When my son reached 8 months old, summer was just around the corner and I was desperate to get back on the bike. Living so close to beautiful pathways, I wanted nothing more than to throw my baby in the Chariot and go for a rip—here's why I didn't. First and foremost, I acknowledge that … Continue reading When Can I Bike With My Baby?
This is my second winter with a baby in tow and after much trial and error, you'd think I'd have the golden formula for keeping a baby warm—but guess again. Compared to my son, my daughter has a much lower tolerance for the cold which prompted yet another season of searching for the perfect outdoor winter gear. … Continue reading My Top Picks – Baby Winter Gear
Even with piles of snow on the ground, my son still asks to ride his bike outside EVERY SINGLE DAY. Since it's only mid January and we've got at least another 3 months of the white stuff, I've decided that my stance on biking needs to change. After searching local outdoor forums for ideas, I … Continue reading Strider Skis for Balance Bikes
It wasn't until pregnancy that I really discovered the benefits of standup paddle boarding (SUP) and became slightly addicted. Although it doesn't provide the same adrenaline filled rush that I'm used to with downhill skiing and biking, it compliments those activities nicely, provides a different perspective from the water, tones the arm muscles (a body part … Continue reading Paddle Boarding and Pregnancy – A Perfect Mix
Three years ago we started a new family tradition of heading to Fernie, BC after our Christmas celebrations wrapped up. Not only does it help us recover from the holiday chaos but it gives us a chance to reconnect as a family, slow down, and spend our days outside. Plus, Fernie Alpine Resort offers great activities … Continue reading Family Fun in Fernie, BC
It may look like overkill when my toddler rolls into the bike park wearing a full face helmet but I'm definitely a believer in the protection it offers. Despite the bobble head appearance, I've lost track of the amount of times it's saved my son's chin, face, and lips from the constant falls he takes … Continue reading Why We Opt for Full Face Protection (Biking)