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 […]

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 […]

Biking with Babies: Part 1

biking with babies

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 […]

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 […]