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2017
Nov
05
#DidIEverMention
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/ Editorial Recently, I was surprised to learn that some people in my closest ...”
Sep
02
Music for All Children
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/ Editorial Recently, I had a discussion with a family member about where he ...”
Aug
01
Should Millennials Move to Vancouver?
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/ Editorial The first time that I moved to Vancouver, I searched for a ...”
Jul
18
Broken But Not Permanently
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/ Editorial Recently, I read that a photo sharing site where I house the ...”
Jun
15
Is Your Relationship Interracial?
“ (Photo: Erich Said Wedding Photography) Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial To describe something as being black and white means ...”
06
Does Your School District Need a Zero Programme?
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial "The main reason for bullying is that there are opportunities and rewards." Erling ...”
May
19
You Can Write @JustinTrudeau
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/ Editorial Using middle class as a blanket term may be almost meaningless, if ...”
15
How Do We Remember the Dead?
“ Pamela Chan, Publisher/BCFamily.ca To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.* A little ...”
06
Can You Hear That Sound?
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/ Editorial Can you hear that sound? Yes, you're not imagining it.  It's the ...”
05
Are You Feeling Confused Pre-Election Day?
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/ Editorial As the May 9th BC provincial election day draws near, you've decided ...”
Apr
10
What's a Soccer Mum?
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/ Editorial Which one of these mums on the sideline am I? Hmnn.  Let's see. 14.  ...”
07
A Reminder of Why Healthcare Funding Matters
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/ Editorial We have been surprised, to say the least, at the lack ...”
Mar
31
Living a Mundane, Boring Life
“ By:  Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication. Are the details of a simple ...”
28
Returned Mail Makes You Think
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/ Editorial When it happened last year, it seemed a bit ridiculous.  But then ...”
Beyond the Medical Tests
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/ Editorial A little over a year ago, I found myself in a situation ...”
27
All Stacked Up
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/ Editorial In recent months I've been writing a lot of posts but not ...”
Feb
12
BC Family Day 2017: Top Picks
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca / Editorial On February 13th your family has two options.  Stay home and ...”
Jan
30
The Unsexy Life
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca / Editorial The last trip outside of British Columbia that anyone in our ...”
2016
Oct
20
Lost and Found: Is it a Good Idea to Reconnect?
“ This year has been the year of get togethers, anniversaries and reunion invites. I miss ...”
Sep
25
Did you really just ask me that question?
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/ Editorial Have you read the blog post about the 10 types of moms ...”
15
A Recipe for Celebrating Mid Autumn Moon Festival
“Mid Autumn Moon Festival artwork that my daughter completed in 1st grade. Pamela Chan, Editorial/BCFamily.ca The sky ...”
Aug
01
Say Goodbye to Misery Monday
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca / Editorial Ten years ago Misery Monday was a thing on social media. "I ...”
Jul
25
The Tragically Hip & Canadian Stories
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/ Editorial Sundown in the Paris of the prairies Wheat kings have all their treasures ...”
20
Is Etiquette Shaming a Thing?
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/ Editorial I've been taking photographs since I was ten years old. By ...”
Jun
25
Prince Charles, Gardening & Children
“ Embed from Getty Images Prince Charles and Prince Harry in the garden at Highgrove, 1986. Pamela Chan, ...”
May
21
Don't Let Fear of Criticism Hold You Back
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/ Editorial In the spirit of Eleanor Roosevelt's advice, no one can make you ...”
19
Yaletown + Community
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial If I had to choose one group of products for sale on the ...”
18
You're Not Getting it Wrong Canadian Mum
“ Pamela Chan/BCFamily.ca/Editorial I see these types of posts at least once a week. "Why ...”
17
2 Week Fundraiser For Fort McMurray
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca Last summer we experienced a lot of smoke from forest fires in British ...”
Review: Emily Press Labels for Camp
“ The numbers that were printed on our labels, right after out family name, are ...”
08
How do you Protect Yourself from Ageism?
“ Pamela Chan/BCFamily.ca/Editorial "I am not afraid of aging. I'm afraid of people's reaction to my ...”
Apr
01
We Get Mail: Contests, Programme Ops and Kids Day
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca The inbox has been full of interesting opportunities lately. Adult Colouring Monthly Draw To celebrate ...”
Mar
30
How do you support your child's interests?
“ Pamela Chan, Editorial/BCFamily.ca It's part of the trending dialogue online -  aspirational (AKA helicopter) parents hover ...”
24
My 6 Year Old is Worried. Are you?
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca / Editorial Lately my 1st grader twins have been asking me all manner ...”
