Cedar Plank Salmon with Maple-Dijon Glaze

Fire up your grill and enjoy the beauty of springtime with this cedar plank maple salmon that is sure to win over your entire family, even those that think they don’t like fish.

BC-Based Not-for-Profit Releases Free Social and Emotional Learning Program for Canadian Educators in Advance of Return to COVID-19 Classroom

humanity + technology + laughter = compassionate learning spaces and a ton of joy Free for Teachers & Educators As teachers, educators and parents gear up for back-to-school season, the calmversation™ learning foundation has developed a “FREE” 12-week social emotional and learning program to support educators in easing students’ transition back to the COVID era classroom. This […]

Super (Natural) Sunscreens

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Every year we test and try some safer (ie. less chemical-laden) sunscreens for our kids and ourselves to keep everyone safe(r) while having fun in the sun. This year’s batch features a few old favourites and some new stars. And here’s a handy sunscreen primer from the Environmental Working Group to get you started off on the right – unburned – foot! Note: we know there’s some controversy around using spray sunscreens on kiddos but we’ve included some sprays we like here as they’re relatively “heavy” rather than misty and you can always spray them onto your hands and then apply them to your little ones that way if you’d rather avoid sprays. And we’ve gone a little long here to fit in all the products we’ve been busy testing with this lovely weather!

10 Ideas for Outdoor Rainy Day Fun

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As Metro Vancouver sees many wet days, consider doing activities with your kiddos that will inspire them to embrace and love the rain. Most kids love spending time outdoors and when it rains, it makes for a perfect opportunity to go on an outdoor rain adventure. Yes, you will get wet and muddy and come home soaked, but don’t let this damper your plans to be outdoors with the kids. Get your rain gear on – the muddy buddies, rain boots and rain jacket and head out to soak up in the rainfall. Here are ten simple and fun ideas of how to turn your rainy day into a fabulous outdoor adventure.

Last Minute Halloween Ideas: Decorations

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With Halloween only a few days away and your front door looking decidedly unspooky, it’s time to get your behind in gear! We’ve got 3 really easy, really fast, and really fun Halloween decoration ideas that you can whip up in a jiffy. Your front door will be ready to greet trick-or-treaters in plenty of time.

Last Minute Halloween Ideas: Costumes

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With Halloween 4 short days away, the clock is ticking on the time left to pull together a great costume. So here are 4 great last minute Halloween costume ideas for kids or adults that use things you probably have kicking around your house and all can be made in well under 30 minutes.

Family-Friendly Halloween Recipe: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

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This recipe is extra special at yoyomama headquarters, as it comes from our Editor, Michelle. These cookies were one of the first things her husband ever made for her. It’s a family recipe of his mom’s and Michelle has been making them ever since. We’re pretty excited she decided to share it with us.

Family-Friendly Halloween Recipe: Candy Corn Pizza

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Dinner on Halloween night needs to be fast, filling and easy, so maximum trick-or-treating can occur. We love making Candy Corn Pizza! This is the perfect recipe for even the littlest hands to help with, give them the job of sprinkling cheese or spreading sauce. But perhaps have them help before they put on their costumes!

Family-Friendly Halloween Recipe: Silly Apple Bites

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These super fun and allergy-friendly snacks inspired by Fork and Beans are the perfect treat to bring to any Halloween party. The kiddos will love to help decorate these silly faces and then serve them to their friends.