{FAMILY} Monster Trucks Aren’t Just For Boys

Monster Jam

I’ll confess, each year when I see that the Monster Jam® event is coming to town, I suggest that my husband take my son for a boys night out. Foolishly, the thought of taking the girls hadn’t ever crossed my mind.

Not only does Monster Jam® offer fun for the whole family, but it features highly-skilled athletes – some of which happen to be talented women, going head-to-head in adrenaline-pumping, engine-revving races.

This year, Canadian contender Cynthia Gauthier will be behind the wheel of the Mutt Dalmatian monster truck. Raised by a mechanic father, Gauthier grew up with a passion for anything with an engine, competing in dirt bike races, and eventually joining the Bad Habit team that went on to the Monster Jam World Finals in 2015. With a female Canadian contender in the race this year, now’s a better time than ever to show your girls that extreme sports aren’t just for boys!

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Cynthia Gauthier | Mutt Dalmatian Monster Truck Driver

Enter below for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the opening night of the Monster Jam® Triple Threat Series, coming to the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver on April 7th at 7pm ($100 value):

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Contest runs from Monday, March 20th to Sunday, March 26th. Entrants must be able to attend the April 7th event at 7pm in Vancouver, BC. Winners will be contacted by email once the contest closes. 

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{FAMILY} The Nutcracker: Always On Pointe

I’ve been going to see The Nutcracker ballet at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver every year since I was 3 years old, and after over 30 years of Sugar Plum Fairy-twirling, soldier sword-yielding, mouse menacing, and ringleted ballerina dreaming, people often wonder what keeps me going back for more – year after year.

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My oldest daughter and I – off to see The Nutcracker

The truth is, each year’s performance is like a brand new experience for me. While the music has remained the same since the first adaptation of the story in 1891, Tchaikovsky’s familiar Nutcracker Suite perfectly compliments the ever-evolving choreography that accompanies the classical Christmas ballet.

I love that Ballet BC brings in guest ballet companies each year to perform their own rendition of The Nutcracker. Last year, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet surprised guests with Canadian-themed twists, and this year, Alberta Ballet returned with some surprises of their own.

The choreography, led by Edmund Stripe, was sophisticated and stunning, yet it preserved the youthful liveliness of the children’s tale. As in previous years, the performance featured over 80 young dancers from dance schools across the Lower Mainland, but this year the tiny dancers were brought to the forefront of several scenes, performing technically-challenging steps seamlessly and with contagious enthusiasm that lit up the stage.

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Local dancers rehearsing for Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker

The sets and costumes, designed by Emmy Award-winning designer Zack Brown, brought an elevated level of drama and realism to the stage this year, featuring lifelike costumes, sparkling snowflakes, and comedic whimsy to characters like the grandfather, who merrily trotted across the stage with a bouncing head of silver locks that had the crowd bellowing with laughter.

Alexandra Gibson played the role of Clara in the opening performance, and her exuberant acting and technically-sharp dancing made her character believable and engaging throughout the performance. I recognized Alex from previous Alberta Ballet performances (along with her identical twin sister Jennifer who shared the stage), yet her performance this year seemed to have an elevated level of energy and maturity.

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When the Sugar Plum Fairy glided across the stage, shimmying effortlessly en pointe in her sparkling gown, I immediately recognized the dancer as Christiana Bennett, a prima ballerina who had danced with Ballet West (and starred in a ballet-themed reality show Breaking Pointe in 2012).  Christiana shone brightly, proving to be an asset to the highly-acclaimed Canadian dance company.

This year’s performance of The Nutcracker was astounding, a can’t-miss holiday event for both seasoned ballet enthusiasts and first-timers alike.

Lucky for you, tickets are still available for the remaining dates:

December 30th @ 2pm & 7:30pm

December 31st @ 2pm

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{FAMILY} Canuck Place: Light A Life This Holiday Season

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice has provided a place of comfort and compassion for children with life-threatening illnesses and the families who love them for over 20 years. Recognized internationally as a leader in pediatric palliative care, they have been providing fundamental programming and support to better the lives of families in need. But the demand for their services has become greater than ever, with the number of families in their care nearly doubled in the last 10 years, and they need your help.

