Exquisite Corpse: Simple, creative fun!

“Exquisite Corpse” is a fun and simple game that has been around since at least 1925. Invented by the surrealists, the game requires nothing but two artists, a piece of paper, and a drawing implement. The paper is folded in half “hamburger style,” or horizontally. With the paper folded, the first artist does the upper… Read more »

Get Out Into Nature and Make Your Own Discoveries

DR SCOTT Sampson is the reason my almost 5 yr daughter is a dinosaur expert and wants to be a Paleontologist instead of a Disney Princess. Normally we like to go outside no matter what. This is a really great article to remind us to do that and give our kids some free range time. I was so reinspired by this article we went to the Terra Nova Adventure Play Environment in Richmond.

Top 10 Family Restaurants – Vancouver

I am sure many a parent has come across this problem before. You just don’t have the energy to whip up a meal, so you decide to go out to one of the many great restaurants Vancouver has to offer. The catch? Not only which place to choose, but what about a place that is both kid friendly and parent approved? Not as easy as you’d think!

Yelling is Not Effective

Whether we like it or not there’s no denying that as a parent or a nanny we’ve all yelled at our kids at some point.  And most likely felt self aware and slightly guilty for losing our temper afterwards.  Sometimes yelling is necessary; safety! Like that time when my son ran through a parking lot… Read more »

How to Make Valentine’s Day Healthy

Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to fill up on sugary, unhealthy treats. We are bombarded from all avenues with baked and packaged goods at this time of year. But it’s super easy to make Valentine’s Day healthy and delicious at the same time! All you need is a heart-shaped cookie cutter, a little creative… Read more »

Recipe: Cheezy Rice & Lentil Bake

During the winter months, hearty and warm comfort food is a staple. This Cheezy Rice & Lentil bake will definitely be a crowd pleaser! It’s delicious, filling, AND nutritious. This recipe is courtesy of the Kid Tested Fire Fighter Approved blog and is plant-based/vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free! Bonus – you can always save the leftovers… Read more »

Toddler Activities that require no setup!

My little guy is such a typical toddler – oodles and oodles of energy and a cute little attention span that lasts no more than a few minutes per activity!  And even though he has more toys, books and puzzles than any child should (thanks in part to Grandma, who rarely shows up to the… Read more »

“FUR BABIES”

To many, “fur babies” is a term used by owners of dogs or cats.  Many families with or without children will ensure their pets are well taken care of and this also includes seeking professionals who will care for them when they are not able to.  Many hotels offer special accommodations for pets and offer… Read more »