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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
Canyon Lights at the Capilano Suspension Bridge
Last night, we had the opportunity to check out Canyon Lights at the Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Van.  If you’re looking for an even to get you in the mood for the holidays, this one will certainly get you in the mood. Every year, the Capilano Suspension Bridge... Read more
Make It – Vancouver\'s Handmade Market {WIN!!}
Make It Vancouver is thrilled to be back at the PNE Forum for the second year! With over 250 artists from all over Canada, this is the perfect place to find gifts for everyone on your list. There will be stylish clothing, gorgeous jewelry, fabulous art, adorable baby items,... Read more
Grey Cup Festival: FREE Family Events (and a huge giveaway!)
The Grey Cup is coming to Vancouver! Whether you are a die-hard football fan, or you get excited about playoff season for any sport, get out and enjoy the excitement coming to our city! There will be some great family friendly events that are totally FREE for your family... Read more
A Frozen 4th birthday
Last weekend we celebrated Portia’s 4th birthday.  We invited family and friends to come celebrate at our house, Frozen-style.  If you have young children, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to relate to what we’re going through these days… “Let it Go” on repeat, dress-up into Elsa dresses... Read more
Loutet Farm’s Pumpkin Patch Event – North Vancouver
The Edible Garden Project and North Shore Neighbourhood House are excited to present our upcomingPumpkin Patch event at Loutet Farm. Don’t miss the best local pumpkin patch on the North Shore! Saturday, October 18th from 10am – 1pm, bring your family down to Loutet Farm to pick a pumpkin from the patch, go on a farm tour, make... Read more
G Day Rite of Passage Event Returns for Girls and Families
G Day is a global social movement anchored by day-long events that emphasize self-esteem and leadership for girls ages 10-12. The first G Day was on April 28th, 2014 and attended by 250 girls and 80 adult speakers, volunteers, and artists. Based on the enthusiastic response from girls, parents,... Read more
Disney on Ice presents ‘Let’s Party!’ (WIN tickets!)
One of our favourite events that we’ve ever experienced with Portia was last years’ Disney on Ice production.  She was pretty young and she was up way past her bedtime, but was wide-eyed and smiling throughout the entire performance!  It reminded me of how taken I was when I... Read more