Visit the arctic… in Wolseley

Visit the arctic… in Wolseley

Winnipeg is home to many incredible, one-of-a-kind cultural gems – and Back Alley Arctic is definitely one of them. Local artist Kal Barteski, whose iconic script art you’ve likely seen on temporary and permanent spaces across the city (and, if...
Invest in yourself

Invest in yourself

This month, our blog posts revolve around one theme: taking care of your own needs so you’re better-equipped to take care of your kids. We’re reminded every time we fly: “In case of cabin de-pressurization, put on your own mask before assisting...
Your little gardener-to-be

Your little gardener-to-be

At Brightling, we plant a vegetable garden each summer in our yard, and the children love tending it. There is always a little feeling of wonder when we spot the first signs of growth, and then again when we begin to see vegetables forming… and harvest time is a...
Build creativity into a family habit

Build creativity into a family habit

There are all kinds of ways you can build creative thinking, problem-solving, and expression into your family life – and as our other posts this month argue, there are many reasons you should. (If you haven’t read them yet, go ahead – we’ll be...
Spread the love!

Spread the love!

Pink. And red, and filigreed. And festooned with hearts and flowers. That’s February in the commercials. Buy gifts! Buy cards! Buy chocolates! It’s the only way to show your love! Of course, our kiddos know better. They know love isn’t an occasion...
Making snow neighbours

Making snow neighbours

As the pandemic continues and we’re all sheltering in our home bubbles, Winnipeg families are missing the informal, casual interactions with our neighbours that we used to take for granted. Here’s a way to re-connect that also gives us some outdoors time...