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How to balance electronics and nature?

So many parents today complain that their kids are always inside and plugged into their electronics, and never play outside with their friends like we used to when we were growing up. They are worried their young children are addicted to their Ipad and cell phone and wonder what to do. They have every right…

Girl getting chiropractic help

Straightening up – Chiropractic help for your child

Getting chiropractic help for your child I did not grow up in a “chiropractic family”. I don’t think I even really thought twice about the word or profession until I was part way through my Kinesiology degree, and a student from a chiropractic college came to speak to our SFU Pre-Med group. Her description of…

original art

From Fridge to Wall – cherishing your child’s art

Transforming your child’s cherished art pieces Cherishing your children’s art is a parent’s duty, but sometimes there is too much to put on the fridge and your house is overcome by pieces from your aspiring artist. How do you encourage your child and ensure that original pieces aren’t damaged along the way? How do you…

Family looking at devices not unplugged

Unplugged and Unbothered

Organize your electronics for a happier and healthier home If you spent 2016 lost in your electronics you’re not alone. It’s said that two thirds of Canadians own a smartphone and children average more than seven hours a day looking at screens. As 2017 starts, Professional Organizers in Canada (POC) say it is time to…

Bubble Guppies Vancouver

Enter to Win 4 tickets to Bubble Guppies!

The countdown is on…only 1 week left to enter to win 4 tickets to the upcoming Bubble Guppies Show at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre, February 19th at 2pm.  Enter here now! The Bubble Guppies are getting ready to rock n roll with some totally fin-tastic tunes, but when a special band member goes missing, the show…

children cooking and practicing life skills

Importance of sewing and cooking skills

To a busy parent rushing to put a weekday meal on the table or trying to find a few, free minutes to sew a button on their child’s shirt, the prospect of teaching their kids life skills such as sewing or cooking may seem an impossible task. Experts advise starting slowly with simple, easy, fun…

Winter Activities - building snowmen

Beat the Winter Blues

As the beautiful autumn leaves have all changed, and the cooler temperatures are upon us, I am reminded that winter is fast approaching. At my last book signing in Kelowna in October, many parents, grandparents and educator/caregivers were asking me questions about fun and age-appropriate ideas and activities for the upcoming winter months and holiday…

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The power of childhood volunteering

Ever since I can remember, my family has put a significant focus on charity and giving. My brothers and I were taught at a very young age to look at the world around us and help those in need. I come from a family of philanthropists, big and small. This upbringing has set me on…

Advert for the Burnaby Village Museum's Heritage Christmas exhibition.

Burnaby Village Museum Heritage Christmas

Join us this Heritage Christmas for some old-fashioned fun and spectacular light displays. NEW – Holiday Sing-Along. Everyone can be part of a livley chorus. Times will be posted. Stroll through the streets of the Village to see wreaths, cedar swags and vintage-themed displays will. At the bandstand, visitors can create their own magical holiday…

child sits with mother for brain training

Training Your Child’s Brain

In many ways, parents are the coaches of a young child’s Brain Fitness Regimen! Like professional coaches, it is important for parents to employ physical exercises and activity which encourages and stimulates both sides of the brain. Movement and visual exercises, which cross the mid-line of the brain and systematically work both left and right hemispheres, are very important to promoting the development of…