Why and How to Bike to School with Kids

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About a year and a half ago, I was excited that my daughter got a spot in our catchment-area French Immersion school (the previous year it had been a lottery system for admission due to high demand). I eagerly attended the info night with her only to be severely let down when a large part […]

Camping Food: Southwestern Beans & Rice

Summer goals One of this summer’s missions was to get camping, finally. We started getting into it with our first born, but then we had a second and life happened and and and… And, we did it! We got back camping this year. First car camping a bit, then we streamlined and planned for a […]

10 Family Friendly Bikepacking Trips in the Canadian Rockies

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This is my list of pipe dreams and missions accomplished! I will link to any posts that I have written up about specific rides or trips, which usually include notes on elevation profiles, camping option(s), and our experiences as a family (including the ages of the kids and what they were riding). After pining over […]

3 Tips on How to Lock Your Bike

The last thing this cargo biking mom wants to deal with is arriving back to my bike with two tired kids after having a kickass time somewhere, only to find that our trusty steed has vanished. So, here are the three things that I do to keep my bike as theft-resistant as possible: 1. Well […]

Bike Touring: Cascade Valley in Banff National Park

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I had this awesome trip planned out for the Gulf Islands but it wasn’t in the cards: still have a toddler who isn’t awesome at road tripping (plus, she was coming down with a snotty cold), the three families that we had hoped to connect with we were barely going to see, and, ugh, two […]

Bike Touring: Myra Canyon on the KVR

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]