Adventurous Mama

Inspired to Change at The 4th Annual Healthy Family Expo 2017 {Events}

Times certainly have changed since I was a child. Mac and Cheese for lunch, hot dogs, grilled cheese and at holidays we were allowed to eat all the candy and sugar-filled treats that we wanted. Things seemed a lot more carefree back then, but there have been consequences to that form of lifestyle such as behavior issues in both adults and children, and a rise in obesity and allergies. We are learning that our mental and long-term health has a lot to do with what we consume.

Don't get me wrong we still have that mac and cheese, hot dogs and grilled cheese for meals at times but we have switched out the processed cheese for real, a non-GMO version of KD and we select a better grade of hot dogs if that is even possible. The point is, we switched our thinking about what we consume, along with what our children are consuming. We limit sugar intake as much as we can and even opted to get the kids to trade all of their Halloween candy for a toy this year.

There is an endless amount of information out there. What you should be eating, what you shouldn't. Buy this product, don't buy this one. Where do we start? That is why events such as the Healthy Family Expo are such an amazing resource for parents and caregivers. It is also a lot of fun for the kids and a chance to snag some awesome freebies along the way.

The Healthy Family Expo is a fun-filled day for the whole family that introduces Metro Vancouver parents to small steps & simple solutions for healthy, active, eco-friendly living.

Highlights of the 4th annual Healthy Family Expo coming up on Sunday, March 26, include:

·         Meeting popular CBC Kids characters Daniel Tiger, Super WHY!, Bookaboo & Scout;

·         Bobs & LoLo and Jessie Farrell concerts featuring songs celebrating the natural world;

·         HUGE Active Kid Zone with rock wall, giant hamster ball race track, Tumblebus & TumbleTown, Springfree trampolines, Sportball & Pedalheads play areas and more;

Enriched and Saturated in Culture: Odysseo by Cavalia {Events}

When my email popped up with an invite to the much loved and anticipated show, Odysseo by Cavalia I responded immediately with a huge, YES! I also knew exactly who I was going to invite along with me to have this eye-satisfying experience, my mama!

"Known as the world’s largest touring production, Odysseo marries the equestrian arts, stage arts and high-tech theatrical effects at never-before-seen levels. This larger-than-life show sends hearts racing, but it is also a feast for the eyes that succeeds in delivering the spectacular with soul. Audiences of all ages are passionately rediscovering the century-old relationship between human and horse. As friends, partners and inseparable performers on stage, 65 horses, and 48 artists lead the spectator on a great journey in a world of dreams where, together, they discover some of the planet’s most unforgettable landscapes."

The day finally arrived and my mom and I were very thankful that the weather that we were having had ended so there were no worries about getting there. 

From the time we arrived to the time we left we were on cloud 9. The VIP experience was one we have never had before in our lives and will for sure be a memory we cherish forever.

We arrived in the VIP lounge area and the food was already for us to indugle in. From spicy lentils and naan, my personal favorite, to steak bites cooked to perfection our mouths craved more after each bite. To wash it all down there was an open bar where my mom enjoyed some wine and champaigne while had my fill of water (preggo mama here) and a pop throughout the night.

A Letter to My Wife on Valentine's Day {Guest Post}

To my Beautiful & Pregnant Wife on Valentine’s Day,

Happy Valentine’s Day!

8 years ago today, I made the biggest and BEST decision of my life! I made the decision to ask you to marry me on that candle lit dock at Camp Qwanoes! Can you believe that it has been eight years? Lots of things have changed. We have moved what seems like a million times, we have transformed from a family of just two to a family of almost six, we have traveled the world (haha I know very funny right) and we are now both beginning our thirties. During these eight years our life together has seen many ups and many downs and even right now we are in difficult, but final stages of this pregnancy with t-minus 6 weeks and counting until our little baby girl arrives.

Through these eight years, you have endured a lot, especially the tough journeys of pregnancy. This is have grown and birthed each of our beautiful children.