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The Takeaway from 2020

One of the toughest things about homeschooling, at least for me as the parent who’s not actually DOING the homeschooling, is dealing with the...

Top Toys

Island Parent’s curated list of this year’s top toys guarantees that your kids will have more fun with the toys inside the boxes than...

How to Celebrate the Small Things

There’s no doubt that 2020’s holiday season will look different than in years past. Not only are we doing our best to stay healthy...

Little Free Libraries

Three things I love in life: books, free stuff and DIY community-building projects. When the global pandemic shut down both public gatherings and public...

Fright Night Festivities

Sure Halloween is going to look different this year compared to how it’s looked in the past, but don’t let that scare you! Not...

The Importance of Celebration

Now more than ever we need to take time to appreciate the small things and to celebrate milestones, occasions and traditions—even if we have...

Zero-waste School Lunches

Back to school is always a time of uncertainty. Will the kids like their teachers? Will their best friends be in their class? How...

5 Family-friendly Things to Do in the Comox Valley

From barking sea lions, mountain biking and beachcombing to waterfalls, aviation displays and maybe an Air Force fly-by, there’s lots to do in Comox...

Birthdays & Babies

In a few days, my five-year-old will turn six. While we have never been the type of family to rent out a room in...

10 Things to Do Before Summer Ends

With fall just around the corner, there’s still plenty of time to tackle this “10 Things To Do” list. Now there’s no excuse for...

Back-to-School Brain Boosters

Summertime for children usually means more time outdoors playing, eating fresh, in-season foods, sleeping more and, this summer, connecting—in a COVID-safe way—with family and...

Up (and Down) the Creek

Our family lives not too far from Bowker Creek. We pass over its hidden waters or walk along its concrete banks several times a...
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