Body positivity is all good and well until you need to try on a bathing suit under a fluorescent light in a mall.
By age 14, girls drop out of sport at twice the rate of boys the same age
– Women’s Sport Foundation.
Built with over 100,000 sunflowers Bowden SunMaze is one of the ultimate Albertan things to do before the snow flies.
School is FINALLLLLYY starting, and while it’s going to be lonely and quiet at home, it’s also going to be SO GOOD! My kids, they need to be at school. They’ve had a great summer holiday, and now it’s time to get back to reality (and structure and something other than complaining that they’re bored).
One of our favourite events of the year and, one of the very few that happens across the province is back for its 7th year. Open Farm Days is back with a recond number of farms participating in 2019 and they have their own beer which means there’s a greater chance of a being able to visit many farms near you, AND, the variety of farms is greater.
Which person are you? The person who meal preps for the week on Sunday or, the person who is now panicking because “what on earth am I going to make”?
I’m perpetually person two. I’m not prepared, I don’t enjoy meal prepping or even cooking. Depending on what is going on at home with kids activities and work, our life can get a little chaotic. This is where Simply Supper has saved my life at least 3-4 times in the last month. Instead of reaching for Skip the Dishes or Papa Johns app, I’ve actually had a homemade meal in my house instead of take-out. When I say it’s been a game changer for this mess of a human (that’s me), it would be an understatement.
The day after the best camping trip ever at Rainbow Valley Campground with Arrkann we met with our families at the Rainbow Valley Aerial Park.
Climb to the top (if you dare) and you’ll get a birdseye view of Edmonton from one of the coolest outdoor parks in Edmonton. Rainbow Valley Aerial Park opened in 2016 and includes a mix of challenging all that God gave you in terms of core muscles (mine = zero), balance and good humour.
There are two price points; an online price and a “walk-up” price (2019):
|Walk Up Rate||Online Rate|
OVER 140CM (+ 4′ 7″) tall
UNDER 140CM (- 4′ 7″) tall
Up to 5 people
Kids under 140cm must be accompanied by an adult the entire time.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Everyone is given a lesson on safety before they start. The lesson takes about 15 mins. This is important because the Snow Valley Aerial Park uses a special “Clic-It” system to keep you safe.
- You are strapped in the entire time. It’s like rock climbing, if you fall, that’s OK (it’s almost fun).
- There are different levels from little kid level to “you are an absolute rock star” level at the top of the park.
- The higher you go, the better it gets. When you get to the harder level there are caravans, bikes, picnic tables. It’s the best.
This isn’t a cheap afternoon out, but, it was insanely fun. But again the cost……knowing my kids I’m glad my kids were older doing this for the first time. They know their limits and felt comfortable testing them. If my kids where younger, they wouldn’t know their boundaries like they do now. Again…every kid is different. There were kids on the course that were younger than mine and they were leaping heads and feet over everyone. They had no fear whatsoever which was amazing. If you want to get a deal, the rate drops to $25 when you book to start less than 3 hours before closing.
The Snow Valley Aerial Park is awesome for testing your skills and seeing your kids surprise themselves. The views from the top are fantastic and I think it’s a great place to test your limits (in a safe way).