A Flair for Kids’ Wares
Toad in a Tree & Cici Art Factory
First published 2011.05.19 | Vancouver | Gear
Unique gifts kids will love are often tough to find, but harness the creative talents of local mom entrepreneurs and the results are fun fashions and furnishings full of flare.
Kim Seely...read more
Unique Birthday Party Options
First published 2010.09.23 | Vancouver | Birthday Parties
Everyone has different strengths, even moms. Some are better at swaddling, some at cooking and some at planning parties.
But we don’t all have to be everything, all the time. That’s why other moms...read more
Vancouver: The Savvy Guide to June
First published 2010.05.27 | Vancouver | Monthly Guide
It’s June, it’s hot and we’re happy about it. Here are some surefire ways to make the most out of this lovely summer month.
Clean your Q
Why? Because there can be lots of greasy build-up on (and...read more
Kerrisdale Summer Fun
First published 2010.05.20 | Vancouver | Out & About
Since Vancouver is a city of neighbourhoods, it’s good to get out of yours once in a while and see what’s going on in the other ones. Topping our list this season for great ‘hoods to visit is...read more
Mini Tennis Camps for Kids
First published 2010.05.13 | Vancouver | Health & Wellness
Mini is big these days—but we’re not talking cars, we’re talking tennis. It’s called mini tennis and it’s the latest sport to offer a scaled-down version of the original, making it more fun for the...read more
It’s All About You
Local Mother’s Day Activities and Gift Ideas
First published 2010.05.06 | Vancouver | Out & About
Taking some time to nurture our mind, body and soul this Mother’s Day seems much more Zen than lining up for brunch. With that in mind, here’s the scoop on how to enjoy some well-deserved relaxation...read more
Vancouver: The Savvy Guide to May
First published 2010.04.29 | Vancouver | Monthly Guide
If April brings with it the promise of spring, then May’s popularity must come from its ability to deliver. A promise is a promise, but May is the real deal.
Here’s how to make sure you make the...read more
ABC’s and 123’s
Notch Hill Educational Products and Four Quarters Literacy
First published 2010.04.22 | Vancouver | Family Life
It’s no news flash that children learn and retain more in positive, hands-on environments. But we confess that coming up with fun, interactive ways to teach new skills regularly can be daunting. So...read more
First published 2010.04.08 | Vancouver | Birthday Parties
No birthday party is complete without cake, and homemade cake always tops the list. But if baking and decorating is not your thing, that doesn’t mean it has to be made at your home.
We’ve got the...read more
Hippity, Hoppity Happenings
Easter Family Activities
First published 2010.04.01 | Vancouver | Out & About
What’s not to celebrate this weekend? Spring is finally here, we have four-days to play, and for some of us, a visit from the Easter Bunny means chocolate treats to enjoy. With so many fun activities...read more
Vancouver: The Savvy Guide to April
First published 2010.03.25 | Vancouver | Monthly Guide
Eggs are, without a doubt, the pre-eminent symbol of April (preferably chocolate ones), so this month we’re celebrating fertility, chocolate and Mother Earth. You see the connections? We’re looking...read more
Find Your Om
Passport to Prana
First published 2010.03.18 | Vancouver | Health & Wellness
We’re fortunate to live here in Lotus Land, where yoga studios are plentiful and there is no shortage of classes and instructors. But when was the last time you actually tried a new class? If it’s...read more
All Geared Up
Local Kids’ Umbrellas and Bibs
First published 2010.03.11 | Vancouver | Gear
Of course we own rain gear—we live in Vancouver. But there are times when we feel like having something a little more than functional, because nothing cheers us up when it’s raining like something...read more
Noir Lash Lounge
First published 2010.03.04 | Vancouver | Gear
The eyes are the window to the soul, so they say. For busy moms, though, our eyes are more like a high-def reality show broadcasting our worries, our sleepless nights and our lack of personal time to...read more
Vancouver: The Savvy Guide to March
First published 2010.02.25 | Vancouver | Monthly Guide
You just can’t count on March for anything. Sometimes it rains, sometimes it snows. It’s not always winter but it’s not yet spring. Neurotic, perhaps, but there is still lots to do. Here’s our guide...read more
Ski Resort Getaways
First published 2010.02.18 | Vancouver | Out & About
If Olympic fever has you hankering for a bit of snow and your kids yearning to try a new winter sport, escape the crowds for a couple of days to one of the winter resorts within a four-hour drive...read more
Business as Usual
Non-Olympic Kids’ Activities
First published 2010.02.11 | Vancouver | Out & About
Like the athletes themselves, we have planned and prepared for the coming of these games. With free family Olympic fun events, cultural options, and our crafty ideas, we’ve got a plan. Because even...read more
Love Is All Around You
Valentine’s Day Ideas
First published 2010.02.04 | Vancouver | Family Life
Roses are red
And violets are blue.
The Olympics are coming!
Oh, what should we do?
Don’t plan to dine out
On Love’s special day.
Our finds for fab food
Leave more time for play (wink).
Need to...read more
Vancouver: The Savvy Guide to February
First published 2010.01.28 | Vancouver | Monthly Guide
Feb gets a bad rap but let’s look closer.
We’ve got a lot of love this month with Family Day and Valentine’s Day. And if you’re in BC and you don’t have Family Day, you’ve got the Olympics to be...read more
Current Cultural Events
First published 2010.01.21 | Vancouver | Out & About
Not only is our February calendar brimming with the Games, ceremonies and street parties, but lots of super-sized cultural events are making a big splash in Vancouver’s rain puddles while the world...read more