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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
Top 5 Reasons Your Child Should Know Their Math Facts
Your grade 4 child is busy studying because his teacher has asked her to memorize her multiplication tables…. Your grade 4 child has no factual recall of his multiplication tables and his teacher says it is neither required nor necessary… Which of these scenarios makes the most sense to... 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
Getting Pampered at West Vancouver\’s The Coliseum MediSpa (& WIN!)
A few weeks ago, I was invited to spend a morning indulging in some much needed “me time” at West Vancouver’s The Coliseum MediSpa.  Admittedly, something I am really bad at taking care of is my skin.  I have always envied women with fresh, blemish-free, glowing skin and, yet,... Read more
Top 5 Kid-Friendly Hiking Trails on the North Shore by Bianca Bujan
I am elated to have Bianca Bujan, Bits of Bee, sharing this post on North Shore Mama today.  Thank you so much for joining us, Bianca! Top 5 Kid-Friendly Hiking Trails on the North Shore After reading a recent article in the Vancouver Sun about a child plummeting down... Read more
West Van Community Day 2013: A Fantastic Family Event
Every year for as long as I can remember, my family and I would walk down the street and find a spot to watch the West Vancouver Community Day parade from.  When we were in elementary school, we were usually IN the parade, which was always a highlight! Community... Read more
Reflexology and high noon tea… A perfect Saturday {& a giveaway!}
It felt like Mother’s Day came early after the day I had yesterday! My morning started with back-to-back face and foot reflexology treatments, compliments of Kalyana, followed by being treated to high noon tea at C.C Violin Patisserie and Café. Admittedly, I have a mild obsession with foot rubs.... Read more
It’s in the bag… the ‘hospital bag’ that is!
Before we brought our little Portia into this world, I was guilty of many google searches involving everything from heartburn to breastfeeding.  Somewhere amidst those searches was: what to pack in the hospital bag. This seems to be a very popular query as by the time you type in... Read more
Mama’s Night Out with Modern Mama North Shore
Modern Mama North Shore is hosting a fabulous Mama’s Night Out on Tuesday, April 16th from 7:30-9:30pm.  They have teamed up with DAVIDsTEA again after a very successful night out at the Edgemont location in February.  This time, all the fun will be had at the Park Royal location!... Read more
Easter Events on the North Shore 2013
If you haven’t already done so, check out the calendar (on the right) to find out about all the Easter events going on this week and weekend! Happy Easter! Read more