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Reasons to Watch Live Sports with the Kids

The other day we were lucky enough to be able to watch one of the Provincial volleyball games final games. The whole family went out and watched and the kids loved it. To see teams playing well together. Communicating on the court, encouraging each other, cheering for each other–it was great to watch. As well,

Take the Kids to the Beach

That’s it, summer. We’re going to the beach! We’re going to bury our feet in the sand. Build sandcastles. Toss rocks into the water. Chase the waves. Body surf. Swim. Float. Throw mud. Dive under water like we’re a dolphin. We’re going to play all day! Are you with us? Share your favourite thing to

Medieval Reenactments

When Old is New Again: Medieval Reenactments Know what’s cool? There are adults out there who dress up in medieval garb and reenact battles, fights, and events from medieval times. They fight for the honour and hand of young fair maidens. They poke, slash, prod, and defeat their enemy. Knee to the ground and they

Take the Kids to the Horse Races

[divider] Have you ever been to the horse races? Last year they started a horse race track near where we live. So of course I had to check it out and take the kids to the horse races! And yes, some of you might be aghast and thinking: You took your kids to the track!!??

Last Child on the Farm

[divider] Today I have a little special something from writer Kathy Coatney called “Last Child on the Farm” which is an essay she wrote about her childhood growing up on a farm and knowing firsthand where food comes from. Kathy is a photojournalist and farm gal who knows first hand the value of play in

Send a Kid to Summer Camp

Did you go to summer camp as a kid? Did you get the chance to spend all day, every day for a few days, weeks, or even a month outside? Did you get to craft? Play? (Man did I ever love playing Capture the Flag and Knock Your Socks Off!) Swim? (Polar Bear!) Sail? Go

Let’s Go Fishing!

Got your rod? Tackle? Lures and bait? Sunscreen? Hat? Beer? (That’s for the parents–Root Beer for the kiddos.) All righty, let’s go fishing! It’s a gorgeous weekend and the fish are biting. (The fish are biting because I SAID SO! Fishies, you hear me??) Fishing with the kids is a great weekend activity. There is