Summer

Our extended family lives a 14 hour drive away and every year, we become better and better at mastering the art of the road trip. Through trial and error (and error and error and error), we seem to improve each time. This year, our girls are getting a little older so our old list of [...]

Today marks the first day of summer break for us. It marks the day that we leave the chaos that is the school year behind and look forward to the chaos that is summer. Here are some tips to help ease you into a summer routine. Encourage your children to get outside Summer is short [...]

May usually kicks off the beginning of the wedding season! Whether you’re attending a wedding this summer as a guest, have the honourable task of being included in the wedding party or you’re getting married (congrats!), the thought of cramming multiple weddings, and the prep that goes with them, into your already overflowing schedule seems [...]

Camping tips from a novice

Camping was so easy when you were a kid. You just needed to show up. You never knew how much effort your parents put in, while you were out exploring the campground with the little boy from the next lot with the Spiderman shirt. But right now, I am the mom and I can’t let [...]

Staycation summer activities

There are less than two weeks left until the house gets a little quieter during the weekdays. It’s time to make the most of the last days of summer and here are some activities you should get in (if you haven’t already). Summer Family Activities Geocaching This is our new favourite thing. I first described [...]

Every summer, we add new recipes to our list of ‘things we can barbecue’, and thanks to last weekend’s success, I can add this Grilled Pineapple recipe as well. I’ve been playing around with flavoured balsamic vinegars and olive oils and this dessert turned into a piña colada-type treat. We served it up with ice [...]

How to make a ‘pup’sicle

Summer days can get pretty hot around here. At least that’s what I think and I don’t have a permanent fur coat on. I can’t even begin to imagine what it feels like for our canine companion. Here’s a fun treat that dogs are sure to love when temperatures rise. How to make a ‘pup’sicle [...]

Music Festival Must Haves

Ever since Woodstock, music festivals have been part of the bliss of summer for the young and unencumbered. They’re now massive multi-day cultural events with corporate sponsors, plenty of rules and they can cost big bucks to attend. In order to maximize your enjoyment, we’ve got suggestions on your must haves when taking in a [...]

With the warm weather comes picnic season. A chance to take your lunch outside and enjoy some time with the family. Whether you are heading out or staying home, picnics are a fun way to enjoy time together and make some lasting memories. Here are some no-fail tips to get you going: Pack in the [...]