Gear Up Dad for Father’s Day (+$400 Giveaway)

Father’s Day is almost here and what better way to celebrate than with another EPIC  giveaway. Dads everywhere work so hard to provide for their  families or stay home and watch their  kids.  Outdoor dads often go one step further and  help connect their children with  the environment and adventure.  But we all know that once we…

Avalanche Safety: Avoid these 6 Mistakes

I posted  an epic picture of my family completing a hike on Twitter with the caption “Shorts in the snow… That is Alberta Spring Hiking”. I then tagged the Banff National Park @banffNP  in the photo.  Following posting the photo a series of feelings of embarrassment, stupidity and worry crept up after  hearing their response…

Cloth Diapering with Borrowed Planet Diapers (+Giveaway)

If you have been following along you will know that I have had my ups and downs with cloth diapers. I used a service for the first year with both of my kids when we were living in an apartment. When it became  too expensive for our student paycheck we tried some friend’s cloth diapers.…

Let the Kids Play: Benefits of Outdoor Play

Let the kids play… Outdoors! Outdoor play is not  something that should be optional for young children. Children need to have opportunities that allow their curiosity to   take them on adventures as they create and explore their outdoor surroundings.   The benefits of outdoor play have been shown by researchers to be important for child…

Sustainable Gifts that will WOW Mom on Mother’s Day (+Giveaway)

Alright Mamas! You are important and need to be celebrated. Moms work hard every day to provide for their families and raise their children. And so… To celebrate, I have connected with sustainable brands and people to create an epic giveaway worth over $300!!! These companies are more than just a brand and actually care…

Bring Back Adventure and Risk: 7 Tips to get you started

Teaching  children to be courageous and adventure helps them learn to take appropriate risks, builds self confidence and  increases motivation when faced with challenges¹. It is not always easy to encourage adventure but it is important to  allow children to take risks at a young age for their development. Risky play is also said to…