Why Children NEED to Visit Grandparents


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To Grandma’s House We Go Today we’re talking about grandparents. More specifically why parents NEED to send their kids to grandma & grandpa’s house. The benefits are countless, but I kept this post to around 2000 words for your convenience, so I list 5 for you today. They say it takes a village to raise a […]

August 3, 2016

Travel – Fanny Bay – Wacky Woods


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A Wacky Canada Day As you know, I have been trying hard to start some traditions around holidays for our RAD family. Canada day was July 1, and we celebrate by making a hand print T-shirt with Gregory. That can’t be all we do, so I got to thinking… what fun activity can we do […]

July 29, 2016

Book Club – July 2016


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our RAD Book Club Hello HELLO, and welcome to the first official our RAD Book Club. What is it? It’s exactly what it sounds like. It’s a book club. Well, sort of. More like book review where I ask you suggestions for my next month books in the comments because sharing is caring. Also, it’s […]

July 27, 2016

What does my Toddler Watch?


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What Does My Toddler Watch I never wanted to be a mom that let my son watch TV. Let the thing be a ‘babysitter’. And I don’t think I have, mostly because we don’t have cable. I try to limit Gregory’s screen time as much as possible, but I do find it handy to have videos […]

July 20, 2016

Travel – Whistler – Snow Walls


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Whistler Snow Walls June 16 is my birthday. In 2016 I turned 24. This year I wanted to ensure I was going to have an exciting one by planning an activity I’ve always wanted to do. Hike some snow walls. I first heard of snow walls when I was about 16 or so. I thought they were […]

July 15, 2016

10 Ways your Todler can Help with Chores


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Montessori Chores Montessori parenting is great, we already implement a floor bed for Gregory in his Montessori bedroom and it’s been amazing. I love how it teaches a parent to remember that the real life everyday skills we adults use are also great learning moments for Littles. I enjoy letting Gregory help me with my […]

July 13, 2016

Travel – West Vancouver – Cypress Falls


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An Evening Adventure It was Saturday, we just finished nap time and I had failed to plan an afternoon activity. The morning was great and filled with a nice jog around a lake and ended with us buying some red currants and cucumbers from a farmers market. Really enjoyable, but the afternoon was starting to […]

July 8, 2016

How I Taught my Toddler Patience


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Patience Please Patience is not something someone is born with. It is an acquired skill, and not one that everyone learns. I still have to exercise my patience everyday, as a mother, wife, and human being on planet earth. I remember my parents saying “Patience is a Virtue” and never knowing what they meant. What […]

July 6, 2016

5 RAD Android Phone Apps for Toddlers


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Phone Apps for Toddlers I was totally that pregnant lady who was like “I’m going to make sure I don’t let my kid have a lot of screen time”. And I do my best to still keep true to my words. But let’s be honest, it’s just not possible in today’s world. There are screens […]

July 3, 2016

Travel – West Vancouver – Lighthouse Park


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West Vancouver West Vancouver is an area I’ve not yet explored. Well, we haven’t yet explored much of Vancouver at all, so I have made it a point to start doing some local ‘travelling’. What’s really fun about this Exploration Tuesday Adventure (ETA) is that I had inspiration to go looking for a specific thing […]

June 27, 2016

DIY – Canada Day Shirt


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Canada Day Happy happy day, Canada – – almost! I feel like Canada day is often overlooked because of the American 4th of July celebrations, but there is indeed a big and fun celebratory holiday here July FIRST. In fact, I try to celebrate it a little more every year as Gregory gets older. We will eventually have big […]

June 25, 2016

Sensory Play – Flax Seed


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Sensory Play Time You know that I’m a big fan of going outside during the summer and enjoying nature via Hiking and Exploring our beautiful British Columbia. And I’m also a fan of staying home and doing water table sensory plays outside. But the weather isn’t always prime, and it isn’t (wasn’t) technically summer. We’re […]

June 23, 2016

6 RAD Books for your Little to Interact with


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Reading Rainbow Going to the Library and reading is a popular activity in our house. I mean, with our library activities we’ve discovered and finding our favourite touch and feel books, who wouldn’t be enjoying life on the reading rainbow? There is so much to see, read, and learn, so many adventures to be had […]

June 19, 2016

Travel – Vancouver – Kerrisdale Play Palace


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Kerrisdale Play Palace Kerrisdale Play Palace is located in Vancouver, BC. It’s a kids inflatable dream, and is accessible while the hockey season is on break. Is that the right word? I’m Canadian and I don’t know Hockey. How embarrassing. With two inflatable bouncy castles, an inflatable obstacle course, 22 Foot inflatable slide, Ride on Cars […]

June 17, 2016