Is Your Baby Doing This? aka How to Survive Active Sleep

Is your previously near-to-perfect sleeper suddenly calling for you all night long?

Has their nap schedule gone completely pear-shaped?

Does baby wake up when you put them down, when previously they would stay asleep?

Are they behaving uncharacteristically fussy or cranky?

Do they perhaps think the middle of the night is a good time to play?

Are you using props to get them to sleep and to get through the night/naps when you never needed to before?

If your baby is between 12 & 16 weeks old, this is all really normal to Continue reading


Quick & Local Stir-Fried Beef & Cabbage
Kidz in the Kitchen

Our family tries to make a point of attending each Farmers’ Market in Kamloops if we are in town.

Depending on the time of year, we enjoy perusing the stalls filled with bedding plants, colourful produce,  eggs, local beef, salmon and of course, gingerbread cookies for the little ones.

When we visit the market, the kids and I try to plan a meal based on items that we can find at the market that day.

One Saturday morning, we picked up ground beef, a beautiful head of cabbage, some garlic, fresh carrots, green onions and a mixed bag of blue and red potatoes.

When it came time to unpack the items in our kitchen, we had a discussion about what to make for dinner using only the items that we had purchased that morning from the market.

My 5 year old suggested a stir fry.

However, instead of rice, we would add a side of roasted potatoes as a replacement.

Here is how we made our quick and easy Stir Fried Beef & Cabbage:


  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4 bulbs of red onions (including the green part) sliced
  • a head of cabbage (thinly sliced)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • fresh hot chili peppers – optional (thinly sliced)


Directions Continue reading

Movie in the Park Powered by ElectroRecycle

On Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 5 pm at Riverside Park enjoy Movie in the Park Powered by ElectroRecycle!

Small Appliance and Power Tool Recycling

What is ElectroRecycle?

A small appliance and power tool recycling program in British Columbia!

The price of admission?

Any old, broken, or unwanted ElectroRecycle product that you already have lying around the house. Simply bring in an ElectroRecycle item such as a toaster, hair dryer or power drill for recycling for admission to Disney’s Wall-E! Continue reading


Zucchini Noodles: Kidz in the Kitchen

It’s that time of year when our gardens are exploding with zucchini and I’m sure everyone is looking for some innovative ways to use them up!

I’ve been making noodles out of zucchini for several summers now and thankfully my family approves of this really easy summer dish.

I have a spiralizer that we use often for zucchinis, beets and carrots:

IMGP9280However, you don’t actually need any fancy equipment, as a simple old Continue reading

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