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 …

Celebrate Canada’s Birthday in Family Friendly Winnipeg Manitoba

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Tex-Mex Turkey Rice Bowl with Avocado Dressing Recipe with Giveaway #TryTurkey

The summer is almost upon us and for my family, that means more time outdoors and less time cooking heavy meals. We are pretty active and enjoy hiking, fishing and camping whenever possible. Being a redhead the sun is not always my friend and I find I am sensitive to the heat. However I doContinue 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 …

Family Camping Tips for the Wilderness

Family camp outs can be a lot of fun, until someone realizes that they are not prepared for something unexpected.  It is the preparedness that usually makes people over-pack for a camping trip, for fear that they will leave something behind that they may or may not need. Here are 5 family camping tips thatContinue Reading …

How to Get the Most Out of Your Next Family Road Trip

Family road trips can be a lot of fun if you and your children are fully prepared.  There is nothing worse than a child having a meltdown in the back seat, because they are hungry and you ran out of snacks.  Getting lost is another issue that can turn a fabulous road trip into aContinue Reading …

10 Kid-Friendly Things to do in Jasper National Park with Kids

Located just a few hours of driving from Calgary or Edmonton, Jasper is one of those hidden-away towns that comes with just as much to explore as Banff – without the crowds. Flying in? Make the drive to view wildlife and lookout points on the way in. Regardless, plan for a long weekend at least.Continue Reading …

Free Things for Families in the Winter

The colder months of winter bring plenty of activities that families can do together.  While some of those activities, like skiing, can cost quite a bit of money for families to do on a regular basis, many other activities will not cost anything at all. I know we have all had extremely cold temperatures thisContinue Reading …