Bored With the Gym? Go to Squamish Family / Huffington Post

Squamish easily earns its title as “Canada’s Outdoor Recreation Playground” with the many elements that provide a natural workout for this very active community. For every work out available in a gym, there is a terrific natural complement here. The rowing machine is traded in for a sea kayaking tour with Coast River Kayak School. They provide the equipment, training and commentary for a paddle...

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Kate Middleton’s New Mom Experience Will Never Be Ordinary Family / Huffington Post

Prince George has arrived. From the moment it was announced that Prince William’s wife, Kate, was expecting their first child, and third-in-line-for-the-throne-heir, many moms and the media have struggled to find commonalities between her new baby experience, and everyone else’s. The thing is, there’s nothing common about Kate’s life, any more. From having to appear in front of millions of people one day after she...

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Define Brat Family / Huffington Post

Katie Holmes and her young daughter Suri are constantly surrounded by the paparazzi in New York City, where they make their home. Recently, they were videotaped trying to get into a car, and Suri admonished the waiting photographers, telling them to get out of the way. One paparazzo responded, calling her a brat, for which another paparazzo reprimanded him, as did the many commentators on...

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Blue Mountain: For the “Chill” and the Challenge Family / Huffington Post

Blue Mountain Village is a well-known destination for Ontario’s skiers and snowboarders during the winter season, but the warmer months offer up terrific activities for friends looking for a getaway that combines physical beauty with physical activity. The expansion of their outdoor challenges is most notably embodied by Timber Ropes, which opened in 2012, as a tougher cousin to the Woodlot low ropes course. This...

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Paradise Is Lake Placid Family / Huffington Post

Busy families looking to unwind, unplug and undo their daily demands will instantly appreciate the aptly titled Lake Placid, with calm waters showcasing a shoreline dotted with “Great Camps”, built in a bygone era when wealthy families in the New York City area hauled their families up north to escape from the city heat and bask in the beautiful mountains of the Adirondacks. The town...

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If You Think Having Three Kids Is Hard, Try Four, Five and Six Family / Huffington Post

One of my favourite lines from the The Simpsons is when Bart complains he is having the worst day of his life. “So far,” responds his unsympathetic yet correctly predictive father, Homer. I liken that to a study by Today.com that suggests three is the most stressful number of children to have. A mom of three explains that the stress level increases when it comes...

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