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car-free days

There’s something decadent and rebellious about walking down a carless street, especially if its normally a giant traffic jam. Add live performances, kiosk, stalls, food and activities, and you have the makings of an incredible community vibe. Car-Free Festivals have expanded across the city and into North Vancouver. So hop on your bike, take the bus…

One of the great things about summer is that heading outdoors is FREE. The last thing we need is the kids inside on their iPads or watching Paw Patrol reruns! When the weather is fine, there’s so much to do around Vancouver. Here are some ideas. Ten free (or cheap) outdoor activities for kids Go fishing Chill…

campsites

What makes a campsite kid-friendly? The perfect campsite will vary from family to family, but in general, a campsite is great for young kids if it has a relatively safe waterfront, easy hikes, and nearby amenities such as laundry, showers and toilets. Here are a few great family friendly campsites within a short driving distance from Metro Vancouver.

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Five me-time hacks for moms

As moms, we talk about balance a lot. It’s not always work-life balance either because you don’t have to be a working mom to feel like you never have time for yourself. Working moms, work-at-home moms and stay at home moms all have one thing in common. We regularly put our own needs last for…

Springfree Trampoline

These Vancouver kids got the surprise of a life-time when a fully loaded Springfree Trampoline showed up in their back yards! Really, is there anything better after all the nagging and no-ing, to spring something (springless) on the kids you know they’ll flip for.  Simply the best! Surprise! The reveal! How to get your kids OFF…

Vancouver is an expensive city. This is no secret to those of us that live here – especially when it comes to real estate. Many Vancouverites have found themselves having to pay way more than they wanted, or even could afford, to in order to break into the real estate market. As a result they are…

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Six benefits of arts camps

We hear a lot about the benefits of team sports and sports camps, but arts camps bring a whole lot of unique benefits of their own. Think self-expression and confidence and bursts of creative thought that lie dormant amid all the tech cacophony of modern life. Six benefits of arts camps Confidence builder Arts camps give kids more time…

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…