We hear the words artisanal a lot these days but when it comes to beauty what does that mean? For Candice Suchocki Weir, founder of Canadian Indie beauty brand, Jordan River Soapworks, it means much more than just hand-made. "Artisanal is a way of life," explains Candice. "We love making a … [Read more...]
“Some People Should Use Condoms”: Vancouver Busker Calls Out Parents
A busker performing in downtown Vancouver gave some pretty harsh parenting advice to two parents on Monday after their child interfered with his stunt. A video posted on YouTube shows local performer David Zindler balancing on a board that is perched on a stand a few feet above the ground. … [Read more...]
SATs? Scholarships? What You Need To Know About U.S. Colleges
We sometimes joke around about our kids one day going to Harvard, that's the dream isn't it? But then we really started to think if something like that is really a possibility for Canadians? How do you go about it? According to the International Institute of Education, the rate of international … [Read more...]
March Break Guide To Vancouver
The Vancouver District School Board is closed from March 9 to the 23rd for March Break. While school is out, there are plenty of exciting and fun activities both children and families throughout the city. Skate The Dry Spot Indoor Located in South Vancouver, this indoor skate park offers … [Read more...]
Watch This: Canadian Tire Brings Holiday Cheer To Children’s Hospitals
December always warms my heart. Ever since I was little, Christmas has been something to look forward to. Family traditions of gingerbread houses, decorating trees and wondering what to leave out for Santa are always a must. But seeing all the twinkling lights when we take our evening walks in the … [Read more...]
Celebrating “Made In Canada”
How do Canadians celebrate the nation's birthday? Most likely kicking back and enjoying the warmer weather with friends and family. It's a chance to slow things down and appreciate our country's finest offerings. We head to cottage country and drive through mountain roads. We go fishing and we head … [Read more...]
Why The Buzz And Fuss Over American Girl?
I had first heard about this line of dolls from a friend a few yeas ago on a business trip to Chicago. I can't exactly remember what year it was. What I do remember is that a mommy friend of mine was obsessing over a visit to the store to get a doll for her daughter. I accompanied her to the shop … [Read more...]
My Own WILD!
Have you read the book Wild yet? It's by Cheryl Strayed who lost her mother, ruined her marriage and lost her way in life...and then decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail alone. Did I mention she wasn't a hiker? Had never done any trekking before? She didn't break her boots in before she … [Read more...]
Eating Out? What’s Your Vibe?
Here's the scene...it's the holiday season and friends are asking to get together. Everyone is busy and going out may be more appealing than cooking in. You've arranged your babysitter and know you'll be getting pizza for the kids. A night of playing video games or watching movies for the kids is a … [Read more...]
A Good Book Drive
My favourite book when I was a kid was Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary. It was also The Sky Is Falling by Kit Pearson and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett and all the Babysitter's Club books, and then when I was a teenager all the Maeve Binchy books because I was going to … [Read more...]