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Milan
BC Parent Profile - Aiyna Dhillon - Milan's Magnificent Mama

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you heard of Milan? No, not the city - the adorable boy from Vancouver. If you haven't seen him yet, you can check him out on his mom's Instagram account Milans Mama_. Milan gets to go on amazing adventures with his mom Aiyna and today we are interviewing her to get to know this Vancouver mama a little better.

Birth
Planning your 'Next Birth'?

Reading Time: 8 minutes Was your first birth by caesarean? Were you happy about that? Many women spend months...

extracurricular
Back to School - 9 Fantastic Fall Extracurricular Activities

Reading Time: 8 minutes Research by the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) last year noted a significant impact on students from remote learning, including interrupted learning, increased child stress, decreased connection, increased loneliness, and mental and emotional health effects. Children need to be learning in person and participating in extracurricular activities is another important necessity.

Parent
BC Parent Profile - Beverly Phan

Reading Time: 2 minutes We're excited to include Beverly Phan on this week's Parent Profile. Beverly makes Vancouver her home with her partner and 3 lovely children. She loves finding delicious food and fun adventures for her family to take part in. She believes "everything is better when experienced as a family" and we couldn't agree more. An empowering presence on Instagram, Beverly shares great eats and fun places to visit in the BC area. Looking at her page always makes me hungry!

Aquarium
The magic of the Vancouver Aquarium returns!

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Aquarium has been a staple in my life since having children. When my eldest was just a baby we had an annual membership and would spend many rainy days just watching the fish, jellies, and mammals.

Wild
A Wild Adventure

Reading Time: 5 minutes My family and I had the pleasure of visiting WildPlay on Monday. I have to admit the experience was beyond wild - it was absolutely exhilarating! I'm a little bit of an adrenaline junky. I've been paragliding, skydiving, cliff jumping, and the experience at WildPlay was thrilling. Let me tell you why...

Music
BC Parent Profile - Robyn Hardy aka "Bobs" making music magical

Reading Time: 3 minutes Have you had the opportunity to see Bobs & Lolo live? They're a BC music staple producing songs that children of all ages love to dance and sing along to. I've had the pleasure of seeing Bobs and Lolo live at a number of events and my favourite song is one of their new ones "Run Salmon Run"! In today's BC Parent Profile we have an interview with Robyn Elizabeth Hardy. Born and raised in Lantzville BC on Vancouver Island, she's been living in North Vancouver for over 10 years now.

tired mom
Feeling tired? Increase your energy levels by choosing the right Iron Supplement

Reading Time: 5 minutes Did you know, many people live their daily lives without enough iron in their system, and perhaps they don’t even know it? Having low ferritin (protein that stores iron) levels is fairly common, in fact, studies have shown that up to 25% of the world’s population suffers from low iron and that up to 8% of Canadian women have low iron stores.

Food
BC Parent Profile - Rebecca Coleman - Fabulous Food Blogger and More!

Reading Time: 3 minutes This week's "BC Parent Profile" is with Rebecca Coleman, a Vancouver-Based food blogger, author, teacher, and mother. She loves nothing more than baking for her friends and family. “Baking is my love language,” she jokes. “But more and more of my friends and family are identifying food allergies, or choosing a more plant-based diet.” Her second book, Vegan Baking Made Easy, 60 Foolproof, Plant-Based Recipes, is being published by Rockridge Press August 10, 2021 and is available for pre-order now.

playland
3 new "must-sees" at Playland

Reading Time: 3 minutes Playland has always been a summer must-do. It's a fun afternoon or evening for everyone. There are many rides for kids and families to enjoy together, like Tea Cups, Honeybee Express, Bug Whirled, and Balloon Explorers. But this year, guests can also find some new and updated attractions.

Parent
BC Parent Profile - Jenn Messina

Reading Time: 3 minutes This weeks BC Parent is Jenn Messina from North Vancouver. Jenn is a local dietician and believes that healthy eating should be the easiest choice. With two young children, she understands the need to meal plan and cook in batches where possible, but without ever comprising on quality. Her goal is to help her clients make realistic lifestyle changes that will bring the enjoyment and fun back into eating and give more time out of the kitchen!

