Monday, October 22, 2012

Ziplining in Maui--What a Rush!

Last month, we had our first big family vacation to one of my favourite places on earth--Maui. This mama decided she needed a taste of adventure on this trip so I left the babe with dad and went ziplining with Skyline Eco Adventures. It was amazing and too much fun. Check it out in my piece for BC Living.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Teeth-Brushing Woes

Annabel only recently turned two. And already we're having teeth-brushing battles. Some nights she won't even let us put the toothbrush in her mouth without tears and drama. Other nights she wants to do it herself, which is the equivalent to not brushing her teeth at all, but at least she'll readily put the toothbrush in her mouth and attempt to brush. Thankfully, she's at the point where she's mostly letting me brush her teeth, but I have to be quick about it. But I usually also give them a wipe with a clean cloth so I think we're covered. For now.

I expect the battle may continue for some time. Heck, I remember not wanting to brush my teeth when I was a kid. I see no reason why Annabel would feel otherwise. But I'm armed with some great tips to get her brushing that I discovered while researching for this Canadian Living piece about encouraging your kids to brush their teeth. It's part of the fantastic new Canadian Living Moms website, which I'm so pleased to be a part of, and for which I will soon begin blogging! Stay tuned!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Kid-Friendly Vancouver

Getting Annabel to carry at least some of  her own luggage!
I can't believe another month has flown by. We've been busy travelling, and it sure is a whole new experience with a wee one in tow. Let's just say that travelling light and winging it have become, feasible. But it's so much fun to take in the world through the eyes of a babe! This summer, we had a short visit to Richmond and Vancouver, and I flew with Annabel on my own for the first time. I'm happy to report we did splendidly! (And she also did amazingly well on our long-haul flights to Maui a couple of weeks ago; this kid is born to travel!)

It was our second visit to Van, and this time around, she was a bit older and more ready to explore. That meant even more fun! Have a boo at my picks for kid-friendly spots in Vancouver at