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Achieve Higher Relationship Satisfaction through These 6 Financial Planning Tips

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Financial stress is the main source of conflict among couples. Arguments over who makes more and who spends more gets even more complicated when you add in the challenges of raising children. Effective financial planning is a vital tool for fostering higher relationship satisfaction and avoiding the inevitable stresses. Read here about was financial planning…

Carlie Parkinson

financial planning

The Modern Dad: Juggling Sippy Cups, Wisdom, and Wi-Fi

4 min read

Welcome to modern parenting, where being a dad is a tiring, wonderful, endless ride. Gone are the days when fatherhood meant just bringing home the bacon and occasionally doling out sage advice. Today, the role of a father is a full-time gig, complete with the joys of bedtime stories, the challenges of deciphering teenage slang,…

James Smith

Dad

SPACES FILLING FAST IN THESE 15 AWESOME SUMMER CAMPS PICKS

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For all those families that haven't chosen your summer camps yet, they are booking up fast so make sure you get registered! Here are our top summer camps picks to help you get set up for your next summer adventures! From overnight and nature based camps to those where kids can connect with animals -…

Lorrie Holmes

2 girls and 1 boy eating watermelon.

Safeguarding Summer: Essential Water Safety Tips for Parents

5 min read

Swimming isn’t just about fun splashes and summer days; it’s a vital life skill every child should learn. Beyond the joy of splashing around on a hot day, swimming offers numerous benefits that extend far beyond the pool. The Benefits of Learning to Swim Learning to swim, especially through a well-established curriculum, provides crucial water…

Melissa McGarvey

The 4 S’s Of Helmet Safety

5 min read

How To Fit A Child’s Helmet For Safe Riding I was a cautious child growing up. Like many of our campers, I was hesitant to try new things at first. I went on to become a Pedalheads bike instructor and it was there that I learned two big lessons when I taught children how to ride on their own…

Nick Pavlakis

Celebrating Two Years of Motherhood: Embracing the Highs and Lows

4 min read

Reaching the two-year mark in motherhood is a milestone filled with a spectrum of emotions, experiences, and invaluable lessons. As I reflect on these past two years, I am struck by the profound transformation that motherhood brings. It's a journey that defies simple categorization, blending moments of unparalleled joy with times of significant challenge. Here,…

Angela Wanja

motherhood

Learn to swim with Pedalheads this Summer! 

4 min read

Join Pedalheads this summer and learn to swim with exceptional swim lessons and camps using proven teaching techniques, in-water instruction, customized swim methods and specialized equipment. See why we've been experts in swim since 1986. As we shake off the cabin fever and Netflix overload that accumulated during winter, many parents start looking for activities…

Lorrie Holmes

"A swim instructor in a blue Pedalheads shirt is teaching a child float to on their back in a swimming pool. The child is wearing pink goggles and using a blue foam kickboard.

Why Choose Summer Camps Offered At Schools?

4 min read

Summer camps at schools offer a unique blend of structure, fun, and comfort. When summer camps are offered at schools, the familiar environment breaks through barriers and kids are quick to try new experiences as there is something really fun about having their school set up a little bit differently for these experiences. Science labs…

Lorrie Holmes

Tips for Parents on Guiding Their Child Through Their First

5 min read

Menstrual Hygiene Day was marked on the 28th of May, to highlight the importance of good menstrual hygiene management. Experiencing a first period is a significant milestone in a child's life, often accompanied by a mix of excitement, anxiety, and curiosity. As a parent, your guidance and support during this time can make a profound…

Angela Wanja

menstrual

Protecting Our Loved Ones: A Guide to Safe Internet Use

8 min read

The Internet is a double-edged sword—offering boundless knowledge and connectivity on one hand while leaving young users vulnerable to online threats on the other. Parents, in particular, find themselves in a continuous battle to safeguard their children’s online experience. Here's you'll learn about the best solutions to challenges faced by many parents in the digital…

Mangesh Bhamre

Exciting Little Folks Village 2024

4 min read

The Vancouver Folk Music Festival is thrilled to announce an exciting and rejuvenated Little Folks Village for the 2024 festival, July 19-21 at Jericho Beach Park.

