The List: 29 Expert Sun Safety Tips
First published 2013.05.21 | Canada | The List
Nothing makes you feel uneducated like trying to choose a simple sunscreen for yourself and your kids. Even the savviest among us get stumped when it comes to SPF, UVA and UVB ratings. That’s why...read more
The Best Nurseries In and Around Ottawa
Ottawa Seed and Garden Centres
First published 2013.05.16 | Ottawa | Green Living
Garden season comes late to the capital, but it’s finally time to sink your hands into the earth—and what better way to bond with your babes than by building a flower or vegetable plot together....read more
10 Places to Shop Local and Eat Healthy
Farmers’ Markets in Vancouver
First published 2013.05.02 | Vancouver | Food & Drink
It’s not just flowers that grow in May. There is a new bounty of beautiful local produce to find at farmers’ markets that will be opening this weekend. Support local farmers by treating your...read more
Best Bike Paths in Toronto
First published 2013.04.18 | Toronto | Out & About
This Earth Day, bring the family along on an SUV.
A ‘scenic urban voyage,’ that is. Keep the car parked, oil up the gears and enjoy one of the 12 Best Bike Paths in Toronto.
If we had to...read more
Run About Town
Family Runs in Van
First published 2013.04.11 | Vancouver | Health & Wellness
Kids love to run around—and we all know that if they establish healthy lifestyle patterns at a young age (i.e. if you encourage them to keep running around), they’re more likely to carry them,...read more
The Hills Are Alive
First published 2013.01.17 | Calgary | Out & About
With the arrival of snow comes the favourite age-old Canadian activity—tobogganing.
So ditch the shovels, throw on the ski pants, mitts and warm boots and head to the hills.
If you’re...read more
Nurture Nature Naturally
Soaring Eagle Nature School
First published 2013.01.17 | Vancouver | Out & About
A rainy winter in Vancouver doesn’t exactly foster a love of nature for us locals. So we are thankful for the Soaring Eagle Nature School.
Whether you sign your child up for their monthly youth...read more
Starry Summer Nights
Theatre Under the Stars
First published 2012.07.12 | Vancouver | Out & About
Want to catch a star? Head to Theatre Under the Stars this summer—you can enjoy live outdoor theatre while watching a few rising stars too.
Theatre Under the Stars, in Stanley Park’s Malkin...read more
The List: 22 Ways to Have Fun Outside
Kids’ Outdoor Toys
First published 2012.05.22 | Canada | The List
Enough screens. Get them outside with our picks for outdoor toys this spring in The List: 22 Ways to Have Fun Outside.
As you work on perfecting your own balancing act, you’ll...read more
Day Trip to Westham Island
First published 2012.05.17 | Vancouver | Out & About
If your spring season needs a kick, then a day trip to Westham Island will do the trick.
It’s a well-kept secret: just beyond Ladner’s historic village is a small, one lane, wooden bridge that...read more
The List: 10 Allergy Soothers
First published 2012.05.15 | Canada | Health & Wellness
Our kids are perfect. It’s just that when they have runny noses and itchy eyes they don’t always look or feel that way.
To make sure they are at their best, we put together this list of 10...read more
15 Best Summer Camps in Toronto
Kids' Summer Camps
First published 2012.05.03 | Toronto | Out & About
You spoke, we listened. In answer to your questions about the annual spring mom dilemma of where to send the kids to camp in the summer, we present to you our selections for the 15 Best Summer Camps...read more
On the Edge of Spring
Easter Weekend Activities
First published 2012.04.05 | Vancouver | Out & About
Fresh off the heels of Spring Break comes another long weekend. Aren’t we lucky?
Here’s how the SavvyMoms are spending it.
We’re taking in the city’s 40,000 cherry trees at the Vancouver...read more
A Time to Play
Family Day Events
First published 2012.02.16 | Ottawa | Out & About
Families in Ottawa have no choice but to make the best of winter, so it’s probably no coincidence that much of what’s going on around town for Family Day weekend focuses on outdoor adventures. ...read more
Fun Fitness Activities
First published 2012.01.12 | Vancouver | Health & Wellness
Don’t let the lousy weather drive you indoors to an overcrowded gym where it’s hard to stay motivated. We’re sharing our favorite options to help keep your fun and fitness resolutions alive...read more
PartySavvy: The Perfect Picnic Party
Picnic Party Ideas
First published 2011.07.23 | Canada | Birthday Parties
Who doesn’t love a picnic on a sunny summer day? Moms love them because everything is made ahead. Kids love them because they have more freedom at meal time to run and play (read: no chairs, no...read more
Swimming Al Fresco
Outdoor Swimming Spots
First published 2011.07.21 | Calgary | Out & About
When it’s hot in the city, the best way to beat the heat is by cooling off in one of Calgary’s seven outdoor swimming pools. Our pool season may be brief, but there are plenty of ways to get wet...read more
Our Summer Festival Picks
Family-Friendly Calgary Festivals
First published 2011.07.14 | Calgary | Out & About
Don’t be sad that your boot scootin’ days are coming to an end. Those boots are still made for walking…to some more fun and fabulous festivals happening around town. Here’s a roundup of our festival...read more
The List: 18 Outdoor Gadgets that Work
Outdoor Gear Picks
First published 2011.07.05 | Canada | The List
It’s a short season to be sure, but we Canadians know how to make the most of summer. It’s a good excuse to accumulate new gear as well—stuff that makes it even easier to be outside with a family in...read more
Fave Park Outings
First published 2011.06.16 | Calgary | Out & About
The warmth from the sun, the longer days and the green grass are all signs that it’s finally summer in Calgary (don’t let the odd snow squall fool you). With all the parks and gardens to explore...read more