My roller-coaster-fearing daughter Katherine has flown in a Breezy (an experimental open-air airplane). My eldest daughter Bethany overcame an aversion to rodents and other pests while working her dream job at a summer camp. And I jumped from a three-storey-high platform (zip lining) in spite of an intense fear of heights. All of these happened in the pursuit of our bucket list goals.
Here come the holidays and with them, the spirit of giving. But who says you have to give the same way every year? If you have a holiday-giving tradition and you love it and want to stick with it, that’s great! But maybe, like my family, you enjoy shaking things up each year as you explore new ways to enrich other people’s lives.
Bixbee® Emoticamo Backpack: A Mastermind Toys exclusive! The cover flap pocket opens to a main compartment with plenty of space for books and binders. A padded sleeve pocket protects a laptop/tablet. Three interior organizer pockets hold pencils, pens, crayons, and an mp3 player. Even when packed to the brim, this backpack feels comfortable on shoulders, thanks to contoured shoulder straps with cushy padding. Five exterior pockets (including a lunch money pocket and a water bottle holder) help your child stay organized. Purchase at mastermindtoys.com.
Winter is always an amazing time of year to visit Banff National Park because there are fewer crowds and there is generally a more peaceful atmosphere. And to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday this year, there’s no better time to experience the magic of a winter wonderland in Banff because admission to Canada’s National Parks is free for the whole year of 2017! Seize this rare opportunity to explore Banff without having to buy a Park Pass, and try some of my family’s favorite winter fun activities.
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