This holiday season, you can help Canuck Place to light the lives of those families in need through their Light A Life campaign. To celebrate the holidays, they have been sharing 12 days of gratitude, celebrating the stories of the families, doctors and volunteers behind their organization, helping them to thrive and change lives over the years. Here are some of my favourite gratitude stories from their campaign:

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Read about 10-year-old Caitlin, who ran in this year’s Canuck Place Adventure Race with a broken toe and a courageous grin, determined to raise funds for the children’s hospice that provided so much care and support for her brother and their family until his passing in 2011.

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Learn more about Dr. Hal Siden, who has provided pediatric palliative care for the children and families of Canuck Place for over 16 years, mentoring the next generation of care providers, and lifting the spirits of his patients with his faithful, four-legged sidekick Poppy.

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Check out the stories behind why Karolina Durda and the other 300+ volunteers have donated over 23,000 hours of their time in the last year to the children and families who have relied on the services of Canuck Place.

At Canuck Place we believe the end of life should be lived as fully as the beginning. Your contribution can change lives.

Give the gift of life by donating to the Canuck Place Light A Life campaign. It’s as easy as writing a message honouring someone you love or remembering someone you’ve lost, making a small donation, and dedicating your message to that special someone through lighting a virtual candle on the Canuck Place website.

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Please help to spread the word about this important, life-changing cause by sharing this post, and following/sharing the stories behind Canuck Place. Here’s how to find them:

Website – Canuck Place Children’s Hospice

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{FAMILY} The Nutcracker: A Reignited Passion For Dance

Last year, after 4 years of taking weekly ballet classes, my daughter decided to take a break from the classical dance genre to try something new.

At first, my heart sank. I had grown up with a passion for the arts, and watching my little girl sauté and pirouette on stage each year had made me so proud. But I soon realized that instead of dancing vicariously through my daughter, it was time for me to return to the barre myself, and I’m still taking adult ballet classes today.

When I treated her to a mother-daughter date to see The Nutcracker last year, her passion for ballet was reignited and she decided to give it another try. This year her class will be performing their own rendition of the holiday classic and my little girl is thrilled to be dancing in the Arabian scene – one of our all-time favourite Nutcracker pieces.

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The Arabian dance performed by Alberta Ballet

I’m looking forward to watching my tiny dancer perform on stage once again this year, and I’m excited to share with her our annual holiday tradition of watching professional ballerinas perform in The Nutcracker in the beautiful Queen Elizabeth Theatre again this holiday season.

This year will be my 34th consecutive year of watching the production, and each year I look forward to seeing how each choreographer and dance ensemble put their own twist on the famous Christmas ballet.

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Choreographed by Edmund Stripe, and decorated with more than a million dollars worth of dazzling sets and costumes designed by Emmy Award-winning designer Zack Brown, this year’s production promises to be an unforgettable event. Ballet BC’s artistic director, Emily Molnar explains the decision to bring Alberta Ballet back to Vancouver:

“Vancouver audiences were delighted with Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker when it was first presented here in 2011. We’re pleased to bring back this magical version of the famous Christmas ballet with its live music performed by the VSO, extravagant sets and costumes and the talented dancers of Alberta Ballet. The Nutcracker is unforgettable family entertainment that is sure to enrich your holiday season.”

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Each year, I like to share the gift of dance with my readers through a giveaway, and this year I’m so excited to be giving away not two, but four tickets to the performance (a $280 value)! Enter to win below, and stay tuned for my review of this year’s show.

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Choreography: Edmund Stripe
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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December 30, 2015 2:00pm
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6 Things I Learned From Taking My Daughter To Her First Concert

6 months ago, I bit the bullet and emptied my bank account on a pair of floor seats to Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour concert – a gift I was going to give to my daughter for her 8th birthday.

I was nervous, unsure if she was too young for a stadium concert – and especially worried that floor seats would be too overwhelming for her first concert experience, but I knew that Taylor Swift would be a positive role model for my little girl and felt confident that the content of the show would be suitable for a young audience.

After a months-long countdown, the big day arrived, and my girl was ecstatic. She picked out her outfit (cutoff shorts, a cute top, a sparkly necklace, black ankle boots, and hair chalk to accent her cute little bob).

