There is something so captivating about seeing a large bird soaring overhead. Lately I’ve found myself craning my neck to follow the graceful swooping of one or many large birds, stopping in my tracks to just watch the majesty of their flight.
Whether it’s during a hike up Christmas Hill, a stroll in my Royal Oak neighborhood or a drive up the Malahat (as a passenger of course; I don’t stick my head out the ...
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As the summer sun wanes and the next school year starts, Vancouver Island parents will have plenty to prepare. In addition to replenishing school supplies and updating their children’s wardrobes, parents also need to know about immunization reporting that will be required for school-aged kids.
Starting in September 2019, parents and guardians will be expected to provide public health units with immunization reco...
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I write this with a six-day-old baby squirming on my lap. He doesn’t seem incredibly stoked to be sharing the real estate space with my laptop, so we’ll see how it goes.
(Live-feed update: 10 minutes just passed after me typing that first sentence, but now he has his soother and is sucking away peacefully.)
Yes, since my last column, little Russell was born into this world, making a frantic race to the fin...
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On a recent family vacation to the Okanagan, my husband (who clearly felt our marriage was on solid-footing) squirted me repeatedly in the face from his bumper boat. As I laughed hysterically, I had an epiphany: I need more play in my life.
As parents, we cultivate incredible lives for our children. We put time and effort into making sure they have activities and experiences that make them happy.
Personally, I ...
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Summer has come to an end, which means many kids are starting school again. Some for the very first time.
It can be an exciting or a nerve-wracking time, an opportunity to see old friends and make new ones, a chance to learn new skills and discover new passions, and it can be fun or it can be drudgery.
To help you and your children start out on the right foot this year, I’ve found some books that highlight th...
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