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Families in ALL Shapes & Sizes

My parents just celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary. What an incredible feat of dedication and love. Their stable marriage has been an inspiration to...

Party Problems

This morning I had a conversation with a group of moms about birthday parties—namely party invites, handed out in the hallway to a select...

Sheet Pan Dinners

Sheet pan dinners are quick and easy meals that involve combining vegetables and protein on a cookie sheet and roasting them all at the...

Family Cycling

Vancouver Island is home to an increasing number of families who are choosing to commute by bicycle. Many are concerned about climate change and...

5 Tricks & Treats for Halloween

October is a fascinating time of year. Fall is here along with a flurry of seasonal traditions and a progressive build up of spooky...

A Bowlful of Fall

October marks the beginning of the cozy season. The nights grow long. The sky takes on a constant shade of grey, and even the...

Summer’s Playfulness in Fall

The hectic school schedule is in full swing. The days are getting shorter, darker and cooler. There is a general sense of sadness for...

Letting Reconciliation Into Our Hearts

Reconciliation is a word that has been thrown around a lot lately, but it can be hard to explain it to our children. We...

Spot that Flying ‘V’

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...

Bean Dip for School Lunch & Healthy Snacks

Bean dips and spreads are perfect for school lunches and after school snacks. Here is why you should consider adding them to your diet:•...

What to Munch at Lunch

With the start of a new school year, many parents are trying to help their kids get back into a routine, which includes packing...

Play is for Parents, Too!

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...
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