12
How's the Dating Scene Working For You?
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial We're well beyond the Mary Tyler Moore years and life for the single ...”
Feb
24
Bake to Help the BC SPCA
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial Marshmallows may be the new cupcakes but everyone still loves a cupcake.  In ...”
07
Get Out & Explore on BC Family Day
“ View of the North Shore mountains from UBC. Pamela Chan, Editorial/BCFamily.ca Between the lull of post Christmas ...”
06
Ideas For Celebrating Chinese New Year
“ Pamela Chan, Editorial/BCFamily.ca As we inch towards the eve of Chinese New Year, many people in ...”
02
Control How You Share on Facebook
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial As more information comes out about the next change to the Facebook news ...”
4 comments
Seeing BC From the Air
“ Pamela Chan, Editorial/BCFamily.ca There's no better way to appreciate British Columbia's natural beauty than from an ...”
01
BC Family is 6 years Old
“ Pamela Chan, Editorial/BCFamily.ca This past January, the clock ticked over and BC Family turned 6 years ...”
2015
Dec
13
Do We Have To Reach a Tipping Point?
“ Pamela Chan, Editorial/BCFamily.ca Back in the summer of 2012, I shared the following comment on Facebook ...”
Nov
18
Love is the Answer
“ Pamela Chan/BCFamily.ca/Editorial "Speaking as a social scientist, there are so many things wrong in this ...”
11
It Happened Just Down the Hill
“ American Red Cross volunteers carry a Spanish influenza victim, 1919. Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial It is hard to ...”
Oct
29
We Get Mail: The Good Mother Photo Event
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca Did you know that on Saturday, November 14th, 2015, The Good Mother Project ...”
1 comments
Go Back To Sleep. You Voted Already.
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial In their latest piece in the Daily Beast, Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein's ...”
20
It's Time For a Change
“ Pamela Chan, Editorial/BCFamily.ca A long election campaign is over and Canada has a new governing party ...”
16
Media Coverage of the Election
“BCFamilyMedia on Twitter Pamela Chan/Editorial, BCFamily.ca #RocktheVote is trying to help our fellow aboriginal Canadians register.  If ...”
09
I Matter. You Matter
“ Pamela Chan, Publisher/BCFamily.ca In a few weeks I will celebrate BCFamily.ca's 5 year anniversary and I'll ...”
Sep
26
Should You Dress Like Madonna in 2015?
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial 2. Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms: (a) freedom of conscience and ...”
24
Be Inspired, Whether or Not You Can Attend
“ Pamela Chan, Blog Ambassador*, Leading Moms 2015 Be among an audience of other moms in a ...”
12
My Vote Doesn't Count
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial It's an idea that often crosses my mind.  Every now and then I ...”
1 comments
03
This way and that on my Facebook page
“ ********************************** {Facebook Home page screen grab} Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial Your children are better off without God. No wait - ...”
1 comments
Lean 30: 20 - Where Are the True HeliParents?
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial Lean 30 : 30 days of keeping it lean and old school online. ...”
Jul
25
Lean 30: 19 - Common Questions About Multiples
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial Lean 30 : 30 days of keeping it lean and old school online. ...”
4 comments
Lean 30: 18 - They're Just Not That Into You
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial Lean 30 : 30 days of keeping it lean and old school online. ...”
1 comments
05
Monday Musings: Slowness
“ * Why has the pleasure of slowness disappeared? * A person gazing at God's windows ...”
A Better World: Shopping That Helps Wounded Warriors
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial A newly published study suggests that almost one in 10 civilians meets ...”
04
90 Scarecrows on Vancouver Island
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial Since the Hand in Hand Thrift Shop launched in Cobble Hill in February, ...”
Jun
17
Is Sarcasm the New Authentic?
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial For a few years the buzz word has been all about authenticity.  Be ...”
09
How Would You Spend $150,000?
“ Pamela Chan, Editorial/BCFamily.ca I support any activity that encourages physical activity and related health benefits.  But ...”
You're Invited to Connect
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca LET'S CONNECT, BC! It happens quite often. I see information about an event ...”
05
Fresh: VancouverMom.ca Top 30 2015
“ Pamela Chan, Blog Ambassador, VancouverMom.ca 2015 Does an evening of mixing and mingling with moms, small ...”
02
I'd Rather Be Grounded
“ My mother, age 26, my brother and I a few months after we arrived in ...”
01
What will happen to your Facebook account?
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial When something important happens, don't worry.  You'll find out on social media. Right? Maybe not.  ...”
May
05
Call Me a Helicopter? Eh. But Not Negligent.
