Month: May 2017

Parents: Use This Simple Technique When You’re on the Phone to Stop Yelling Interruptions

“Mom!” “Mom!” “Mom!” I sometimes wonder if my kids have a built in radar system that alerts them whenever I am speaking to another adult to that they will know to come and interrupt me with the latest breaking news in their life. Two rooms over, happily watching their daily allotment of YouTube videos and, […]

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How to Make the Ultimate Kid-Friendly Trail Mix

Ten Minutes. From start to finish is how long it takes to create The Ultimate DIY Trail Mix. This comes in handy for my boys who enjoy variety and aren’t fan of cold cuts and sandwiches. Summer weather for us means spontaneous trips to the spray park to cool off after preschool or exploring local […]

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Struggling with Infant & Toddler Sleep? Use This Expert’s Advice to Establish Routine

Routine and predictability are very important to children of every age; they promote security.  Children thrive developmentally and emotionally when they have consistency and security.  It is during sleep that their little bodies are growing and developing most rapidly; healing and rejuvenating.  We need to value their sleep and treat it like the gold that […]

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Six Reasons to Visit Viking for Vikings in the Streets Festival

Come out for the weekend and find your inner Viking, at the Vikings in the Streets Festival on June 16th and 17th, in Viking Alberta. It’s your chance to imagine, play and get entertained East of Edmonton at a festival for the entire family. What’s there to do while you’re there?  A Viking Parade | […]

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Summer Camp Tears in the Parking Lot

On Friday night, we dropped Olivia off for a weekend of camp. Hesitant earlier in the day whether she really wanted to attend or not, we gave her the choice if she wanted to go to the camp, or if she wanted to stay home. She chose to go – as expected, despite the fact that […]

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POGO Car Sharing + How it Works in Downtown Edmonton

The kids and I recently gave Edmonton’s car-share program, Pogo, a try. Because we live right in the core, and my partner takes our one car to work every day, we usually use transit, bike, or borrow my mom’s vehicle, but I’d been eager to see how Pogo could work out for us, on occasion. […]

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Summer is Full of Magic – But It’s Also Expensive

Summer is ice cream at the zoo, bike rides around the lake, bubbles in the front yard and exploring new parks. It’s a trip (or two to Calgary), a whole day at the beach, and heading to the mountains. It’s fresh air, loud noises, fast running and wondrous discoveries. It’s also expensive. That’s the part […]

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You’ve Got to Experience This New Active Learning Park Opening Near Calgary

There’s a new park in Calgary where family and friends come together to learn, experience and gather. Full of adventure, there’s something incredible about Granary Road – here, play is whimsical, and it should be at the top of the list for places you’ve got to visit in Alberta this summer. Three kilometers of trails lead kids […]

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5 Places to Kayak with Kids in and Around Edmonton

Kayaking is something that we’ve introduced to the kids from an early age, getting them on their own Lifetime Wave Kayaks at three and four, for small paddles around the beach during a road trip, tethered to us to get the balance, and the paddling experience and eventually, on their own. It’s something they love […]

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How to Enjoy Kid-Friendly Events in Edmonton Despite the Crowds

“I’m done here.” Little dude is tugging on my arm. “Go now.” I close my eyes and take a deep breath. I knew the words were coming. The event has started to get crowded and noisy. It’s starting to get difficult to navigate and line-ups have started to pop up at every activity station. “Mom,” […]

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