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Back-to-School Brain Boosters

Summertime for children usually means more time outdoors playing, eating fresh, in-season foods, sleeping more and, this summer, connecting—in a COVID-safe way—with family and...

Up (and Down) the Creek

Our family lives not too far from Bowker Creek. We pass over its hidden waters or walk along its concrete banks several times a...

Resilient Parenting

I’m a hypocrite and a fraud. That’s what my inside voice has been yelling this morning. It also tells me that I’m a failure....

Hindsight is 20/20

During stressful times it is really hard to practice all those great parenting skills we have learned.Because we all have a history of some...

Kid-friendly Ways to (Re)Engage with the Royal BC Museum

It’s been a summer certainty for generations of Island families: a visit to the Royal BC Museum to catch a blockbuster feature exhibition and...

BC Summer Reading Club at Your Local Library

Explore our universe page by page with the BC Summer Reading Club! Kids 12 and under will be inspired to read all summer and...

5 Ways to Inspire, Rewire & Connect

Family Time Connection. During the pandemic, we have lots of family time. But how do we make the most of that time without driving...

The Relationship Saboteur

Communication is 90 per cent body language. Our tone of voice or that look on our face can say more about how we are...

Back-to-School Safety Measures

Parents have the choice to send their children back to school on a gradual and part-time basis, beginning on June 1. Here, according to...

Papa’s Privacy Policy

Doesn’t have to be “Papa’s,” of course. Please replace that with whichever guardianship title suits you. I just like alliteration.Also, I’m not a lawyer....

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...

Healthy Food Super Fast

Having the kids home from school for the past few months has had its ups and downs. While it’s nice to take a mid-afternoon...
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Aug/Sept 2020

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