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Everything You Need To Know About Eyelash Extensions
There’s something really special about waking up in the morning and NOT having to apply mascara.  It makes me feel like I’m in high school and sneaking out of my parents’ house in the middle of the night or something :P. Feels so rebellious.  No mascara? WHAT?!!?! I don’t... Read more
The importance of the Arts (for kids of all ages)
I have always believed in the importance of Arts education, so much so that I did my graduate degree in Fine Arts Education to round off my teaching credentials.  There’s another reason that I chose Fine Arts as my focus, though! After already having taught in elementary classrooms for... Read more
Mt Seymour Eco-Adventure Summer Camps in North Vancouver
We are half way through summer break! It doesn’t seem possible, but it’s true! Both our girls have been in camps quite a bit this summer and have been experiencing all sorts of new and exciting things.  It is so important for me to have the kids in camps... Read more
The Art House Supper Club in North Vancouver
The other night, I had such a great experience at an underground restaurant on the North Shore.  The Art House supper club is new on the foodie scene and it is exactly what the foodie scene needed! The Art House is in a secret location in North Vancouver (that... Read more
The best party is the one that’s hosted FOR you!
Last year for Portia’s 4th birthday party, we went ALL OUT. It was a Frozen theme (of course) and it was great! We decorated the house, we brought in Queen Elsa, there were about 40 guests (in our not huge home), we had a professional photographer… the works!! My... Read more
Saplings Outdoor School- A wonderful experience for North Shore kids!
There are a multitude of reasons people flock the our lovely North Shore, but I think one the biggest draws is all the outdoor space and all the activities to be done in these spaces. Something I am guilty of is not taking advantage of our beautiful parks, forests... Read more
Our summer is off to a great start thanks to Escape Adventures!
Last week, Portia completed a weeklong bike camp with Escape Adventures in North Vancouver.  Spoiler alert: She went from NOT being able to ride a bike to RIDING her bike… ON.  HER.  OWN. Brian and I have tried to help her get up and running on her bike (without... Read more
North Shore Life: Eldon Spray Park in North Vancouver
The most popular post on North Shore Mama this summer is a post I wrote 2 years ago about where to keep your kidlets cool on the North Shore and nearby.  It was one of my first ever blog posts, and it feels so… rookie?… to me,  but it seems... Read more
Family Fun on the North Shore: Maplewood Farm (& giveaway)
We have a gem on the North Shore that I didn’t even know about until Portia was born almost 4 years ago.  I couldn’t believe that I had lived on the North Shore my entire life and had never found myself at Maplewood Farm! Maplewood Farm is just off... Read more
The one word that keeps me sane?  Peekaboo.
Tee hee,  No, not the children’s game.  The daycare that my children attend. I know, I know… a little dramatic sounding, right?! But, honestly, it’s the truth. Daycare is my lifeline. I recently wrote a post, “Realising I’m not the mother I always thought I’d be“, which can help... Read more