Pewter-coloured skies followed by pitter-patter drops of incessant rain characterize much of Vancouver’s weather year-round. And when the rain sets in, it dampers plans to be outdoors with the kiddos. But don’t let the notorious rain ruin your well-intended plans of keeping your children active and stimulated. Given the constant downpour, it’s no surprise that Vancouver has a plethora of fun indoor activities for the family to indulge in. We have compiled a list of the top ten family-friendly indoor activities that will keep the whole family moving and learning – making for a superb rain-day!
With Metro Vancouver finally easing the last of the water restrictions that have been in place throughout most of the summer, it’s time to call it: Fall is officially here. Accompanying the falling leaves and pumpkin spice lattes is a phenomenon that we Vancouverites are well acquainted with: days and days of torrential rain.
Fuelling the bodies of our little scholars with nutritional foods not only keeps them satiated, but also promotes active learners and healthy brains. As parents, we often grapple with what to provide our little ones that will please and excite them while meeting their nutritional needs. To help us with this endeavour, we spoke with Monique Zizzy, a Holistic Nutritionist who offers insight into preparing and presenting fresh, quick and brain-boosting foods
It’s that time of year again! Summer days are coming to an end and fall is knocking at the door. The first order of business is an epic Back to School shop! yoyomama has the ultimate guide to make your back-to-school shopping trip an overwhelming success. We have rounded up the top picks for fall fashion, while keeping budget and wearability in mind.
Suffice it to say, there isn’t a kid in BC who doesn’t get excited about the Fair at the PNE. When we were little (only a few short years ago really), we remember being positively giddy about the free fair tickets in our report cards at the end of the year. We loved the rides, the animals, the shows, and of course, the mini donuts. Oh the mini donuts. Here are a few tips on making the annual trip to the Fair at the PNE absolutely fabulous.
We don’t mean to alarm you, but summer is almost over. We know…it shocked us too. With that in mind, here’s a list of some fabulous getaways within a few hours of the Lower Mainland, which will make it a bit easier to squeeze an adventure out of the last few glorious days of summer.
While some of us may have grown up on a farm, our urban living kids do not have the hands on opportunities to interact with their food like we did. We plant in our community garden plot and chat with the farmers at the markets, but we wanted to do more. Thankfully, we got to do a tour of an organic farm and yogurt production facility with Olympic Dairy so we could learn more about their 100% natural dairy products, directly from the horse’s..um…cow’s mouth.
It’s that time of year that every Lower Mainlander looks forward to with delight. BC Blueberry season! That time when shelves are full with fresh local berries, farmers markets are bustling and fields are packed with delighted berry lovers filling their baskets with sweet, delicious berries.