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Family Advent Calendar : Daily Bread Food Bank Donation #givingtuesday

  Once again, this year, we’ll be donating non-perishable items to the Daily Bread Food Bank box at our local grocery store or making a contribution online to Toronto’s Daily Bread Food Bank.  The Daily Bread Food Bank is a registered charity that is fighting hunger in our communities. Every year thousands of people across Toronto rely on food banks. […]

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Family Advent Calendar : Random Act of Christmas Kindness

Today is our Random Act of Christmas Kindness day. Do something kind, and, if possible, in secret, for someone you don’t know, or, at least, someone you don’t know very well. As with last year, we’re not going to give you any lists of ideas about how to go about making other people happy. You can figure that one […]

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Family Advent Calendar : Support Forests Ontario #givingtuesday

It’s the second #givingtuesday on our Family Advent Calendar. And this one is in honour of trees. As you may know, we lost the giant Norway Maple in our front yard this year. The city of Toronto had to remove it because it was growing old and hollowing out! No worries, it will be replaced next spring […]

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Road-Test: Four Free Mindfulness Apps

As I mentioned in this year’s September Unplugged post, the back-to-school seasion is a great time to meditate! So, in August, I did my research on several free mindfulness apps before choosing four apps to download onto my iphone and use amidst the b-t-s chaos! I had my own criteria for picking the best of the best. I was […]

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Random Act of Kindness Day

Aww!! Jon Snow and a Dire Wolf pup! Did that make you happy? Have I already done my job? Today is our Random Act of Kindness Day. Each person in the family is tasked with doing something kind, and, if possible, in secret, for someone they don’t know, or, at least, someone they don’t know […]

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Provide a Newborn Checkup via Plan Canada Gifts of Hope

It’s another giving day on our 2015 Advent Calendar. Our family’s focus today is on world health.  Plan Canada provides a global movement for change, mobilizing millions of people around the world to support social justice for children in developing countries. And, today, via their Gifts of Hope program, we will sponsor a newborn checkup for a mother and […]

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Donate to the WWF

It’s a giving day here at the Lunchbox Season. Today, we’ll donate to the WWF.   We wholly support the mission of WWF: To stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by: Ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable. […]

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A Few Repurposed Screen Time Rants and Prescriptions

Hello! And Happy November! Did you have a fab Halloween?  I thought about going as one of these guys…I mean, books. We thought we’d start out November, a rather cheeky month, by all accounts, by repurposing some good old Screen Time Rants and Prescriptions for your enjoyment! Now, you must know we’re not espousing that you get the […]

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Thanksgiving Unplugged : Seven Ways to Take it Easy this Holiday

Following on the heels of our very relaxing September Unplugged, we thought we’d share with you our Fall Holiday edition… Thanksgiving Unplugged : Seven Ways to Take it Easy This Holiday 1. Follow a Magazine Menu from Start to Finish If you’re stuck for ideas or looking for something new, or if you simply want to opt […]

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Grow Lights and Garden Resolutions

Last night, Bea wowed us all at her school’s annual Science and Technology Fair with her project on the way in which the colours of light affect plant growth. Not that we weren’t expected to be wowed. All January, we’ve had a series of coloured compact flourescents in a basment room, clipped onto a bookshelf […]

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Tonic Tuesday: Give to Forests Ontario

Tonic Tuesday Give to Forests Ontario Today, we’ll donate to an organization that supports the health and sustainability of Ontario’s tree canopy. Who doesn’t want to breathe well and breathe easy? It’s difficult to plant trees during winter, so we’ll let Forests Ontario take of that for us. To learn more about this great organization, […]

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Tonic Tuesday: Donate to the Daily Bread Food Bank

Tonic Tuesday Donate to the Daily Bread Food Bank* Today, we’ll be gathering canned goods, dried beans, and pasta to give to the Daily Bread Food Bank box at our local grocer. We’ll also be making a contribution online. Who’s on your giving list today? _____________ The Food Bank supports more than 200 Food Programs across […]

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Tonic Tuesday: Give a Family an Endless Harvest via Plan Canada

Tonic Tuesday Give a Family an Endless Harvest via Plan Canada Today is one of our giving days. Today, we’ll be purchasing one of Plan Canada’s Gifts of Hope. The gift of an Endless Harvest will support a family in a developing country by giving them the ability to create and maintain their own garden. […]

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