Parent Volunteers, Have you Been Shamed?

Parent Volunteers, Have you Been Shamed?

Parent volunteers, have you been shamed while volunteering? My husband and I volunteer extensively for the organized sports my son participates in (many) and at his school. As a family, we are committed to giving our time, energy and hearts to create positive...
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Celebrate Canada 150 in the Tri-Cities!

Celebrate Canada 150 in the Tri-Cities!

Celebrating Canada Day is always fun, but I was super excited to check out the plans for Canada 150 in the Tri-Cities and beyond! Here’s the low down on what’s happening in Coquitlam, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Burnaby, New Westminster...
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Best Playgrounds in the Tri-Cities

Best Playgrounds in the Tri-Cities

We love the beautiful trees, lakes, oceans and parks in the Tri-Cities, and my 8 year old has tried out many of the playgrounds at these special places over the years. We have our favourites, and today we are sharing...
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Eggciting Easter Events in the Tri-Cities

Eggciting Easter Events in the Tri-Cities

Living in the Tri-Cities, we love exploring the wonderful local family events and the Easter holiday is no exception. It’s fun to run into friends and neighbours when you go out and about in the community. With that in mind,...
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18 Rainy Day Activities for Kids in the Tri-Cities

18 Rainy Day Activities for Kids in the Tri-Cities

During the long rainy days on the west coast, it’s easy to feel cooped up and stir crazy when you are home with your children! This is our family’s list of rainy day activities for kids in the Tri-Cities –...
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Family Day in the Tri-Cities

Family Day in the Tri-Cities

With Family Day weekend sneaking up on us after yet another snowfall, I was wondering what the heck is happening this weekend and did some research. Here’s the lowdown on Family Day in the Tri-Cities as well as some great...
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Winter Fun! Ice Skating at Como Lake

Winter Fun! Ice Skating at Como Lake

We had a blast ice skating at Como Lake in Coquitlam today!
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Explore your Creativity at Place des Arts

Explore your Creativity at Place des Arts

With my new focus on self love and making time for myself, I decided to step outside my comfort zone and sign up for some art classes this fall. An invitation to attend a felting workshop at Place des Arts...
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Canada Day Festivities in the Tri-Cities

Canada Day Festivities in the Tri-Cities

What are you doing on Canada Day? If you live in the Tri-Cities and the surrounding cities of Burnaby and New Westminster there are tons of options:
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Canada Day in Burnaby, New West and the Tri-Cities in 2015

Canada Day in Burnaby, New West and the Tri-Cities in 2015

We are proud Canadians and love celebrating Canada Day. In past years, we have taken part in amazing celebrations in Burnaby, Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and New Westminster. If you are looking for Canada Day activities in the area...
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Review: The Chop Shop – Affordable Hair Cuts for Families

Review: The Chop Shop – Affordable Hair Cuts for Families

By Dan Bechard Recently, I was lucky enough to get a complimentary haircut at the new Coquitlam location of the Chop Shop. Located conveniently right behind Coquitlam Centre near Glen and Pacific, the Chop Shop brings a little downtown flair...
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Canada Day Festivities in Burnaby and the Tri-Cities

Canada Day Festivities in Burnaby and the Tri-Cities

There will be cake, there will be fireworks, there will be dancing and there will be singing. That right folks – there are some fabulous Canada Day events happening in Burnaby and the Tri-Cities (Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam)  with...
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Port Moody Centennial Parade in Pictures

Port Moody Centennial Parade in Pictures

The City of Port Moody turns 100 this year and our family headed down to enjoy the parade yesterday. It was really fun with lots of interesting floats and historical touches. My son had a great time and announced “it was...
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Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding in Public

I breastfed my son until he was 19 month old and he was a hungry little bean who wanted to nurse a lot.  I offered the boob on demand wherever we went – at the mall, at the park, at...
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Pay Parking in Port Moody? Seriously?

Pay Parking in Port Moody? Seriously?

A couple of weeks ago, I drove down to Granville Island with my little boy to shop for a wedding gift. Parking was tricky as usual and I was happy to score a spot near Bridges. Unfortunately after seeing 3 hour...
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Ready Set Learn Fails to Deliver

Ready Set Learn Fails to Deliver

This spring, I attended the Ready Set Learn program at our catchment school in SD43. I didn’t really know what the program was for except that it was supposed to be a program for parents with 3 and 4-year-olds. When...
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Killer Video Game Depicts Port Moody Secondary School

Killer Video Game Depicts Port Moody Secondary School

This week I was shocked and disappointed to hear about a video game that depicts gun violence in one of our local high schools in Metro Vancouver, Port Moody Secondary School. While the video game does not show students or...
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Review: Mom Friendly Fitness at Bodies By London

Review: Mom Friendly Fitness at Bodies By London

Suburban moms be sure to check out my review of Mom Friendly Fitness at Bodies By London in Port Coquitlam which is featured on VancouverMom.ca today!
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Choosing a Good Kindergarten; and the Fraser Institute Report

Choosing a Good Kindergarten; and the Fraser Institute Report

As the parent of a 4 year old boy who will attend kindergarten (in 2013) in the Coquitlam School District, it has been a challenging process to get the information I need to choose the right elementary school for my...
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Be Someone who Cares: Join the Snowflake Walk on December 9

Be Someone who Cares: Join the Snowflake Walk on December 9

Join the inaugural Snowflake Walk on Sunday, December 9, to take part in the inspirational new anti-bullying program called Be Someone now in effect in the City of Port Coquitlam.
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Joey Coquitlam Creates a Dessert for Moi

Joey Coquitlam Creates a Dessert for Moi

A  lovely group of my Top 30 VancouverMom.ca blogger friends headed out to Joey Coquitlam for a fun reunion dinner this week. We were dazzled by the Joey staff who had a few surprises up their sleeves to make our...
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