Vancouver: The Savvy Guide to November

SavvyMom April 8, 2016
VancouverOttawa

November, November, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways (or at least let us find the ways to love thee first). Here are a few savvy tips on making the most out of this not-so-popular month.
DO
Some baking with the kids
Why? Because baking with kids is fun (as long as you let them lick the spoon AFTER you’€™re finished). Double up the recipe and freeze some of the dough. You’€™ll need it next month for holiday emergencies.

GO
Visit the new VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor’€™s Centre
Why? Because this stunning new centre includes a cafe, Canada’€™s largest horticultural library, exhibits, a garden shop, fun for kids and more’€”and is actually a certified ‘€˜living’€™ building.

GET
Some of your holiday shopping done ahead of time’€”just buy a few gifts now for the hard-to-buy-for people on your list
Why? Because then you only have to buy the fun ones’€”like toys for your kids’€”closer to the holidays.

PLAY
Tomato
Why? Because it’€™s a funny, simple game that will have everyone in stitches. It’s fun to play at the dinner table, too. Everyone sits in a circle, and one person is ‘€˜It’€™. Each person takes a turn asking ‘It’ a question. The only answer to every question can be ‘€˜Tomato’€™. The first person to make ‘It’ laugh wins a turn at being ‘It’. Questions can be: ‘€˜What color is your hair?’€™ ‘€˜Tomato.’€™ ‘€˜What do you brush your teeth with?’€™ ‘€˜Tomato.’€™ You get the picture.

READ
Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
Why? It’€™s a compelling story of three girlfriends in the midst of their own personal midlife crises as they find themselves exploring sex, confronting marriage and adjusting to the roller-coaster reality of life. And we’ve got 10 copies to give away here, along with a guest blog post from the author herself.

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