Family Riding: The Ultimate Bakfiets

Cross-posted: Originally posted on This Mom Bikes. December 3, 2017. Since we have n+1 cargo bikes, I often get asked this question: Which one is your favourite? And, well, it is a really hard question to answer. I think that there are three variables which influence my answer: Do you ride year round? Do you […]

Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaways: 2017 Family Biking Edition

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Holiday gift guides abound at this time of year and it is tricky finding the good ones. Since you are reading OHAW, chances are you are fairly active and like to get outside, so I’ll help you out a bit by sharing my ideas on great gear for families that like to be out on […]

Winter Ride: Special Equipment

There are five bits of specialized winter equipment that help keep this cargo biking mom rolling year-round. While I have several years of experience commuting daily in damp and wet Vancouver winters, this is my first season of (multiple) daily commutes in snowy winter – the past few winters I have gained my confidence and […]

Winter Ride: But Why?

Winter is subjective in Calgary. Snow can fall from the sky any month of the year (seriously). And, there is always at least one real snowfall before Hallowe’en, without fail. Mother Nature usually waits until October, but sometimes it even happens in September! One such storm was so epic it was dubbed “Snowtember”. Never fear, […]

Book Review: Sky Sweeper by Phillis Gershator

We received this lovely book from a friend when our eldest daughter was born. While it was a few years before it snuck into the bedtime routine, this book is now a solid family favourite, loved by all four of us. There is something immensely calming about this book and it is a great final […]

Book Review: Natural World by Amanda Wood & Mike Jolley

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A Visual Compendium of Wonders from Nature: Natural World written by Amanda Wood and Mike Jolley, illustrated by Owen Davey is a masterpiece. Absolutely stunning and a total must-have for your budding biologist. In a nutshell, my six year-old loves pouring over this book, taking in the useful and fascinating facts while appreciated the scintillating […]

Book Review: Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox by Danielle Daniel

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In this book, Métis author-illustrator Danielle Daniel shares the Anishinaabe tradition of totem animals with children and it is stunning. And simple. And, oh so useful. I was in a local bookstore with my eldest and she saw the cover and immediately said, “I love this book! We read it in Nature Kindergarten last year. It […]

Book Review: Wild Animals of the North by Dieter Braun

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Please note: This post contains Amazon.ca affiliate links. If you choose to purchase this or any book mentioned in this post, you will do so at no extra cost to yourself, but you will be supporting us! Kind regards, Lindsay. Part art, part natural science reference book, Dieter Braun’s Wild Animals of the North is a […]

(Cooked) Grape Juice in 5 Easy Steps

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This was the first year we had lots of grapes to harvest and preserve! I was thinking of making wine, but did not think that I would have enough or that it might be a bit too complicated, requiring blending of grapes, etc.; so I decided on juice (and jelly — apparently my husband loves […]

Bikepacking: Little Elbow to Mount Romulus

We just got back from an epic group bikepacking overnighter up along the Little Elbow River to Mount Romulus Backcountry Campground in Elbow-Sheep Wildland Provincial Park, Alberta. Epic because somehow our ringleader managed to wrangle together ten awesome families, which included thirteen kids ranging from almost 8 months old to almost 14 years old! It’s […]