5 Outdoor Mittens for Kids: Choosing the right pair for your child

There are so many options and different pairs work better for different children. This can be such a challenge when trying to find the “right” pair for your child.   But in extremely cold weather there is no debate. Children have to wear mitts or the tears will start coming or even worst frost bite.  These …

Ethical Outdoor Gear for Kids from Faire Child

As soon as I heard about the new Nova Scotian kids outerwear brand Faire Child I was hooked. It was not because the company designs and assembles their garments in Canada or because the style is incredibly hip. Of course that is awesome, but I was most interested when I learnt that Tabitha Osler, the founder…

8 Places to Stand Up Paddle Board near Calgary

Stand Up Paddle boarding is becoming mainstream and a very popular summer activity. There is a draw for adventure like the stories of Huckleberry Finn on his raft seeking one adventure after the next. The world also looks different when exploring on the water. This summer try exploring new places or from a new angle…

A year of wearing 100% recycled leggings from Girlfriend Collective

It has been over a year since I saw the Instagram account for free leggings made from 100% recycled plastic and ethically made. It seemed too good to be true and like some sort of crazy scam. I mean who gives away free leggings AND has sound sustainable practices! Then, at a friend’s house for…

Stop Taking Away My Child’s Right to Play

Every child has a Right to Play.  Play is so important in fact that the United Nations has said that it is a basic human right for all children¹. There are many benefits    to outdoor play including being  essential for brain health and development. The lack of outdoor play amongst children is also becoming noticeable…

Tuesday Morning Parent and Tot Program at Bolder Climbing

I’m tired. My 2 kids aged 2 and 4 were up all night but I forced myself to pack them up and try out this new climbing gym that some mom friends were talking about.The Bolder Climbing Gym is something else. Memories of  my time in Vancouver and the hipster life fills my mind.  The…

The Best Snowboarding Gear for Toddlers/Preschoolers

Alright. This question has been coming up a lot. And I mean a lot.“What is your favourite snowboarding gear for toddlers/preschoolers?” Gear is not cheap but can be worth the investment if it is high quality, can be passed down to siblings or resold. And so… here is The Best Snowboarding Gear for Toddlers/Preschoolers. Subscribe…

Snowboarding with Toddlers: 2 and 4 year olds CAN snowboard (Video)

Snowboarding with toddlers on your own may seem impossible but it is possible and can be alot of fun. I remember the first time I took both of my girls snowboarding by myself. It felt insane.   They were 1 and 3 years old at the time. Luckily, it was a warmer winter day and it…