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Downtown Different: The Atlantica Hotel Halifax Nova Scotia

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Atlantica Hotel Halifax

Accessing Strength: Strengths Based Parenting

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Strength Based Parenting

Family-Friendly Friday Harbor in Washington’s San Juan Islands

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San Juan Islands

I did it in Las Vegas!

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I did it in Las Vegas - Drove the big CAT!

Downtown Different: The Atlantica Hotel Halifax Nova Scotia

Atlantica Hotel Halifax

I didn’t coin the phrase “Downtown Different”. It’s a marketing term used by the Atlantica Hotel in Halifax. But I can’t think of any better way to describe our new favourite family hotel, which is both downtown, different…and great for families. Let’s start with downtown. Located a 15-20 minute stroll away from the Halifax waterfront,  at […]

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Accessing Strength: Strengths Based Parenting

Strength Based Parenting

One of the things that has changed dramatically since I became a mom (and trust me, the changes are myriad!) is how easily I cry at sap. Things that short years ago might have caused me to roll my eyes so hard my contacts fell out now reduce me to tears. One of the top […]

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Parent Time & Family Time at the Paradisus Palma Real Resort, Punta Cana

Family Travel Melia Paradisus Palma Real Resort

I would be lying if I told you that the only vacations we ever took when our two kids were little were a series of far-flung adrenaline fests. Sure we had those when we trekked the West Coast Trail and canoed the Bowron Lakes, but even those wilderness adventures had one thing in common. Two, […]

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Family-Friendly Friday Harbor in Washington’s San Juan Islands

San Juan Islands

When you have little kids a successful family trip must be kid-friendly! I’m all for exposing our sons to opportunities that help them grow and mature, but let’s be honest if there isn’t a swing set, a local park, or a hands-on-button-pushing experience, the family trip will go sideways fast. The San Juan Islands provided […]

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I did it in Las Vegas!

I did it in Las Vegas - Drove the big CAT!

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas… or so the saying goes. But when I visit Sin City, I can’t wait to get back home and tell everyone about my Vegas adventures! After all, my trips aren’t just about shopping and shows. You can do anything in that city, and I certainly have, but here […]

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Make a splash in Orlando’s Watery Wonderlands

Make a splash in Orlando’s Watery Wonderlands

The stingray glides past my 12-year-old daughter’s outstretched hand where she holds a tiny piece of shrimp between her index and middle finger in the shallow pool. “Ooh,” she squeals in delight. “That was cool. It’s kind of slimy, but it’s cool. It just felt weird. I’ve never felt anything like it before.” She is—fantastically—in […]

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Hawaii is on sale – “It’s like getting the Canadian Dollar at Par!”

Book Hawaii in April and Save!

Hello Canada! Book Hawaii and Save! Your vacation to the Hawaiian Islands can be realized this summer as over 33 condominiums, hotels and resorts have cut their rates by as much as 50%!! The promotion is running throughout the month of April and is valid for all new bookings until April 30, 2015 for travel from […]

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Finding Magic in Hawaii at the Aulani Disney Resort

Finding Magic in Hawaii at the Aulani Disney Resort and Spa

Disneyland or a beach? Settle the argument in the middle of an ocean. You want a beach holiday but the kids want to go to Disneyland. Such a conundrum!. But I’m with you….a beach right about now sounds pretty dreamy. So, why not settle in the middle… as in the middle of the Pacific Ocean […]

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Family Fun at Tofino’s Crystal Cove Resort

Crystal Cove Resort in Tofino

When planning a family holiday it is easy to look to the all-inclusive resorts and the kid-themed adventure parks as the easiest solution to keeping all family-members happy. For a recent Spring Break vacation we decided to go old-school and look to Mother Nature for the kids’ entertainment. Fresh air, food from the sea, hours […]

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Funkins Napkins for Families on the Go!

Funkins Colorful kids napkins

I was not germ phobic until I had a baby. Then it became all about saving the child from the world’s germs. Shopping cart covers, hand sanitizer, quarantining ourselves from anyone with a hint of a sniffle were all par for the course with my baby girl. And then I had a second child and […]

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