Author Bio:

Kristi McGowan is a transplant to Canada, moving to Edmonton in 2017 after living her whole life in various places throughout the US. She's a self-proclaimed foodie, habitual runner, Netflix aficionado, Diet Coke addict, and never-satisfied seeker of adventures. But most importantly, she's a mama to the world's cutest twin girls, wife to the kindest (and funniest!) man ever, and dog owner to the worst behaved goldendoodle.


Posts by kristimcg:

Our Shop and Stay-cation at Fantasyland Hotel!

Posted on: March 1, 2021

Call it the winter blues, Covid lockdown craze, or cabin fever. Whatever it is, our family was in it deep and we needed a break – STAT! I love that we live so close to one of the coolest hotels — Fantasyland Hotel at West Edmonton Mall. An overnight staycation
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Best Doughnuts in Edmonton

Posted on: February 16, 2021

I have fond memories from my childhood related to doughnuts. In the small town I grew up in, there was a doughnut shop we would visit on Sunday mornings before church. When I was really young, my go-to order was a sprinkle doughnut — a fan-favourite for most kids. As
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Be a Nature Hero with Nature Kids Alberta

Posted on: February 10, 2021

From mountains to prairies, grasshoppers to bisons, poplars to wild roses, Alberta is home to some pretty spectacular landscapes, animals, and plants. And now, your child can help steward and protect Alberta’s environment by becoming a Nature Hero. Becoming a Nature Hero not only benefits the environment, but it’s also
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Our Family Farm Adventure to Dreamcatcher Ranch

Posted on: January 19, 2021

My girls love reading their Old MacDonald book and pointing out all of the animals. So when I heard about Time on the Land at Dreamcatcher Nature Assisted Therapy Ranch in Ardrossan, I knew we had to go! As soon as I asked my girls if they wanted to visit
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Forget the toys, give the gift of experiences!

Posted on: December 12, 2020

Over the past several years, I’ve made more of a point to think outside the box when gift giving — especially to my extended family. My nieces and nephew are getting older and don’t really need much. The gifts they ask for I can hardly afford (Sorry, sweet nieces, I
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Christmas Treats: Where to Find Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice

Posted on: December 4, 2020

I’m certain it’s impossible to think of the holiday season without dreaming of delicious Christmas treats. In our family, we have tried and true recipes that are made almost every year: cut-out cookies (with lots of sprinkles!), homemade fudge, chocolate covered pretzels, peanut butter blossoms, peppermint bark…is your mouth watering
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Finding the Perfect Real Christmas Tree: A Family Affair

Posted on: November 27, 2020

It’s become the unofficial symbol of Christmas in homes around Canada: A Real Christmas Tree. With it’s twinkling lights, sentimental ornaments and perfectly placed tree-topper, you know Christmas has officially begun in our house when the tree is up. The tree has changed over the years — especially since having
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