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Party DIY: 4 Unique Home Birthday Party Themes

1. Whats Old is New: Vintage. Noticed an influx of retro tunes, toys, and togs lately? Modern parents are coasting on a wave of nostalgia that’s bringing all sorts of vintage into vogue. Nearly any party theme can take on a vintage twist for a fresh, new-again vibe, says mom of one Lauren Isaacs. Isaacs drew on the Little Golden Books she loved as a child to craft a ‘vintage kitten’ theme for daughter Evelyn’s first birthday celebration. “We’re having a throwback moment in parenting and clinging to themes and styles that we liked from our childhoods,” she says. 

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A Trip to the U-Pick Farm

One of the pure joys of the summer are mouth-watering flavors of fresh fruit and vegetables - and picking them directly from a local farm is even better! Here are some tips to make the most of a family-friendly outing at any Calgary and area U-Pick farm. 

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Best Playgrounds in Cochrane

Me and my family spent a day checking out some of the best Cochrane playgrounds. We found seven great ones! 

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Spring Family Biking Adventures in Alberta

My family loves going for bike rides, and we try to make each outing a fun adventure. A successful family biking day might include a stop for ice-cream, a stop at a coffee shop to keep the adults’ energy levels high, and a stop at one playground, at least (bonus points if it has a wading pool or spray park), as well as a stop at interesting terrain (bridges, riverside pathways, a mixture of paved and natural surfaces, etc.). Here are three of my family’s favorite family biking adventures we enjoy each year in May and June.

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