Poison safety at home

September 24, 2010

“Get that out of your mouth!” If you’re a parent, I’ll bet you’ve only said this about 10,000 times to your child before the age of 5. I certainly have — but it isn’t always harmless objects that they reach for at every opportunity. Children have that adventurous tendency to explore the home and put […]

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Be an eco-parent

September 17, 2010

This week’s video touches on what is truly most important to me:  family. If you have children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews then you understand the joy, happiness and new perspectives that they bring to your lives each day. Which begs the question…what steps are you taking to give back and what role are you playing to ensure that they develop […]

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A greener clean

September 12, 2010

This week, we’re dusting off one of Rich’s most popular videos: Cleaning Green, as we pack away Summer’s beach gear and do a little earth-friendly home cleaning in preparation for the Fall. When it’s time to clean, wouldn’t you like to do so with products that are effective, non-toxic and inexpensive? It’s easier than you […]

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QuickTips Summer Series #8: Healthy back to school lunches

September 3, 2010

As the old adage goes – there is nothing like a well balanced, nutritious breakfast to start your day! But for many Canadian families, this just isn’t the case. From processed and fried foods to sugary cereals, many children start their day off on the wrong foot and quickly find themselves crashing by mid-morning. Do […]

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QuickTips Summer Series #7: Back to School eco-supplies

August 27, 2010

This is a big year for us: our 4 year old son is starting kindergarten and although I’m a little too old to remember my first day of school, I’m excited to live vicariously through him — and seeing how exciting this can be for a young child. Now back to school isn’t just about […]

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QuickTips Summer Series #6: Summer parties

August 20, 2010

Summertime is party time! This is the time of year when most of us are juggling schedules, trying to accommodate all the requests for birthdays, barbeques and other festive events. But next time you either entertain or attend any of these events, take some time to consider the environmental impacts that each has. Going green […]

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QuickTips Summer Series #5: Summer skincare

August 13, 2010

For me, summer is all about making the most of the nice weather, getting outdoors with the kids and having some fun in the sun – but along with all that fun I can’t help but be aware of the risks of skin damage and the annoyance of all of those pesky insects. This summer […]

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QuickTips Summer Series #4: Smart shopping

August 6, 2010

If you’re like me, you are constantly looking for ways to save a few bucks here and there. One of the easiest ways to do so is to think about what you can do to cut your grocery expenses. The average family of four spends approximately $6,000 a year on groceries! When put into perspective, […]

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QuickTips Summer Series #3: Farm fresh food!

July 29, 2010

Early last summer, the family and I were looking for a new and exciting daytrip. My son threw this one out….“Daddy, can we go to a farm?” What a great idea! I jumped online, checked out what options were available close to home and we ventured out the door. The short 20 minute trip to […]

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QuickTips Summer Series #2: Home Safety

July 23, 2010

The last thing you want when returning from a summer getaway is to discover that your home has been broken into and your valuables have been stolen. But for thousands of Canadians, each summer brings this nightmare scenario to reality. In 2009, there were over 200,000 police-reported cases of break and enter offences, and most […]

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