Elaine
BC Parent Profile: Elaine Tan Comeau Exciting Entrepreneur Extraordinaire

Reading Time: 3 minutes We're excited to get to know another BC Parent. Elaine Tam Comeau is from Coquitlam, BC. She is a Mom, Speaker, CEO @easydaysies, Dragons’ Den Winner, Author, and Foodie. She's an all-around busy woman that has a lot to be proud of. Read below to learn a little more about her.

Explore
Family Fun - Get out and Explore!

Reading Time: 4 minutes We’re very fortunate to live in a place like British Columbia. Now that we have...

Parent
BC Parent Profile: Lisa Oppenheim an inspiring woman

Reading Time: 2 minutes We’re excited to include Lisa Oppenheim in our BC Parent profiles. Lisa is a woman of many hats. She’s an Actor, Teacher, Writer, Mom, and a Director of a Musical Theatre School for kids.

Dad
BC Parent Profile: James Smith - a fun Dad around town

Reading Time: 2 minutes We're excited to be interviewing a BC dad this week. James Smith is a busy Dad in North Vancouver, BC. On top of his day job as a Social Media Strategist, he's a Dad Blogger at SocialDad.ca, photographer, and lover of the outdoors. Originally from England, he moved to Canada in 2013 and adores his time either in the forest or the mountains. If you're looking for some great insight and a couple of tips like what to get Dad for Father's Day check out his blog and follow him on Instagram!

IB
Exciting - a new IB school is coming to Richmond

Reading Time: 4 minutes The International Baccalaureate Diploma programme, designed for students in grades 11 and 12, is growing in popularity in high schools around the world, but the IB also offers programmes for younger students, the Middle Years Programme. The International Baccalaureate first introduced the Middle Years Programme in 1994 and has since been adopted by more than 1,300 schools around the world in more than 100 countries, and we have a new one coming to Richmond, BC!

Parent
BC Parent Profile: Holly Conway

Reading Time: 2 minutes We had the pleasure of asking some questions to Holly Conway, a local radio personality. If you want to hear Holly in action, she can be heard on weekday mornings from 5:30am-9am on 94.5 Virgin Radio with her comrades Jonny and Nira. 

summer slide
5 ways to prevent the summer slide

Reading Time: 5 minutes Most people will agree that the summer slide is real, and something that all parents and caregivers should try to avoid. This year is no different; in fact, this summer it is even more important than ever to ensure children retain the skills they learned throughout the school year, as the worries associated with COVID-19 may have been a distraction.
Continuing educational activities over the summer months is one way to combat the “COVID Slide” and ensure your children are fully prepared for the school year in September. Here are 5 ways to continue your child’s learning over the summer while keeping it fun.

Parent
BC Parent Profile - A fun interview with Carlie Parkinson

Reading Time: 3 minutes An interview with Carlie Parkinson - editor of BC Parent magazine

diabetes
Diabetes in Children - Parenting Tips for Family Wellness

Reading Time: 5 minutes According to statistics from the Canadian Pediatric Society, 33,000 school-age children (5-18 years old) in Canada have Type 1 Diabetes, and there are several thousands under the age of 5. How can you identify diabetes? What can you do to support your children?

UTIs
Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) and your family

Reading Time: 7 minutes Urinary Tract Infections, better known as UTIs, is something that many women (approximately 60%) and some men, have experienced in their lifetime. Did you know that even children can get them?

Summer Camp
BC Parent's Annual Summer Camp Roundup: Top 10 Exciting Camps for the 2021 Season

Reading Time: 5 minutes Here we are again, planning another 8 weeks of Summer vacation! Fortunately, even with COVID-19...

kool bullying
A woman with a mission to end childhood bullying

Reading Time: 3 minutes Kool to Be Kind - a picture book written to shine a powerful light as to why some children become bullies. By encouraging a shift from reacting negatively towards bullies to pro-acting with kindness, understanding, and empathy, this book was written with hopes of causing a ripple effect of kindness and decreasing the incidence of childhood bullying.

Recall
'PLEASE STOP USING': Major vitamin recall at Walmart, Costco and other stores triggers Health Canada warning!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Church & Dwight Canada Corp. is recalling certain lots of L’il Critters Gummy Vites children’s vitamins, as well as vitafusion Fibre Well and vitafusion MultiVites vitamins for adults, because certain lots may contain metal wire fragments, Health Canada said in its recall notice.

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