Help! For the Holidays with a Round-Up of Our Articles


Did the holidays take you by surprise this year? Are you floundering around, trying to figure out where to start first? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our lists of presents, a few recipes and some ways to keep the holidays from making you want to strangle your nearest relative. Take a deep breath, a sip of coffee and read on…


Gift & Shopping Help

Gifts and Shopping

Have a hard-to buy for sister or are you completely stumped about what to get the kids’ teachers? We’ve got you covered in our Best Gifts for Your Whole Holiday List, where we’ve listed ideas by person-to-buy-for.

If you still haven’t gotten the gifts for your kidlets, we may be totally making you crazy with our list of Top 10 Toys That Are Sure To Sell Out, but hopefully not all of them are sold out yet (get shopping!).

Have an eco-friendly friend to buy for? Want to be more eco-friendly this year with your holiday shopping? We’ve got lots of ideas in our article, Changing the Present – Eco-Friendly Gifts.

Want to find something slightly out of the ordinary this year? We’ve got some Sensational Seasonal Shopping Solutions in Calgary, Ottawa, Vancouver and Toronto.

Help with Food & Recipes

Food and Recipes

Planning any holiday meals this season? Worried that you’ll walk away (or roll away) having eaten too much…? We’ve got 5 Tips to Have a Healthy Holiday Dinner (and they’re actually easy to follow!).

Don’t want to cook over the holidays? No problem — call on Dinnerit or Supperworks (among other places) to help you out!

Want to impress on Christmas morning with a simple but delicious breakfast for all? Try our Asparagus and Spinach Frittata (From
Mad Hungry Cravings)
 on for size this year. Looking for a quick appetizer recipe for a last-minute dinner party? Try Fake-out Flautas. You won’t regret it.

Want a great way to keep the kidlets busy for an afternoon? Gather up a few easy-to-find ingredients and have them “cook” special desserts for everyone with these Three Very Simple Recipes for Kids. Or pick an activity from our article on how to Enjoy Cold Weather Days (With The Kids).


Fun Stuff

Crazy Christmas Lights

Around here, we love the holidays, as evidenced by our stories of our Best Holiday Memories and The Gifts We’ve Always Wanted.

Even in the midst of frantic shopping trips and party planning, we like to have a little fun. That’s why we put together list list of 5 Extreme Christmas Lights Videos From Youtube.

Looking for ways to spend more time with your favourite family members? We’ve got 10 Ways to help you out.



Other - Babysitting, Healthy Holidays

Feeling a little run down? Thinking that you need to take care of yourself over the holidays this year? Make sure you read and follow our 4 Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season read our 10 Fast Flu Facts, and learn to Make Healthier Skin Care Choices.

Thinking of going out on New Year’s Eve? Maybe want to go to a movie (sans the kidlets) one night over the holiday break? We’ve got some great tips on How to Find high Quality Child Care.

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