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Autumn is in the Air!

The leaves are changing colour, the mums are in the bloom and a cool breeze is freshening the air – autumn is here and it’s my favourite season! I chuckle every time I enter a store or coffee shop these days to see pumpkin spice candles, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkins everywhere!

There’s so much to celebrate this month. Of course, we all know Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for all we have (including friends, family and apple pie!). And a smile comes to my face every time a Halloween witch, firefighter or ninja ring my doorbell on October 31st. I learned the tough way this year that my son is no longer little – mom is not cool enough to offer costume suggestions, and instead of that little plastic pumpkin that used to collect treats, there’s talk of a pillowcase! Have some Halloween fun with your family this year at Westfield Heritage Village where charming and spooky jack o lanterns line the trails – find details on page 17.

During the October holidays, our busy houses are often full of people, food and loud celebration, and toddlers and preschoolers need a few minutes to be quiet and wind down. Our young- est authors, 12 year olds Mikaeel and Ella, offer their favourite storybook selections in Kid Zone. So grab a blanket, put up your feet and enjoy “Those Darn Squirrels” or “Guess How Much I Love You” with your child.

We are very thankful this month for the wonderful response from you, our readers, to our brand new website! We are honoured that you’ve taken the time from your busy schedules to share your love, your compliments and your suggestions. You’ll find a delicious selection of recipes, fun craft ideas and parenting articles past and present at www.themomandcaregiver. com. We are also grateful to have such wonderful partners, especially this month with Nash Jewellers celebrating their 100th anniversary!
Be sure to check out our special feature on page 8 to learn all about this gem.

So what’s your favourite way to enjoy The Mom & Caregiver – our beautiful paper version or our gorgeous website? Either way, grab a cup of pumpkin spice tea, and enjoy!


Sabina Manji, a lifelong Londoner, is an irrepressible entrepreneur, mother of a wonderful son, and also a committed volunteer.


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