun, it’s delicious! It really brings people together, young and old, because who doesn’t like ice cream? It’s also one of the best sweets to treat yourself to in the sweltering summer months. So why not make enjoying [...]
Make sure to pack all your gadgets for vacation!
Summer days are here, and beach days and road trips beckon. But just because you’ll be near the sand and surf or completely out of range in the middle of nowhere (try a national park!) is no reason to travel without your favorite gadgets. We’ve compiled a handy list of gadgets that will make your [...]
smart aquarium technology makes maintenance easier
Aquarium equipment is becoming smaller, more efficient and "smarter" to make aquarium keeping easier than ever. Some of the smart aquarium gadgets and apps available today make the bubbling treasure chest of yesterday look like a Neanderthals’ fish tank. There are so many things to consider when setting up a tank -- who would have [...]

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