I have two University degrees and a few other certifications, but parenthood has been the most challenging thing I've ever done, and certainly the thing I've felt least qualified for, on the most frequent basis. That's why, when I saw a post on Facebook about a free program geared at parents of kids between the … Continue reading Parents of pre-schoolers, age 0-5, can sign up now for free SPARK program
Spring Fling – Dust off your Bling! A new take on Glamour & Glitz takes place Saturday, April 7. Growing Great Children is hosting their annual ladies night out. Dress up or wear jeans, whatever you are comfortable in! Join us for a silent auction, shopping from a variety of vendors and dancing to music … Continue reading Growing Great Children presents Spring Fling – Dust Off Your Bling
Six years ago my mom died and I Googled how to grieve. In our Western world, nobody really talks about death, and certainly nobody teaches us how to grieve. How is it that I, then a 32 year old mother of two, raised by a loving, tuned-in and involved family, turned to Google when faced … Continue reading Grief and the Passing of Time
I regularly drive past the roundabout in Pemberton and read the big sign with a sigh: oh, look, another cool event that I missed. Doh! So, in an effort to manage my own FOMO, and poor time management, I thought I'd trawl through Facebook and see if I can round up what's happening in February. … Continue reading UPDATED February Round Up: What’s happening this month
It's easy to talk about "wellness" in high level, superficial terms - eat your veggies, drink water, move your body, practice self-care, have community. And there are some obvious "rules." But when you start to dig in to the complexities of real life, things get a little trickier to navigate. That's one of the things … Continue reading This week’s instagrammer, Dawn Hunter, asks the question: is involving your kids in competitive sports worth it?
The 2nd annual Pemberton Winterfest Adventure Hunt will have teams racing around Pemberton in search of answers on February 3. All you need is a smart phone...registration is free! Cash prize for the winning team!!
Winterfest did a little pivot this year, and focussed its core efforts on a family-friendly New Years' Eve celebration. But the season isn't over, by any means. And as such, the Winterfest Committee is here to remind you to get outside, get together, and celebrate the season. Explains Winterfest Chair, Carlee Cindric: We wanted to … Continue reading The ongoing Winterfest schedule: a season-long line-up of wintery fun
We're back with another guest post by Sam McKoy as part of our series recapping his instagram takeover. This is a photo of my dad following me up the mountainside of Rohr on the Duffey Lake Road. . . We're pretty lucky living in Pemberton. I think we have potential to be one of the … Continue reading Sam McKoy on the role of dads, the backcountry and going self-propelled play in wellness
I'm a writer so wearing pajamas comes as second nature to me. And my kid insisted on wearing his pajamas most of his first three years, and given my proclivity to sharing his fashion choice, and my sense that your toddler years are a nice window in which you can get away with wearing whatever … Continue reading Festive family pajama story time, December 14