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Join me at the Women of Influence Luncheon Series
One of the many things I love about owning and running North Shore Mama is the chance to attend all sorts of inspiring, exciting and informational events.  I am usually at at least 1 event per week and there have been weeks where I have attended 2, 3, 4... Read more
Summer Street Soirée supporting BC/Yukon Burn Survivors
This month, there will be a market that gives back with nearly 20 local retail vendors and food trucks benefiting the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund and Young Burn Survivors Camp.  On Saturday, June 27th from 11-6pm, many amazing local brands will be popping up shop at the Summer Street Soirée... Read more
West Vancouver Community Day 2015
The West Vancouver Community Day is maybe my family’s longest running tradition and definitely one of our favourites! Here are the event details so you can enjoy it with your family this year too!  (OH! And it’s going to be super sunny and hot, so make sure you’ve got... Read more
“The Maker’s Market” pop-up shopping event – Vancouver, May 16th
A GREAT event is happening in Vancouver mid-May.  Some of our favourite brands are hosting a pop-up shopping event called the Maker’s Market. Seven wildly popular local children’s brands have come together to host Vancouver’s biggest independent brand pop-up shopping event, where shoppers can meet their favourite kids’ designers... Read more
5 Easter-Inspired Science Experiments for Kids #StreamTeam
Spring is such an exciting time of year! There is so much growth, colour, and anticipation of those hot summer months. It’s a time where we can start spending entire days outside without feeling the dampness of Vancouver (except for today which feels more like winter than spring!). Spring... Read more
Portia’s biking adventures with Pedalheads bike camp
Over spring break, Portia had the great opportunity to take part in a 1 week bike camp with Pedalheads. Pedalheads is a safe, fun and challenging learn-to-ride bike camp for kids 2-12. Since Pedalheads started, in 1995, they have taught over 175,000 kids how to ride their bikes.  And they... Read more
Saltspring in the city – In Vancouver March 27-29th, 2015
For its second year, Salt Spring in the City – a kind of village market meets art show – returns to Vancouver March 27 to 29th to showcase the treasures and flavours of the Salish Sea. Visitors to Vancouver’s Heritage Hall will get to experience food and fashion, paintings and pottery, wine and... Read more
What does it mean to THRIVE as a mother?
That is a question I’ve asked myself a lot over the past year… I have been blessed with 2 amazing daughters. Portia , age 4, is both strong-willed and acutely sensitive.  Madeleine, age 2, finds humour in anything and everything- she just wants to laugh! When Portia was a... Read more
The 2nd Annual Healthy Family Expo 2015 (+ $2000 value GIVEAWAY)
The 2nd annual Healthy Family Expo is coming to the Vancouver Convention Centre on Sunday March 29th from 10 am – 5pm. The Healthy Family Expo is a fun-filled day for Lower Mainland families with kids aged 0-12 offering small steps & simple solutions to healthy, active, eco-friendly living.... Read more
The Magic of the North at the Vancouver Aquarium
Portia and I were invited to a special media event on the weekend for our chance to experience The Magic of the North at the Vancouver Aquarium. We started our morning in the 4D theatre to see The Polar Express which has been modified to be viewed in 4D... Read more