The Legend of Banff Sunshine Meadows Lives On

I remember it clearly like it was yesterday.  Driving from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan for our annual 2 week family camping trip to the Canadian Rocky Mountains. It was not every day you saw the world go from completely flat to monstrous towering rock. The trip that year would be extra special for me, as we would…

Redefining Motherhood through Adventure Mamas Initiative

Adventure Mamas Initiative, a group founded by two moms, Justine Nobbe and Stephanie Feller. It initially started off as a simple, single meetup group and a way for adventure moms to meet other like-minded women. But within months of being created, moms from around the world started to latch onto the group and concept behind…

From Chips to Granola: Our Families Journey to a Monthly Garbage Jar

During the month of March, our family of 4 reduced our waste to a single small mason jar. We invited our readers to join in our Green UP Challenge, whether that meant reducing their waste to a single jar or choosing a smaller Green UP goal, like only using reusable coffee mugs. Everyone participating was…

The Righteous Vegans

I felt that the Green UP challenge would not be complete without touching on  food. More specifically, I wanted to touch on Veganism and why a plant based diet is attractive for those that choose a greener lifestyle. I turned to two  amazing friends and asked them to write about their family adventure with food.…