5 Things to Do in Fairmont Hot Springs

Being in a Teacher family means being a slave to the school holidays. We are rarely able to take vacation outside of those days dictated to us by our school districts, which means we often have to pay premium rates for travel, accommodations and activities. It just means we need to save a little more […]

Snow Days are the Best Days!

Today we’re having a snow day. We’ve had snow for the last four days, almost unheard of in our part of the world. Here on Vancouver Island when it snows, people start circling the wagons and rationing their provisions. No telling when we’ll be able to get out to the store again! It can actually […]

The Family Ski Trip

On a week-long trip to the Rockies, we spent three days skiing at a small, family resort. The mountain had a vertical drop of a thousand feet, so it was pretty doable for a family of once-a-year skiers and boarders. Zachary decided he wanted to try snowboarding, so we got him into a lesson on […]

Making Music Matter

  Our children are big music fans. Beth-Rose loves to sing, and Zach loves to play piano and listen to music. I imagine that is the same for most kids. I couldn’t sing or play an instrument, but when I was younger I built a radio from bits and pieces of other, broken radios. I […]