Evergreen

Geo-caching with Kids

This morning I woke up determined to have a day filled with exercise and strive to not spend any money.  We succeeded.  While geo-caching has been around since 2000 our family had not yet jumped on this bandwagon.  What a blast! Two years ago we attempted hiking as a family.
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Little Free Libraries
Charming Little Free Libraries – Find Books To Read in Your Neighbourhood

Anyone else desperate for something new to read? Our family is flying through books – which is wonderful – but we will go broke buying new books every few days. While the libraries remain closed, we are turning to our own neighbourhood for literary inspiration. Have you discovered a Little
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CSA Box
Get Local Fruits & Veggies This Summer – Sign Up for a CSA Box

Some families have planted vegetable gardens this year; we have. But let’s be honest, we don’t really know what we are doing and guaranteed this year’s crop will be sub-par merely due to our learning curve. So in an effort to shore up our produce “pipeline” for this year we’ve
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Grandparents
Grandparents Share Your Skills! It’s All-Hands-On-Deck When Schooling-From-Home

In our house we are going with an “all hands on deck” approach. If you have a skill, it’s time to cough up your expertise and share that knowledge with the kids. We have all four grandparents involved, in various, ways to help educate and entertain the kids. Getting the
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Simple Fun for a Weekend At Home
Simple Fun at Home – Ideas for Your Weekend

Weekends at home are the only option for the foreseeable future. In our house we are working hard to separate the weekdays from the weekends. Our weekdays are structured – everyone gets dressed, beds are made, schooling and working-fr0m-home are in full-force. But on the weekends, we are relaxing the
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Boredom BINGO
Boredom BINGO! {With FREE Printable}

“The days are long, but the years are short,” that’s the saying, right?! Well, the days are really, really long when you’re isolating at home during a pandemic. The days are made even longer still when you have kids telling you how bored they are every 15 minutes. Sure you can
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101 Things to Do at Home
101 Things to Do At Home

This article was originally written at the very start of the March 2020 COVID lock-down. While we aren’t currently living with the same level of restrictions, life certainly hasn’t returned to normal. And even when life returns to normal there will be days you are stuck at home – a
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Podcasts
Listen Up! Podcasts Your Whole Family Will Love

I’m absolutely late to the world of podcasts. Our next door neighbour is a podcast guru. So much so he actually listens to podcasts at double speed so he can get through them faster. I stand in awe. I joined the world of podcasts when driving our boys – and
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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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Gift Experiences Not Stuff
Stumped for the Perfect Gift? Adventure Gift Ideas for Metro Vancouver Families

When you think back to your childhood, what stands out? Sure a toy or two may hold a special place in your memory but wasn’t it the adventures & experiences you had that made the most impact? Rather than add another toy to your household, another “thing” you need to
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