Top 5 Kid Friendly Summer Escapes In Ontario

The Hidden Treasures Your Family Will Love

The Hidden Treasures Your Family Will Love

No more pencils. No more books. Schools out for summer. Schools out forever. Ok, not really, but it can feel that way sometimes. Tell the truth. How many times have you heard “I’m bored” the last 24 hours? You need to getaway, with the kids of course.

Here are five weekend getaways in Ontario that combine family fun and an opportunity for learning, just so their brains don’t get mushy. Bet you don’t hear “I’m bored” once.

Candace Derickx is a wife, mother, stepmother, volunteer, entrepreneur and recovering housewife. After years of judging mothers who worked outside the home and wondering how on earth they could send their kids to school with lunchables (gasp!), Candace’s June Cleaver ways recently got an ass kicking when this stay at home mother started her own business, Best Tools for Schools, and went back to work.

Now she’s trying to raise two little girls in a Bratz world, be a good stepmother to a teenage boy and keep her marriage strong while juggling work, home and life. Candace now believes popcorn is not a snack, it’s an entrée, clean clothes are a privilege, not a necessity and Martha Stewart will be dropping by at any moment to slap a condemned sign on her house.

Join Candace each week as she blogs about the mayhem of returning to work and sometimes dropping the balls.

Follow Candace on Twitter at @Candace_Dx