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I was going to wear a pair of cute heeled boots or summery wedge sandals, but then I realized that my choice in footwear could either make or break the evening.

I’m so relieved that I opted for comfort because I wouldn’t have survived the night otherwise! We did a lot of walking, standing in line ups (oh the lines!), and on several occasions I was carrying my almost 50lb baby girl in my arms as we danced and swayed to the music.

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TIP #1: When taking young children to a concert, be sure to dress comfortably.

We left the house almost 3 hours before the scheduled start time, to allow for ample time to find parking (the sold-out concert crowd of 50,000 people, plus a few other high-attendance events scheduled in the same downtown neighbourhood meant a carefully-planned driving route was mandatory).

Once we parked, we strolled to a nearby restaurant and enjoyed a relaxing pre-concert dinner. This gave us time to chat, allowing me to prepare her for what to expect at her first concert – the opening bands, the waiting, the line ups, the encore, the standing and screaming and the overwhelm of being amidst such a large crowd.

After dinner, we sauntered over to the stadium and entered the building with plenty of time to find our way to our seats.

TIP #2: Plan out your route, and arrive as early as possible.

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Arriving early gave us time to scope out the t-shirt stands, closest washrooms, and to find our seats before the large crowds poured in through the doors.

I was especially concerned about selecting floor seats for the concert, but when we arrived and found our seats, I was so pleasantly surprised. The floor seats were carefully spaced out in allocated sections, and our seats were located in the front of our section (which meant lots of leg room and easy in-and-out access for bathroom breaks!).

TIP #3: When selecting your seats, opt for easy-access (even if it means spending a bit more money).

We waited until the opening act started to play before we hit the t-shirt lineup, and we stopped in for one last bathroom break just before Taylor Swift was scheduled to hit the stage.

And then the big moment arrived.

The look on my daughter’s face when Taylor Swift appeared on stage was one that I will never forget. Wide eyed, grinning from ear to ear, and screaming at the top of her lungs, my daughter leapt into her first concert experience like a rockstar, and I soaked up every moment of her excitement.

TIP #4: Take lots of pictures!

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TIP #5: Buy the t-shirt.

The line ups were unbearably long, and the prices were outrageous, but buying the t-shirt (or any other keepsake to commemorate the occasion) is totally worth it. Her first concert was the perfect excuse to indulge – a special drink at dinner, a commemorative t-shirt, and a very, very late bedtime – it was definitely worth breaking the rules (and the bank!) to make the night a little extra special.

As the concert came to a close, my little girl wrapped her arms around my waist and squeezed me tightly. I knew it was her way of thanking me for the best night of her life, and I took it all in as we danced to Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” hand-in-hand.

TIP #6: Leave early. 

There’s always a bit of a drawn-out finale, and that’s the best time to make your exit before the crowds become unbearable. As Taylor Swift slowly strutted herself off the stage and the crowds roared, we rushed out of the building, beating the gaggle of fans who would quickly follow suit.

It was an expensive and exhausting night, but worth every penny and sore muscle. My daughter and I made memories that will last infinitely longer than our cracking voices and throbbing feet, and bonded over a mutual love for dancing and music that will hopefully carry us through many more concerts in the future.

Family Fun at the Grey Cup Festival {Giveaway}

Wrap up the Canadian football season with a 3-day festival full of fun for the whole family in downtown Vancouver from November 26th – November 30th!

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On November 30th, 2014, Vancouver will once again play host to the Grey Cup, the 102nd CFL championship game, which will be held at the home of our BC Lions – BC Place Stadium. This year’s Grey Cup Festival promises to be a ROARing good time for the whole family, with an epic line up of kid-friendly events and activities to get your family revved up and into the spirit of the game leading up to the final showdown of the season.

The Grey Cup Festival kicks off on November 26th, and includes a plethora of free events over 3 days for families to enjoy leading up to the final game on November 30th – including live concerts, a street festival, a parade, and an action-packed family zone!

