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Learning to Celebrate at Home

by Trista Arney
It’s now official – the 2020 Calgary Stampede will not be held this July. While this is a huge community event that many families in Calgary look forward to, it’s also another celebration that we won’t be celebrating together this year. Weddings, birthdays, community events, festivals, and more have had to be put off for now as we come together while staying apart to protect one another. Read More

Celebrating Earth Day from Home

by Trista Arney
If you’re looking for some inspiration on how to celebrate Earth Day this year (or even expand it into Earth Week!) we’ve got a quick round up of some great ideas. Read More

Budgeting and Planning for 3 Meals a Day at Home

by Trista Arney
As Calgarians adjust to the new normal, many are confronted with new obstacles when it comes to planning family meals. Many of us just aren’t used to cooking three meals a day at home every week; for others, self-isolation, changing budgets, and limited access to some groceries are making these challenges larger. Read More

Keeping Kids Busy with Pokemon

by Trista Arney
I’ve done some of the leg work for you and compiled some fun resources and ideas to keep Pokémon-crazy kids (like mine) entertained! There are many more resources available by searching the web, Pinterest, or education-specific websites like TeachersPayTeachers. Read More

Easter Isn’t Cancelled!

by Trista Arney
Despite Calgary’s weather, April has arrived – and Easter is close behind! With budget concerns, physical distancing, and isolation in place, Easter celebrations will likely look very different for many families. While these measures are necessary for public health, it is also important to acknowledge and allow ourselves to feel strong emotions about having to alter traditions and celebrate differently this year. It’s normal to feel disappointed by these disruptions! However, it’s a good time to think about finding new ways to celebrate and come together while remaining physically separate. Read More

DIY Obstacle Course & Backyard Playground Activities

by Trista Arney
Looking for ways to keep your kids (and you) active? Why not try building an obstacle course? Here are some great ideas to help you brainstorm as a family! Read More

Do you resent your kids?

by Parenting Power
When we start to feel resentment as parents, it’s a clue that something needs to change. We can hope and hope and hope for change (which may or may not happen,) or we can speak up and make a new plan. Read More

Born to Sing

Everyone is born to sing, and we do it almost unconsciously. We sing along to our favourite songs, soothe babies with lullabies and sing teaching songs like the ABCs. Singing plays a powerful role in development – it helps teach language skills, bonds us with our parents, and is foundation for a strong music education. Read More

Meet the Fish at Bow Habitat Station!

promotional content Calgary’s streams and rivers are an essential part of the delicate foothills ecosystem. Beyond providing the city with some of the world’s cleanest drinking water, they’re also home to dozens of indigenous fish species! These fish play an important role in sustaining wildlife, contributing to natural water filtration and lots of fun for Read More

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