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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Vancouver Christmas Market

I have never been to Vancouver’s Christmas Market. We went on a weekday, hoping to avoid some of the crowds. The Christmas Market was exactly what I’ve been needing. Both boys have been sick with colds and coughs. Breccan even went to the ER with bad croup. One of my depression triggers is staying too long in […]

Mama’s Night Out with Nivea

Nick and I had a much needed date night. Nick’s sister took the boys, and we went out for dinner and drinks for 5 WHOLE HOURS. It was wonderful. Olin is finally taking a bottle after refusing to use one for 6 months. Hopefully this means I will get a few more breaks in the […]