Old School Still Cool

I Like Big Band and I Cannot Lie!

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It seems fitting that I opened a box last night to find one of my favourite films of all time. Fitting because we’re now counting down to Halloween and this film has just a bit of old school fright tucked into its perfect package of mirth and mayhem. And I’m talking really old school. I’ve… Read More »

All that Redheaded Goodness

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 Cynthia Kinnunen passes her passion for Anne down to her kids Of the books of my youth, many of which have been or will be shared with my kids, there is one that stands out in all its fiery red perfectness.  In the last few years, I’ve been able to indulge again, along with my daughter,… Read More »

Can I Get Your Autograph?

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Cynthia Kinnunen thinks autographs make concerts all the better The beauty of outdoor summer concerts reminds me how much we adore live music. I usually lose myself in the shows, embracing the moment and savouring the magic (a.k.a. a lot of booty shaking and shameless singing). I’m not usually caught up in how to get backstage or stand… Read More »

Like, Meow! Sharing Cats the Musical with Your Kids

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You might laugh or cry, but is there anything REALLY better than Cats? As someone who prides herself on not just following trends for the sake of popularity but rather appreciating quality content (whatever that might be), it’s sometimes awkward when something that might seem exactly the opposite of that finds its way into the… Read More »

The World is Our Gallery

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Hit the road with Cynthia Kinnunen‘s tips for artistic travel Now that summer is finally here (or is it?), we are embarking on more outdoor adventures. And as we find ourselves on those adventures, there’s a good chance we’ll make a few new discoveries. Art discoveries, that is. Particularly when travelling around with kids, there’s… Read More »

Jell-o: There’s Something Appealing About Jiggly Things

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Cynthia Kinnunen blogs about sharing stuff from your childhood with your kids Normally, seeing things on your plate wobbling to and fro doesn’t send your pulse racing, unless it’s in fear of having to consume said wobbly food product.  However, there’s one jiggly food-type thing that I used to adore as a child and my… Read More »

Cool Canadian TV Shows, Eh?

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Cynthia Kinnunen blogs about sharing stuff from your childhood with your kids We were all snuggled up in front of the TV last Sunday morning for an hour and what should come on but The Littlest Hobo.  Without cable, this and Coronation Street is about as edgy as Sunday morning television gets around our place.… Read More »

That’s No Moon, It’s a Space Station: Star Wars Lego Sans Star Wars Lego Kit

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Cynthia Kinnunen blogs about sharing stuff from your childhood with your kids He’s not Darth Vader, but he did oversee the recent construction of the Death Star. That’s my hubby I’m talking about. Actually, he prefers to go by Obi Wan, but that’s a story for another time. Last weekend, on our way back from… Read More »

Trips Are for Kids

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Cynthia Kinnunen blogs about sharing stuff from your childhood with your kids Although we were never able to venture too far from home (no trips abroad), some of my fondest memories growing up were travel-related.  You know, good old road trips and whatnot. I grew up in a northern Ontario town that was only a… Read More »

Still Thinking Holidays

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Cynthia Kinnunen blogs about sharing stuff from your childhood with your kids I know, I know, you’re trying to forget the holidays now that the “real world” catches back up with us and things like work and school and whatnot kick us in the January pants. But indulge me just a moment, thinking back a… Read More »

Does Yukon Cornelius Ring a Bell?

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Cynthia Kinnunen blogs about sharing stuff from your childhood with your kids With the holiday season closing in quickly, it’s time for the annual digging out of our favourite holiday music (Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Sufjan Stevens…) and movies (White Christmas, Elf, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation… ). There are also the usual suspects from television… Read More »

Old School Family Is Always Cool

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Cynthia Kinnunen blogs about sharing stuff from your childhood with your kids Family is pretty important to us. Even though most of our extended family is far away, we make extra efforts to keep in touch. This is particularly important when it comes to grandparents. Grandparents (and great-grandparents and beyond) are the “old school” messengers… Read More »

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