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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
Dental Health for Athletes
Did you know that energy and sports drinks are linked to poor dental health among athletes? Sports drinks were originally developed to improve hydration and performance in athletes taking part in high intensity sporting events. These drinks contain high amounts of carbohydrates (sugars), salt, and citric acid. These ingredients... 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
Mt. Seymour Summer Eco-Adventure Camps for Kids
School is only in session for a few more weeks! The countdown has begun, mostly for the teachers 😛 . Parents everywhere are starting the hunt for fun, educational and engaging summer camps for their wee ones.  While summer camps aren’t quite as hard to get into as the... 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
iviva Park Royal- Where young girls can learn, shop & discover
Last week, Portia and I did something that made it into her work at school.  (You know something has left a lasting impression when… ).  We had a really cool opportunity to go for a private fit session at iviva, Park Royal now that Portia can fit into their smallest size.... Read more
How to Make Brushing Teeth FUN!
Let’s face it, brushing your little ones teeth can be a challenge! They chew the toothbrush, close their mouth, cry and run away. When it’s time to brush, many children even kick and scream, making this a dreaded time of the bedtime routine.  No matter how exhausting this can... 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
Jump Gymnastics Holiday Camps, Date Nights + MORE!
If you haven’t discovered North Vancouver’s Jump Gymnastics yet, you’re missing out! We’ve been to a few birthday parties now at Jump Gymnastics and both our girls are IN LOVE with Jump! Jump Gymnastics is FUN for kids.  Jump Gymnastics is a great way for parents to have a... Read more