You can't be what you don't see. I had this epiphany the other day. (Don't bother sitting down for it. I'm a pretty slow learner.) I would love for my kid to be a multilingual musician - music and languages being fluencies I'm interested in, but don't have. But, it occurred to me that signing … Continue reading If you love something, show your kids. Dave Steers’ feature photo today is just one more example of starting ’em young
via Signal Hill PAC's February Update All are welcome to hear Alanna Ray, the new Healthy Choices Facilitator for Sea to Sky, present at Signal Hill tonight at 7pm, on the Healthy Choices Program. Ray is working in conjunction with Whistler Community Services Society to offer prevention-based education about healthy choices, mental health, and related … Continue reading Rock your pink shirts, and join guest speaker, Alanna Ray at Signal Hill tonight, 7pm, to learn how to build resiliency and healthy habits in your kids
Do you know what I hear a lot? "I have almost no photos of myself with my children". What?! You're with them practically 24/7. You're together for every adventure, every milestone, and every family dinner. How is that possible? Mom's the one taking the photos. (Okay, sometimes it's Dad - but this post is for … Continue reading Hey mamas, get yourselves in front of the lens.
Not sure how to address some of those "awkward talks" with your child? Not sure how to talk about appropriate/inappropriate touches, private parts and strangers? Don't know what to say when they ask about the big "S" word? Worried you might say too much or too little? Growing Great Children presents BodyWise from the Beginning, … Continue reading How to talk to your little kids about… sex.
Growing Great Children & Vancouver Coastal Health Present: Journeying within Parenthood: Making a Change Saturday June 4th 2016 10:00-12:30 Sea to Sky Community Services Meeting space in Pemberton Using the metaphor of a journey, participants will embark on choosing one small change or shift that they have wanted to make that will honour their preferred … Continue reading Journeying within Parenthood: Making a Change, free workshop for parents, Saturday June 4, 10am – 12:30
For Parents: Honoring Your Journey: The Rewards and Challenges Of Becoming a Parent Where: Sea to Sky Community Service Society. 1347 Aster St. Pemberton When: Saturday, April 9 10:00am-12:30pm Why: To honor your lived experience of adjustment in life after having a baby. To explore strategies to cope with the challenges we encounter. To seek … Continue reading Growing Great Children presents Honoring Your Journey: The Rewards and Challenges of Becoming a Parent, Sat April 9 10am
Compliments of the blanket of smoke that has consumed our community, I have spent more time inside in the past few days than I have in the past few weeks combined. For me, what would normally be pleasant, carefree summer hours spent with my family outside in the mountains soaking up all the wonderfulness this … Continue reading An air of gratitude, albeit a smokey one
Several times a year, my family and I put canned and packaged goods together to donate to the local Food Bank efforts. We do our best to put some thought into what we donate - foods that are healthy, filling, and that someone might not normally buy on their own, yet may appreciate. It's really kind … Continue reading Thinking outside the box: bringing life to a Food Bank contribution
Earlier this winter, I read a facebook post by my neighbour, Janet Oucherterlony, and it stuck in my mind for several days. When we ran into each other at the Wellness Gathering, knowing that she's been digging deep into her own personal wellness journey, I asked if she'd be willing to share her thoughts as … Continue reading Parenting. An ongoing opportunity to Lead by example.
Last night I had the privilege of attending a talk by Dr.Gabor Maté. I must admit, I've had a wee bit of an academic crush on Dr.Maté for quite a while now. His calm yet insistent presentation of some frightening realities of the current state of adult-child relationships seemed to be well received by the … Continue reading Childhood under threat: Dr Gabor Mate speaks in Whistler