Holiday Gift Guide: Books

Check out my page that links up to my growing compilation of book recommendations for all ages. Books are always a good gift in my world and belong in every holiday gift guide; you can never go wrong, there are plenty available used, and I feel like they have worthwhile enough impact that they’re okay to […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

Biking with Babies: Part 1

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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 family! We all have our reasons or justifications, experiences, and […]

How to Make a French Drain

This is neither a glamorous food post nor a pretty garden one, but a practical, home maintenance piece that will hopefully give you the courage to ‘do it yourself’, if necessary. We came home from about a ten day holiday after there had been crazy, wicked storms reported in our neck of the woods: thunder, […]