Register Your Young Athletes for TEAM UA NEXT #TAKEYOURSPOT #UANEXTCanada

I have always been my children’s biggest cheerleader. Over the years I have encouraged them to shoot for the stars and try whatever their heart desires. It is funny how all four of them chose different paths. What one loves and succeeds at, another dislikes and struggles with. This is with all aspects in life,Continue Reading …

The Value of Staying Home as You Age

When things go wrong in life, our response is always a desire to go home. That begins from a very young age, and we’re seeing more evidence every day that it becomes stronger than ever in old age. There are a number of reasons why this is true. As senior citizens living in the sameContinue Reading …

Top 50 Films every Child Should see Before they Grow Up

I recently asked my youngest what she wanted to do this summer while off of school. I expected her to say go to the beach, go camping or go to the zoo. Instead she said she wanted to go to the drive-in theatre with the entire family. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. Some ofContinue Reading …

3 Clothing Catalogues That Cater for the Whole Family

Some clothing catalogues cater for the entire family, with products for both children and adults. You can spread the cost of your order and pay in installments, and have your purchases delivered to your home address but which retailers are best? Here are three that you need to know about. 1. Very Very is oneContinue Reading …

Girls Develop Lasting Friendships and Skills by Registering for Girl Guides of Canada

Last week, my daughter wanted to have a fire. We often have fires in the yard, roast marshmallows and hot dogs while enjoying some family time. She and I headed out back to collect twigs and get the fire started. I showed her how to stack up the wood and we talked about making fireContinue Reading …

11 Food Tours Dad would love for Father’s Day from @breakawayexp

Have you ever been on a food tour? I have had the pleasure of attending a few of them around the world. They are a great way to sample local restaurants and local cuisine with a group of people. You have a guide and travel from location to location learning about the area, the restaurantContinue Reading …

I am on a Mission to find Age Appropriate Shorts for my Daughter

It has been a while since I have had a rant to write on here. A few weeks ago I was away for work and my youngest daughter was starting cross-country. In true 8-year-old fashion, she told her dad the night before that she needed shorts for  practice. Makes sense as it has been aContinue Reading …

Are you prepared for an Emergency? #EPWeek #TrustIsPower

Nobody is ever truly prepared for an emergency. Spring is here and I look around and see lots of flooding outside. As the snow thaws in the higher elevations and the rain comes, the rivers rise at a rapid rate. It is incredible how Mother Nature can drastically change in such a short period. ManyContinue Reading …