Surviving Canadian Winter

It's that time of year. It's time to haul out the boots, hats, mitts, scarves and snowsuits. It's time for skating, hockey, and skiing. It's time for lots of snow, snow, snow.

Let YMC help you out this winter season with this jam-packed resource filled with fun cold-weather indoor activities and great games to play outside, tips for how to stay healthy and safe, great belly-warming recipes, and fun winter fashion tips.

20 fun-filled activities kids can do without parents
The weather outside is frightful and your skin isn't feeling delightful. Here are three items you'll want grab for a skin rehab.

5 Key Features to Look for When Buying Winter Boots
With the summer days of barefoot bliss behind us it’s time to take the chill off with some warm feet. Here's what you need to look for when buying boots.
winter blues
Five ways to survive the tough months of winter until the springtime sun comes along.

Baby it's cold outside but you'll be feeling warm in this coat that has been tried, tested and given two thumbs up–while wearing mittens, of course.
winter blues
Winter blues show up as a feeling of lethargy, lack of motivation and sometimes depression. Simple ways to escape the winter blues from within.
Want to feel like a kids again while losing weight? Here are a couple of fun sports that will help you burn a ton of calories.
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Don't put the freeze on fun just because it's too cold outside to play. Check out these indoor activities to keep the whole family busy and warm.
One of the most joyful things about being a Canadian child is waking up in the morning and seeing the world wrapped in a blanket of white.
Make the best of a snow day with these eight snowflake activities that are cool to make when you're inside staying warm.
The simple way to ensure you'll have access to the numbers you need in a car emergency.
Build a snowman, make an igloo and create mittens that will never get lost doing these easy winter crafts for all ages.
When I was a kid, they never cancelled school. Ten feet of snow on the ground? Open. Tornado just tore through leaving only a desk and a chalkboard? Open.
Wipe the slate clean and make a resolution to stop doing this before you break the wiper linkages on your vehicle.
You don't have to slave over a stove all day for a hearty meal filled with flavours.
With flu season here the big debate about whether or not to get the flu shot is in full swing. Before you make a decision learn the facts about the vaccine.
Jeans + wool socks + boots = my absolute new favorite trend for fall and winter.
With the season of colds and flus upon us you'll want to print out this chart and hang it close by.
Bring the outdoors in and three other fun-filled winter activities for the whole family.
Changing Weather; Changing Skin
For many, winter means dry, itchy skin or worse, eczema. Tips on keeping your skin hydrated and prevent eczema during those harsh winter months
Don't let busy days stop you from enjoying home-cooked meals. From soups to stews and ribs to roasts your slow cooker can do it all.
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Come on and get crafty with this simple project that will turn your holiday tables into a winter wonderland.
Rational rules for the rink to help you make it through hockey season.
It's easy to look smart and stylish while staying warm and cozy.
Should you store your all-season tires and invest in winter tires? Find out the answer now.
The weather is chilling but that doesn't mean you have to stop grilling. Here's how to barbeque in the cold without losing your cool.
Sometimes I get so caught up in the doing, I forget about just being.
About an hour drive from Kelowna you'll find the Big White Ski Resort—a destination that proudly boasts itself as "Canada's Favourite Family Resort."
Are you prepared? Find out exactly what you need to prepare a basic emergency kit to keep in your car.
Beef Barley Soup Recipe
Warm, thick and full of flavour, this hearty soup eats like a meal.
An easy to assemble soup made with inexpensive ingredients that will have your family asking for seconds.
How to Survive and Enjoy Hockey Season
It's a hat trick plus two! Andrée Gilbert, Mom of NHL Player Jonathan Toews gives you tips on how moms can enjoy the hectic hockey season.