Summer is here!

Summer is here!

Summer is here. So… what to do? First, make time to do nothing. You need the breather, and your kids actually benefit from being bored once in a while. But in and around the scheduled nothing? Winnipeg has lots of options for summer day camps tailored...
Designing our own “new normal”

Designing our own “new normal”

This month in Manitoba, the provincial government is relaxing many of the restrictions we’ve followed over the last two years to protect ourselves and our community from COVID-19.While we have all missed being able to attend large gatherings and to travel...
The gifts that matter

The gifts that matter

Every year, the holiday season brings me a feeling of combined nostalgia and gratitude. Of course, I get into holiday gift-giving. But the overriding feeling that characterizes the holidays for me is how incredibly lucky I am: to have a loving family, and to spend my...
Not so fast!

Not so fast!

Nature has been kind to Winnipeg in the last month, giving us one of the most gorgeous months of September I can remember. The weather has been exquisite. People are getting suntans well past the beginning of Fall! And my favourite thing of all: I’ve been seeing...
Teaching children that everyone matters

Teaching children that everyone matters

The news this summer has offered relief on the COVID front (though we’re not out of the woods yet!), as well as tragic evidence of racism past and present. Thankfully, at Brightling we rarely have to engage the tragic side of the news; part of our role here is...