Category Archives: Adventures in Parenting

My personal accounts of our day to day encounters, explorations and expeditions in and around the Kamloops area.

A Bloomin’ Garden Party!

A Wild About Party Packs spring-time idea

By Candace of Wild About Party Packs

The sun is shining and the bulbs are blooming. Do you have a child ready for a birthday this Spring? Are you tired of planning the usual party with whatever is “in” at the moment?

Why not plan a green thumb birthday party to help welcome the warmer weather and help celebrate them being one year older.  This party idea can be a wonderful experience for the children: different from the current trend and letting them get a little (or a lot) dirty and have some hands-on fun exploring Mother Nature.

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As always, you and your ideas are wonderfully welcomed. If you are interested in getting involved with KamloopsParents.com simply email jodi@kamloopsparents.com and we can chat!

More than just a "Yum Bum": Delish Naturals Review

Recently (like really really recently), I got to test out the Yum Bum Butter from Delish Naturals.

What’s the first thing I did when I got it?  Why, open the can and take a whiff, of course.  And “Delish” is right.  The “LoveSpell” fragrance smells so good I wasn’t sure I wanted to put it on my baby’s bum.  But, I did.  And, I am glad that I did.  Smooth, not gucky, no greasy residue and no greasy white fingers!!

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Elizabeth is a Kamloops lifer. Born at RIH, she is happy to be raising her family here. Married with four wonderful children, Elizabeth is also teacher and enjoys working with parents as she learns more about this “Mommy gig”. Elizabeth is passionate about parenting and enjoys networking with other parents.

Thoughts on Down Time

Since having my third child I have discovered something essential to my day: “Quiet Time”.

Every day after lunch, my daughter goes to her room for her nap, my son goes to his room to read books and I try to get the baby down for a nap, too.  This, occasionally, results in a little bit of time to myself.  Sometimes I get to use that time to clean up the mess from lunch, or go on the computer for a bit, but usually it results in quality one-on-one time with one of the kids.  If the baby does go down for a nap, I’ll get to hang out with my four-year-old for a bit… just us, or if he is agreeably reading in his room for a while I will get to really connect and play with my baby while my two-year-old sleeps.

Having that time with just one kid, or none that need my immediate attention, has really given me the ability to clear my head and feel Continue reading Thoughts on Down Time

Elizabeth is a Kamloops lifer. Born at RIH, she is happy to be raising her family here. Married with four wonderful children, Elizabeth is also teacher and enjoys working with parents as she learns more about this “Mommy gig”. Elizabeth is passionate about parenting and enjoys networking with other parents.

Tuesday Tutorial: St. Patty’s Day Bucket Game

Dawnica Flatt (Early Childhood Educator and Stampin’ Up Demonstrator) brings you this great activity.

This paper bucket is easy to make and has so many uses!  Makes a great game for the kids to play too!

Bucket Portion

1) Take a square peice of paper.  Here I used a 12×12 sheet of patterend paper. (Fig 1)

2) Lay paper face down in front of you so that it is a diamond (corner at top and bottom). (Fig 2)

3) Fold bottom corner up to meet top corner creating a triangle.  Use Continue reading Tuesday Tutorial: St. Patty’s Day Bucket Game

As always, you and your ideas are wonderfully welcomed. If you are interested in getting involved with KamloopsParents.com simply email jodi@kamloopsparents.com and we can chat!

The Gruffalo: Curled Up With A Good Book

Title: The Gruffalo

Author: Julia Donaldson, Alex Scheffler

Age group: I’ve read this one to lots of age-groups.  My intermediate (grades 4 – 7) students enjoyed The Gruffalo just as much (yes, yes they did) as the primary students that heard The Gruffalo.  My kids love the story and the illustrations.  In fact, my daughter sometimes will keep it in her place of honour… under her pillow.

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Elizabeth is a Kamloops lifer. Born at RIH, she is happy to be raising her family here. Married with four wonderful children, Elizabeth is also teacher and enjoys working with parents as she learns more about this “Mommy gig”. Elizabeth is passionate about parenting and enjoys networking with other parents.