Carlie Parkinson

Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Navigating Dyslexia – Signs Your Child Might Need Support

5 min read

So often parents whose children are struggling at school are told they will “grow out of it” or that they’ll eventually “catch up”. But navigating dyslexia for children is not as simple as that, and as a parent, you know when something doesn’t feel right. In times like this, it is important to trust your…

Matthew Brownwarr

girl student at computer preparing for her school day at Fraser Academy in Vancouver, BC

BOCA DEL LUPO INTRODUCES MICRO PERFORMANCE SERIES

3 min read

Vancouver theatre company Boca del Lupo will co-presented TREE with the Vancouver International Children’s Festival.  There will be two separate shows: TREE for infants ages 0 - 2; and TREE: A World In Itself, for neurodiverse children, ages 4 and up.  Both by Theatre Motus, a Puppetry theatre company from Quebec, who will perform a stunning, engaging, live theatre piece for your child, created just for them!

Angela Wanja

BOCA DEL LUPO

Carousel Theatre’s The Papa Penguin Play Celebrates Family In All

3 min read

When Vancouver playwright Dave Deveau became a father six years ago, he went on a search to find stories that represented families of all shapes and sizes. “Our search led us to the adorable children’s book, And Tango Makes Three, about Central Park Zoo’s famously unconventional penguin family, and it’s been a favourite ever since,”…

Carousel Theatre

Three Actors From The Carousel Theatre in costumes for the Papa Penguin Play

Playland – Vancouver’s Thrilling Amusement Park Is Back!

5 min read

Playland, is a beloved destination for thrill-seekers and families alike. With its exhilarating rides, midway games, and unique attractions, Playland promises an unforgettable experience. This year, they have several eye-catching special events that will excite and delight families. Let’s dive into the excitement that awaits! 1. Roller Coasters and Thrill Rides Playland boasts over 30…

Lorrie Holmes

Boy and man sitting in an orange car on an amusement ride.

Is Outdoor Risky Play The Secret to Healthier Kids?

7 min read

Think back to a favourite childhood play memory. Chances are, it took place outdoors and involved a small element of risk—whether playing near a stream, climbing trees or enjoying a game of street hockey. Little did you realize it at the time, but this very activity played a crucial role in supporting your development. In…

Lauren Erdelyi

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

CODE NINJAS IS LEADING THE WAY IN OFFERING FUN AND

9 min read

Read more about our Managing Editor's visit to Code Ninja. "After spending a morning visiting one of these classes, it's no surprise to me that Code Ninjas is leading the way as the top franchise - globally - in offering coding programs for kids that are fun and educational. Across Metro Vancouver, there are 14…

Lorrie Holmes

LINDA SHIRLEY IS CREATING A LEGACY IN ARTS EDUCATION IN

11 min read

Much like any other curriculum or discipline, the arts offer so much opportunity for inner growth in our children and youth.  Linda Shirley has created a legacy in Arts Education by providing every kind of imaginable opportunity a child or youth in these interconnected disciplines. Both the Renaissance Academy and The Arts Conservatory in Steveston…

Lorrie Holmes

Three people: two men and one women in photo. Women holding award.

The 3 Main Benefits To A Music Education For Kids

7 min read

Harmonizing Home and School: The Impact of Music Education on Children's Holistic Development Music education has long been a staple in education because it provides so many benefits for children. Educators and parents aren’t aware of the helpful cognitive, social, and emotional advantages that a study of music offers. We are all born with the…

Donna Maurer

BC PARENT’S AMAZING TOP 10 SUMMER CAMPS IN METRO VANCOUVER

6 min read

From thrill seeking adventures on water and land, to engaging in sports and recreation activities, to those exploring their creativity, and even developing their project-based skills in the amazing world of STEM, we are happy to provide you with a wide variety of choices.

Lorrie Holmes

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