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The Importance of Celebration

Now more than ever we need to take time to appreciate the small things and to celebrate milestones, occasions and traditions—even if we have...

10 Things to Do Before Summer Ends

With fall just around the corner, there’s still plenty of time to tackle this “10 Things To Do” list. Now there’s no excuse for...

Back to School…in June

Going back to school in June would be strange enough during so-called “normal” times, but now, during a pandemic, it might feel—to those students...

When ‘Good Enough’ is Enough

“Today marks the 10 year anniversary of the 6-week quarantine we’ve been on,” joked actor Ryan Reynolds during the recent “Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble”...

10 Spring Fling Things To Do

1. Hop Over to Hot Springs Cove. Soak in the natural hot mineral spring pools at Maquinna Marine Provincial Park, located northwest of Tofino, in...

The Case for ‘Caremongering’

What are you doing to keep your family healthy and sane during the COVID-19 pandemic?At a time when we are being told to stay...

Community & Connection

It’s almost closing time at a seaside coffee shop and most of the tables are empty. One, though, is crowded with extra chairs, a...

25 Days to Make Merry

Looking for things to do to get you into the holiday spirit this month? Then look no further. Here’s a list of family-friendly festivities…Dec...

What We Remember

What do you remember about your childhood? While there are bound to be the big-ticket memories—like a holiday in Disneyland or a cross-Canada road...
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Oct/Nov 2020

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Puberty Survival Kit

One of my most favourite experiences as a “fun” Auntie to several fabulous young humans was building puberty supply kits.The trial run happened without...

The Truth About Step-parents

There is a gaping hole in the conversation about parenting. Sure there’s ample discussion about positive discipline practices, growth mindset, resilience, emotional intelligence, and...

Structure & the Scheduled Kidlet

My kidlet likes a schedule.I’m ruled by time, with alarms for everything from taking out the recycling to not forgetting to eat ice cream...