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BC Parent Profile: Bradley T. Morris - bringing us magic with Majik Kids

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Here is a little about a BC Parent who brings magic wherever he goes. Bradley T. Morris, based on Salt Spring Island, is the Founder, Creative Director, Executive Producer, Voice Actor & Author at and MAJIK KIDS: Magical Stories for Magical Kids.  Offers six magical audio stories and illustrated books that are now live (on their website, Youtube, Spotify, iTunes & all the other listening places)

5 great ways to get through homeschooling again!

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We've been asked to start homeschooling again. It is short-term and hopefully only until January 10th. Here are 5 ways to help get through this chaos.

Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas!!!

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Being a parent, I'm sure your day started hours ago. But, if it hasn't started or isn't over yet, here is a plan to keep you on track. Merry Christmas!

Mom and Dad
5 Exciting Gifts for Mom and Dad

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With all the focus on buying gifts for the kids, I find Mom and Dad sometimes get neglected. Here are a few useful, but meaningful gifts to make them feel special this year that goes beyond socks and underwear!

Build Extraordinary Confidence at Tri-Cities Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

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As parents, we all want what’s best for our children. We want them to be thoughtful, kind, confident, compassionate people, and we do all we can to teach them these skills. What if there was another way to help your child build character, learn new skills, and increase their strength and confidence?
Tri-Cities Gracie Jiu-Jitsu owners Ray Lee and Bethany MacGillivray and their team of instructors have that magic touch to help your child develop all these qualities while having fun and being active in their Gracie Bullyproof program.

Canvas - a creative gift

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more special than a lovely photo of the family or a canvas print of a piece of your child's art that will stand the test of time?

Holidays At Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon

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ays are a special time of year and all families have just one wish: to cozy up and spend quality time with their loved ones. Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon (RMH BC) ensures that families who are far from home can celebrate together and enjoy the festivities of the season, even while they are going through the most difficult of times as their child receives life-saving medical treatment.

Road Trip
3 snowboards, 2 skis, and 1 excited family! Road Trip - YAY!

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It feels like it’s been forever since we went on a trip of some kind....

5 Fabulous Gifts for Children!

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Have you completed all your shopping? Have you figured out the Toddlers? I find they're easier to sort out. The trickier ones are the older ones. What gifts have you bought so far? As always there is one child that you haven't quite figured out yet. At least that's my situation. Here are some ideas to consider.

Fabulous Toy Drive Donations
Fabulous Toy Drive Donations

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Today was a great day! I got to donate 3 boxes of toys to Vancouver Firefighter Charities' annual Toy Drive. It has been said that giving can actually make you happier than receiving and I would agree. It is such a joy donating and knowing that you will be making someone else happy. Your gift or donation will make someone else's day better. If you don't have something tangible to give, giving your time and volunteering can be just as im

4 Great Gifts for Toddlers!

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straightforward. They are happy with most things, but as a parent, you want to get them something that will keep them happy for more than 5 minutes and won't end up in the garbage or clutter after a week.

Exciting Winter Camps and Classes
Exciting Winter Camps and Classes

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Have you started thinking about what activities they will join in the new year? Camps and extracurricular activities are a fantastic opportunity for children to learn things they wouldn't learn in a school environment.

Rainy day
15 Fun Rainy Day Outdoor Activities

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The rain continues and will do for a while. There are numerous severe weather warnings...

Priya talented
BC Parent Profile - The talented Priya Tronsgard

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We’re happy to introduce a talented, local Vancouver mompreneur, Priya Tronsgard. Priya was the director...

3 Magical Christmas Traditions

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‘Tis the season for family traditions. Whether your family enjoys baking together, decorating the house...

Canada approves Pfizer vaccine for ages 5-11

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Health Canada has approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11, the department announced Friday. The announcement means that elementary school children will be able to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Previously, only kids aged 12 and up were eligible.

Clear out the Fridge, Freezer, and Cupboard with 4 simple recipes to help deal with food supply issues!

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Provincial leaders are urging British Columbians not to hoard food and groceries as disruptions to B.C.'s farm industry and supply chains from historic rain and flooding fuels angst amid consumers.

Here are some recipes with food from your cupboards to help you through this challenging period.

We Shall Remember

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The City of Vancouver has planned a virtual Remembrance Day ceremony at Victory Square on Thursday. The ceremony will be streamed online on the City of Vancouver’s Facebook page for the public to watch and remember from home starting at 10:30 am.

Slow and Steady Wins the Race - 10 Strategies to Success!

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10 Strategies to Success The following are strategies that have proven successful in helping students reach (and exceed) their goals, regardless of the child’s circumstances!

BC Parent Profile - Glowing Katie Connolly

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I'm excited to introduce you to a new Instagram friend, Katie Connolly. Katie is a Vancouver girl now living in beautiful North Van. Through her company gloWithin, Katie empowers those who support children (parents, educators, etc), so they can nourish the little lights of this world and help everyone to glow!

Education Fall
Fall is here

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It’s Fall and the rain is falling…hard. Have you hunkered down and got cozy on...

Private School
Why parents choose private school

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features parents look for when they turn to the private system include a specific educational approach, such as Montessori or Waldorf; a particular religious or cultural setting; a strong academic setting or a program for children who are gifted; the ability to accommodate special needs; the flexibility to accommodate special scheduling required by art, music or sports training.

Gumboot Kids creators
BC Parent Profile: Eric Hogan and Tara Hungerford - Fabulous Creators of The Gumboot Kids

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We're excited to have a new BC Parent profile with a twist. Rather than just one parent, we got to connect with two! Eric Horgan and Tara Hungerford are two loving, sensitive and creative Vancouverites. This husband and wife team are television writers/directors and creators of The Gumboot Kids programs, which airs in 180 countries including on CBC Kids in Canada and Amazon Prime in the USA. They’ve also published 6 Gumboot Kids Nature Mystery storybooks for kids ages 3-7 years old with book #7 and #8 available in bookstores in now (October) -- Books are available at Vancouver Kidsbooks.

Mother and Daughter
BC Parent Profile - Amazing, Supportive Mother

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Burnaby with her tight-knit family of four. Her husband, herself, her 12-year-old daughter, Megan, and her 10-year-old son, Owen. She bravely launched a business during COVID with a new business partner, her daughter. Together this mother and daughter team run a DIY Craft Kit business called Wood + Stencil Co, and she also does contracting in project management and fundraising.

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