by Lori Straus In my 20s, I taught English in Germany. As the resident Canadian in a small-town school, I thought asking the students to produce something creative about pioneer life might interest them. I wrote up brief summaries myself, because their English was still close to the beginner level. One summary was about maple... Read More.
by Lori Straus Ontario is home to several national parks bursting with wildlife and diverse nature. If you’re looking for a family trip this winter to get away from things, here are a few possibilities. Point Pelee National Park This national park in Ontario is perhaps best known as the southernmost tip of Canada. When... Read More.
By Lori Straus With temperatures beginning to drop and leaves starting to change colour, now’s a perfect time to go for one last family road trip: it’s not sweltering hot outside, nor is the driving horrid because of snow and ice. Below you’ll find a few recommendations for fall road trips in Southwestern Ontario. Elora... Read More.
“Are we there yet?” I’m certain many articles and blog posts about the family road trip start with that question. It’s not for lack of creativity! It’s because that question encompasses everything in the family road trip experience: restless children, parents at the end of their wits, and everyone strapped into a tiny room on four wheels, anticipating the fun to come.... Read More.
Driving while pregnant presents women with many challenges. Nausea, stiff joints, a growing abdomen, a seemingly shrunken bladder…the list sometimes seems endless. But a seatbelt is necessary. According to a 2012 article published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, motor vehicle accidents injure about 92,000 pregnant women every year in the US. So, should you stop driving?... Read More.
You have to drive your kids around so it’s best to be prepared. We’ve talked in previous posts about child car seat safety issues and how to choose the right car seat for your baby. In this post, we’re taking the family safety discussion one step further: safe travel toys for cars.... Read More.
Do not buy a used car seat just to save money. That includes hand-me-down car seats from your siblings and/or best friends who are trying to help you out. There are a few reasons for this.... Read More.
So, you’re in the market for a used minivan for your family. Congratulations! But which minivans are the best for your family? And how can you research used minivans, if that’s what you’re looking for?... Read More.