Because the list of activities is so long, I thought I would share with you the top events for you to enjoy with the whole family:

TOP FAMILY EVENTS AT THE 102ND GREY CUP FESTIVAL IN VANCOUVER

Nissan Family Zone – Jack Poole Plaza, Nov 27-29, 11am-7pm (FREE)Grey Cup

Highlights:

  • Family-friendly live entertainment will be happening daily on the Canadian Direct Insurance Stage, featuring a lineup of talented performers.
  • The CN Safety Zone will be set up, including football tips and railway safety lessons from the experts.
  • Football BC will be running fun football activities – including the opportunity to toss the pigskin with a CFL alumni!
  • The Canadian Forces will be presenting a fun and interactive obstacle course for kids to get active!

TELUS Street Festival – Canada Place Way, Nov 27-29, 11am-9pm (FREE)Grey Cup

Highlights:

  • Live radio station broadcasts, food trucks and interactive exhibitors (face painting, photo booths and even a giant jenga game).
  • Experience 15 concerts over three days right in the heart of it all at the PlayNow.com Main Stage, featuring local up-and-coming Vancouver artists like Delhi 2 Dublin, The Matinee, BESTiE, Dominique Fricot and more. (Complete concert line up)

Save-On-Foods Grey Cup Festival Parade – Saturday, Nov 29 10am-12pm (FREE)

Start: 10:00am at Smithe & HornbyGrey Cup

Finish: 12:00pm at Dunsmuir & Granville

Winding through the streets of downtown Vancouver, the parade will be a celebration of Canadian football, spirit, and the coveted Grey Cup will make an appearance!  It promises to be an event filled with floats, marching bands, smiles, and fun.  Get ready to ROAR on the Shore starting at 10am! And be sure to catch the Purolator Tackle Hunger campaign. Purolator will be collecting non-perishable food items from the parade crowd, which will contribute to their Tackle Hunger campaign, providing food for those in need.

And More!

  • Cheerleader Extravaganza – see all of the teams’ cheerleaders and dance teams perform at the Vancouver Convention Centre in a FREE family friendly event
  • Calgary Grey Cup Committee Pancake Breakfast – FREE pancake breakfast from 11:00am-1:00pm Thurs + Fri on the PlayNow.com Main Stage
  • CFL Alumni Autograph Sessions – daily in the Vancouver Convention Centre from 11:00pm – 7:00pm

Don’t miss out on the party of the year!

GREY CUP FESTIVAL FAMILY FUN GIVEAWAY

Make your Grey Cup experience one-of-a-kind by entering for a chance to win this amazing family package, which includes:

  • Family Set of Official Grey Cup Festival Apparel ($250 value)
  • 4 VIP spots to the Grey Cup Parade (including breakfast) ($400 value)
  • 2 VIP Red Truck Lager Tailgate Concert Series passes (for the grown ups) ($300 value)
  • Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a child (aged 6-14) to be in the one of the VIP Vehicles in the Save-on-Foods Grey Cup Festival Parade!
  • TOTAL VALUE: $950!

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Raw Beauty Talks + The Collective #EmbraceVancouver

Beauty, confidence, and self-love. Three things that every woman should feel about themselves, yet also three of the most challenging things for many women to embrace. In my case, those three things have been overshadowed by my love for my three children, and I know that I’m not alone.

Before children, I took the time to make myself feel beautiful. I felt confident in my own skin, and took the time to love myself (my mother always said that “you can’t love someone else until you truly love yourself first”).  But when I became a mother, all of my love went to my children, and my self-confidence, self-love, and comfort in my own skin fell to the wayside. My body changed, my priorities changed, and my “me” time was replaced with “we” time. It’s not that my self-confidence and self-love had diminished entirely, they had just become less important in a world where there were so many other things to focus on.

“RAW strives to help women everywhere find confidence in their raw, unique beauty so that they are no longer imprisoned by society’s conventional standards of beauty.  We want every woman to feel comfortable in her own skin so that she can take on the world and live life to the fullest.”

As I browsed through my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds, feeling especially self-conscious about my outward appearance after wading through a sea of picture-perfect faces and perfectly-posed smiles, I scrolled past an image that caught my eye. It was an image that I had seen on my Facebook feed in the past. An image that had gone viral overnight when it was originally posted by an Australian woman who wanted to break the barriers of photoshopped and overly-filtered images that graced the pages of mainstream media outlets everyday.

