Super Easy Kid Friendly DIY Lanterns [making our own winter festivals]

You know that scene from the movie Tangled, where Rapunzel and Ryder sit on a boat and watch lanterns in the sky? Yeah, that is my dream. There is just something magical about lanterns, and so yesterday afternoon, we made lanterns to have our own little winter festival in our backyard. Using materials that we …

Are we REALLY moving in the right direction #YEG? [ “legalizing” helicopter parenting]

I've seen it pop up a lot over the past couple of weeks. I've seen in it parking lots, billboard signs, sponsored Facebook posts. It bothers me. I wish it didn't, but it does. The sign I'm talking about is the Edmonton Police Service "A vehicle is not a babysitter" campaign. With this campaign, community …

Affordable Travel for Families in Canada – finally! [Our Experience with #FlySwoop Airline]

I have always wished for travel to be more affordable within Canada, and it finally is! Canada is such a beautiful country, but it is vast, so unless you're able to travel 14+ hours in car often - which we have done many times - travel can get quite expensive. In fact, for many years, …