• 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…

  • Family Fun

    YEG’s Favorite Summer Festivals

    Edmonton is nicknamed the Festival City and for good reason.  Summertime in Edmonton means non-stop festivals and fun. Here’s a list of some of the great festivals and cultural experiences YEG has to offer.   June 20-July 16 – Freewill Shakespeare Festival June 30-July 9 – Sand on Whyte July 7-9 – Whyte Avenue’s Art Walk July 7-16 – Edmonton…

  • Recipes

    Bacon & Egg Potato Salad

    Potato salad is a favorite of mine and a summer staple, from picnics in the park to backyard BBQs. It’s a great dish to beat the heat and prepare earlier in the day, and leftovers make great lunches.  It’s so versatile too, add what you have in your fridge and change it up each time!  I’m not a food blogger…

  • Family Fun,  kids

    PJ Masks LIVE! Time To Be A Hero

    PJ Masks has been a favorite in our house since they debuted almost 2 years ago. The stories of young superheros Catboy, Gecko and Owlette have been replayed over and over and then carried over into pretend play.   It was so popular in our house last year that it was the theme of Kai’s 4th birthday. Masks (thanks to…

  • Family Fun,  homeschooling

    Children’s Educational Classes, Drop-in Programs, Events & Festivals – June 2017 + Canada Day

    Edmonton does not have a shortage of fun family activities.  But sometimes it’s nice to pass on the bouncy house and food truck events for something a bit more educational. As homeschoolerss / unschoolers, we use many of the great attractions, events and festivals in Edmonton and beyond as our classroom. Here’s a list of some of the great learning…

  • Family Fun,  homeschooling

    Fort Edmonton Park 150 Summer Pass + Special International Children’s Festival of the Arts Offer

    I have lived in Edmonton just over 12 years, and last summer was the first time I experienced Fort Edmonton Park.  The girls and I enjoyed a full day there, learning about the first settlers to Edmonton, the growth of the city and way of life in a different time. We explored the old fort, town buildings, learned about different…