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’25 Places in Canada Every Family Should Visit’

It’s summer vacation season, and with Canada’s 150th birthday this year and a weak Canadian dollar, many of us are choosing to stay home and discover a little more of our home and native land. But, before you go, you need to check out the new book 25 Places in Canada Every Family Should Visit. The book, by Calgary travel writer Jody Robbins, takes you coast to coast with detailed descriptions of THE BEST places for affordable family adventures in Canada.

Start a Little Free Library in your neighborhood

It has been so much fun familiarizing ourselves with our new neighborhood. Since being back in Calgary, we have noticed several things.  First of all, it stays light here until so late! Honestly, it really doesn’t get dark until 10 pm – it’s awesome. Calgary also has huge off leash dog parks – the city has really done a wonderful job of dedicating wide open spaces for our pooches to run free! And, just the other day, I noticed something so cute, I just had to blog about it.

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Staying afloat: the life of a Swim Mom

My daughter’s swim team held its annual banquet last weekend. It’s the one night of the year when they ditch the swim suits and get dressed up to celebrate the hard work and achievements of the past season.

Swimming is an amazing sport, and competitive swimming trains true athletes. I’m continually impressed with the discipline, athleticism and mental toughness it takes to be a competitive swimmer.

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