Month: May 2017

5 Reasons to Sign Your Kids (And Yourself) Up for the Edmonton Public Library Card

Use at the first sign of boredom. That’s the slogan on my Edmonton Public Library card. And that’s what I do. I use my local library all the time. I’ll confess, as an avid reader, the library has always been a big part of my life but since becoming a parent, it has taken on […]

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5 Kids Books You’ve Got to Add to Your Bedtime Story Rotation Right Now

“How many books tonight Mama?” It’s one of those questions that my boys ask me every night at bedtime but I am never consistent with my actions. Three books turn into four, then five, then six and next thing you know I have been reading stories for an hour. My boys love books and I […]

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Mark Your Calendar: 31 Things You’ve Got to Do with Your Kids in Edmonton in June

Edmonton is a city of festivals and prominently during the warmer months. There is never a shortage of activities to experience in and around Edmonton with children. I have compiled a list of 31 fun and amazing experiences to do with your kids for the month of June. Got a kid that loves trucks? Touch […]

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Parenting: How to Deal When You’ve Overreacted and Over-punished

Your kids are running around acting like maniacs and just won’t listen. You’re at the end of your rope and in frustration you yell out, “you just lost your ipad for 2 weeks”. They start wailing louder and stomp away, and then it hits you. What have you just done? You just handed out a […]

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Pause

It’s been a hard week. Not for my kids but for me. My oldest turned six and my heart broke just a little bit as it let go of the baby and embraced the big kid. Before this birthday, I never felt sad about watching my boys grow older. There was no pang of sadness […]

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Alberta to Review Discriminatory Housing Legislation

In Canada, landlords and developers cannot lawfully prohibit minors from living in a particular apartment or condo building. Similarly, they can’t discriminate based on sexual preference, religion, or race. Makes sense, right? What if I told you that the above statement isn’t actually true? Not entirely, anyway. Alberta is the only province where minors are […]

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4 Ways to Get Food into Your Kids Quick on School Mornings

School mornings at our house are always rushed. Rushing to get kids dressed, cleaned, fed and out the door. Making sure to prepare my preschooler’s snack bag and backpack the night before makes the morning less hectic – one less thing to scramble and search for. The one thing we struggle with some morning’s is […]

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The Gift of Big Worry – And How to Deal With It

I’ve got a gift. I can almost any situation and worry it into something huge!  Okay, this isn’t a gift, but it’s something I deal with everyday. Something as simple as not remembering to put a note in my daughter’s lunch and by the time my mind has gotten a hold of that thought, I’ve […]

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Minimalism, Imagination Week and Lying to Your Kids

Minimalism is a buzz word that has taken over social media lately. Everyone wants to purge their house and buy less stuff.  Less is more. Unless you are a small child, in which case, every McDonald’s toy you have ever gotten is precious to you and your most favorite toy ever. If you are a […]

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6 Tips That Will Help You Travel Through Europe with a Baby

Don’t Skip the Stroller We packed light, very light. We had one backpack, granted a large backpack, for the three of the of us. Two adults, one infant. We chose clothes that could be easily worn more than once, were versatile for different weather situations and things that we light and easy to pack. Packing […]

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