Vancouver: The Savvy Guide to March

SavvyMom March 7, 2017
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We’re not sure what St. Patrick would say about sharing March with National Nutrition Month, but we’€™ve got some tips on how to make the most out of March.
DO
Promote healthy eating in your home and school for Nutrition Month
Why? Because it’s our kids’ lives that are at stake. Share the information with friends and teachers and try out some new recipes at home.

GO
See Carousel Theatre’s production of A Year with Frog and Toad at the Waterfront Theatre from March 3 to April 8
Why? Little kids will adore joining Arnold Lobel’s beloved characters Frog and Toad as they head through four seasons of adventures, singing and dancing all the way. There are even special performances for infants and toddlers’so hop at the chance to check it out.

GET
Prepared for your Spring Break
Why? Because you don’t want Spring Break to be your new ‘Spring Breakdown’. If you’re staying in town, make a plan. If you’re travelling, check out these must-have items (and we’ve got more to come).

PLAY
Your favourite music and dance to it with your kids
Why? It can’t be all kids’ music all the time. Start influencing their musical tastes—it will help with future family car trips.

HELP
The Vancouver Prostate Centre at VGH by joining in Harry’s Spring Run-Off on March 25
Why? Aside from the 8K run at 10 am, there’s a 500m Children’s Run at 11 am (so kids 5 to 13 can support the cause as well), making it a true family event in support of a worthy cause.

READ
Tim O’Toole and the Wee Folk by Gerald McDermott
Why? Because it’s great to be Irish—even just for a day.

SURF
www.wemuv.com
Why? Because it’s educational and promotes fun physical activity (and we love it when the two collide).

APP IT
Ayoudo
Why? Because when you need to deal with one of life’s little emergencies (or something bigger), Ayoudo can connect you to trusted people in your community who can help.

GREEN IT
On March 17, channel your inner Kermit—wear green, eat green, make green crafts—get the picture?
Why? Because we thought it would be more fun to include this tip than a greener ‘green’ one this month. Just remember to think about the environment while you’re being green.

MAKE IT
Rainbow Juice Jigglers
Why? While we can’t always promise there’s a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow, we can at least enjoy the rainbow itself, and these adorable jigglers make for a great treat on St. Patrick’s Day.

DEAL IT
Shop at harlow’s perch and save 15% with code savvy15 until March 17
Why? These gorgeous, whimsical products—from tutus to hats, tiaras, PJ pants and more—are not only adorable, but affordable and make for lovely kids’ gifts. An added bonus: there’s free shipping for any order over $60.

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