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The shooting last week left me feeling utterly devastated. I have sat down many times to try and write out my thoughts but have finally realised that I, like many, am having a really hard time processing the horrible event.  I have actually had a hard time posting much... Read more
The Magic of Santa! December 21st & 22nd at The Pacific Coliseum
Christmas Comes Early with The Magic of Santa! Get into the Christmas spirit when The Magic of Santa! comes to the Pacific Coliseum for four family-friendly performances, December 21st & 22nd. From dancing Christmas trees and rockin’ reindeer, a singing snow queen, and jovial Santa, all the wonderful elements... Read more
tree-selecting, cookie-baking, and lots of beautiful lights!
Every year, at around this time, you start seeing articles in magazines, the newspaper and online explaining how to “deal with/get through/manage the holiday season without losing your mind/sanity/friends (or whatever)”. I have never understood how such a sparkly, cozy and giving time of year would need ‘dealing-with’ or... 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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Your Sleep Questions Answered by Cheekychops!
Thank you to everyone who took the time to write in their sleep questions for Cheekychops sleep consultants to answer! We wish we could answer them all, but we share these 3 answers in the hopes that many people can benefit from the advice.  To Angela, who wants her 31-month-old son to fall asleep... Read more
The MOfficials’ Grey Cup Party at The Forum Public House
Dedicating his whole world to hockey, my little brother grew up and went on to play his favourite sport at the professional level.  Ryan was drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes and I will never forget the morning that Mr. Wayne Gretzky phoned our home to welcome him to the... Read more
Something that I never got around to doing when Portia was an infant, was to hit up the popular Movies for Mommies theatre experiences that a lot of my friends enjoyed so much.  The concept is that you can bring your baby to the theatre, watch a movie (geared... Read more
I’m very excited to announce that you can now subscribe to receive North Shore Mama emails from the comfort of your own inbox.  There are many things I wish I had time for in a day and one of them is reading my favourite blogs.  I find that the... Read more
Get your infant & toddler sleep questions answered by CheekyChops!
I remember sitting around with my group of mama friends in the first few months of Portia’s life, and chatting almost weekly about diapers, teething, feeding, and sleeping (or most often- a lack thereof!). I think that one of the most common discussions amongst parents in the first few... Read more
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