Last week my son and I were lucky to attend an event with the YVR Bloggers at Tixe, Vancouver’s newest and largest Escape Game – located in Richmond, BC. [Read more…]
by Melissa Baldwin
Madison Wales, like many little girls, has been dreaming of her wedding day since she was a young girl. Thanks to the help of her wedding planner, Sienna Harris, everything seems to be coming together perfectly. Until her grandmother and her two two cousins suddenly decide to be overly involved in the planning of her big day. Madison watches as her perfect wedding dreams slowly begin to unravel. With family drama erupting, she can’t help but wonder if her cousins are behind each disaster. Or has she truly become a paranoid bridezilla? The idea of eloping with her fiancé, Cole, is more appealing every day, even if it means leaving her dream wedding behind. Will Madison be able to withstand all of the pressure and finally stand up for herself?
Katie and the North Star
Written by: Bethany Lopez and Katie Lopez | Length: 26 | Recommended for: Ages 2 to 6
Summary: Join Katie on a fun, imaginative adventure as she learns why she can’t keep the North Star all to herself.
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The Beatrix Girls are wrapping up their London tour and getting ready for the Country tour that they’ll be heading on next!
Over the past few months, they’ve come to love tea time – 3 pm, London Style. It’s the perfect chance to hang out with friends over a hot drink and tasty snacks before they hit the stage again. And the perfect time to chat about all of the fab music, fashion and sight seeing that they’ve been enjoying!
Each year when Mother’s Day rolls around my husband asks me what it is I would like for Mother’s Day. And usually I answer with I just want to spend time together with our family, let me sleep in or I want to go for a pedicure. Well this year is a bit different, with the addition of our youngest son I had my mind set on a piece of jewellery to represent all my boys. [Read more…]
Written by Angela Muse
Length: 28 pages | Recommended for: ages 0 to 8
Summary: An energetic caterpillar named Patches is struggling to decide which activities she can do. In the end, she decides not to put any limits on herself and live life to the fullest.
Phew! We made it through another whirlwind winter. Days filled with heavy holiday meals, rich desserts and Valentine’s sweets – followed swiftly by a bombardment of Easter treats from well-meaning grandparents – left me feeling a bit deflated over the last few months. But as the weather warms and the pile of chocolate eggs dwindles, I find myself feeling excited and inspired to get back into some better eating habits and a more active routine!
Here are some simple steps my family is taking towards a healthier, happier daily routine this spring.
Choosing alternative modes of transportation: When my husband is at work I often ride the bus with my girls. With the warmer, drier weather we are scooting, walking or biking to our destination whenever the opportunity arises.
Eating healthier treats: Now that we’ve got a break from the chocolate-centric holidays, it seems the perfect time to make a move away from refined sugar. With a wide range of produce coming into season we will replace candy with sweet fruits like watermelon, berries, and apricots.
Re-establishing a regular bedtime: The bedtime routine fell apart for us over the holidays and we never quite recovered. This spring we are slowly working our way back into an earlier bedtime and wake up time to allow for less rushed mornings.
Supplementing our diet with vitamins: I recently learned that Honibe offers multi-vitamins for the whole family. Each one contains a complete day’s worth of vitamins and minerals, which makes it much easier to remember to take them than previous (take one with each meal) brands we’ve tried. The all-natural, melt-your-mouth gummies are sweetened with 100% Canadian honey and contain 50% less refined sugar too! They contain no gluten, dairy, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
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This year, Thomas & Friends celebrates 70 years of friendship. For two back-to-back weekends at the Railway Heritage Park in Squamish, little engineers and their families are invited to take a 25 minute ride 7 times a day on their favourite #1 Blue engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt™, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas & Friends themed activities including arts & crafts, storytelling and more.
There will also be model trains, a railway Post Office (where you can mail a letter to Thomas), live music, arts & crafts, Thomas Gift Shop, food vendors and more.
On Rating Day, a single number will brand Treena forever and she will be deemed either a valuable citizen, or a waste of space. Her top-Rated boyfriend is confident that their scores will coincide and they will be able to attend the academy together, but Treena is nervous.When the big day arrives, her true number leaves everyone in shock. She must go undercover and expose a military spy if she wants her life—and boyfriend—back.
Together with with Vance, a mysterious soldier with beautiful brown eyes, Treena discovers a dark numbers conspiracy—one that shatters the nation’s future. She must partner with him to survive the dangerous game of numbers—and the terrible war that rages within her heart.
Against the odds and against the rules, Ellie Eaton and Brady Jackson dove right into a forbidden friendship and then love. Their sweet, innocent romance was one for the storybooks, but old rules and family prejudices ultimately tore them apart.
Years later, when near tragedy strikes, they’re brought together again and given a second chance at love, this time with help from some very unlikely sources.
House Divided is a sweet romance filled with southern charm, a dash of humor and, for good measure, a pinch of lies and intrigue. [Read more…]