Family SOS in Halifax Offers Free Programs for Local Families

Family SOS in Halifax Offers Free Programs for Local Families

Raising a family is one of the most important jobs you will ever do, but it's also one of the hardest! Luckily in Halifax we are home to an incredible local organization called Family SOS. They are there to help support all local families during their journeys AND they also run some pretty cool activities for kids and youth - and it's all free! Today we shine a spotlight on this organization and some of the amazing programs they offer to help local families.

Making Clouds: Weather Experiment Inspired by Frankie MacDonald

Making Clouds: Weather Experiment Inspired by Frankie MacDonald

BOOK GIVEAWAY

This month's book club is weather related which was a lot of fun for us! Our favourite weather forecaster, Frankie MacDonald, and local author Sarah Sawler worked on this book together. After reading it we were inspired to do a weather experiment by creating a cloud right in our own home. Read on for how to do this simple and fun experiment with your kids AND your chance to win a copy of the book!

First Fairy Door Trail Opens in Halifax

First Fairy Door Trail Opens in Halifax

Have you ever been out on a walk in the woods and stumbled upon a tiny fairy house or door? We have once or twice and it was such a fun surprise! Some members of a Spryfield forest school took it one step further and created the very first dedicated fairy door trail in the city. Imagine the magic and fairy dust swirling around this little metropolis!

Mi'kmaw Animals & Learning Habitats: Itsy Bitsy Nimbus Book Club

Mi'kmaw Animals & Learning Habitats: Itsy Bitsy Nimbus Book Club

BOOK GIVEAWAY

This month's book club book is called Mi'kmaw Waisisk/Mi'kmaw Animals by Alan Syliboy (published by Nimbus Publishing) and it is a board book for babies and toddlers. It has beautifully drawn images that will delight readers of all ages, along with the English and Mi'kmaw word for each animal, as well as the proper pronunciation of the Mi'kmaw word.

This book inspired our book club activity this month to teach babies, toddlers, and preschoolers about animal habitats, and learn a bit of a second language while they're at it!

DJ Butler Playground in Rockingham

DJ Butler Playground in Rockingham

Without fail, whenever I ask for everyone to share their favourite playground on social media I can be sure someone will mention DJ Butler Playground in Rockingham. I've driven by this spot a thousand times when I worked at MSVU, but I have never been here. Read about my first impression and how it changed after spending some time in the space.

Ladybug & Bumblebee Tic Tac Toe: A Pinterest Test Drive

Ladybug & Bumblebee Tic Tac Toe: A Pinterest Test Drive

I posted last year about our attempt to makeover our backyard into a more natural play space and we've been working slowly and steadily on it since. Once idea I'd seen on Pinterest was a tic tac toe game using rocks so an a day trip recently we stopped by a beach and collected some smooth round rocks to do a Pinterest Test Drive to see if it worked as well as it appeared to online. Here is the process and our verdict on if it was a Pinterest Win or Fail…

Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo in Halifax a Must-See for Families

Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo in Halifax a Must-See for Families

The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo runs from June 26 to July 2. We took our family for the first time and had an incredible time. We give you the scoop on this year’s show and all the information you need to plan your Tattoo experience with kids this year!