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Fun with kids, Paddling with kids

The train trip to Bennett Lake

July 5, 2016

The first day of our canoe trip started with a train ride from Skagway, Alaska to Bennett, BC.  Since the kids don’t go to sleep until very late at night (11 pm) getting them up for a 7:45 am train was our first challenge.  Luckily the train turned out to be on Alaska time so it […]

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The Barefoot Dilemma

June 26, 2016

“Let them go barefoot” all the adults say. That’s their memory of childhood summers, running barefoot all summer.  They didn’t grow up in Toronto like I did.  Sure we ran through the sprinkler barefoot, on our own front lawn.  But we didn’t go barefoot in Toronto parks.  The fear of syringes or broken glass made […]

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The Harmonica Pocket – Music Review

May 24, 2016

Do you every find yourself driving in your car alone and singing out loud to your kids music? That’s what I was doing this morning on the way to work.  When I finally caught myself I didn’t turn it off.  If fact I listened and sang along all the way to work and all the […]

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Ode to Grandparents

April 30, 2016

We don’t live near our parents so our kids don’t get to see their grandparents much. I often get jealous, even though I know I shouldn’t, when I hear friends mentioning that their parent or in-law is watching their kids. “They don’t know how easy they have it” I often think. They don’t know what […]

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Raffi’s Owl Singalong – Music Review

April 16, 2016

One of the best parts of becoming a parent is getting to experience the things we loved as kids all over again. We want that innocence, that joy and that timelessness back again.  Or maybe we want a do over, to do it different, better, or as well, as our parents did. When our first […]

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Why a city girl loves the rural life

March 31, 2016

I was a city girl. I grew up in Toronto in the 80s and 90s.  In Toronto, not the suburbs.  I, like a lot of city kids, couldn’t imagine not living in the city.  What would you do?  When I went to University I chose to move to Vancouver because that was the only other […]

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Easter at the Salt Spring Island Cheese Company

March 28, 2016

One of the annual events I’ve grown attached to since having kids is Easter Sunday at the Salt Spring Island Cheese Company family farm. The farm is generally open to the public and is well visited by tourists and locals alike to purchase their soft goat cheese and enjoy the beautiful property.  However their busiest […]

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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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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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Buying kids clothes for our rainy winters

January 19, 2016

The January when my daughter was 6 months old I took her up to Whistler for a long weekend.  Two things stick out in my memory from that trip.  The first was taking Molly snowshoeing on a trail between Whistler & Pemberton.  The trail around a lake had always seemed short, but in the deep […]

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