Month: June 2017

Give Back: Canada Screams for Ice Cream on June 24th | 2017

“Can we get a cookie?” Little dude asks as we put our shoes on to go for a walk. “Where would we get a cookie?” I ask – enjoying the chance to tease him a little bit. “From the cookie lady at Sobeys,” Little dude is very serious as he shakes his head at me. […]

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Worried About Summer Sports and Entertainment Cost? You Need to Know About Sports Central

As a single parent, or low income family, summer can actually be an extremely stressful time. It’s expensive to keep our kids busy! Spring sports, the equipment that goes with them, a new bike for the kid that never stops growing, and don’t forget the helmet. These things add up quickly, and can, for some […]

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I forgot the Father’s Day Card

It’s been a long day. A wonderful day, at the Vikings in the Street festival, but we’re exhausted.  With grocery shopping and bedtime still in front of us – we decide to divide and conquer. Don’t forget a Father’s Day card. I reminded myself all the way to the grocery store. Unloading groceries at home, […]

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12 Summer Essentials to Add to Your Next Shopping List

Summer is here and we have been spending most of our time outdoors with the boys. Splashing till sunset at a local spray park, exploring local trails, family pool parties in the backyard, picnics in the park and we are excitedly awaiting all the summer festivals coming up in and around Edmonton. This year, the […]

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10 Adventure-Ready Things to Keep in Your Car This Summer

My boys and I went to the zoo today and as I was cramming our stroller back into the car, I looked down into the large box in my trunk full of extra winter jackets, toques and mittens and realized that it’s time to update my ready-to-go box for the summer months. What’s a ready-to-go […]

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10 Weekends, 20 Activities – A Guide to ‘Weekending’ in Edmonton This Summer with Kids

This summer we plan to have more adventures with the boys – exploring as much as we can, wherever and whenever we can. Summer can be expensive but we like to make the most of it because warm weather days tend to be so short here in Edmonton. For the next ten weekends including August long, […]

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Heading to Calgary? You’ve got to Check out These Places on the Way

“Mom, guess what?” Big dude is practically vibrating with excitement, “Dad says we can go to Calgary this weekend.” I glance at our calendar and see that we have a completely free weekend.  With two sets of grandparents in Calgary, the quick weekend trip to Calgary is a regular occurrence and so is the 3.5 […]

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Love is Love

We talk a lot, in our house, about what it means to be a great ally. If your children are school-aged, they’re already learning about this responsibility. Their teachers are working hard to show them what inclusivity looks like, and to activate their empathy. There is more to be done, though, and it has to […]

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Order Pasta from Our Favourite Skip the Dishes Resto in Edmonton

During those hot summer days – cooking dinner is the last thing us moms want to do. If your family loves pasta as much as mine does, every Monday and Tuesday Chianti’s Cafe & Restaurant holds an all day special referred to as the “pasta frenzy” on all of their pasta dishes for only $9.99. […]

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25 Kid-Friendly Alberta Festivals to Experience This Summer

From the Sand Blast competition that’s making a comeback this year, to festivals in Edmonton that don’t even require you to leave the city, we’ve rounded up some of our favourites for 2017, encouraging you to get out there and explore the fantastic festivals in Alberta. Kid-Friendly Festivals in Alberta Sustainaval | June 8-11, 2017 Can […]

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