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Is getting active one of your intentions in 2018? Do it with Parkour! Parkour was inspired by military obstacle course training. Using speed and efficiency, participants move by combining running, jumping, vaulting, rolling, climbing and martial arts. Parkour also encourages functional skills like spatial awareness and precision. At the end of a session, what you…

Have a love, hate relationship with resolutions? Why not create some family resolutions that are doable and maybe even fun! Over the month of January, we’ll have experts weigh in on the biggies, like money, health, style, school, kids and most importantly, how to make those resolutions STICKY! Here are a few resolutions designed to make life easier.

January is a great time to sit down with your family and discuss what you’d like to accomplish in the new year. It can be something big like coming up with a plan to save for a family trip, or something small like choosing new books and spending more time reading together before bed. It’s…

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…

Five fall family runs

Kid-friendly runs are a great way to challenge and motivate your family. Regardless of the course, the terrain or the obstacles, nothing will beat the look of accomplishment on your child’s face when they cross the finish line. Remember: the family that runs together, stays together! Or at least they get some exercise and create some fabulous…

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.

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.

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