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My contribution to a #MillionHours of volunteering
When is the last time you volunteered an hour of your time?  1 hour.  When was it?  If you’re racking your brain right now to try and figure that out- it has probably been a while ;). I’m not here to point fingers or dole out shame, because I’ll... Read more
Finding Health: A Personal Journey
By Dr. Maryam Zeineddin, MD What is healthy living? To me, this concept has always been very difficult to define, before we can even begin to follow it. Especially as a woman, with so many roles in life, it seemed impossible to “do it all” while also living a... Read more
Healthy Family Expo 2017 (Coupon + GIVEAWAY)
The countdown is on until Spring! While we still have snow in the forecast in Vancouver (what the?), I’m starting to get excited about wearing less layers, waking up to less darkness and getting outdoors more. I’m pretty much fair-weather everything, so when it rains (or SNOWS!) for days... Read more
The Residences at Lynn Valley: North Shore’s Hotspot for Young Families
Last week, Portia and I attended the grand opening of The Residences at Lynn Valley Presentation Centre, located in Lynn Valley shopping centre.  It was a day filled with activities for kids, treats from local vendors (Black Bear Neighbourhood Pub, Westlynn Bakery and Delaney’s Coffee House) and the official... Read more
Spinach & Parmesan Scrambled Eggs #WakeUpToYellow (+ HUGE GIVEAWAY!)
I have gotten into a really bad habit of skipping breakfast many mornings. I used to wake up and eat something (usually eggs and toast) within the first 20 minutes of opening my eyes, but since Portia started Kindergarten in September, our mornings are a little busier and are... Read more
Healthy Family Expo 2016 Is Bigger & Better Than Ever!
The 3rd annual Healthy Family Expo returns to the Vancouver Convention Centre on Sunday March 6th from 10 am – 5pm. It’s a fun-filled day for Lower Mainland families with kids aged 0-12 offering small steps & simple solutions to healthy, active, eco-friendly living, including: 100+ Exhibitors, Shopping &... Read more
Scuba Claus + More Holiday Fun at the Vancouver Aquarium
It’s the most magical time of the year. Truly.  A lot of the magic for me now, as a mother, is experiencing all the holiday magic through my kids.  I get to feel the excitement of Santa encounters through my girls and it brings back waves of happy childhood... Read more
Family Holiday Events: Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge
Every year, we take the kids to the Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver for the Canyon Lights event.  This is always how we kick off the holiday season, because it really gets you into the spirit! WHERE: Capilano Suspension Bridge, North Vancouver DATES: November 27th- January 3rd (closed... Read more
Event announcement: Lonsdale Quay Retail Level grand re-opening
Very exciting news for North Shore residents! The retail level at Lonsdale Quay is re-opening after extensive upgrades and we’re all invited to celebrate at a grand re-opening event.  Lonsdale Quay is such a great place to hang out with the family and I’ve spent many many days there with... Read more
Rhythm Gym: Trade rainy weekends with fun fitness for kids!
Winter in Vancouver is not my favourite thing.  The rainy days…. OH the rainy days! Day after day with no end in sight.  I used to not mind them so much pre-kids, but trying to entertain 2 very energetic wee ones when it’s pouring outside?  Also not my favourite... Read more