Do the waggle dance!

Do the waggle dance!

We’ve made all our posts this month about bees – because honestly, there are so many cool things to learn about bees that we can’t see a reason not to! One of the most amazing, we think, is the way bees use a special dance to communicate with one...
Keeping little bodies cool in hot weather

Keeping little bodies cool in hot weather

Winnipeg weather is glorious in summer (some would say it’s our reward for January and February, but we love the snow, too!) – and if June was any indication, we are in for a gorgeous few months ahead. To keep everyone in great shape to enjoy the summer,...
A nap is a beautiful thing

A nap is a beautiful thing

Until about the age of 5, most children need a mid-day nap to keep them fresh and energized. A nap helps them regulate their moods, re-charge their batteries, and has even been shown to increase their intellectual performance. If your child struggles to power...
3 tips for self-care show AND tell

3 tips for self-care show AND tell

Do you recognize the parent who sounds like this? To the kids: “Wash your hands!” “Eat your vegetables!” “You need your sleep!” To yourself: “I have to get these gifts wrapped for next week – I have to prep tomorrow...
Does Teddy need to hit the showers?

Does Teddy need to hit the showers?

Yes. Yes, he very likely does. Before we go any further, let’s clarify one thing: this is NOT a shame-post. The fact is, a little dirt is good for your kids – it helps build their immune systems. But while we’ve been distracted disinfecting our...
Creative fitness

Creative fitness

At first, many of us conceive of “creativity” as an activity pursued sitting down. But just look at the photo above from our Yellow Room! Creating visual art is a physical activity (even if you do it sitting down…), and you can do it in ways that...