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A Journey Through Time: Exploring the Canadian Automotive Museum in Oshawa

The Canadian Automotive Museum, in Oshawa, Ontario, stands as a testament to Canada’s rich automotive heritage. Not only that, this museum is a great place for kids of all ages too! We took my son when he was about 5 years old. He had a great time looking at all the different cars and things with wheels! There were some activities for him, but the main attraction, was his chance to meet Lightning McQueen! Lighting is still there today, so […]

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4 Whitby Summer Camps Your Kids Will Love!

Summer camps in Whitby provide a fantastic opportunity for children to engage in fun activities, make new friends, and create memories. We are fortunate to have a diverse range of summer camps to choose from. In this blog post, we will explore four of the best summer camps in Whitby. Highlight their unique offerings, focus areas, and the experiences they provide for campers. Whether your child loves sports, arts, or a mix of everything, these camps have something to offer […]

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Local Flavors & Community Spirit at the Whitby Farmers Market

One of my favourite things to do with my family in the summer is to visit local farmers and artisinal markets. There’s something undeniably special about shopping at a local farmers market. The vibrant colors, fresh aromas, and friendly faces create an atmosphere that brings people together and celebrates the essence of community. One such gem is the Whitby Farmers Market, a beloved destination where residents and visitors can immerse themselves in a world of local flavors, artisanal products, and […]

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8 Christmases: 5 fun things to do in Durham Region at Christmas

I recently read an article informing me the average age that kids lose that certain Christmas magic is 8. My son is 4. It hit me like the polar express that we are half way done. Maybe less, maybe a little more, but likely about half way. In fact, the article showed a huge drop off after the age of 5. OMG, that’s next year! I am so not ready to give up all the fun things to do in […]

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Mom always did know what was important : printed photos

Recently a friend’s mother passed away. He shared this story about printed photos on Facebook, and it brought tears to my eyes. He and his dad had gone to the bank to clean out his mom’s safety deposit box. The went expecting to find some paperwork, maybe some documents, a birth certificate perhaps. As Scotiabank describes it, “Know the things you value most are in one safe, easily accessible place.” But what they found was so much more meaningful, and […]

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Your belonging, your history: Why it’s important to print your images

Last week we celebrated my son’s 4th birthday. As you could imagine, in those four years I’ve snapped an uncountable number of photos of him. Sometimes these photos are capturing a quick moment on my phone, sometimes I haul out the “big camera”, and sometimes I even bring him into the studio to capture him and his personality at any particular moment in time. As you could also imagine, I have photos of my son, and our family, all over […]

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