Charity Quick

Author Bio:

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.


Posts by Charity Quick:

Breathtaking Scenery and Happy Kids: A Rewarding Adventure at the Columbia Icefield

Posted on: June 4, 2020

August 2019 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
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A Day in the Life of Our Mental Health: Stay Strong During the COVID-19 Crisis!

Posted on: May 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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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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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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9 Ways to Actually Enjoy Winter in Canada (Or At Least Try Your Best)

Posted on: January 14, 2020

It doesn’t matter where you live in Canada, winter is a fact of life. And if you’re one of those 16 people in Canada who look forward to winter, you should just go outside and be hardy somewhere else. Long months of snow and cold and ice darken most of our cities,
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Adventure in an Afternoon: Early Learning Centres at the Calgary Public Library

Posted on: January 9, 2020

Have you ever wanted to hunt dinosaur bones or fly a helicopter? Maybe you’ll find the perfect book in a forest or settle down to read in a rainbow! The Early Learning Centres at the Calgary Public Library have been revitalized over the last few years to make libraries a
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Last-Minute Christmas Gift Rescue!

Posted on: December 19, 2019

As I write this, it’s less than a week until Christmas. There’s nothing like going to Walmart on Christmas Eve and buying the first pink thing that catches your eye. The third child has a birthday in December: what can I do? For these reasons (too many toys, and um,
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Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Palliser – Downton Abbey Style

Posted on: September 23, 2019

If any place in Calgary is qualified to embrace the time period of Downton Abbey, I pick the Fairmont Palliser. Since 1914, the Palliser has been Calgary’s luxury hotel, offering timeless elegant surroundings. Now, in celebration of the highly-anticipated Downton Abbey movie, the Palliser is pleased to serve you afternoon
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Six Tips to Pick Some Delicious Summer Fun at the Solstice Berry Farm

Posted on: August 7, 2019

Warm weather, blue skies, and an August long weekend. It was the perfect recipe for saskatoon picking at Solstice Berry Farm. I love those delicious Western berries, either to snack on or to make into pies, so it was time to pick our own! Solstice Berry Farm is only about
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