Category Archives: Where to Go

Vacationing With Your Nanny

Every summer, my children look forward to our family road trip with excitement and anticipation. Me? Not so much. In fact, after our family vacations, I feel like I need a vacation from my family. As my husband and children sat around the dinner table discussing potential itineraries, visions of our own personal Canadian Griswold […]

Things to Do, Places to See, Stuff to Eat!

It is no secret that the Lower Mainland, though lovely, is pricey. From home prices, filling up the car with gas, to buying a 4L of milk…our wallets take more of a hit than most! Just because some things are in fact pricey…does not mean you can’t have fun in Vancouver, or the surrounding area, […]

Buying local in Vancouver

Mark your calendars and pledge to buy handmade and local. You can discover unique gifts made in Vancouver and support local designer. Buying local supports your community. Locally owned businesses build strong neighborhoods by sustaining communities, linking neighbors, and by contributing more to local causes. Local ownership means that important decisions are made locally by […]

Get Out Into Nature and Make Your Own Discoveries

DR SCOTT Sampson is the reason my almost 5 yr daughter is a dinosaur expert and wants to be a Paleontologist instead of a Disney Princess. Normally we like to go outside no matter what. This is a really great article to remind us to do that and give our kids some free range time. I was so reinspired by this article we went to the Terra Nova Adventure Play Environment in Richmond.

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!

Things to do in Halifax with the kids!

Things to do in Halifax with the kids! Wondering what to do this weekend? Or perhaps where your nanny can take the kiddies? Here are some things to do in and around HRM. 1)   Rainy day? Check out the latest exhibit at the Museum of Natural History.  2)   Clay Café – located on Quinpool Road […]

Awesome Summer Activities for Kids in Calgary

Visit a Little Free Library location and swap a gently used book. These brilliant doll house looking libraries are popping up all around Calgary! The concept: Leave a book or two you no longer want and take a book! Located in neighbourhoods all around Calgary, it’s a great way to get kids out and exploring […]

Top 5 Things to Check out This Summer in Toronto

The winter chill is gone, bring on summer! There is a lot to see and do in Toronto, and so I’ve picked out just a few of my favourite things to do that can be enjoyed as a family or while nannying.

Calgary Play!

Now, Calgary families may already be aware of this, but I came across the TommyKPlay Indoor Playground and Family Entertainment Center when I was doing a reference verification for an applying nanny. I was quite intrigued and so I checked out the location. I must admit that I am rather envious that I didn’t have the chance to visit such a facility when I was a child. The facilities are well staffed, can accommodate birthday parties and they provide a comfortable and clear space for adults to watch their children play.

Private School vs. Public School:

You want to give your child the best but you also have income constraints to think of. So how do you choose between private schools versus public schools?

How to Choose the Best School for Your Child

Choosing a school for your child is a daunting, even stress-inducing task. With so many choices—small school or large school, school of the arts or a technology-focused school, public school or private—it’s easy to default to the most convenient (read: geographically closest) choice.