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, […]

Zucchini Overload: More than a dozen ideas to help you cope!

Zucchini are such a satisfying plant to grow from seed.  Their big cotyledons emerge quickly with the right temperatures and, next thing you know, their cheery orange blossoms greet you on your morning garden rounds. But, then you go away for the weekend and come home to three times the amount of fruit than when you […]

Unpredictable

Living an active lifestyle with young kids is unpredictable, out there, and messy.  As well as, spontaneous, inspiring, and beautiful.  There are three simple things that we do, to keep it real and to keep on rolling: Food. I never leave home without snacks.  Copious amounts of food and water, really.  The reason behind this […]

Backyard Quiche

Quiche, like pizza, is an excellent fridge cleaner outer!  More romantically, quiche also turns a little bit of this and a little bit of that from the garden into a tender, filling, and healthful treat of a meal.  (And, it makes great leftovers, too!) I had a bit of a fennel bulb leftover (and, soon, will […]