Talk to your kids about online privacy

Virtual gaming, social networking and online forums are an essential part of a child’s life as they surf, post, play and learn. Yet many children don’t understand some of the potential privacy pitfalls of these activities. Rather than imposing strict rules or blocking access, experts advise that parents talk to their children about online privacy. […]

5 Air Travel Tips For Flying with Kids

Flying at any time of year can be stressful, but travelling during the holidays when airports are often at their busiest can frustrate even the most seasoned traveller — especially if there are little ones in tow. Here a five pro tips for jet-setters with kids. Pack like a pro. No matter what their age, […]

5 Tips To Keeping A Fresh Cut Christmas Tree Fresh

Last week we shared our list of local Christmas Tree Farms and thought it would be fitting to share some tips on how to  care for those fresh cut trees. Everyone loves the smell of a fresh cut Christmas tree, but no one like the clean up. Lots of people have moved to using artificial […]

Christmas Tree Farms in Metro Vancouver

In the coming weeks, we will be getting deep into preparing for the holidays and with that brings picking of the perfect Christmas Tree. For the past 7 years, we have been going as a to a local Christmas Tree farm and walking the rows of trees trying to find just the right one. To […]

10 Non-Toy Gift Ideas For Children

Each year around Christmas and Birthdays parents are left with the question from friends and family. “What does ____ want for (insert an occasion here). My kid’s toy room is busting at the seams with toys and many that aren’t played with often. When left with the question of what my children would want, I […]

Are You Prepared for the Next Time Your Child Gets Sick or Hurt?

This post was sponsored by the makers of Children’s Tylenol ®, but the opinions expressed are my own. Choosing the right medication for your child’s symptoms can be confusing on the best of days. Standing in the medicine aisle of the grocery store at 10:45 pm trying to sort it out – when the pharmacist […]

Canadian Authors: Halloween Books For Kids

Last week I browsed my kids’ book shelves and pulled out all of the fall and Halloween-themed storybooks that we own. It turns out we don’t have very many, so I got to browsing online for Halloween books written by Canadian authors, and thought I’d share with you a list of the stories that I’m particularly excited to […]

Thrifty Thursday – Keeping Kids Entertained On A Budget

“I’m bored!” Every parent hates to hear those words, even more so when you are elbows deep in the dirty dishes. If your kids are anything like mine they are always wanting to go out and do something “fun”. However, there is not always money in the family budget to be hitting up indoor playgrounds […]

How To Personalize Your Child’s Room With Wall Art

We have been living in our new house for over a year now and there is one room in the house that we haven’t completely made our own yet, our little boys’ room. These two have always shared a room and will for many more years to come. On one side of the room, you […]

Canadian Author Mélanie Watt Creates Fun and Funny Books for Kids

For a couple of days now my 8 year old daughter has been rambling on excitedly about a book read during library time at school this week. “You’ve got to see it mom. It’s called Chester, and it’s soooo funny! It’s written by the same person who makes the Scaredy Squirrel books too!” This post contains affiliate […]