Five SUPER Easy Outdoor Kids Activities!

Five SUPER Easy Outdoor Kids Activities!

I wish when I was with my kids, I could just focus on them, but it's just not realistic. Work comes in and sometimes it's urgent. I'll shout-out how completely unsustainable this is for any working parent, and I'm honestly still processing how I feel about it all, while trying to keep the house and children vaguely under control, while building two businesses. This summer's going to be tough, but we'll get through it. 

Anyway - these are five of our go-to outside activities, that both my kids (one nearly 3, and one 5) will get into for at least 30-40 minutes WITH NO adult intervention. The combination of common activities is what makes these work for my kids.

It gives the kids a more uncommon perspective with familiar play and objects, with enough of a prompt and focus to get more invested in the activity.

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The Five Best Kids Show Dads!

The Five Best Kids Show Dads!

There's plenty of times I could strangle my kids (heads up kids - I don't give a shit whose random piece of plastic that is, and no, I don't feel like weighing in on it right now) but really, really, playing with them can remind anyone of the magic of childhood and how amazing those little guys are.

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Why You Can (and Should) Take Your Kids to Protests.

Why You Can (and Should) Take Your Kids to Protests.

What do want to be able to say to your kids? What will they remember about this time? Ask yourself, right now, if you're going to have an answer you're going to be proud of in the future. And if not, why not? One thing I've heard Black and other people of colour say this week, is that white people need to sit in the discomfort of participating in a racist system and admit they've benefited. And then act. So, it's time for my family. Is it for yours?

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DIY: Our SUPER Easy Garden for Little Kids

DIY: Our SUPER Easy Garden for Little Kids

Maybe you're feeling the victory garden vibe this summer, but are also a little put off by the work. We feel that. We've had a vegetable garden for about ten years now, and used container gardens in our apartment in Toronto for a few years before that. We've definitely explored a lot of different things to grow, and ways to grow. Our garden right now, is one the most low maintenance vegetable gardens we've done. And our kids are completely down to hang-out and mess around in it. We're big advocates for free-range sensory play. Partly because it's fun. Partly because it's how we both grew up. And partly (mostly?) because it's WAY easier if your kids know how to just...hang.

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Gift List Love!

We were so happy to be included on several gift lists over the holidays! Thanks to US Weekly, Mothering and Stockpiling Moms for showing us some lo...

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