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a group of moms and babies form a babysitting circle

Time to Enlist a Babysitting Circle!

On a recent trip to the UK, I was asked by my Mother in Law if I had a babysitting circle? I wasn’t sure what she was talking about, and when I Googled it I realized I didn’t have one and wow did I ever need one. What is a babysitting circle, you ask? Well,…

Boy playing in leaves. Education Issue. Cover of BC Parent Magazine October Issue 2016

Our latest issue – Education 2016

As fall rolls in and the weather changes from bright, sunny days to gloomy, shorter days, our focus also changes from outdoor activities to the education of our children. The first official feedback is coming from schools soon, and you may now be aware of some potential problems/struggles your child is facing. In this issue, we’ve pulled together some…

Peakaboo Beans 10th anniversary party with mompreneur Traci Costa

Mompreneur Series – Interview with Traci Costa, founder of Peekaboo Beans

We’re excited to interview Traci Costa, founder of Peekaboo Beans in this edition of our Mompreneur series. The company is celebrating their 10th anniversary this fall with a special collection. Peekaboo Beans began in 2006 when founder and Mompreneur Traci Costa, unable to find quality, cute playwear that would allow her young daughter to explore, grow…

young girl smiling and studying for school

How to Help Your Child Transition Back into the School Year

It’s August and the Back-to- School commercials have begun! The discussion about September is underway and you start to wonder how to prepare your child for the new school year. As a teacher and founder of the tutoring company Teachers to Go, I know that the summer can be a hectic time for parents, regardless if you are…

Child holding phone looking for Pokemon Go

Keep Children Safe While Playing Pokémon Go

“Pokémon Go” is Dangerous for Children, Says Children’s Safety Group Tech safety expert weighs in on the risks and how to avoid them. Pokémon Go has been downloaded by more than 40 million users, making it one of the most widely downloaded apps of all time. In fact, it is now rivaling Twitter as the…

Field Trips with DIY day camp

Are you undertaking a DIY day camp? A field trip is a great way to fill your day. Here a couple things to keep in mind. Getting there Mini-Van: If you’re considering taking the kids on a field trip and are fortunate enough to have a mini-van, don’t forget to think about booster seats. Plan…

DIY Day Camp

Summer break is long, and although Summer camps can be a great solution by giving your children exciting learning experiences, the costs can add up quickly. If you are looking for a more budget-friendly way to achieve the same benefits that a day camp provides, you might want to consider teaming up with other parents and…

little cute boy climbing on tree

The Importance of Risky Play

Risky play is one hot topic right now. Parents, educators, researchers, administrators and kids all seem to have an opinion on what exactly risky play is and whether or not it has a place in a young child’s life. I recently spoke at the International Physical Literacy Conference in Vancouver and,, by far, the presentation…

Summer Camp Guide

The 8-weeks of Summer can be hard to fill. In this issue, we’ve put together a list of the available camps from overnight (residential) camps to entertaining and educational camps. We also have some tips for you on the importance of risky play, ideas on how to help prevent the dreaded academic summer slide, and…