Category: Edmonton

5 Reasons to Take the Kids to Folk Fest

Folk Fest is here – Beginning in 1980 with one staff and 300 volunteers, the Edmonton Folk Music Festival has grown and matured to become one of the leading folk festivals in the world. Now boasting a volunteer force of over 2000 people, the festival in a not-for-profit society dedicated to bringing in the best […]

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Watch the Perseids Meteor Shower in Your Pajamas at the Botanic Gardens 8/11

Finding the best view of a meteor shower isn’t always easy – but the Perseids Pajama Party makes it a little easier. You can get out of town (kind-of), put on your pajamas and watch the meteor shower and enjoy family activities all evening long. Bring your blanket or lawn chair, wear your cozy pyjamas […]

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Exploring Edmonton: The John Walter Museum

“How many old buildings?” Little dude asks me as I put on his shoes.  At almost-four he is well acquainted with the love his dad and brother have for old buildings and historic sites. Old buildings are cool but little dude is a mover-and-shaker who is always looking for his next chance to start a […]

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15 Things We Crossed off of Our Edmonton Summer Bucket List in July

I shouldn’t be surprised at the simple things, the easy things, the everyday things, that make their way onto the summer bucket list when it’s created by the kids. They don’t need full-on weekend trips with adventure to-do lists and hikes up mountains, they want afternoons at the playgrounds, water fights with their parents, endless […]

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Six Things You’ve Got to do at the Edmonton Valley Zoo

“Is the ice cream truck open because then I’ll go?” Big dude declares from his nest of blankets on the couch. I resist the urge to tell him that I was telling him that we were going to the Edmonton Valley Zoo, not asking him – especially since I am just excited that the ice […]

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Four Things You Should Know Before Your Next Family Photo Session

Just a few months ago, I was browsing through the gallery on our phones and noticed that collectively within the past year, we only had two photos of our children with us in it. TWO and ONLY TWO. There are more pictures of the boy’s spiderman action figure saved in our phones than of us […]

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Premium Label Outlet for the Kids (And Your) Summer Staples

When it comes to summer staples, I prefer a buying things that are going to last, rather than pieces of disposable clothing the kids are going to wear once before I pull it out of the load of laundry, and wrinkle my nose at how horribly it washed. For that reason, I’m likely to buy […]

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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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Grass-Roof Houses, Canoeing and History – How to Spend a Day Exploring East of Edmonton

“We should take the kids to the Ukrainian Cultural Village.” I look at my husband and nod. The two of us had visited the site pre-kids but we had never taken the boys. And it’s perfect because I’ve wanted to visit Elk Island Park with the boys and the two sites are located within minutes […]

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