Taryn Brumfitt

Taryn Brumfitt‘s image (above) sparked a global conversation about body image, encouraging women to open up about how they truly feel and speak about their bodies. Her image has since received over 100 million hits, and has led to the creation of a documentary film that was created with the over $330k raised through a viral Kickstarter campaign.

On September 30th, Taryn is coming to Vancouver to share her unique story, and I can’t wait to hear what she has to say! I’m going to enjoy some time away from the kids to remember who I am, to remember what makes me feel beautiful, confident, and comfortable in my own skin.

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No makeup, no filters. Just my raw face and a smile.

Join me for an unforgettable evening of honest talk, cocktails, and fun! More info and tickets below.

#EmbraceVancouver with Taryn Brumfitt

Presented by THE COLLECTIVE + RAW Beauty Talks

When: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 7-10pm

Where: Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island, Vancouver BC

SPECIAL OFFER: Use the code “bee” when purchasing your tickets and receive 15% off the regular ticket price!

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Canuck Place Adventure Race (Giveaway)

When I was working for the Vancouver Canucks, we had a special day each year that was dedicated to giving back to the community called Live 2 Give day. On this day, the office staff would select a charity from a list of options and spend the day working with that organization. For my first Live 2 Give day, I chose to work with the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, and it was an experience that I will never forget.

About Canuck Place Children’s Hospice

Canuck Place, the first free-standing children’s hospice in North America, opened its doors in 1995. The program offers 24/7 world-class health services for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families, in a home-like setting. Canuck Place has become a global leader in pediatric palliative care, and has helped over 400 children and their families throughout BC.

Canuck Place relies on the donations and fundraising efforts of individuals and organizations to keep their programs running. In September, they will be hosting the Canuck Place Adventure Race – a great way to enjoy the outdoors while supporting this important cause.

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How You Can Help – The Canuck Place Adventure Race

The Canuck Place Adventure Race is a fun, family-friendly event held to raise funds to provide children and their families with the respite care they need. Support Canuck Place by participating in the multi-sporting event which includes kayaking, mountain biking and trail running in a beautiful setting, and enjoy a community BBQ lunch. Unable to participate? Bring your family and friends and cheer on the race participants!

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Event Details

When: September 7, 2014

Registration begins at 8:00am and the event concludes at 3:00pm.

Event includes a community BBQ, beginning at 11:30am.

Where: Jericho Beach, Vancouver

Who: Both youth and adult participants are encouraged to participate and there are 3 course options to suit all abilities:

    • Long Course: 6km Kayak, 30km mountain bike, 8km trail run
    • Short Course: 3km Kayak, 15km mountain bike, 6km trail run
    • Kids Course: 500m assisted sail, 2km bike, 1km run

Race participants can sign up as individuals or as a team to a max of 4 people.

Registration costs: Adults $50 / Youth (17 and under) $25

Fundraising goals: Adults $1,000 / Youth $150

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WIN A Canuck Place Adventure Race Prize Package

Enter for a chance to win a prize package which includes 4 entries in the Canuck Place Adventure Race, and two 8 X 10 autographed photos – one of Daniel Sedin and one of Henrik Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks (total prize package valued at $350).

Fundraising Note:

The Canuck Place Adventure Race is a fundraising event. Funds raised support Canuck Place Children’s Hospice in providing critical clinical care and programs for BC’s children with life-threatening illnesses and their families who love them. Therefore, Canuck Place asks all participants to do their best in reaching the fundraising goals, and Canuck Place supports all participants in doing so through tips and tricks, and helpful newsletters (examples here: http://bit.ly/1rL418L). However, if the goal is not met, no penalty applies.

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Why I’m Using Cloth Diapers For Baby #3

Confession: becoming a mother has made me less ignorant about the world around me. I’ve developed a new appreciation for our planet and our natural surroundings, I’ve put more of a focus on eating healthy, and have taken into account my health and wellbeing – not only for myself, but for the sake of my children. I’m now thinking about the future and the long-term effects of my actions, and not as much about what is convenient and easy in the present.

With my first two babies, I opted for disposable diapers because it was the most convenient option. It’s not that I didn’t care about the effects they had on the environment, I just cared more about the easiest option for me – and I don’t necessarily think there’s anything wrong with that. When you’re a parent, you do what you have to do.

