Kids & Company Blog
The Benefits of Extra-Curricular Activities, How much is too much?

We’ve always encouraged our children to take part in as many activities as they would like to. This of course has never got in the way of school work and we’ve ensured that their schedules still left time for homework and some down time. Our boys have all played football, baseball, rugby, hockey and skied and… [read more]

Kidco Kitchen Menu Launched out East!

I was out East last week at our Nova Scotia sites launching the Kidco Kitchen menu.  I arrived early Monday and was busy right from the get-go. I started by helping to setup the kitchen at the new Bedford location, and then continued on by training the chefs at the Halifax and Dartmouth sites. The… [read more]

My Valentine(s)

Valentine’s day is a great day to be able to express your love for those around you. I’m lucky enough to have a husband and 8 amazing children to share my Valentine’s day with. I don’t just have one Valentine, I have 8 – which makes it 8 times more fun!!! When my kids were… [read more]

Great Food Ideas for Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is just a week away! It’s a great time for fun activities with your little ones. When my children were younger I used to have sweet Valentine’s Day cards ready for them on their way to school. Just a little something to remind them how special they are. I saw this simple idea… [read more]

Launch of Kidco+ Program and Parenting Centers!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new Kidco+ program and the start of our Parenting Centers   This month we are piloting a drop-in program. We invite all to sign up and come to one of the participating centers! For more information and to register please visit  

Travelling with Kids

Over the years, I have gone on countless trips with my family: weekends to the cottage, weeks away at all-inclusive resorts, and even the dreaded twenty-eight-hour-drive down to Florida for March Break. My children are in their teens and older now, but I have definitely learned a lot over the last twenty-seven years of planes,… [read more]

Kidco Kitchen is on the Move!

I’m continuing my way across the country launching the Kidco Kitchen. We launched the new menu last week in London, ON to some great reviews among the children. Over the next few months I will be travelling all over Canada to get this menu up and running. In every new launch city, I always schedule… [read more]

Kids & Company Introduces Family-Style Dining

I am back in Ontario this week after a wonderful week out West. Let me first take this opportunity to commend the amazing Vancouver Team. Chef Shelly, Chef Jenny and Sous Chef Sue are a dedicated group and a lot of fun to work with. The kitchens have been stocked with all new equipment giving… [read more]

Battling the Winter Boredom with some Outdoor Fun!

Up until now, we’ve been spoiled in Ontario with such a mild winter, but it hasn’t always been this way… And I’m sure many other provinces and cities are not as lucky as we’ve been. We have always battled the frigid winter months with family skiing. We started skiing as a family when our eldest was 3… [read more]

Launching the Kidco Kitchen Menu!

I cannot believe that the moment has arrived! I am out West this week at the Vancouver, Richmond and North Vancouver sites launching the new Kidco Kitchen menu! At the Kidco Kitchen we believe in “building healthy bodies and minds.” I have been creating this new menu since the summer, working closely with our dietitian,… [read more]