Calgary: The Savvy Guide to February

SavvyMom January 11, 2017
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We’re packing a whole lot of love into this short little month with Valentine’s Day and a long Family Day weekend. We’re also getting ready to cheer on our Canadian athletes in Sochi. There is much to do so get ready with our guide to Feb.

DO
Remember the Love
Why? Because Valentine’s Day might not be an official holiday, but for kids it’s all about friendship and letting the special people in their little worlds know who they are. Start planning cards and treats now so you’re not caught in an empty dollar store on February 13.

GO
To the Canmore Winter Carnival
Why? Because the 24 day festival is full of fun stuff like ice carving, snow sculpting and log-sawing competitions. We hear the popular ‘Kid n’ Mutt’ races are back, too.

GET
Into the Olympic Spirit and buy some mitts or a toque. Make a cake or a cool torch cupcake for dessert.
Why? Because the countdown to Sochi is officially on, and you’ll want to be ready to cheer on our athletes.

PLAY
Follow Yeti
Why? Because we still need to get outside and play every day and ParticipACTION has some great game ideas to help us do that. Check out their winter activity calendar for more.

READ
The Hive, by Gill Hornby
Why? Because Sarah got it for Christmas and loved it so much she wanted to tell everyone about it. It’s a hilarious account of the social world of school mothers.

SURF
The new Hunter site
Why? Because the makers of our favourite wellies just launched an e-commerce site in Canada which means you can now buy online and have your new spring boots shipped to you without paying duty. Swell.

APP IT
DropTask
Why? Because there’s still time to get organized for 2014 and if you’re as sick of to-do lists as we are, you’ll appreciate this new visual way to organize your time and priorities.

GREEN IT
With the Belkin Conserve Insight Energy Use Monitor
Why? Because leaving electrical appliances on 24/7 is bad for the environment and your electric bills. Just plug this little monitor into the suspect appliance to keep track of its energy use. For more great energy saving tips, read this post from our Savvy Storyteller, Greenkick.

MAKE
Valentine’s Day cupcakes
Why? Because nothing says ‘Be my Valentine?’ like a sweet treat you made yourself, and these cute little cakes are a cinch to pull off.

HELP
By buying a hot chocolate this month from your local coffeeshop or restaurant
Why? Because as part of the city’s month-long annual YYC Hot Chocolate Fest, proceeds from sales of the tasty drinks will benefit Meals on Wheels.

DEAL IT
Use discount code SAVVYMOM to save 30% on custom canvas prints from CanvasPop until the end of the month
Why? Because 2014 is going to be the year you extract your family memories from your computer and show them off on your wall.

WIN IT
A one-year subscription to PantybyPost.com
Why? Because every mom deserves to have some pretty panties, and this sweet service will deliver some lovely French lingerie directly to your door. Low effort, high reward.

Image of kisses from Shutterstock. 

 

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