Join the Odyssey Adventure Club for a “Buck” (Plus a Summer Challenge)


The end of May is just around the corner, which means school will be out for the summer! Parents, does that fill you with dread, knowing all you’ll hear for the next few months is “I’m bored!”? Keep reading because we have a deal for you—one that will only cost you a buck and that […]

Britannia Mine Museum

Britannia Mine Museum

Last month when my sister-in-law and her family visited us, we took them up towards Squamish to visit the Britannia Mine Museum. My husband and I have driven past the mine a few times, exploring other places, and we were excited to see what was there. The Britannia Mine Museum is easy to find. Just […]

A Birthday Party in the Park

Birthday party in the park

Lily’s 5th birthday party was on Friday, and she’s been talking about it for months. Hers is the last birthday in our family birthday season, which kicks off with Sunshine’s in February. Lily has been very patient, but she was very excited to finally have HER special day arrive. Since it’s usually nice in May, […]

Advice for New Parents

Advice for New Parents

Recently, several of my friends have had their first babies. As I’ve been chatting with them and congratulating them, I’ve also been thinking about what advice I’d share with a new parent after having three kids. We had many friends share their parenting advice with us before Sunshine was born and I’m grateful for the […]

Sunshine Takes the Camera (Wordless Wednesday)

Clouds and evergreen trees

A few years ago, I let Sunshine take my camera and wander around my in-law’s place taking pictures. Later, it was fun to sort through the hundred-some-odd pictures she’d taken (including a dozen or so selfies) to see what she’d thought photo-worthy. Here’s a selection: Do your kids like being photographers? At what age do […]

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Toddler looking out the window of an airplane.

Last week, we flew back to Alberta for a week-long visit that involved planes, trains and automobiles. I spent the week beforehand planning how to pack our bags to avoid extra fees on the plane, trying to figure out how to keep the girls busy on the plane and train, and writing and scheduling blog […]