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Puppy Parenting

Several weeks into sheltering at home with my husband and two small children, after we had finished all the jigsaw puzzles, baked the sourdough...

Keep ’Em Active…

The National Ballet of Canada’s Ballet Fun for Kids gives access to fun projects and resources designed to bring the beauty of dance and...

Keep ’Em Reading…

This guide for young readers defines the coronavirus, explains why everyday routines have been disrupted, and lays out how everyone can do their part...

Keep ’Em Learning…

World Health Organization’s Back-to-School Re-entry Checklist1. Monitor your child’s health and keep them home from school if they are ill.2. Teach and model good...

Keep ’Em (and You) Busy…

The Royal BC Museum will re-open to the public on Friday, June 19, opening its galleries in phases. Physical distancing measures include: limiting the...

Getting Ready–Or Not—for Back-to-School

As the COVID-19 crisis begins to calm down here in British Columbia, our “bubbles” of friends and loved ones are expanding, vaccine developments are...

The Power of a Mama Hug

I don’t often suffer from writer’s block, but I’ve certainly wrestled with it lately. After weeks of COVID-19 lockdown we’re trying to negotiate a...

Unforeseen Blessings

This pandemic is no easy thing. The economy is suffering, many of us are struggling financially, and some are impacted by mental health issues...

A Mother’s Growing Pains

I raised my boys to be confident. From the moment they were born, I had a vision, one in which my children were able...

Talking to Kids About Sex

“How can I help my parents become comfortable enough to talk with me about sex?”This was a question I was recently asked by a...

Combatting Hopelessness in the Age of Bad News

Whether you seek it out or not, bad news is everywhere. We’re constantly bombarded by headlines broadcasting details of the latest catastrophe or impending...

Pregnancy During a Pandemic

Pregnant with twins and now in her second trimester, mom-of-one (soon to be three!) Natasha Mills fills us in on what it’s like to...
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Family Summer Guide 2020

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