Self-care during the holiday season is almost impossible with all the things on our to-do lists. But, getting run down over Christmas is a very real risk if you don’t carve out a little time for yourself. Relaxation has never been easier with an at home massage with Mobile Massage YEG!
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Have you ever wondered what happens at the Royal Tyrrell Museum when the lights go out?
Sleepover With Dinosaurs At The Royal Tyrrell Museum
Experience the fun of a sleepover with dinosaurs at one of the camp-in nights offered at the Royal Tyrrell Museum. As an activity that is perfect for a family, as well as larger groups camp-ins, are offered on Friday and Saturday nights during the fall and winter months.
Albertans don’t let a little cold weather or snow keep them from getting out and enjoying some fun now, do we? No, and the All is Bright Festival on 124st is a great example of Albertans embracing this season in the city.
On Saturday, November 10th from 4PM to 8PM, the businesses of 124 Street and High Street invite you to their annual light up festival and let me tell you – it’s a must-see. My kids and I have gone every year and it never fails to impress.
Airplane travel with babies can be an anxiety-inducing adventure! Especially when your baby is under 2 years old and they are riding in your lap. I traveled lots with both of my children when they were babies and compiled this list of ideas that I’ve used personally to keep them occupied on those long flights.
This list is for babies aged about 8 – 18 months.
- Lots of favourite snacks to munch on – also new snacks to try out will create a lot of excitement and wonder as well!
- Coloured sticky notes to pull apart and stick around is always entertaining!
- New board books or tiny books for small hands.
- Magnetic sticker books.
- Aquadoodle is always a hit with the older babies.
- Wrap up little trinkets from the dollar store to let them unwrap on the plane. You’ll have to bring the wrapping paper and tape so you can do your wrapping after going through security.
- New small toys. Anything with new texture or interesting gadgets they can handle and play with will keep them busy.
- Stand and let your little one enjoy roaming around in your seat (if it’s safe of course!) Gives them more freedom than being confined to your lap.
- Walk the aisles periodically to let them explore and stretch.
- If all else fails, load some baby-friendly apps on your tablet or smartphone to keep them occupied or distracted.
Do you have anything great ideas to add to this list? We’d love to hear your ideas in the comments below!
We are SO excited for Glow Christmas to come to Edmonton! Glow is the largest indoor Christmas festival in Edmonton with half a million lights lit up at the Enjoy Centre along with illuminated sculptures and playgrounds for kids.
It’s all the magic and wonder of an outdoor festival, hosted inside a cozy and spacious venue.
Elk Island National Park is one of our little family’s weekend mainstays. It’s the only completely fenced national park in Canada, and is home to both the largest and smallest land mammals in the world: the wood bison and pygmy shrew, respectively. We visit often, especially for the beautiful hiking trails, and while we’re proud of our part in accidentally inventing the sport of “extreme off-road stroller hiking” this past summer when we had to drag our sturdy City Select through a bog, we haven’t been able to get out for as many adventurous dates as we used to. When I came across Evening Paddle Tours, I knew we needed to call up Nana to babysit and make it a date.
If you have kids in Grade 4 & 5 that love to ski & snowboard, the SnowPass is definitely something that you’re going to want to invest in.
How The SnowPass Works
For just $29.95 the SnowPass gives you access to 0ver 150 ski areas across Canada. In Alberta, there are over 15 ski areas which include Lake Louise Ski Resort, Sunshine Village, Nakiska, and Mount Norquay.
The SnowPass gives kids 3x admission per location, and signing up is easy. You can sign up either online or through a printed application and you only need to apply one time, meaning that if your child is in grade 4 at the time of applying it is good for 2 seasons. Proof of age is required which can be a report card, birth certificate etc.
For the 2018/2019 there are new rules regarding an adult being present. Some ski areas require an adult to be onsite, and some require a paying adult. Check the full list of ski areas across Canada here.
To read the full list of rules & regulations check out the Ski Canada website
Weehelp, one of my favourite Edmonton sales for getting second hand kids & baby clothes/shoes/toys/books is coming this Friday and Saturday! Here’s a few reasons why you should check it out: