Creating Structure: Arts Umbrella Half-Day Immersion Programs

Back to school time – which means those of us without school aged kids are looking at what classes to put their toddlers and preschoolers in. I was so honored to be invited to participate in a sneak preview of the new Early Learning Immersion Programs at Arts Umbrella. Arts Umbrella is a wonderful space for […]

Family Roadtrips – Kamloops, BC Part 2: Animal Encounters 

We feel very fortunate to get to spend time at our family friend’s hobby farm in Savona, about an hour outside of Kamloops. They have goats, chickens, alpacas, and rabbits, plus a few barn kitties. The boys were thrilled. Kamloops is a great place to have an animal adventure. Because farming and ranching are a […]

Summer in Vancouver: Best Beaches for the Whole Family 

For all my years in East Van (one of the few parts of the Lower Mainland without good beach access), I never realized how amazing it is to live near a beach. There’s something about the sand, sun, and surf, the driftwood and rocks, that calms me.  Summer is here, and I know a lot […]

Family Roadtrips –  Kamloops, BC Part 1: Staying Cool in Kamloops

Kamloops gets a bad rap down on the coast for being kind of a bro town with not a lot to do. We have a family wedding up there this summer, and I have really enjoyed the time I’ve spent there. If you’re looking to test your kids’ road trip legs this summer, I highly […]

Ships to Shore Festival in Steveston – May 5 – 7

If you’re looking for something cool to do this weekend, the Ships to Shore Festival, Steveston’s annual Tallships festival,  is in full swing at Garry Point Park! The ship this year is the Kaiko Maru, a four-masted training ship from Japan. The boys and I were lucky enough to get a chance to go on board. […]