What Does Family Day Mean to You?

Let’s face it. February has gotten a pretty bad rap as far as months of the year go. It just hasn’t had a lot going for it. For starters, it’s short. Of all the months of the year, it is considerably shorter than all its eleven siblings. And by a whole two days! Here in […]

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 […]

2 Hours Screen Time? Really?

The Canadian physical education lobby group Participaction recently released their 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. If you haven’t seen it, I suggest you have a read. You can peruse a summary of their report card here. The report is an eye-opener when it comes to our children’s activities, and how […]

Best Friends Forever

While it is often said that no two kids are alike, many children do share the same traits and temperaments. Sibling dynamics are different as well, though again some of the behaviors and habits exhibited by siblings toward each other is similar among different families. I think my family was not unlike many other families […]