Category Archives: Parenting Solutions

APPsolutely Crazy

Apps are supposed to make your life easier right? You can schedule a pick up with Uber with the click of a button, book an apartment while travelling with AirBnB in less than one minute, and find a date on Tinder with just the swipe of your finger  Need a babysitter?  There is an app […]

Some Tips for Introducing your Dog to your New Baby

Welcoming a new baby can be exciting, and nervous but your dog can sense and will mirror these emotions that you are feeling. It is important to maintain yourself as the pack leader and prepare your pup as best that you can, for your new arrival. –       Spend your nine months during pregnancy to work […]

Rainy day activities in Vancouver

It rains in Vancouver. That’s nothing new. But a little rain does not mean staying bored at home with the kids. We have our top 4 favourite things to do in Vancouver on a rainy day: Go bowling! Vancouver options include Grandview Lanes, Commodore Bowling, Town ‘n Country Bowl, Revs Bowling (Burnaby and Maple Ridge […]

Your Kid ­Friendly Workout Playlist

Fitting in your daily fix of physical activity when you have kids is definitely a challenge. But making it fun both you and your little ones is one way to combine fitness and family time. That’s  something to look forward to! Now all you need is some kid ­friendly (read: clean lyrics) tunes to  get everyone pumped and moving. Here’s your playlist… 1. Avicii ­ Wake Me up 2. will.i.am ­ I Like To Move It 3. Charli XCX ­ Red Balloon 4. A*Teens ­ Mamma Mia 5. Shawn Mendes ­ Something Big 6. Jackson 5 ­ I Want You Back 7. PSY ­ Gangnam Style 8. Pharrell Williams ­ Happy 9. Zendaya and Bella Thorne ­ Contagious Love 10. Glee Cast ­ You’re The One That I Want Shortcut: Load up these ready ­made Spotify playlists! Pop For Kids Kids Workout  

Welcome to the Gearing Up Baby

We will begin with some Pro’s and Con’s of renting vs traveling with your own baby gear. Many people travel with their own gear and that is great. However; as a parent and frequent traveler this becomes a problem for us. We can only carry 2 pieces of equipment on the plane for free and that will probably be coming […]

Top 10 Family Restaurants – Vancouver

I am sure many a parent has come across this problem before. You just don’t have the energy to whip up a meal, so you decide to go out to one of the many great restaurants Vancouver has to offer. The catch? Not only which place to choose, but what about a place that is both kid friendly and parent approved? Not as easy as you’d think!

Tips for Success in your Nanny Placement

Here are some tips for ensuring the best care possible for your Nanny Family: Safety of the children should never be compromised. Ever. Please ensure that your first aid certificate, police clearance and driving licence are always valid. You should never leave the children alone, even if you see the parents do it. You are […]

Yelling is Not Effective

Whether we like it or not there’s no denying that as a parent or a nanny we’ve all yelled at our kids at some point.  And most likely felt self aware and slightly guilty for losing our temper afterwards.  Sometimes yelling is necessary; safety! Like that time when my son ran through a parking lot […]

Toddler Activities that require no setup!

My little guy is such a typical toddler – oodles and oodles of energy and a cute little attention span that lasts no more than a few minutes per activity!  And even though he has more toys, books and puzzles than any child should (thanks in part to Grandma, who rarely shows up to the […]

Easy Spinach Pancakes

So, I was really skeptical the first time I tried these, as my son is really not a big fan of green veggies yet. But, I was pleasantly surprised to find that his obsession with pancakes won out over his hate for greens! These are delicious and such a huge hit in our house, I […]