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Nature Mom: Connecting to Community

Nature Mom: Connecting to Community

A unique and inspiring grassroots movement called the Homegrown National Park Project has sprouted right in my neighbourhood, and hopefully, one day, it will be in your neighbourhood too. The...

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Nature Mom: Move over Turkey. Halloween is here!

Nature Mom: Move over Turkey. Halloween is here!

Although orange is the classic pumpkin, they come in all shapes and colours now. Aside from the year long, never-ending conversation about their birthdays, my kids’ second...

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Nature Mom: Harvest Time

Nature Mom: Harvest Time

Worth the Wait I always said I would never plant vegetables in my front garden. Vegetables didn’t have enough esthetic appeal for my sensibility. That was before we moved into a house with a...

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Nature Mom: Camping Cure-all

Nature Mom: Camping Cure-all

Marley and Indie go for a paddle A neighbour who has little kids told me about their family vacation to a cabin in the country. She was shocked when her hardy, active kids complained and...

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Nature Mom: Leaving the Stuff Behind

Nature Mom: Leaving the Stuff Behind

Every year on the Canada Day weekend, my family of five gets together with my extended family at our cottage on Georgian Bay. Seven cousins, all 7-years-old or younger, and eight adults pile in....

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Nature Mom: Simple Saves the Day

Nature Mom: Simple Saves the Day

Last week, I had a less than stellar parenting day. My 7-year-old daughter and I were going at it, head to head. There were lots of frustrating “can'ts, don’ts and won'ts” … mainly coming...

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Nature Mom: My Family and Beautiful Bees

Nature Mom: My Family and Beautiful Bees

Jonni, my husband, grew up in urban South Africa and moved to Toronto when he was 18. His relationship with nature is unique for someone from a big city. (His first summer here he scratched his head...

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Nature Mom: Spring It On!

Nature Mom: Spring It On!

I grew up in a house with a concrete backyard. An old in-ground pool was the culprit. At the time, my parents must have wondered how to raise nature-loving kids without any greenery in sight. Now,...

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