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial It wouldn't phase me if someone called me a "helicopter parent" or gave ...”
Apr
16
Lean 30: 17 - Social Sharing Intolerance
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial Lean 30 : 30 days of keeping it lean and old school online. ...”
2 comments
12
We Get Mail: KPU Science Rendezvous
“ The following information was sent to BCFamily.ca about the 3rd annual Science Rendezvous event.  It ...”
09
Have You Climbed the Coquitlam Crunch?
“Top of the Coquitlam Crunch (top left).  Heading up the mountain (top right). View of ...”
Mar
20
BIL 2015: An Option to Crashing TED
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial "What I’d really love to see is people get inspired—not just by my ...”
13
What Matters For A 5 Year Old?
“ Pamela Chan/BCFamily.ca/Editorial It started early on and it's been pretty consistent - and often feels like ...”
What We Don't Say About Facebook
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial A few months ago I started year 9 using Facebook. Sometimes it takes ...”
Kindness Matters
“ Pamela Chan, Editorial/BCFamily.ca Stand Up 2 Bullying Love is Louder Than Bullying On Pink Shirt Day, what comes ...”
03
Spring Has Arrived in BC
“ Pamela Chan, Editorial/BCFamily.ca Spring has come early here in British Columbia.  Daffodils and other spring bulbs ...”
Feb
13
Lean 30: 16 - What Matters When Publishing
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial Lean 30 : 30 days of keeping it lean and old school online. ...”
Jan
28
Me Too. How About You?
“ Pamela Chan/BCFamily.ca/Editorial If we take care of our mental health like we take care of ...”
27
Is Your Facebook Page Cloaked?
“ When I heard that Facebook would be holding the first ever Facebook Small Business Boost ...”
26
10 Reasons to Rediscover the Local Library
“ Recent picks at the local library that appealed to me. Pamela Chan, Editorial/BCFamily.ca As a child living ...”
14
Writing Competition for Older Teenagers
“ Following in the footsteps of the Keats-Shelley Prize,  Young Romantics is a new competition available ...”
We're Craving Some Sweetness
“ "It was an out of body experience.  I had no idea I would be affected ...”
2014
Dec
31
We Are Here To Pay Attention
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial Sweet brightness, aliveness, take-me-now-ness that is life. You are here to pay attention. That ...”
Lean 30: 15 - Don't Make That Resolution
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial Lean 30 : 30 days of keeping it lean and old school online. ...”
30
Lean 30: 14 - Managing Accounts and Documents
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial Lean 30 : 30 days of keeping it lean and old school online. ...”
26
Lean 30: 13 - Starting Again
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial Lean 30 : 30 days of keeping it lean and old school online. ...”
Nov
30
2014 Christmas Eve Meals in the DTES
“ By: Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca This Christmas season seven year old Burnaby resident Joshua Smith and ...”
03
Are Priority Seats on Transit Necessary?
“ Pamela Chan/BCFamily.ca/Editorial Have you ever been on a bus or train and watched as passengers in ...”
02
GoodBye Vancouver Canucks
“Brian O'Sullivan with his wife Ayako and their 4 year old son. Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial* All ...”
Has This Happened to Most of Us?
“ Pamela Chan/BCFamily.ca/Editorial Recent shocking new stories about abuses in a reportedly toxic work environment here in ...”
Oct
20
Your House is HOW Big?
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial I've been asking this question for longer than I can remember. Why do ...”
15
#ThriftorTreat Shopping at Value Village
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca* This year, for the first time, I realized that we might need to ...”
10
Rediscovering Exercise at Fitwells
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca* In our home our "man cave" consists of a flat screen TV, weight ...”
Sep
28
Visiting AppleBarn Pumpkin Farm
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial If you haven't had the chance to visit Applebarn Pumpkin Farm, have you ...”
15
Do Family Members Meet Up?
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial Cousins are forever friends whose hearts are bound together by the love of ...”
13
Are You Ready For Leading Moms 2014?
“ Pamela Chan, Blog Ambassador* If you want to establish a strong career, go east my friend.  ...”
05
Is Your Child Ready to Launch?
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial I can't say that I expected the BC Teacher's strike to be over ...”
Aug
30
A September Country Fair
“ Shirley Hardy*, Contributor The Parish of St John's Anglican Church, Cobble Hill was started in ...”
29
Have You Had Your Baby Yet?
“ By Pamela Chan, BC.Family.ca/Editorial In a recent interview on the Today Show, actor Jennifer Aniston addresses ...”
