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From Norway to Coquitlam

From Norway to Coquitlam

It started with a short film on Vimeo about children exploring the outdoors in Norway. Since then I’ve been catching bits and bytes about the forest kindergarten/outdoor education programmes around the world on blogs, newspaper articles, Facebook and even Twitter.

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Rediscovering TED Talks

Rediscovering TED Talks

When I first discovered TED talks online, I used to watch them a lot. In the last few months – perhaps even well over a year – I’ve forgotten about them.

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Unpacking Goop.com Since 2008

Unpacking Goop.com Since 2008

Many articles have been written, tweets shared and posts posted in the days since Gwyneth Paltrow’s “conscious uncoupling” idea has become a much discussed term. Since then there has been a new kerfuffle as women discuss Paltrow’s comparison of actors on set versus women in the office who are also mums.

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Only Mid GenXers Know For Certain

Only Mid GenXers Know For Certain

Mid Gen Xers – people born in the late 60s and early 70s – are a quiet bunch. They don’t talk about their childhood much. Every stage of their personal evolution isn’t followed closely by journalists and bloggers. They remain the perennial latch key kids. Their pop culture history – their fashion history – is mostly buried in private photo albums in the darkest corners of their parents’ homes. It’s fun to see that era shown on the screen but is the depiction accurate?

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March 8th Fundraiser To Help Give Families a Strong Start

March 8th Fundraiser To Help Give Families a Strong Start

Recently the owner of Connexion Photography wrote to share information about the Yellow Heart Fundraiser that will take place this Saturday, March 8, 2014.

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Lean 30: 10 - Do You Support Pink Day?

Lean 30: 10 – Do You Support Pink Day?

This week as British Columbians took part in Pink Day, I noticed a stream of Pink Day photos in my social media accounts. People sported pink shirts, black shirts with pink writing or talked about their experiences on that day. There was even a Pink Day related flash performance involving 30 schools, 3,000 participants and the Vancouver Giants hockey team. Despite all of these efforts, there was discontent about how the day went down.

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Am I Authentic Enough?  Are you?

Am I Authentic Enough? Are you?

The term “personal brand” has reached a point of being overused. Many people in the business and social media communities are pushing back by focussing on the need to be authentic.

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Lean 30: 9 - Parents and School Choice

Lean 30: 9 – Parents and School Choice

Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial Lean 30 : 30 days of keeping it lean and old school online. More This year my family took part in the kindergarten registration process in our local school district.  Individually, as a couple and as a family, my husband, two children and I attended information sessions, met with our neighbourhood school [...]

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Reclaiming Valentine's Day

Reclaiming Valentine’s Day

If there’s one thing I’ve discovered, since social media took root, it’s that people aren’t terribly fussed about Valentine’s Day.  I know without a doubt that there will be a number of “forget you, Valentine’s Day” posts along with cheery, inclusive messages to everyone on Valentine’s Day.  Since I didn’t get married until I was [...]

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Lean 30:8 - Is Volunteering Fun?

Lean 30:8 – Is Volunteering Fun?

Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial Lean 30 : 30 days of keeping it lean and old school online. More This BC Family Day weekend my family members and I surprised ourselves.  We decided to go somewhere, grabbed our stuff, got in the car and got there in under 30 minutes.  It was only a ten minute drive [...]

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