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Felt board fun: A great indoor activity for kids!
I had two weeks off work over the Christmas/New Year’s holiday season which gave me some time to get some projects going that I had been wanting to tackle for quite a while. One of my goals for the break was to make a felt board for Portia to... Read more
The Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain (& a giveaway)

Be whisked mountaintop on the Super Skyride where you can enjoy the winter wonderland of The Peak of Christmas. There’s so much to see and do. Visit Santa in his workshop and have your photo taken, huddle together as you tour our mountain trails on a sleigh ride, visit the SOS Children’s Gingerbread Village and vote for your favourite creation, twirl on our 8,000 square foot mountaintop skate pond, decorate antlers and get a reindeer tattoo, take in the Holly the Jolly Reindeer Show or a Reindeer Ranger Talk (on most Peak of Christmas dates), or cozy up in the Chalet to enjoy Christmas classics in the Theatre in the Sky cinema.

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Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra promotes music appreciation for all ages (& a giveaway!)
The Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra’s most ambitious concert yet. At the Orpheum on Saturday, November 18th, VAMSO will perform an inspired and energetic program including Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Triple Concerto and Fidelio Overture. What makes this concert special is not only the wide array of talent –... Read more
Kerrisdale Play Palace
School’s out for the SUMMER!  That means that even the programs for wee ones, such as StrongStart and some regular play gyms etc. are also no longer available to us. I am always searching for things to do with Portia, especially in that morning chunk of time between wake-up... Read more
Sensory Bins
I have to admit that I only just discovered the world of sensory bins a few weeks ago when I was aimlessly perusing Pinterest. Since then, “sensory bins” seem to be everywhere: in everyday conversation with friends, on my favourite mommy blogs, and now in both our own living... Read more
Storyoga coming to North Van in July!
Have you ever heard of Storyoga?  I have not! I am  so intrigued and really want to check this out! Happy Downward Dogging! North Shore Mama Read more
June ~ Family Events on the North Shore & Nearby
There is so much going on this month on the North Shore for families! I am excited to check out all the great events going on here (and nearby) with Portia and hubby.  I hope you and your family also have a chance to get out, explore, and experience... Read more
Walking the North Shore
I’m sitting here drinking a cup of tea and doing my research on great things to do with kids on the North Shore.  I just came across an interesting site that lists “10 Great North Shore Walks”!  How appropriate now that summer is on its way (though I feel... Read more
Fantastic Fridays in Lynn Valley ~ BabyTales and Coffee
Friday is possibly my favourite day of the week.  Not only because Friday kicks-off the much anticipated and greatly needed weekend, but because it is the day that I take my 19 month old daughter, Portia, to BabyTales storytime at the Lynn Valley library.   This is a great... Read more
Inside Day ~ Milk & Cookies
Oh Vancouver.  How I love you, but how I do not love that it is mid-May and pouring rain.  Rainy days are the days that are the ultimate parental test.  You ain’t seen nuttin’ until you have been indoors for an entire day with an energetic toddler.  So the... Read more