28
Protecting the Individual
“ Pamela Chan/BCFamily.ca/Editorial I love it!  Somebody searched the term "embrace the weird" and landed on ...”
25
A Horrific Argument and the Support of Others
“ Pamela Chan/BCFamily.ca/Editorial It is not the time when you would expect everything to hit the fan ...”
04
Remembering WW1 - My Family's Connection
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial As we mark the start of WW1 today - one hundred years ago ...”
Jul
04
The Ultimate Romance Deterrent
“ Pamela Chan/BCFamily.ca/Editorial You must have heard the joke - or maybe it was serious - about ...”
Jun
25
Dear Frenemy
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial Dear Frenemy, You're probably surprised to hear from me because, you see, for the ...”
11
Act Fast. They're Almost Gone
“ Pamela Chan, Blog Ambassador* There are a handful of tickets left for the FIVE: ...”
07
"Burning Bridges" and Public Relations
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial On any given day there are two sides to every story.  I'd like ...”
3 comments
01
Raffi and Jian Gohmeshi Discuss Social Media
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial When I heard that the Jian Gohmeshi and Raffi sat down for an ...”
May
17
It's Still Available For Now
“ Pamela Chan/BCFamily.ca/Editorial The limited copyright expired but it's still available. Phew. My children love it and so do ...”
15
Lean 30: 12 - A Gen X Message From the Past
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial Lean 30 : 30 days of keeping it lean and old school online. ...”
Apr
28
Will You Attend WeCapella?
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca Are you an online publisher, bloggers, digital content producer, PR representative, digital ...”
26
Are You Embracing Otherhood?
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial In Otherhood, Melanie Notkin, takes the reader on an intimate and insightful ...”
24
Lean 30: 11 - Photo Backup Nightmares
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial Lean 30 : 30 days of keeping it lean and old school online. ...”
Is Your Community THAT Bad?
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial If the universe really can talk to us, I've been getting a verbal ...”
11
Jack Johnson at Deer Lake
“ I want to turn the whole thing upside down I'll find the things they say just ...”
1 comments
08
From Norway to Coquitlam
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial There appears to be very little direction and explanation from adults. Instead, ...”
5 comments
04
Rediscovering TED Talks
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial When I first discovered TED talks online, I used to watch them a ...”
03
Unpacking Goop.com Since 2008
“ Pamela Chan/BCFamily.ca/Editorial Many articles have been written, tweets shared and posts posted in the days since ...”
Mar
16
Only Mid GenXers Know For Certain
“ Pamela Chan/BCFamily.ca/Editorial I confess that I've never watched a full episode of Mad Men. I've seen ...”
05
March 8th Fundraiser To Help Give Families a Strong Start
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca Recently the owner of Connexion Photography wrote to share information about the Yellow ...”
Feb
28
Lean 30: 10 - Do You Support Pink Day?
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial Lean 30 : 30 days of keeping it lean and old school online. ...”
22
Am I Authentic Enough? Are you?
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial I greatly respect Tara Sophia Mohr's work and have mentioned her before online ...”
18
Lean 30: 9 - Parents and School Choice
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial Lean 30 : 30 days of keeping it lean and old school online. ...”
41 comments
14
Reclaiming Valentine's Day
“If there's one thing I've discovered, since social media took root, it's that people aren't ...”
2 comments
12
Lean 30:8 - Is Volunteering Fun?
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial Lean 30 : 30 days of keeping it lean and old school online. ...”
09
Lean 30: 7 - Does Vacuuming Kill Your Sex Drive?
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial Lean 30 : 30 days of keeping it lean and old school online. ...”
2 comments
It's BC Family Time
“ Pamela Chan/BCFamily.ca Editorial It's BC Family Day long weekend this weekend. Roll out the newspaper articles about ...”
01
Lean 30: 6 - What Would Have Said to Rob Ford?
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial Lean 30 : 30 days of keeping it lean and old school online. ...”
Jan
30
Lean 30: 5 - The Joy of Pets
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial Lean 30 : 30 days of keeping it lean and old school online. ...”
29
Lean 30: 4 - Job Hunting in Vancouver
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial Lean 30 : 30 days of keeping it lean and old school online. ...”
28
Lean 30: 3 - Between Good and Good
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial Lean 30 : 30 days of keeping it lean and old school online. ...”
2 comments
27
Lean 30: 2 - Choosing a School
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial Lean 30 : 30 days of keeping it lean and old school online.  ...”
2 comments
26
Lean 30: 1 - Keeping it Lean
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca/Editorial Whether you call it burn out or a desire to go back to ...”