But with baby number three I’ve decided to try something new. It took a long time for me to even consider learning more about cloth diapering. I had received an array of comments (both positive and negative) when mentioning to others that I was considering cloth, and I was aware that I would be even busier than ever with three little ones under my wing. But I had to learn more before making the final decision.

I popped into a cloth diapering workshop put on by my friend Janelle from Yaya Baby, and I’m so glad that I did! She confessed to having tried over 20 different brands and styles of cloth diapers, and walked us through the pros and cons to each. She explained how to use, wash, and store cloth diapers, and shared some valuable resources on the benefits of using cloth over disposables.

Here are the top 6 takeaways that resonated with me:

1) Environmental Impacts: In Canada we throw away 4 million disposable diapers per DAY, and it takes about 450-500 years for a disposable diaper to decompose. From birth to 2.5 years, we go through approx. 7,000 disposable diapers (whereas you only need approx. 24 cloth diapers in that timeframe).

2) Money Matters: On average we spend $2,000 on disposable diapers (per child) from birth to 2.5 years. Cloth diapers (including all the essentials) will cost less than $800.

3) Rash-Free Rumps: No chemical gels means no rashes on baby’s tender bits. With Apple Cheeks specifically, the fleece liners keep bums dry.

4) Buh-Bye Blowouts: The Apple Cheeks diapers have a ruffle in the back designed specifically to make those messy blowouts virtually impossible.

5) Pain-Free Cleaning: Seriously. Despite what you might hear, the wash routine for Apple Cheeks diapers is super simple. To learn more, check out the link I’ve provided at the end of my post.

6) Cute Factor: So adorable baby won’t need pants. For real. The rainbow colours and adorable patterns are too cute to tuck into pants. Bring on Summer!

I’ve taken the leap and can’t wait to get started. Wish me luck!

To learn more about the benefits of cloth diapering, visit Why Cloth – Yaya Baby

CHSC Family Concert Featuring Jennifer Gasoi (Giveaway)

Imagine giving birth to your beautiful baby, and finding out after a series of routine screening tests that your baby has been diagnosed with severe hearing loss in both ears.

Imagine finding out when your child turns one, that all of the I love you‘s you’ve whispered into their little ears have gone unheard.

Imagine wondering if the only way you will be able to communicate with your sweet child will be through sign language. For these families, as well as many others in BC and across the globe, these stories, worries and concerns became a reality when they received hearing test results for their little ones:

Thankfully, in 1963, The Children’s Hearing & Speech Centre of BC (CHSC) was born – the first and still the only certified, licenced, independent school in Western Canada focused on providing hearing and speech programs for children and families who are deaf or hard of hearing.

“Deaf and hard of hearing children are learning to listen and to speak…we optimize children’s opportunities. We give hope words.” – Children’s Hearing & Speech Centre of BC

To support these important programs and services, the CHSC will be hosting their 3rd annual Family Concert on April 12, 2014.

Featuring the 2014 Grammy award winner for Best Children’s Album, Jennifer Gasoi, the annual event will raise funds and bring awareness to the non-profit organization that is known for teaching deaf and hard-of-hearing children to speak and hear.

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Grammy winner, Jennifer Gasoi

Known for such jazz-infused children’s hits as “Throw A Penny In The Wishing Well”, Jennifer Gasoi will have your family dancing on their toes and singing along, all in support of a great cause!

You may wonder – how can children who are deaf or hard of hearing enjoy music? At CHSC, children who are deaf and hard of hearing are learning to listen and to speak. And while sign language was once considered the most common and visible option for deaf and hard of hearing children, today a deaf child may begin to wear a hearing device when he or she is in infancy. The combination of technology and listening and spoken language education makes this dynamic – a deaf child listening and speaking – a reality. – Children’s Hearing & Speech Centre of BC

Want to see Jennifer Gasoi perform live at an intimate venue here in Vancouver? Spread the word about this fantastic initiative, and you could win 4 tickets to the show!

Event Date: April 12th, 2014
Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre, Jewish Community Centre
950 W 41st Ave, Vancouver

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