• Family Fun,  homeschooling

    Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out

    Body Worlds is a hugely popular traveling science exhibit. It was in Edmonton just over 10 years ago at Telus World of Science.  It was something I had wanted to see but I was pregnant at the time and I heard there was a section showing a fetus at various stages, so I wasn’t sure if I could handle that. …

  • Family Fun,  homeschooling

    Terry Fox – Canadian Hero

    Terry Fox is a Canadian icon. Diagnosed with bone cancer at age 18, he had to have his right leg amputated above the knee in 1977. While receiving treatment and recovering in the hospital, he witnessed cancer patients, including many children, not survive their diagnosis and treatments. He was determined to help and so the Marathon of Hope was born. His goal…

  • Family Fun

    New Library in YEG – Calder Branch

    Yes, I admit I’m a bit of a book nerd. New and used book stores and libraries are some of my favorite places to visit. When I heard the new Calder branch opened up at the end of January, I was itching to try it out. But with trip prep and packing and being away for two weeks, I never…

  • Family Fun

    Paws the Cat Cafe

    There’s a new Cat Cafe in town, full of more beautiful, adoptable kitties! Paws the Cat Cafe opened this month just north of downtown at 10588 109 Street. The kitties in the cafe come from the Edmonton Humane Society and are adoptable after going through an application process.  The cafe offers a great selection of coffees, teas, Italian sodas and…

  • Family Fun

    YEG Fun With a Ride on the Funicular

    Edmonton’s latest project, the Mechanized River Valley Project, is complete and open to the public.  Consisting of several components including a new staircase, 100 Street Funicular, Promenade, bridge over Grierson Hill Road, the Frederick G. Todd Lookout, and elevator, this project promotes accessibility to Edmonton’s River Valley and offers gorgeous views.   Able to accommodate strollers, bikes, wheelchairs, scooters, etc. the…

  • Family Fun

    Light Walk and A Blue Christmas at the Muttart

    Visiting the Muttart Conservatory at night is a magical experience that isn’t offered too often.  The last time we were able to visit at night was during the bloom of Putrella the Corpse Flower earlier this year. For the remainder of December however, the Muttart is open until 9pm on Thursday evenings. Showcasing a feature called Light Walk (6-9pm), you…

  • Family Fun

    Giving Back in YEG

    The holiday rush has already begun.  It seems to start earlier each year.  There have already been Christmas Parties held in early to mid November, Christmas markets and craft shows are in full swing and Black Friday sales have become a week long or more event. When you’re caught up in the rush it’s easy to forget about others that…

  • Family Fun,  kids

    Kid’s Hour at the Cat Cafe on Whyte

    My 8 year old is cat OBSESSED! She greets her kitty as soon as we walk through the door, wants to make a cat tower with her grandpa and if she touches anything soft, it’s as soft as “5000 cuddly cats!” When I heard that there was a Cat Cafe coming to Edmonton, I knew we would have to visit.…

  • Family Fun

    The Goats Have Arrived!

    There’s a new pilot project on right now in one city park that will help combat noxious weeds.  A herd of 170 goats is being introduced to Rundle Park between July and September and they have been specially trained to munch on Canada thistle, leafy spurge, common tansy, common burdock, yellow toadflax as well as the occasional dandelion.  This pilot project…