Give your kids an awesome Halloween on the cheap

Halloween is approaching, and, if you have children, so too are expenses you likely don’t care for. But there are ways around an expensive All Hallows’ Eve, and they don’t involve sitting the holiday out. Or telling your kids it’s not happening.

Adult thoughts on children’s television

You don’t need cable to entertain your kids these days. Even if you don’t feel like taking them to the library to rent DVDs, there’s always YouTube. Not having cable makes it slightly easier to filter out the crap and watch only the good shows, but it’s not completely foolproof. At any rate, here is a guide that will hopefully give you some ideas of shows to look for and shows to steer your children away from.

Merry Pop-ins at Kids Pop

Heather McCuen and Darcy MacDonald brought their respective six-and-a-half-year-olds to check out some of POP Montreal’s Kids Pop offerings, and reported back from the half-pint hipster scene.

Five reasons to take your kid apple picking

Montrealers know how to make the most of every season, and the coming of the fall — sorry for using the F-word — brings with it a whole new list of cheap, kid-friendly stuff to do. The apple-picking season has begun, so here are five reasons to put your tam tams and white pants back into storage and head to the orchards with your children in tow.