• Family Fun,  Travel

    2024 Summer Events & Festivals in HRM

    Don’t let the rainy spring days get you down. Summer is right around the corner and there’s a full lineup of exciting and entertaining events in Kjipuktuk/Halifax and around the HRM to keep you busy from June until September. Festivals and events focused on food, music, comedy and more await you on the waterfronts of Halifax, Dartmouth and beyond.  Lebanese…

  • Family Fun,  Travel

    10 Low Cost or Free Fun Things to do in Halifax This August

    The residents of HRM have come through many obstacles over the last few months. Widespread and devastating forest fires followed by extensive flooding have taken over local communities, during a time of year that’s usually known for its beach trips and patio drinks.  It will be a long road of renovations and rebuilds for many people, but hopefully some sun…

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    Family Fun

    2021 Holiday Tree Lightings & Parades in the Pictou County Area

    2021 will be my first holiday season in Nova Scotia since 2003! The holidays will look a little different from what the kids and I are used to, but I’m hoping to make it memorable with new sights, sounds, and experiences. My fondest memories of the Christmas’s growing up include tinseled out real trees, Christmas Eve and over-the-holiday visits with…

  • Family Fun

    Now Open – Stanley A. Milner Library

    To say our family loves libraries would be an understatement. Having programing end and branches close this past spring was hard to deal with for my library loving kids. We love checking out different locations and get excited when we hear a new branch is being built. But to hear the largest branch in Edmonton was getting a complete overhaul,…

  • Get Back To Nature

    Get Back To Nature: Famous Five Parks, Edmonton

    In the early 1900s, five Albertan women set out to change the shape of politics in Canada. In 1918, Canadian women attained the right to vote. But under the British North American Act, women were not considered “persons” under the law, and therefore, could not be appointed to the Senate. The five women, Nellie McClung, Louise McKinney, Henrietta Muir Edwards,…

  • Family Fun

    Introducing…Mapping Out Joy

    Change is good. Change is needed to keep growing. I have been thinking about this change for a while now, but finally accomplished it when the fear of change let go, motivation to move forward grew, and I had the time to make it happen. I started my blog over 5 years ago. I had just decided to homeschool my…