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Vancouver Staycation: Fairmont Waterfront

Published July 22, 2016 at 3:49 pm - No Comments

Sometimes you just need to get away and the farthest you can get is your own city. Living in a beautiful city like Vancouver means that a staycation just happens to be in a gorgeous tourist hot-spot. We chose the Fairmont Waterfront for its proximity to downtown restaurants, Canada Place and walkable waterfront. The hotel […] IWEBIX Webdesign

Canadiana – What to Watch this Summer #StreamTeam

Published July 20, 2016 at 8:28 am - No Comments

July is Canada’s Birthday month! We are absolutely proud to be Canadian around here, especially lately! So we dug up our Netflix faves for rainy days and too-hot-to-play-outside days for you, that ALL have a Canadian connection! When it’s MY turn to Netflix on the couch, these are my picks for moms: “Tim Riggins” (Taylor Kitsch) […]

Real Mom Style: Canadian Fashion

Published July 18, 2016 at 3:46 pm - No Comments

I recently discovered a Canadian online shop, Picoum that is perfect for moms. It’s beautiful simple style is easy to throw on and head out with just a cute pair of shoes and off you go. All of their brands are also Canadian, which I love! Simple summer style couldn’t get any simpler. These earrings […]

5 Adulting Hacks for Parents

Published July 14, 2016 at 7:31 am - No Comments

Once you have kids, adulting becomes whole new level of real, it’s like Olympic-Level-Adult. The increase of responsibilities is pretty major. You might have a need for a larger mortgage, you’re managing childcare choices, insurance needs, credit, family vacation planning, the list is essentially endless. We, as parents, manage so many tasks on a daily […]

Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Photo Contest

Published July 6, 2016 at 8:40 pm - No Comments

Metro Vancouver’s regional parks system covers a total of 14,500 hectares and includes 23 regional parks, 3 regional park reserves, 2 ecological conservancy areas, and five regional greenways. The system exists, first and foremost, to protect the region’s important natural areas and ecosystems. Within the context of natural area protection, the system provides opportunities for […]

Should Your Child Get an Allowance?

Published June 27, 2016 at 4:53 pm - No Comments

The age old question, it’s been discussed extensively between parents, grandparents, and of course, children. Should your child receive a monetary allowance, and if so, how much, at what age, and for what? We started at age 5 in our house, and it’s $5 per week. Even my oldest, who is 12, still earns just […]

No Baby Unhugged

Published June 2, 2016 at 10:21 am - No Comments

By: Monique Taylor-Yee Shui Hi everyone! My name is Monique and I’m so excited to be a new contributor to the Modern Mama blog! I had the opportunity to attend a breakfast event hosted by Huggies along with Dr. Marla Shapiro and speakers Dr. Marsha Campbell-Yeo and Dr. Christine Chambers from Dalhousie University where the […]

Tips for Preparing for a day at the Beach or Pool with Baby

Published May 30, 2016 at 9:21 am - No Comments

This post is brought to you by AVEENO® Baby and The Co. By: Andria Milliard As the weather starts to warm up, my family and I find ourselves gravitating to the outdoors more and more. We find ourselves taking the dog on longer walks, more trips to the playground, visiting the water parks and of course spending […]

Outdoor Lunch for Two, a Day-Date!

Published May 24, 2016 at 1:21 pm - No Comments

Who doesn’t love to eat outdoors?  Family bar-b-ques, neighborhood get-togethers and dinner parties are all great ways to enjoy eating ‘alfresco’. To kick off Summer, I planned an outdoor date with my hubby. This week my husband is off work so I’ve planned a lunch date at home outside on the patio for two, while […]

Share Your Battery Recycling Story and Win $100

Published May 18, 2016 at 10:56 am - No Comments

Spring is here so it’s time to get your spring cleaning on. My family and I tackled our house a few weekends ago. I assigned everyone in the family some tasks within their ability and we finished in record time. One of the things we did was clean out the bathroom cupboards and junk drawers, […]

Celebrate the Every Day! #marbleslabmoments

Published May 3, 2016 at 4:28 pm - No Comments

I want to celebrate the every day. I feel the need to seize the day, live it, enjoy it and celebrate it. There is a saying about burning the special candle, wearing the special underwear, (or something like that?) and it just means that we need to make the most of the days that we have. […]

Diaper Genie Elite | Review #giveaway

Published April 29, 2016 at 12:13 pm - 2 Comments

By: Catherine Clutchey There are many items out there that claim to be a “must-have” for new parents. Few stand up to their recommendations. For me, the Diaper Genie was one that did. I first had a Diaper Genie about 10 years ago, when my oldest was born. After switching to full-time cloth diapering with […]

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