Bike Touring: Myra Canyon on the KVR

bike touring okanagan

We just had an awesome trip to the Okanagan to do some day touring. On Day 1, we rode a section of the Kettle Valley Rail (KVR) Trail in Naramata. On Day 2, we thought we’d give the kids a bit of a rest with a longer drive and headed to the classic Myra-Bellevue Provincial […]

Bike Touring: Naramata to Little Tunnel on the KVR

little tunnel

We just had an awesome trip to the Okanagan, BC, to do some day trip touring. This ride is the quintessential KVR wine region tour, for sure! Aside from the stunning views, I think its real charms lie in the fact that it is traffic free (aside from the odd road crossing) and you can […]

Bike Touring in the Okanagan

bike touring okanagan

We are finally piecing together how to go bike touring as a family and it feels soooooooo good! Earlier on in our relationship, my husband and I figured out that we love to travel by bike. There is something just right about the pace. Something to do with your day. A lovely speed to let […]

Biking with Babies: Part 2

child seat

As with my first post Biking with Babies: Part 1, I’m just gonna put this general statement out there right off the bat: Biking with babies in North America is a contentious issue. It just is, I accept that. And, to each their own. It is even a bone of contention in my own extended […]

Growth Mindset in Parenting

Parenting undoubtedly shapes our lives to paramount effect. Be it the full immersion (and sometimes tunnel vision) of full-time parenthood or a more modern take on family life with kids, there will be change, for better and for worse. I find it helps to remember that we can all grow and change, much like the […]

My Grocery Bill Rant

making bread

I’m really trying to get our grocery bill down or, at the very least, keep it where it is at in spite of rising food costs and growing bellies. I find this hard. Rationalizing a lifestyle change, with math Between enjoying cooking and eating lots of whole foods, we spend a lot of money on […]

Toasted Yum Granola Bars

nut free bar

I hate to admit it, but it has been a long winter in our house. Between cold snaps, dressing a non-compliant toddler, illness, and some wicked cold snaps, I relished days where I could pull a jar of sweet summer sunshine out of my freezer. I will let the picture speak for its metaphorical self. […]

How I Keep My Kids Warm

keeping warm in winter

…so that we can have fun In almost any winter weather, at least for a little while. Even if it is just a walk around the block! We don’t have a big house; we live in a 1000 sq. ft. duplex. We also have a dog. And, squirrelly kids (and, ahem… mom) are no fun. This […]

Civic Duty: Supporting the Calgary Cycle Tracks Pilot

Cycle Tracks Pilot I was busy with our littlest when the City of Calgary’s Cycle Tracks and Stephen Avenue Bicycle Pilot narrowly passed 8-7 at council and did not get to attend to express my support in person. Nor did I have my shit together enough to peck out a letter and email it. Don’t […]

Baby Monitor Hell

I highly prize my sleep. For that reason, we tried a co-sleeper for about half a night and then babe was right in bed with us, with a blanket rolled up between her and dad so she didn’t get rolled on. It worked for us and while it may not work for you, I highly recommend […]