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Christmas in Kelowna: Family Holiday Events & Activities Guide

Christmas in Kelowna

We are a holiday-loving family and I’m excited to share a list of local Kelowna family Christmas events and activities to enjoy! From brunch with Santa, to visiting a Christmas tree farm, or checking out some live theatre, there is so much local holiday fun to take in! I’ve categorized this generally under “types” of activities, and will continue to add to the list as details become available, so keep checking back! I hope you enjoy this holiday fun as much as we do!

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Halloween Bookshelf Favourites

Halloween Bookshelf

One of our favourite ways to celebrate the holidays is with books, and our Halloween book collection is definitely a family favourite! This collection is perfect for kids aged kindergarten and up. These books are filled with fun story lines, little mysteries, and beautiful illustrations. And, it’s no surprise that two ballerina zombie books make the list– chosen by Miss V of course!

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Halloween Spider Snacks

Halloween Snacks

This festive little Halloween snack is super simple to put together, and makes for the cutest shareable snack for Halloween parties! My daughters’ absolutely love their class parties and bringing along a fun and festive snack to share. I’m that Mom that always pairs the snack with the holiday 😉 But, don’t worry, I always make snacks that are easy to prep! Because I’m also that Mom that burns her fingers with a glue gun every. single. time. This snack recipe is very easy to do. and your kids can help you make it too!  Continue Reading

Okanagan Pumpkin Patches & Halloween Events Guide

Kelowna Pumpkin Patch

Fall weather is here and it’s nearly pumpkin patch time! I’m a bit of a holiday addict (ok, a lot), and I love finding fun things to do with my girls to celebrate holidays and special events. Growing up, Halloween was my parents favourite holiday, so we were those people with the decked out house, dressed up parents, and “spooky” music. 😉 I guess I come by it honestly!

Here is a quick guide to some local Fall & Halloween fun for families in the Okanagan!

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School Days 2018

I can’t believe that both of our little girls are in school! Miss A. is off to three-year-old Preschool and Miss V. is off to Kindergarten. It has been a big adjustment for everyone, mostly in terms of how exhausted we all are with the new schedule, but both girls are so excited and happy to be in school– no tears over here! Well, at least from them, that is 😉 Both of our kids are incredibly social and they have enjoyed meeting new friends! Each of the girls and I celebrated their first day of school with a visit to our favourite market for a bag of candy… naturally.  Continue Reading

Back to School: Kindergarten Ready!

Kindergarten List

I cannot believe my first baby will be heading off to Kindergarten this year! I have a five year old? I’m in total disbelief. Miss V on the other hand is so ready for Kindergarten. She’s been writing notes for her teacher and putting them into her back pack all week. The cutest.  This is a list of our top five kindergarten must-haves! Read on if you’re getting ready for back to school and needs some tried and tested products! Continue Reading

Parenting Books For Connection, Love, & Presence

Parenting Book Guide

With Fall just around the corner, the thought of busy schedules is lurking. Paired with an ever increasing amount of stuff and demands, no wonder we can become overwhelmed. This list of parenting books shares the common theme of connection. From being present, to simplifying, to focusing on love and togetherness, these inspiring reads shine light on the idea that sometimes less is more.

I hope you find some inspiration and helpful strategies for enjoying time together and parenting with love!

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Slow Summer, Five Ways

summer wild flowers

Summertime and the livin’ is easy. Words to live by, friends. Can you believe summer is halfway over? Before we know it the kids will be back to school and fall routine will return. So how can we lavish in what remains of summer break? We’re amidst a serious heat wave in the Okanagan, which means doing a bit less and relaxing a bit more. Here are five simple ways to kick back, relax, and enjoy this hot summer weather!

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Little Library: Book Based Play with Feelings

Book activities for kids

We are back for another round of #bookishplay, this week we are focusing on feelings with one of our all-time favourite books, The Pout Pout Fish! If you’ve checked out our Little Library section you’ll know that my girls love books. We’ve joined a movement on instagram (@mamawrites) to inspire young readers to have fun with the books they read through play!

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