D and K Get Detained!

Heading into overtime in game 5 at the Honda Centre. Another Travel Adventure with Kids Background: Darren and I swapped days this year just for kicks – we celebrated Father’s Day on Mother’s Day and we’ll be celebrating Mother’s Day in June. It just worked out better to treat dad in May plus it was a fun and silly thing to do. So for “Dad’s […] Continue reading →

Tri-Generational Travel

victoria-butchart Welcome to the sandwich generation! No, Darren and I are not PB&J addicts — we’re middle aged parents with dependent children and grandparents who need a little of our help too. Our exposure to this new type of lifestyle has just begun. It started when Darren’s dad passed away a little under a decade ago. […] Continue reading →

Setting Travel Expectations

mickey-and-minnie The first time I learned the importance of reasonable travel expectations. Tasha, age 5 and Kaitlyn, age 1 On the first and worst trip to Disneyland that we ever took as a family Darren and I pulled the typical young parent stunt of surprising everyone with a gift of a trip to the “Happiest Place […] Continue reading →

Dog-Sledding in Canmore, Alberta

view-from-the-sled (not so) Extreme Travel Adventures with Kids Hi everyone, We just got back from dog-sledding and I decided that I can’t wait to share the experience with all of you. It was AWESOME!! After our fun trip dog-sledding as a family, I was inspired to add a Siberian Husky paper craft to the website. About […] Continue reading →

The Importance of Remembrance Day

canadian_soldiers_juno_beach_town Remembrance Day is an important tradition on a global scale. It is a time to put aside our international differences and honour the soldiers that fought in combat in order to secure a brighter future for us. In Canada we are especially privileged to live our lives with such significant freedom and equality. These soldiers […] Continue reading →

Halloween Scarecrow Pumpkin Carving

pumpkin-carving-cut Leanne has been designing pumpkin carving patterns for the site and I have been carving them for over a decade now.  This year is no exception and I have decided to tackle a new pattern, the scarecrow. Before diving into my pumpkin I like to gather the required tools.  I print the pattern that I have chosen from […] Continue reading →

Halloween Math Activities

Scaries And Tally Sheets In Progress Math isn’t always fun, in fact math is rarely fun, but it can be! Math activities that give kids a way to view math visually are a really inspired way to educate kids. These Halloween math activities use Scaries to promote math in a new and creative way by demonstrating simple statistics and data collection with yummy treats! […] Continue reading →

Samson and Delilah Crafts.

samson-and-delilah-crafts The website began with a passion for crafts made from cardboard tubes – toilet paper roll crafts! I love the simplicity of them – they’re basically just color, cut and paste paper crafts but using the tube as a base for the craft makes them three dimensional characters that you can use as action figures […] Continue reading →

Feeling Thankful

pumpkin-leaves-autumn The leaves are turning, temperatures are falling and it really feels like autumn here in southern Alberta.  The Canadian Thanksgiving holiday is just around the corner and autumn is one of my favourite times of the year.  Maybe it is because my birthday is in September or because of all the colourful foliage.  It could be because I […] Continue reading →

Easter Egg Cracking Tradition

Easter Egg Cracking Game Ever since I can remember, my family has taken part in a very fun Easter tradition. Every year we decorate Easter eggs and when we are done we take part in a fun little Easter egg cracking game. It’s an exciting activity that everyone enjoys, especially because you get to eat the eggs afterwards! If you’ve […] Continue reading →