Month: July 2017

Three Words to Change Your Life with Kids: Asked and Answered

“Mom – can we have a slurpee?” It’s 6:01 a.m. and, clearly, it’s going to be a long day. “Go back to bed. And no slurpee today. We had too much sugar yesterday.” I pull the covers over my head to hide from big dude’s negotiating. 10 minutes later, I’m out of bed, and I’m […]

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Do This: Listen to the ‘Wow Inducing’ Podcast for Parents + Kids

Earlier this year, NPR launched its first podcast for kids and families, Wow in the World, hosted by Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas. This weekly show invites curious kids and their grown-ups on a journey away from their screens, inside their brains and into the most amazing stories in science, technology, and new discoveries. Designed […]

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How to Make Bannock for Breakfast

We’re getting prepped for a camping trip later this week, and of course I’m meal planning and making grocery lists like the true type A lady I am. One of the traditions we have, which gives me one less thing to think about, is bannock for breakfast. It’s incredibly simple, and the (bigger) kids can […]

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25 Free + Cheap Ways to Keep Cool in Edmonton This Summer

Summer can get expensive and hot. Environment Canada has issued heat warnings for the next week or so for our neighboring cities/towns south of Alberta. Included is Drumhellar, which is a popular camping spot for everyone during the summer months. As a mother to two young boys who love to play outside, it’s important for […]

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How to have a Blast in Your Own Backyard

There are so many amazing activities, playgrounds, splash parks in Edmonton that I can forget that fun in the summer doesn’t have to mean leaving our backyard. A few days ago, little dude had enough exploring and insisted (loudly with foot-stomping) that he was NOT. LEAVING. HIS. HOUSE.  When little dude followed that announcement by […]

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Parenting: Is it Unrealistic to Expect to come home to a Tidy House After a Babysitter?

This weekend we went on the first date that we’ve been on in ages, that didn’t include calendars, business talk and notes scribbled on napkins of our favourite Tuesday Night burger joint. It was a five+ hour date that included two hours of driving time, an hour of lunch and three hours of tubing down […]

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Gifts Expectant Mamas Actually Want the Most

Toddler Wrangler. Snack Provisioner. Cleaning Lady. Laundry Enthusiast. Personal Hygiene Specialist. Chauffeur. Mealtime Cook. Bathtime Lifeguard. Little Human Dental Hygienist. Storytime Teller. Bedtime Soother. These are just a few titles we take on when we become a new mom. When we receive news that we are expecting our second or even third child – baby […]

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