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Toys Toys Toys: Time to Purge

With Fall approaching, it’s a fabulous time to purge the toys. I will personally be purging our toy collection after school starts, with my daughter starting Kindergarten! Because she’ll be in school each and every day, I know we won’t be needing as many toys and craft supplies around the house. Let’s tackle the play […]

Family Travel: Eating on the road with kids can be easy!

By: Shauna Robertson I’m particular about food not picky I wouldn’t consider myself to be a picky eater, but I guess you could say that I’m particular. I’m not one of those people who orders something at a restaurant and then asks if half of it can be changed. I usually peruse the menu and […]

Starting Kindergarten: Too Cool For School Fashion Picks

We love wardrobe shopping for our littles. I personally shop for three girls so it was fun for me to go in search of some cool fashion for boys starting Kindergarten too. Below are my picks plus our outerwear picks in low, medium and high price points. Dressy Hipster Boy   Clown Tee – Spearmint […]

The 5 P’s of Glamping with Kids

By:  Heather van Mil 5 P’s of Glamping with Kids Glamping {glamorous camping} is a fun and inexpensive getaway for families to enjoy this summer. It can range from RVing to yurts to cabins to suit any family’s taste for adventure and budget. Follow these 5 P’s to get the most out of your glamping […]

Starting Kindergarten: The Coolest Backpacks

When it’s time to start kindergarten, of course you want your little sporting only  the coolest backpack in class. We’re here to help with our top picks! Smokey & colourful – Sprayground – $60 Sparkley – Justice – $25 Camo & Pink (boy patterns too) – Gap – $25 Graphic Diamonds – Claires – $20 […]

Kid-Friendly Cannon Beach, Oregon: 5 Reasons to Stay at Surf Sand Resort

Our first trip to Oregon meant a couple of days in Portland (loved it, will write more soon) and then an hour and a half drive West to the Coast. We loved Cannon Beach so much, we’ll definitely be back! Here are five reasons to stay at the Surf Sand Resort in Cannon Beach. Kids […]

Mama Makeover Time

Leah (from Aria Beauty) reached out to me earlier this summer asking if I would be interested in being featured in their Ultimate Mommy Make-over feature. Presented with the opportunity to get a beautiful make-over and tons of great prizes, plus getting featured on Vancouver’s hip online magazine Vancity Buzz, of course it took me […]

AHH the Pressure! Is my baby ready for solids or should I wait?

  By: Kristen Yarker Many moms contact me wondering if their baby is ready for solid foods. Usually this comes from two places: Worry that their baby isn’t getting the nutrition that they need from breast milk/ formula. Pressure from family or friends to introduce baby food. Here’s the latest scientific-evidence based information on how […]

Mama’s Choice Awards 2014

Mama’s Choice Awards 2014 are here! Vote today, we want to hear from you These Awards are all about your LOCAL picks for only the BEST in baby boutiques, prenatal classes and more (only 10 questions) . Share your faves with all the other new mamas in your ‘hood by voting today! The winners will be […]

It’s Time To Break The Cycle: Teaching Healthy Habits to Kids

By: Kathy Klassen  As parents we try to set a good example for our kids. We know how they emulate and try to follow exactly what we do, right? At least while they’re little. We know how important it is to teach them to treat others with respect, how to use manners, how to brush […]

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