Hiking with kids

We stayed inside this weekend and it wasn’t pretty

February 15, 2016

We stayed inside this weekend. It was supposed to be a rainy weekend.  A rainy weekend sandwiched between two rainy weeks, making a pretty depressing situation.  It’s not even the rain that’s the problem it’s the mud.  Our whole yard is a mud pit. We sold our chickens at the beginning of winter. Their pen […]

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Paddling with kids

Day Paddle to Russell Island, Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

February 9, 2016

Russell Island is a small island at the mouth of Salt Spring’s Fulford Harbour.   We chose Russell Island as the destination for our first ocean paddle with the kids because the island itself is only half a kilometers off Salt Spring Island and does not involve crossing the path of a ferry . The island […]

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Camping with kids, Fun with kids

Campfire Toasted Sandwiches

February 9, 2016

My husband is the cook in our family. He’s a fabulous cook although even he will admit that our food choices have declined since the kids started eating solid food.  It’s frustrating to make a nice dinner and then have two little kids turn their noses up to it.  Other times he makes “kid friendly” […]

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Fun with kids

Our first day at Outdoor Preschool

February 1, 2016

I’m an outdoors person. I’m a mum.  Therefore I’m an outdoorsy mum. That doesn’t mean I automatically thought it was a good idea to send my children to all these outdoor schools popping up. In fact I thought it wasn’t such a good idea.  I had a few excuses, the most prominent was that non-outdoorsy […]

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Paddling with kids

Our first paddle with the kids and they ate it up!

February 1, 2016

We took the kids out paddling for the first time on January 31st.  In truth we enjoyed telling our relatives in Ontario that we were going out canoeing in January.  We have to have some consolation for suffering through all this rain!  But we were also excited to get out in our new canoe. We […]

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