Alison Tedford


Alison Tedford is a freelance writer and mom from Abbotsford, British Columbia. She blogs about parenting, fitness and mental health on Sparkly Shoes and Sweat Drops.

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Where to Go Tubing and Tobogganing in Vancouver

By Alison Tedford / January 17, 2023

There are great options at Mount Seymour and Cypress Mountain for tobogganing in Vancouver (and snow tubing, for a price though) as well as free local spots in and around the lower Mainland.

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Dressing Kids for Success with Sensory Processing Disorder

By Alison Tedford / January 14, 2022

Getting kids dressed in the morning can feel like a battle. When your child has Sensory Processing Disorder, this feeling intensifies.

Pumpkin Carving Tips from a Pro

Awesome Pumpkin Carving Tips From a Pro

By Alison Tedford / October 16, 2021

From selecting the perfect pumpkin to suggesting innovative ways to decorate, here are all the pumpkin carving tips you need to make your pumpkin (and porch) look their very best.

I’ll Be A Better Mom Tomorrow

By Alison Tedford / November 18, 2020

Parenting seems to be an exercise in demonstrating how to handle the feeling that you are never quite good enough.

Children’s Wish Foundation Makes Little Youtuber’s Wish Come True

By Alison Tedford / July 5, 2019

When the day started on July 4, he had 37 subscribers and by the end of the next day, thanks to the power of social media and some excited fans, he was up to over 1600 subscribers.

Here’s What’s Happening at the 2019 Vancouver International Children’s Festival

By Alison Tedford / May 22, 2019

It’s back! The Vancouver International Children’s Festival will be here from May 27 to June 2 at Granville Island and it’s filled with fun. Here’s what’s in store for 2019.

Unique Ways to Get Your Kids Active in Vancouver

By Alison Tedford / February 18, 2019

If you’re looking for opportunities to let your kids run wild and play more often, the lower mainland has lots of great options for just that.

The Best Kids’ Consignment Shops in Metro Vancouver

By Alison Tedford / January 1, 2019

It’s a well-known fact that keeping kids clothed can be expensive. If you want to try and be more eco-friendly as well as saving a bit of money, consignment is a great way to make that happen.

Birthday Party Ideas For Animal Lovers in the Metro Vancouver Area

By Alison Tedford / October 23, 2018

Have you got an animal-loving kid in your life? Celebrate their love of animals by combining it with a birthday party for the ultimate bash. There are lots of options for Metro Vancouver animal lovers to celebrate critters.

7 Fun Things To Do in Vancouver This Long Weekend

By Alison Tedford / May 16, 2018

There are plenty of things going on in the Lower Mainland that you can enjoy with your kids this Victoria Day long weekend. Here’s what’s in store.