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BOOKS & MOVIES FOR NATIONAL TRUTH & RECONCILIATION DAY

In Family, Featured, Holidays, Parenting, by Heather Van MilLeave a Comment

While honouring, respecting, learning about, and celebrating Indigenous culture and history should not be confined to one day, or one week a year, the first National Day for Truth & …

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COVID-FRIENDLY SCHOOL FUNDRAISER IDEAS

In Family, Holidays, Parenting, School, by Healthy Family Living TeamLeave a Comment

COVID has created huge challenges for fundraisers by seriously limiting the types of fundraising efforts most schools, preschools & daycares can run. Traditional activities like school fairs, movie nights, and …

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4 TIPS FOR FITTING KIDS FACE MASKS

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Wearing face masks is part of our daily routine as we venture out in public, but now it’s the new normal for children in schools. Wearing a face mask to …

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INNOVATORS ACADEMY: PRACTICAL EDUCATION FOR KIDS 8-12

In Camps & Classes, Family, Featured, Fun, Indoor Fun, Parenting, by Angela SantoroLeave a Comment

During the Summer of 2019, our girls were 7 and 9 and their favourite camp was the Lemonade Stand Challenge with Build a Biz Kids. Over the course of a …

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SAPLINGS NEW K-4 NATURE SCHOOL ON VANCOUVER’S NORTH SHORE

In Family, Featured, Fun, Outdoor Adventures, Parenting, by Angela SantoroLeave a Comment

Our kids attend public elementary school in North Vancouver, and after one of them got to spend this year in a makeshift outdoor classroom created by her amazing teacher with …

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SAPLINGS FOREST CAMPS FOR SUMMER 2021

In Camps & Classes, Family, Fun, Outdoor Adventures, Parenting, by Angela SantoroLeave a Comment

As we wrap up a school year of uncertainty & stress for lots of kids – including more screen time than many are used to – summer offers a great …

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HOW TO ANSWER “IS THE TOOTH FAIRY REAL”?

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We love bringing a little bit of magic and mystery into our kids lives. It’s one of the best things about being parents! Getting to relive our favourite childhood memories …

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THE TOOTH FAIRY FORGOT: 5 SAVE-THE-DAY IDEAS

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No one is perfect, and – as our kiddos have come to realize – that includes the Tooth Fairy. If you are a parent, Murphy’s Law dictates that at least …

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TOOTH FAIRY IDEAS FOR YOUR CHILD’S FIRST LOST TOOTH

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One of the biggest milestones in a child’s life is their first lost tooth. Whether your child pulls them out with relish, or is super squeamish and nurses them until …

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BOOKS THAT CELEBRATE THE ASIAN-CANADIAN/AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

In Evergreen, Family, guest author, Parenting, by Michael KwanLeave a Comment

The series finale of Kim’s Convenience aired recently on CBC. And it reminded me how I’ve been thinking so much more about Asian Canadian (and Asian American) voices in books, …