March Break

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Why Are Those Strangers Staring At You?

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I spent last week in Florida with my child and my grandmother. Feel free to stop reading and hate me now on account of my briefly escaping the polar vortex while Toronto and other places were so very cold and miserable. In between removing sand from my preschooler’s butt and treating sunburns, there was ample time… Read More »

Discover the Best Hot Chocolate, Smoothie and Latte In Your City

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Get out and explore your own city this March Break Attention kids and parents! We have an assignment for you this March Break. Ever wonder what is truly the best coffeeshop in your particular city? This is your chance to find out! We want you and your kids to try out the beverage selections at… Read More »

Family Trend: Out of Season Travel

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This article originally published in The Grid  Does anyone go away for March Break anymore? It’s just around the corner, but this year, fewer families are planning to jump on a Cuba-bound plane or load up the iPad for the drive to Florida—at least not during the school break. Families are travelling, but they’re doing it… Read More »

Eye Weekly’s March Break Guide

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Look! We’re experts! Eye Weekly, Toronto’s alternative weekly magazine, interviewed Bunch’s Rebecca Brown and consulted us when coming up with its foolproof March Break Guide. We think you might recognize some of the ideas found therein. Eye Weekly is also home to Superdad Chris Shulgan’s excellent columns. Photo by Be Nice to Mommy via Flickr

News Round-Up March 9: March Break Camps, Animal Pictures from Hidden Cameras and When to Report Another Parent

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What we’re reading today: 1. Kids off next week but you’re stuck at work? Here’s how to find the best March Break camp for your kids. Via Parentcentral.ca 2. Do you work? Do you also try to spend time with loved ones? Do you then feel guilty when one thing takes time away from the… Read More »

Do It: Iron Chef Competition, Lego Towns, Scavenger Hunts and More

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Ideas for Winter Break fun are coming at you daily over the next two weeks. We’ll also be rounding up some of Bunchland’s greatest ideas. Most families get not one, but two breaks to look forward to each year: one in winter and one in March. Earlier this year, we published our super-duper-awesome Bunchland Guide… Read More »

The Bunchland Guide to March Break

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A week without school? Yes please! But what are you supposed to do with all the oodles of free time ahead of you? Fear not, because Bunchland presents our Guide to March Break.  We asked Bunchland families to submit their awesomest March Break ideas to us as part of our Monster Factory contest. We’ve also… Read More »

March Break Guide: Build a Town

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We at Bunchland have to say we’re happy Lego still gets some play. We had buckets of the stuff back in our youth. These days, building huge towns out of the plastic blocks can have really impressive results like these. And did you know there are even theme parks devoted to it? Jennifer and Christian… Read More »

March Break Guide: Abstract Art Party

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Why blow a fortune on pricey paintings when you can create masterpieces in your very own home? This family plans to make art the fun way, as in the paint-splattered-everywhere, art-classes-who-needs-’em kind of way.  We’d recommend renting the film Pollock for inspiration, except it’s not exactly wholesame family viewing. But even better, we’ve wrangled Toronto artist Thrush Holmes to offer tips… Read More »

March Break Guide: Scavenger Hunt

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Halina, Fil, Melody and Bianca are planning a family scavenger hunt to keep the good times rolling over MB. A good scavenger hunt can be insanely fun. You can play against other families or each other.  Ridiculously large-scale scavenger hunts go on all around the world, including one that last four days at the University… Read More »

March Break Guide: Reading List

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Ayelet Waldman is the author of Bad Mother, a book that presents the controversial idea that women should love their husbands more than their kids. One Oprah audience member got so mad about Ayelet’s book that she tried to beat her up (Ayelet, not Oprah). We personally can’t see how someone who share This American Life… Read More »

March Break Guide: Movie List

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We’re not surprised that Clement Virgo, who’s directed episodes of the super-gritty crime series The Wire, among other things, would recommend a French New Wave film about a troubled child as family viewing. But we’re happy we got a more challenging list from him. If you don’t feel your 4-year-old is ready for The 400 Blows, you… Read More »

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