Author: Lori

Lori is the mother of three young girls, passionate about exploring, experiencing and adventure. In between adventures, you’ll find her hanging out with her family, in the suburbs of Edmonton. Trying hard to be a winter-person, you’ll find her trying hard to get outside during the winter months, and barefoot, with the sand and grass between her toes during the summer months.

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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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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#MomHack: Scan Your Pampers Rewards Codes with the New Pampers Rewards App

Collecting Pampers Rewards just got easier with the new Pampers Rewards App! There was a time, a few years ago – when we had one kid in Easy Ups and one kid in diapers, that we would gather up quite the stack of Pampers Rewards codes, to put into the computer. For months, I would […]

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Lice (Or, How to Get Your Husband to do ALL the Laundry)

It was a pretty busy day around here, and we noticed that our oldest was scratching the back of her head quite a bit. Nothing out of the usual, I mean, she’s constantly playing in the sand and we usually assume she’s got a bucket of sand in her hair, like most other seven year […]

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10 Summer Kid-Friendly Adventures in Banff

Explore the Banff Hoodoo Trail | The hoodoo walk trail is close to Tunnel Mountain campground, and is perfect for a family, as the trail comes with a quick payoff, just after embarking on the trail. For this reason, you can choose to go as far, or as close, on the trail from the parking lot […]

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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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Is Your Parenting Cup Empty? Have a Slow Week and Watch it Fill Up

The difference between this week and the last few has been measurable in the air. The last two weeks had been filled with to-do lists, work catch-up, planning for the summer when the kids are going to be home and attending events between my husband or I, five nights out of the week. We shelled out […]

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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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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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