Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s finally Summer! Are you excited? Many of you may have the last day of...
Reading Time: 5 minutes Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has issued special weather statements for several parts of the province. The statement indicates our region will experience the first hot stretch of the summer with inland temperatures reaching into the upper 20s starting tomorrow, and into the low 30s into early next week.
Reading Time: 3 minutes knowledgeable educators in the Theatre and studio spaces to learn a wide range of performing and visual art techniques. Campers will be inspired by the natural world right outside the centre, the latest art gallery exhibition, and some of their favourite actors and Youtubers to explore the creative worlds of acting, improvisation, storytelling, painting, printmaking, dancing – and much more.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Incontinence, or peeing yourself involuntarily is a fairly taboo topic. It’s not easy, as an...
Reading Time: 5 minutes Whether you’re planning a getaway or a staycation, you’ll want to be prepared for this...
Reading Time: 5 minutes We have asked Carleigh Bodrug from PlantYou some questions about getting younger kids excited about plant-based foods.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Summertime is the perfect time to be outside, and bush-whacking is a great childhood activity. Kids love getting out there and exploring the woods, building forts, picking up sticks...but there is one danger out there to be aware of. Ticks! They're small but carry many diseases.
If you're in an area with wild deer, be especially careful, as these ticks often carry Lyme Disease. Tick checks are one of the ways you can prevent Lyme disease and other infections spread by ticks.
Reading Time: 14 minutes I remember going to the Vancouver International Children’s Festival when I was a child. It was an amazing visit to see talented, creative performers and be swept up in the creativity with hands-on crafts. Now, after a two year in-person hiatus, the 45th annual Vancouver International Children’s Festival returns In-person from May 31 – June 5 on Granville Island and May 31 - June 12 Online. Once again, world-class theatre, music, dance, circus, puppetry and storytelling performers will entertain Vancouver children and families. This year, eighteen professional performing artists from as far-reaching as Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom are scheduled to perform 80 shows.
Reading Time: 6 minutes At a young age, the little ones are not too conscious about their dental health. They resist toothbrushing, fear the dentist, and love sweets. These things can contribute to life-long problems, which could have been easily avoided if parents are more mindful.
Here are some of the best activities that can teach kids the importance of dental health. Start them young, and for sure, they will pick up good habits that they will be thankful for when they grow up.
Reading Time: 4 minutes have a duty to protect the environment, but over half (52%) don’t know where to start*. A simple way to step-up sustainability at home is with some eco-friendly spring-cleaning hacks.
Reading Time: 3 minutes I'm super excited to be having a girls night with some "school moms" soon. This time we're going out to have some dinner and then laugh our butts off. Not because we're laughing at the ridiculous things our kids have done, but because we are essentially laughing at ourselves. We are going to see three amazing moms that I'm sure we will relate, all too well, to. My Name Is Not Mom is coming to Vancouver, BC on May 27th! My Name Is Not Mom is a comedy show about the hilarious journey through motherhood with internet sensations Tiffany Jenkins, Meredith Masony and Dena Blizzard.
Reading Time: 5 minutes There is still a month and a half or so left of school, and it is so important to make sure that your child is still getting the adequate number of hours of sleep that they need each night. Keep in mind, that sleep aids in your child’s growth and development, affects their moods and behaviours at home and at school, and allows their cells to repair at night so that they are restored to start the next day.
Reading Time: 3 minutes With Canada’s Road Safety Week just around the corner (May 17-23), it’s time for Canadians to consider how we can make our roads safer. The theme for this year's campaign is "Safer You. Safer Me." It is meant to emphasize that the decisions drivers make not only affect them, but also their passengers, other drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians.
Reading Time: 10 minutes Meditation - By learning to observe the changing nature of our mind and body we have the potential to gain a profound and life-changing self-knowledge, a deep inner knowing that can lead to enduring peace. Is facing the unruly mind sometimes daunting? Yes. But in time we begin to see the impermanent flow of thought, emotion, sensation, and the unfolding of our lives with greater compassion and a little more humor. We tend to take our human predicament very seriously at times!
Reading Time: 3 minutes This May marks 50 years since the Burnaby Village Museum opened to the public for its first full year in 1972. They will celebrate the momentous occasion with new exhibits, entertainment and activities. They’re also excited to reopen for the summer season from May 7 to September 5, offering visitors an immersive experience of the 1920s village comprising heritage and recreated buildings.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Summer Day Camps and extracurricular activities are great opportunities for your children to take part in something outside of their usual routine. Summer Camps help children to foster an open mind, build new relationships, strengthen interpersonal and work skills outside of their familiar zones, and learn or refine a skill. Whether your child is interested in sports, music, or technology, we have our annual Summer Camp round-up to help you find that fantastic camp that will excite and entertain your children this summer.
Reading Time: < 1 minute We're so excited to bring you our Family Resource Guide. It has been a tough couple of years and there were some changes during it so our important listings section is even more relevant. Find out which businesses are still offering services in the following categories: Family Fun, Birthday Parties, Home, Education, Classes and Programs, Camps, and Family Health. In addition to these listings, we've also added more editorial on hiking, RESP's, Education, and most importantly, mental health.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Mother's Day is next weekend! I can't believe it's coming up so quickly. Have you thought of some gifts for that important woman in your life? I do love the home-made gifts from the kids, but as they get older they want to get mom bigger gifts or just don't have the time to craft something at home. Here are some ideas to casually suggest or hint to your loved ones or just tell them to read this post :)
Reading Time: 3 minutes LUMP Foundation, a new Vancouver-based non-profit, has invented a novel way of empowering women and reminding everyone about the lifesaving importance of early breast cancer detection. In recognition of Mother’s Day, LUMP has created a limited edition, bouclé blend pillow in the prettiest pink, reminiscent of fluffy Spring cherry blossoms. It will only be available from April 14th to May 8th at www.lump.live/ - just in time for Mother's Day giving.
Reading Time: 3 minutes We’re sharing 5 earth-friendly tips for little changes you can make while grocery shopping that can have a big impact on the environment.
Reading Time: 5 minutes It’s hard to know how to talk to kids about climate change. Children can’t help but be aware of bad climate news, but parents must also provide comfort and hope for their future. There is reason to be hopeful, and reason to be fearful. Most importantly for kids, the loss of plant and animal life is a deeply felt grief. Kids want to talk about climate change, and they look to their parents to provide wisdom and guidance. Here are some books to help.
Reading Time: 4 minutes In past Easter's we've aimed to have a chocolate-free, or at least reduced, celebration. Here are some ideas if this is what you're "hopping" to do.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Life as a mom can be hectic, especially if you are juggling a career in addition to taking care of your kids. I personally think moms are very similar to cell phones because we’re always ‘on’ and play a critical role when it comes to communicating with loved ones and managing every aspect of our family’s life.
However, it’s important to remember that cell phone batteries run low and need some time to power up. They’re no good to us if we don’t allow them to recharge. Even the most expensive, glamorous, high-tech smartphones (aka, the moms who seem like they have everything together) need to be turned off and connected to a power source so the battery doesn’t die.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Kicks Off April 2 with the Big Picnic at David Lam...
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