Vancouver Mom > Health and wellness

Are nut or dairy allergies an issue in your family? Many parents struggle to get the requisite protein and nutrition into their dairy or nut-intolerant kids, while others simply prefer a non-dairy option for personal health. Well, oat milk may be just the ticket! Enter SoFresh. They just launched Canada’s first refrigerated oat milk beverage, a…

We all know that candy’s not good for our teeth, so how can we maintain some kind of balance at Halloween? Here are a few things to think about before the kids head out the door with their buckets or pillowcases! Ten healthy Halloween tips from the Canadian Dental Association Have a game plan Before…

running

Sometimes a little motivation can go a long way, and the motivation of a reward can get me through even the longest of runs. It’s like the old “dangle the carrot” approach: wave that carrot in front of me and I’ll chase it for days, especially if it leads me to a coffee shop! Or…

Spring is all about being and playing outside. The nights are longer and lighter, and the kids can finally run around outside instead of being cooped up inside. Besides being outdoors is good for all of us and staying active is more important that even for screen-wedded kids (and their parents!). There are tons of…

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Top Bogs!

Take a wander through the rich, diverse ecosystems of some of Vancouver’s beautiful (and bountiful) bogs.

Earth Day Vancouver

Vancouver is full of free events to celebrate Earth Day. So pack your rubber boots and umbrellas and head out into nature! Here’s a Top 10 for some serious family fun! 10 FREE Events to Celebrate Earth Day in Vancouver Participate in the March for Science, starting at the QE Theatre and ending at Science…

paying attention in school

Attention disorders such as ADHD or simply an inability to focus and pay attention is school is a common complaint from students, teachers and parents. Some kids stare out the window, others are the class clown and some get deeply frustrated, angry and unhappy. As parents, it’s easy to think that if they just focussed or tried harder, things would fall into place. Turns out it isn’t that simple.

run clubs

Whether you’re new to running or you’re trying to increase your speed or distance (or both!), there is a running group in Vancouver for you. There is nothing more motivating than a group of like-minded people who encourage you every step of the way. Whether you show up solo or with friends, these groups will welcome…