Get Outside: Swedish Parenting Style [GIVEAWAY]

there's no such thing as bad weather

I grew up thinking that the expression “there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes” was a Canadian turn of phrase. Oh how wrong I was! Now that my eldest has reached public school age, I am learning more and more how wrong I was, but also how very lucky I was to have […]

Cross-Country Skiing Near Calgary: My favourite place, my dog’s, too

After a wicked good week of cross-country skiing Calgary, we headed to the edge of the mountains near the hamlet of Bragg Creek and had another glorious ski. The conditions are impeccable everywhere, in spite of the warmer afternoons that we have consistently had all week long. West Bragg was no exception. This is my […]

Cross Country Skiing Calgary: The Triple Crown

Life in Calgary is all about seizing the moment; or, at least that’s what this Calgary-transplant has learned and is now truly embracing! When there is snow and it is not toddler-tantrum-inducing cold out, you go cross country skiing in Calgary. Every. Single. Day. The Triple Crown Thus, without further adieu, I bring you the […]

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: Little Rippers

Even Little Rippers can appreciate quality gear, for zooming around on their run bikes, or cozying up in the trailer or box bike for some chilly rides. Check out these four wicked ideas, ranging from handmade to purchased, and including two giveaways (November 13-19th, 2017): Blanket Cozy natural fibres or a thick fleece blanket to bundle […]

Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway: ADK Jewellery “itty bitty” Set

Giveaway of pendant & studs! Next time you are visiting Revelstoke, BC, Canada, be sure to check out Arleigh’s beautifully curated store on main street, “Garnish”. Filled with hand-picked pieces of jewellery from artisans across Canada, as well as some bespoke kids’ clothes, body products, and great things that catch her eye, you won’t be […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Shredders

Your shredder is zipping around on a pedal bike by now, with or without gears, urban cruising or maybe even bikepacking into the wilderness for some overnight adventures. You are proud of their accomplishments and willingness to work hard and want to support their continued growth! Here is a range of ideas suitable for many […]

Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway: Riyoko Travel Hoody

Enter for a chance to win a Riyoko.ca Travel Hoody! Or, check out Riyoko.ca’s shop for other awesome gift ideas! Support this lovely Calgarian creating local goods to help keep women well styled wherever their journey takes them. Back to gift ideas for “Mom & Pop & the Fam” Back to the main page for […]

Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway: Pair of Polar Stroller’s RX3 Skis

Enter for a chance to win a pair of Polar Stroller’s RX3 Skis! Or, head over to Polar Stroller‘s store and support this family business that gives back to local Calgarian initiatives such as: Mission Hope Calgary (purchasing a hot meal ticket for hungry children for every set of skis they sell), Inn From the Cold, […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Winter Riding Must-Haves

In our family, we offset the consumerism by seeing Christmas as a chance to acquire useful things. Sometimes ‘useful’ and ‘comfortable’ get murky, but in our books, that’s okay when you are mostly moving your body to get around in all sorts of weather. Help your loved one make the leap into year-round active transportation […]