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6 THOUGHTFUL GIFT IDEAS TO SHOW MOM YOU LOVE HER

6 min read

Motherhood is a journey of love, sacrifice, and boundless support. As Mother's Day approaches or any occasion where you want to express your appreciation, finding the perfect gift becomes a heartfelt mission. Whether this is for your mom or the mother of your children there are many ideas to celebrate her.

Carlie Parkinson

Mom on Mother's Day

Our Educational Journey with School Is Easy

4 min read

To embark on this educational journey, I reached out to School is Easy, a reputable tutoring organization renowned for its expansive network of tutors, including those adept at online instruction. Given my daughter's comfort with online learning and our physical distance from most tutors, it was the logical choice for us.

Carlie Parkinson

Tutoring

Summer Camps for Special Needs Campers

4 min read

Summer camps provide opportunities for fun, growth, and friendship. However, for children with disabilities and special needs, finding inclusive and accessible summer camp experiences can be challenging.

Carlie Parkinson

special needs

How to Overcome Boredom with Board Games!

6 min read

Spring Break still has a few days left and the weather has taken a turn. Going outside to play is not always a desirable option, although there are many rainy day activities everyone can enjoy. One of our family’s favourite rainy day, screen-free past times is playing a board or card game. Here are some…

Carlie Parkinson

family playing board games

7 helpful tips to Manage Screen Use

5 min read

Parents need to take an active role when it comes to helping their child manage his/her online life. Here are 7 practical tips to help your child on their screen journey:

Carlie Parkinson

boys on screens

Exploring the Exciting Joys of Holiday Shopping on Robson Street

3 min read

Robson Street is Vancouver’s most iconic shopping and dining destination, complete with fashion and beauty flagships, lifestyle stores, cafés, patios, and fine dining. This bustling stretch of Vancouver attracts thousands of locals and visitors from around the world.

Carlie Parkinson

Holidays on Robson Street

School Open Houses – What Can You Learn From Them?

6 min read

Attending a school's open house is a valuable experience that goes beyond the customary tour of classrooms and facilities. It is a window into the educational ecosystem, offering parents, students, and educators a unique opportunity to connect, communicate, and collaborate. The importance of attending an open house extends far beyond the initial impressions, providing a…

Carlie Parkinson

Embracing the Spirit of Generosity: The Significance of Giving Tuesday

4 min read

In the flurry of holiday shopping and Black Friday bargains, there's a day that stands out as a beacon of generosity—Giving Tuesday. Falling the Tuesday after Black Friday, this global movement has gained momentum in recent years, encouraging people around the world to embrace the spirit of giving. Beyond the allure of discounts and deals,…

Carlie Parkinson

giving tuesday

Magical Christmas Events Around Vancouver in 2023

5 min read

Christmas events are a festive tapestry woven with joy, warmth, and tradition, bringing communities together in celebration. From dazzling light displays that transform neighborhoods into enchanting wonderlands to the heartwarming melodies of carolers resonating through the air, the holiday season is a time of shared merriment. Here are some not to be missed.

Carlie Parkinson

Father and Daughter at Christmas Events

Education Issue is here!

< 1 min read

In this issue, we have provided more information about what these report cards will look like. The BC government has made some changes and the new format has been updated to better encourage our children’s learning. We have also included information about various learning approaches—critical thinking, project-based learning, music, and of course play and its…

Carlie Parkinson

Education issue cover

Effective Parenting Techniques – Encouraging Growth Mindset

4 min read

Are you going to be parents? Most likely, you are feeling nervous and happy at the same time. It won't be wrong to say that this is quite obvious. Parenting can be considered one of the most difficult jobs in the world. It's kind of a race that starts after a certain period, but there…

Carlie Parkinson

Parent-and-Child-on-Laptop

9 Non Trick-or-Treating Ideas for Kids & Teens this Halloween

7 min read

For some though trick-or-treating is no longer a viable option. Since the challenging Halloweens during COVID, there has been a decline in trick-or-treating. There are a few other reasons why it may not be the best way to celebrate Halloween this year.

Carlie Parkinson

girl in halloween costume

An Amazing Lifetime of Music Begins Here ™

3 min read

Fun. Uplifting. Magical. Transformative. These are just a few of the ways that parents describe Music Together®. Want to join their amazing community of Music Together families?

Carlie Parkinson

Baby with drum at Music Class

Find what you are looking for at Mulgrave School!

3 min read

Mulgrave School’s mission of Inspiring Excellence - the pursuit of personal best - in Education and Life is one that rings true in its holistic approach to education for every student from their wee preschoolers to the Grade 12s who are ready to spread their wings. With the IB programme at its core, Mulgrave offers…

Carlie Parkinson

child at Mulgrave School

4 Reasons to Book Fall Activities

5 min read

Summer is coming to an end and now is time to start planning which activities your children will be doing this Fall. Extracurricular activities are a huge part of children's growth and development. They provide an opportunity for children to have new experiences, meet new people, and learn new skills. On top of all that…

Carlie Parkinson

kids doing activities

The Amazing PNE Fair is back from August 19-September 4! 

4 min read

Come to the PNE Fair to see all the attractions you know and love, plus attractions for both the kids and the adults. NEW under $10 Taste of the Fair menu that includes a list of specialty options that will keep your costs down and the fun rolling. With over 50 vendors at this year's…

Carlie Parkinson

Couple eating at PNE

Exciting Back to School is coming!

< 1 min read

It’s been a great summer filled with quality moments with our families at exciting locations around the city. There are a few weeks left, but now it is time to start preparing for the school year. In this issue, we have an article to help you choose a location for a new early learner. It’s a tough…

Carlie Parkinson

Back to School

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