Run Away to the Big Top with Royal Canadian Family Circus + VIP #Giveaway!

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As a mom, I may have fantasized about running away to the circus once or twice.  As a child I have gone only once that I can remember; high wire acts, trapeeze artists, funny clowns and their physical comedy, I even got to ride on an elephant! Yes, I know, not particularly animal friendly, but I was 6 and it was thrilling at the time.  I don’t think of taking my own family circus with me during these visualizations, but this ringleader will be taking them to see the Royal Canadian Family Circus SPECTAC!™ 2017 when the big top comes travelling through Metro Vancouver, and we want you to go too…in VIP style! Continue reading →

Broadway Across Canada Rodger + Hammerstein’s Cinderella {Review}

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Hayden Stanes, Tatyana Lubov and the company of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA. ©Carol Rosegg

If you have ever wanted to introduce the young people in your life to live theatre, there is no better time than now! Broadway Across Canada has brought the Tony Award winning Broadway musical Cinderella to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre here in Vancouver, and it is absolutely magical. Rodger + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is a re-imagined fairy tale favourite that is suitable for all audiences, with no shortage of laughs, spectacular costumes and catchy songs you’ll find yourself humming again and again. I took my own musical theatre bug with me to opening night, and it definitely did not disappoint!

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Blushing Bluebird Essentials – a better choice for the Earth, and your health. #Review

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Shying away from disposable items in favour of reusable ones is always a good trend. Our schools are big on reusable water bottles and litter-less lunches, there’s a growing number of parents opting for cloth diapers, and thrift stores and online bidding sites are incredibly popular for buying second hand goods. All these small changes add up to a greater positive impact on the environment. It should come as no surprise really that there are also a lot of reusable menstrual products on the market too.

From menstrual cups to reusable pads, there is something our there for every woman to help them cut down on their personal waste. There is a great variety of both on the market now, because women are not one size fits all, so you might have to test out a few options before finding your perfect fit. But it’s worth it; one menstruating person’s disposable pad waste adds up to over 38 20-gallon garbage cans in their lifetime! Blushing Bluebirds Essentials is a local company contributing to the waste solution with their eco-friendly, organic cotton reusable pads.

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Wordless Wednesday: Canucks Fever

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While it may not have been the best season for our Vancouver Canucks, that didn’t stop our kids from having some amazing once in a lifetime experiences! The kids went to half a dozen games, had a tour of the media room, media centre, locker room and even got to meet the people who make the ice! Hands down, the best experience for them was skating on the ice at Rogers Arena (home of our boys!) with Fin and some fave Canucks Alumni. If there is one thing the Canucks do well, it’s building a passion for skating and hockey in young kids. Kids don’t know if we’r winning or losing, they just know fun! Keep reading for some of our favourite shots from the season. Continue reading →

Living consciously with Attitude Living

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Eczema is something I’m no stranger to. With severely sensitive skin stemming back from my childhood there was one thing I had hoped and prayed A would not inherit – and unfortunately she didn’t escape this one. Sensitive skin is a never ending battle for many people. From perfumes and dyes, additives and fillers, we can react to even the smallest thing in anything that touches our skin. For many.. it can cause extreme reactions that feel like a never ending cycle. Continue reading →