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1000 Hours Outside Challenge: But What If I Fail?

I’m not sure what inspired me to take the plunge and publicly declare that my family was taking on this challenge with our kids for 2023. Maybe it was the result of post-holiday cabin fever, or maybe it was because deep down I know that being outside is best for
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Happy Birthday! Get FREE Treats on Your Special Day

What’s better than having a birthday? Getting FREE treats to celebrate! Whether you are a kid or a parent, it’s always nice to be celebrated and receive something in your honour. Check out this massive list of FREE birthday treats you can get just because you turn one year older.
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RESP
$1200 RESP Contribution from the BC Government: Have You Applied?

Did you know that the BC Government is offering a $1200 RESP contribution to BC families? That’s right, fill out a form and boom, $1200 is added to your child’s RESP account. Of course, there are a few rules, and a form to complete, but to get $1200 for my
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Your Next Adventure: Port Moody

I love exploring new areas and planning fun days for my family, but I hate planning an event too far ahead of time. I just never know when my kids are going to get sick, or when we will all wake up exhausted and want a relaxing day around home.
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Sick Again? Simple and Easy Activities for Sick-Day Relief

Is it just me, or is everyone sick right now? It seems you can’t scroll through social media without reading about another virus or illness sweeping through classrooms and childcare centers. My kids just got over another cold– there have been so many since September that I’ve completely lost track.
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Indoor Playgrounds in Metro Vancouver
Ultimate Guide to Indoor Play Places Around Metro Vancouver

Need an idea for an indoor play place? We’ve got you covered! Kids have a crazy amount of energy. That energy doesn’t disappear just because the skies have opened and the rain is gushing down. Let the kids have a great time playing & get those sillies worked out at
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Science World: Experience the Wonder
Science World: Experience the Wonder

There is something magical about experiencing Science World with first-time visitors. As a child, I remember feeling my excitement rise as the grey dome came into view, signaling a day of learning and sensory overload was about to begin. Over the years, I returned often to take in the engaging
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Making Fairy Gardens
Making Fairy Gardens on a Rainy Day

At the start of the summer we promised our boys we would make fairy gardens. My mom is an avid gardener; I dabble. I’d like my boys to at least know the difference between a weed and a plant. I’d like them to be able to grow their own food.
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Restaurants with Play Spaces
Metro Vancouver Restaurants with Play Areas for Kids

Everyone enjoys a meal out. What’s not to love…no grocery shopping, no food prep, no dishes. But the inevitable downside of eating out is the seemingly endless wait between when the order is placed and the food arrives. Kids turn into food-crazed monsters waiting for their meal to arrive. Nothing
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Fishing
Fishing is Fun….Who Knew? Ideas to Make Fishing Fun for the Family

Somehow over the summer I became addicted to fishing. For years I have dramatically stated there was no way I’d ever go fishing. The idea of being silent at the water’s edge held zero interest to me. I’m a talker, I don’t sit still, I still have vivid memories of
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