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Students in B.C. gear up to enhance their cycling skills.

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Safer cycling for Elementary school students throughout British Columbia after taking part in the fifth year of the Everyone Rides Grade 4-5 program. This program encourages kids throughout the province to try active transportation options in safe and organized environments. Move. Commute. Connect. is B.C.’s strategy for cleaner, more active transportation, part of the Province’s…

Angela Wanja

cycling

REEL 2 REAL FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS

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THREE CANADIAN PREMIERES and FOUR CANADIAN FEATURE FILMS  April 7 - 16 at the VIFF Centre and Roundhouse Community Centre This year R2R is all about cultivating cultural appreciation.  Three remarkable international films make their Canadian premieres at this year’s Reel 2 Real.  Filled with playful songs and a deep respect for the tradition of…

Angela Wanja

film

Breathe easy: doctors share tips to protect your family’s health

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Taking steps to protect your family’s health at home is a natural instinct. If there’s mold, you clean it. If you have a pest infestation, you remove them. But, there's a major pollutant commonly used in homes across Canada that increases risks to health that not enough people are aware of: gas. Across North America,…

Angela Wanja

breathe

Unlocking Critical Thinking to Empower Your Child’s Future

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Parents want the best for their children, and one of the things you can do to secure a bright future for your kids is to make critical thinkers out of them. A critical thinker is open-minded, curious, and can respect diverse perspectives.However, raising critical thinkers does not happen naturally, it will require some effort. You’ll…

Angela Wanja

child

Embracing Growth: New Year Plans and Cultivating a Positive Mindset

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As we usher in the dawn of a new year, it's the perfect time for families to come together and reflect on the past while setting intentions for the future. While resolutions often come and go, fostering a positive mindset and creating actionable plans can significantly contribute to the growth and well-being of each family…

Angela Wanja

new year

Report cards are coming and they look different?!

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The first report card is coming in December. If your child is in Grade 5 or higher, it’s going to look quite different because letter grades will no longer be given for children in grades K-9 and will only be given out in grades 10-12. We reached out to the Ministry of Education and Child…

Angela Wanja

report

Uniting Hearts and Minds: The Highly Sensitive and Neurodiverse Family

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In a world that often rushes forward at lightning speed, it is essential to remember this is not how we were designed to be. This is particularly evident as we learn more about the highly sensitive person, often concurrently diagnosed ADHD, anxiety, depression, or on the autism spectrum. For the highly sensitive or neurodiverse person,…

Angela Wanja

summit

School Started Today: Top 5 Things To Make Sure You’re

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The start of a new school year can be both exciting and nerve-wracking for students and parents alike. As the summer days wind down, it's essential to prepare adequately to ensure a smooth transition into the academic routine. Whether you're a student getting ready to embark on a new grade level or a parent helping…

Angela Wanja

School

The Evolution of Present Parenting: Building Stronger Bonds in the

4 min read

Present parenting can be defined as actively engaging with and being emotionally available to one's children in the present moment. It involves creating a nurturing and responsive environment that fosters trust, communication, and connection.

Angela Wanja

Parenting

The Art of Co-Parenting: Nurturing Harmonious Child Upbringing Together

4 min read

Co-parenting entails both parents actively participating in the upbringing of their children, despite no longer being in a romantic relationship. It prioritizes the well-being and development of the child, fostering stability, consistency, and healthy communication.

Angela Wanja

Co-parenting

New Ways To Keep Your Kids Busy During Summer Break

6 min read

Let's get into it as we explore new ways to keep kids busy during Summer break. There are a variety of new ways through which caregivers or parents can keep their young ones busy.

Angela Wanja

summer

6 Ways to Nurture Children’s Mental Health

5 min read

In today's fast-paced and challenging world, it is essential for parents to prioritize their children's mental health. The well-being of children directly impacts their overall development, academic performance, and future success.

Angela Wanja

Mental Health

Time to Get Fishing!

4 min read

Fishing is a fantastic way to get out into nature and enjoy some fresh air and exercise. It's a low-impact activity that is suitable for all ages and abilities, making it a great choice for families looking for a fun and accessible way to stay active and outside. Fishing allows children to disconnect from technology…

Angela Wanja

fishing

7 Tips for New Mothers to Get Through Motherhood

5 min read

One of the most important things you can do as a new mom is to prioritize your own self-care. It's easy to get caught up in the demands of caring for a new baby, but it's crucial to take care of yourself so that you can be your best self for your child. This means…

Angela Wanja

new mothers

Helpful new book series to help parents navigate meltdowns, picky

4 min read

Taylor the Toucan, a relatable character for many children dealing with everyday challenges, is the star of the book series filled with positive parenting tips. Each story focuses on familiar family issues, and incorporates educational tips, parenting techniques, and simple-yet-effective strategies along the way. The storyline allows kids to feel connected to an everyday dilemma…

Angela Wanja

meltdowns

The Amazing Tammy Lo: Founder & Designer of Nest Designs

3 min read

We had the pleasure of getting to know a BC Designer, Tammy Lo. Tammy is the designer of two lines - Nest Designs for adults and Petite Revery for kids. Her designs are high quality and stylish. The Nest Pajama's are my personal favourite, they're warm and cozy as well as stylish. We even have…

Angela Wanja

Family photo - Designer Tammy Lo

CBC Kids reads shares the love of books with young

3 min read

As CBC’s great Canadian book debate, Canada Reads, returns for its 22nd edition later this month, a new generation of book lovers are encouraged to participate in the literary celebration with CBC KIDS READS, also running March 27 – 30.

Angela Wanja

CBC Kids

Great Ancestral knowledge and traditions of the Indigenous people

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The ancestral knowledge and traditions of the Indigenous peoples in this part of the world are as rich and diverse as the landscape itself. Thanks to the imagination and generosity of writers and artists working in these communities, kids from all cultural backgrounds can discover this fact for themselves, even in their very first try…

Angela Wanja

Sharing ancestral knowledge

BC Parents – Meet the beautiful Senez family

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It's been a while, but we're excited to be introducing you to Garett Senez. He's a self-proclaimed Marketing geek, serial entrepreneur, gym enthusiast and new dad. He founded PACRIM Distributors in 2016 and Quark Baby in 2021 and is pretty passionate about whatever he sets his eyes on including his family. Enjoy our interview with…

Angela Wanja

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