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Family Holiday Favourites #NetfliXmas (NETFLIX Giveaway!)
I love pretty much everything about the holiday season.  Christmas is just my ‘thing’.  All the holiday events, pretty decorations, time with family, the food… there’s nothing I don’t love about it. Christmas is different with young kids in the picture. The Christmas tree decorations are a little less... Read more
Holiday Gift Guide for the Creative, Cool Kid in Your Life
Welcome to the 2015 North Shore Mama Holiday Gift Guide series.  This is a 3 part series that started with a compilation of really cool gifts ‘for the ladies’(check it out HERE!).  I’m continuing on with the cool gift goodness with PART 2 which you’re reading now! If you... Read more
Gifts for that fabulous woman in your life {HUGE GIVEAWAY}
Welcome to the 2015 North Shore Mama Holiday Gift Guide series.  This is a 3 part series starting with a compilation of really cool gifts ‘for the ladies’.  If you are looking for great ideas on what to give that incredible woman in your life, you have come to... Read more
Going into #HolidayMode with some REAL face-time!
As you can maybe tell from my Instagram and Facebook posts, this time of year is my absolute favourite time of year.  Don’t get me wrong, I am a major sunshine baby and love summers (or sunny vacation spots), but there’s something about Christmas time that just makes me... Read more
Stocking \"surprises\" from a #KinderMom
One of my favourite Christmas traditions as a child was Christmas stockings.  We always had the greatest little gifts in our stockings.  Everything from mandarin oranges to new markers to socks to stickers to chocolate.  Looking back, my parents really put a lot of effort in the stocking stuffers... Read more
Canyon Lights at the Capilano Suspension Bridge
Last night, we had the opportunity to check out Canyon Lights at the Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Van.  If you’re looking for an even to get you in the mood for the holidays, this one will certainly get you in the mood. Every year, the Capilano Suspension Bridge... Read more
3 fun Christmas card activities for your toddler/preschooler
It is hard to believe that Christmas has come and gone! This time of the year often feels like a blur, but this year it seemed like even more of a whirlwind! I am starting to look around at our house and all of the Christmas decorations that now... Read more
Portia’s 2012 advent calendar- hand made with love!
This year for Christmas I decided to get all crafty and make Portia an advent calendar.  I do not really consider myself to be a very ‘crafty’ individual, so I decided that this year, I would tackle a project that would be easy enough, but would be fun for... 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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