Vancouver International Children's Festival

When the Vancouver International Children’s Festival arrives, Granville Island comes to life! With seven fantastic indoor theatre venues and a bustling arts activity village, the Kids’ Fest site becomes your family’s playground! From toddlers to tweens, there are shows and activities for everyone. If you’re local to us, then you have heard of Granville Island, and probably have visited this magical oasis in the middle of the bustling city with

alivia curiosity box

Raise your hands if you have a craft drawer or cupboard that looks like a trash dump? Yep, I have about 9000 crayons, though I can never find the blue, red, or yellow ones when she wants them. I have markers that have lids that disappeared months ago yet I keep forgetting to throw out and oh.. glue? Where the heck is the glue!? I’ve said it before and I’ll

Holiday Music Traditions

I will shamelessly admit that I am the mom who is encouraging my child to sing Christmas Carols as soon as possible. I love getting into the holiday spirit pretty much as soon as I can after Halloween and making the season last. Music has always played a huge role in our holiday’s and thanks to Staccato Music Studios, it will continue on this year with their Holiday Sing Along

Fire Prevention Week Alivia in Fire Truck

A couple of months ago, Alivia and I were at swimming lessons at Eileen Dailly pool, we were in the family change room when we started to hear crackling over the loud speaker, the change rooms are quite nosy so I couldn’t hear really what was being said. I brushed it off and went back to getting Livvy showered and dressed. Suddenly, the fire alarm started going off LOUDLY. In a

Fire Prevention Week 2014

The history of Fire Prevention Week is a tragic one. In 1871, The Great Chicago Fire devastated countless people when it burned through the city for 2 days – October 8th & 9th. In that time 250 lives were lost, another 100 000 were homeless and it had ravaged 2000 acres of land.  In 1922, marking the 40th anniversary of the Great Fire, ‘the Fire Marshals Association of  North America

Staccato Music Studios Logo

In honor of International Music Day, started in 1975, I’m sharing my love for a local music studio in North Burnaby that has been a staple in introducing my children to their love of music. Staccato Studios and I go way back. When my daughter was wee, way back in 2005, I attended a Music and Baby class at the local community centre. I liked the price and the short