Adventures

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!

Halifax's Ronald McDonald House PJ Walk: Volunteering as a Family

Halifax's Ronald McDonald House PJ Walk: Volunteering as a Family

One of the questions I am asked a lot is how local families with young children can volunteer together to teach their children from early on how to give back to their communities. The Ronald McDonald House in Halifax is hosting a super fun, all-ages PJ Walk that the whole family can get involved in! Last year the Halifax Ronald McDonald House provided 4,887 nights of comfort to 553 families travelling here for medical treatment; and, between the RMH House in Halifax and Ronald McDonald Family Rooms in Halifax and Moncton, they served 2,283 Maritime families. 

Halifax's Ultimate Parent and Tot Resource Guide

Halifax's Ultimate Parent and Tot Resource Guide

One of the most important things for new parents to do is to connect with other new parents, ideally in person. It motivates you to get out of the house, it builds a support system, and it provides a space to make friends with other people in the same stage of life. This “living” guide will be your go-to resource as we keep growing it and adding more and more programs so you’ll always have options when you’re ready to “get out there.” Trust me, you’ll be glad you did.

Time Out for Parents at Oceanstone Seaside Resort

Time Out for Parents at Oceanstone Seaside Resort

Sometimes, as parents, it's really easy to get caught up in our relationship with our kids - in their life, in their activities, in their needs. When doing this, it is even easier to put your relationship as a couple on the back burner. When that happens, it's time to call a Time Out...for the parents, not the kids...

Tinsel, Sackville's Talking Christmas Tree

Tinsel, Sackville's Talking Christmas Tree

Sackville filled the talking tree void left by Woody a few years ago with Tinsel. He puts on a fun animatronic twenty minute show with sing-a-longs and storytelling that the children adore. The show is free to all, though food or monetary donations to Beacon House are encouraged. His shows start this weekend and run for just a few days so read on so you don't miss his visit this year!

How to Give Back with a Litter Scavenger Hunt

How to Give Back with a Litter Scavenger Hunt

If there’s one thing I’ve learned as a parent, it’s that if you call something a scavenger hunt, kids will go crazy for it. No joke. Cleaning up toys, finding groceries in the store, even picking up garbage! We've come up with a fun way for little kids to clean up their neighbourhood AND help other kids learn about the environment.

Halifax Waterfront Submarine Playground

Halifax Waterfront Submarine Playground

The Halifax waterfront submarine playground is a pretty amazing structure and my kids cite it as one of their favourites to play on. We live in the suburbs so when we take a trip downtown we always make sure to include it in our trip. When I was part of creating the 150 Coolest Playgrounds in Canada list (you can read more about that here), this was a no-brainer to include. Here's our thoughts on it and why, *gasp,* I don't actually like it much myself.