Family adventures on a budget – Cultus Lake 

We are almost midway through summer break (gasp!) and if your family is anything like mine, you are starting to get tired of the same old playgrounds and regular day to day activities. I know that we can only visit the nearby school park and scoot around the neighbourhood so many times before hearing the dreaded "can we do something else now?" And with so many days of summer (seriously, I think … [Read more...]

If Q was Prime Minister

Q has always had very strong opinions, and has been a natural leader since he was tiny. In other words, he can be kind if bosdy, but I say this with love. It is one of the really cool things about him. He is also a debater, and can talk in circles enough to make your head spin. We have long said that we could totally see him in politics when he's older - he's been a natural since … [Read more...]

The BFG – a glumptious family film

From the imagination of Roald Dahl, the literary presence that shaped so many of our young reading adventures, and Disney, who infuse magic into everything they do, comes The BFG. This new movie, a family friendly film teaches us that our appearances do to define who we are, and that even though it is difficult, sometimes the right and best thing to do is be who you really are, even when it makes … [Read more...]

Finding Dory -a fintastic family movie

Have you ever felt like there is something important you should be remembering but you just can't? It happens to me all the time, and I'm quite sure I am not the only one. So what happens when Dory, everyone's favourite forgetful fish, finally starts remembering that thing that she keeps forgetting? 13 years after the release of Finding Nemo, Disney Pixar returns us to the sea with Nemo, Marlin … [Read more...]

And then I became a boy mum…

My boys are making me gross.  Let me explain. I've always been kind of a tomboy girl, kind of rough around the edges, totally not a girly girl, the kind of girl who often gets along better with guys. That kind.  In a lot of ways I am glad I had a boy, because I always joke that I would not have known what to do if we had had a girl, especially one who loved shopping, frills and … [Read more...]

The Little Linebacker – book review and giveaway!

Last week, Q and I received a copy of "The Little Linebacker", a new children's book by NFL linebacker Stephen Tulloch and Marie Dismondy. We are a huge football family, and Q played football when he was 5 (before he was recruited to competitive gymnastics), so I was quite excited to read this book. I think we can all, as kids and adults, relate to what it feels like to have a dream, and also what … [Read more...]

He likes to move it, move it…

Over the last couple of months, I've been working hard to try and up my photography game. I've been playing around with the manual mode on my phone camera, and with the weather being so awesome lately, I've had tons of opportunities to try and capture some action outs of Q. It helps tons that he likes to move it, move it, as the song says. Sorry if you have it stuck in your head now, but as with … [Read more...]

Learn all about RESP’s with Parent Life Network & CST

University education is getting more and more expensive every year. More and more young adults are incurring large amounts of debt to pay for their university educations, and as costs rise, the length of time that it will take to get out from that debt is increasing too. I graduated in 2004 with my Bachelor's Degree. Prior to that, I had completed a 2 year Associate of Arts degree, as it was an … [Read more...]