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Charity Burpee Quick can usually be found making coffee, reading by the fireplace, or wishing for a grand adventure. She loves to travel, write stories, and take pictures, especially when she can persuade her teenagers to come and play. Charity lives in Calgary with her husband and 3 kids, who sometimes decide they’re too old for Mom’s schemes and plans, but can usually be convinced to join the fun. When she’s not writing for Family Fun, Charity can be found at the public library, figure skating at the local rink, or playing with her piano.

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Get Your Kids Skating!

Posted on: January 8, 2021

What was that Team Canada slogan during the Sochi Olympics? #wearewinter Sure, and winter lives here, too. I get it. But it doesn’t make me feel much better about scraping ice off the car and going outside when it hurts to breathe. Instead, I’ll curl up in my blanket in
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Happy New Year: What We’re Looking Forward to in 2021

Posted on: January 6, 2021

It’s been a year to remember. Now it’s time to look forward. Normally at this time, I’d be posting family fun activities for New Year’s Eve, but this year . . . well, you know. If you’re interested in virtual activities, there are some things going on. Evolutions Dance is
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2019 Christmas Letter Re-Run (Because We Don’t Talk About 2020): Choose Your Own Perspective

Posted on: December 20, 2020

Tis the season of Christmas letters. Doesn’t it feel good to read about everyone’s delightful year?! In the spirit of transparency, here’s a real Christmas letter to go with the one family picture where everyone is fully clothed and pretending to like each other. But don’t worry, if you happen
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Breathtaking Scenery and Happy Kids: A Rewarding Adventure at the Columbia Icefield

Posted on: June 4, 2020

National Geographic has called it one of the most scenic drives in the world. We were happy to agree as we drove from Banff to begin our short journey on Highway 93. The road winds its way north to Jasper, through thick stands of evergreens, around turquoise lakes, dwarfed by the
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Who Made Me the Grown-Up?! Five Areas for Frugal Living

Posted on: April 9, 2020

You know how the grown-ups in Charlie Brown sound? Well, at the risk of sounding like a boring old grown-up, I feel like I need to remind myself how to live frugally. Pack your lunch! Shop used! Turn out the lights! Make do and mend! Sigh. Make a Budget Before
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Bunnies & Sweets, Take-Out & Technology: Your Family Fun Calgary Easter Weekend Guide

Posted on: April 8, 2020

Easter of 2020 looks like nothing we’ve ever seen before. With travel off the table, events cancelled, and families in isolation or quarantine, we can’t expect this to be a “normal” Easter long weekend. With stress and anxiety at peak levels around the world, this is not the year to
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Staying Home: Kids, Family Time … and Date Night?

Posted on: April 1, 2020

My love language is definitely quality time. But this COVID-19 crisis is not exactly what I had in mind. Sure, we are both in the house. All day. Tripping over each other. Turning the music down. Taking the last piece of cake. Finishing the coffee. Passing silently in the hallway.
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A Day in the Life of Our Mental Health: Stay Strong During the COVID-19 Crisis!

Posted on: March 31, 2020

Cancellations and closures. School’s out and you might be working from home (if you’re lucky enough to still have a job). The kids are upset and you’re stressed (to say the least!). You might think of all the times you said, “The world has been turned upside-down!” and now you
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Five Easy Lunches (Or Snacks) Your Grade Schoolers Can Do

Posted on: March 26, 2020

They want to eat. ALL. THE. TIME. I clean up breakfast and they ask for a snack. They stand in front of an open fridge, dig through the pantry, and leave counters strewn with their debris. I’m going to padlock the kitchen pretty soon (oh, right, open concept house design
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Calgary in a Time of Cold Weather and COVID: Stay Warm, Stay Healthy, & Enjoy Your Family

Posted on: March 12, 2020

This weekend in Calgary brings us Pi Day and (almost) St. Patrick’s Day! But it also brings us COVID-19 fears, social distancing, no toilet paper, and the prediction that the worst storm of the winter is about to hit Calgary. I’m so thrilled.* *sarcasm font And I feel the need
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