Chore Chart for Kids

Chore Chart for Kids

Have you ever created a behavior or chore-chart for your kids?  I have attempted this task several times, to always fail.  Yet my children need routine and reminders – that is just how it is and I need them to have routine and me harping…

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2021 Sunflower Festivals in BC

Greater Vancouver Sunflower Experiences for 2021

Note: updated August 24th with reviews of experiences visiting any of the below listed sunflower festivals. With all the sun and heat we have been experiencing in British Columbia this summer, everything seems to be growing faster and sunflowers are no exception.  The sunflower season…

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How Heat Affects Kids

Heat-Related Illness in Children

Here we are in summer and this year seems to be hotter than the last. They say that as time goes on, we can expect higher average summer temperatures and more extreme heat warnings. With warmer temperatures, comes sun burns and heat-related illnesses especially if…

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Peter Rabbit 2

Movie Review: Peter Rabbit 2

    Restrictions are lifting and movie theatres are opening back up. One movie that is currently available to watch in theater as well as rent at home is PETER RABBIT™ 2. We recently had the opportunity to watch the highly anticipated sequel to the…

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Heat Related Illnesses In Pets

Periods of extreme heat, especially in a province that is not known for it, nor prepared for it is dangerous. Having spent a few years of my childhood living in Ontario, I can remember the hot summers and cold winters, I can remember having a…

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How to beat the summer heat

How to Beat The Summer Heat

With the summer upon us, we can expect to have some hot days ahead. Unfortunately, we are not blessed with central air in our home so we have to make due with other ways to beat the heat. Sometimes its too busy or hot to…

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Summer Fun in British Columbia

10 Must Do Activities in British Columbia This Summer

    The day has finally come, a day of hope and excitement.  June 15th, 2021 marks the start of British Columbia’s step 2 restart plan. Ahhhhh (Do you hear that?), that is the sound of relief and excitement for what is to come. That…

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10 books about residential schools

10 Books About Residential Schools For Kids Thru Adults

  Residential schools whether we like it or not are part of our Canadian history.  I am thankful that it is history but was surprised to know that the last residential school only closed in Canada in 1996. It is a difficult topic to discuss…

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Parental Burnout

Caregivers are Superheros

  When you became a caregiver, whether it was for your children or others did you realize just how much it was going to take out of you?  I knew it was going be a lot of work, but I was not really prepared for…

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Kaylynne Mateus

How Does She Do It?….With Kaylynne Mateus

Twice a month we interview Mom’s in our “How Does She Do It?” feature. If interested in participating please reach out on Facebook or Instagram. This week’s How Does She Do It? mama is Kaylynne Mateus! Kaylynne is a busy mama of 3, dietitian, and wellness coach. Be…

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