2013
Dec
29
Lions Gate Bridge: Dangerous Construction Conditions
“ Pamela Chan/BCFamily.ca Editorial For 3 1/2 years I lived by Capilano River and drove over the Lion's ...”
21
Snow, Santa and a Train Ride
“ Pamela Chan/BCFamily.ca Visits to Santa are a relatively new experience for our family.  In 2011 we ...”
2 comments
20
Tweets & Likes Support WWF Canada
“ Our voice on social media can be a force for good.  Through the ideas that ...”
19
What Would You Do With $25,000 in BC?
“ It has been three days since the What Would You Do With $25,000? video was ...”
Should We Ban Weddings and Baby Showers?
“ Pamela Chan/BCFamily.ca/Editorial If you're looking to get married in British Columbia, there is a wide range ...”
10
Building Websites in the 90s
“ Pamela Chan/BCFamily.ca In those moments when I'm asked to give a brief introduction, I usually explain ...”
2 comments
05
Milk Carton Gingerbread House
“ Gingerbread houses built around milk cartons are a favourite activity in elementary school. If you ...”
8 comments
02
Healthy Snacks In the Mail: Snackbox Review, Giveaway & $15 Off
“ Pamela Chan/BCFamily.ca It sounds like a good idea - curated boxes of healthy, natural, delicious snacks ...”
2 comments
Nov
29
Rainy Day Project: Balloon Racers
“ Pamela Chan/Editorial Do you sometimes look at the latest project on Pinterest or a crafty blog ...”
28
Let's Promote Pedestrian Safety - Not Miley Cyrus Videos
“ Pamela Chan/Editorial Recently a local TV news station featured a report about in ground LED lights ...”
4 comments
27
St. Nicholas Day in Greater Vancouver
“ Editorial/Pamela Chan In a few days St. Nicholas will be visiting locations in the Lower Mainland. ...”
2 comments
19
What is the Sound of All of Us?
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca Community Culture & Connecting with nature Wouldn't it be nice to have a place online where British ...”
09
Sweet Dreams Mommy
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca Love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves it's own ...”
01
Defending the Amateur Photographer
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca Although I'm too young to be a called a Baby ...”
Oct
29
10 Benefits of Physical Activity in Childhood
“ BCFamily.ca: Photos to accompany this post are provided by BCFamily.ca. Trying out "teach yourself soccer" tips ...”
17
Who Are These Celebrities Who Blog?
“MarthaStewartBlog.com In a business like ours, unfortunately, I am slightly fettered. Or more than slightly fettered. ...”
10 comments
15
Music Tips By Kids' CBC Star Will Stroet
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca “There are a lot of kids’ musicians in this country, but I really ...”
13
Loving Custom Stationery & Female Entrepreneurs
“I love this list of fun facts added to a Christmas card Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca Our purpose ...”
Sep
23
Goldie Blox and the Spinning Machine
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca To make engineering cool, accessible and relevant to girls will literally change the ...”
16
Mid Autumn Moon Festival in Coquitlam
“ This past Saturday shoppers and visitors took part in a Mid Autumn Moon Festival at ...”
2 comments
08
A Visit to Colony Farm
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca Search the banks of the Coquitlam river for river otters, muskrats and herons; ...”
07
Are Your Ads Relevant to BC?
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca It is a Canada Day campaign and we wanted it to encompass real ...”
04
Being Alone in the Woods
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca Waldeinsamkeit  is a German word that captures the feeling of being alone in ...”
Relaxing at Crescent Beach
“ An afternoon at Crescent Beach near White Rock is a relaxing way to visit a ...”
1 comments
01
Checking Out the PNE With PreSchoolers
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca The second free entry to the PNE this summer encouraged us to brave ...”
Aug
26
From BC to Buckleberry and Beyond
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca Your Royal Highnesses, Here in British Columbia we followed the happy news that you ...”
2 comments
Jul
31
3 Uses For Sidewalk Paint
“ Here's a simple project to put together that the children in your life will embrace ...”
27
Let's Start Weaving
“ We've been eying up the Place Des Arts brochure lately at our house, which includes ...”
25
Fear And The Late Night Phone Call
“Kite flying on the beach in Parksville This piece is part of a VancouverMom.ca blog ...”
3 comments
Do You Reuse Old Crayons?
“ If you have seen multi-coloured crayons on Pinterest, a blog or in someone's home and ...”
17
A Play Date For Adults
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca Recently I took up an open invitation to attend the opening night performance ...”
16
Are You Embarrassing?
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca Have you ever been told that your contribution in a professional or formal ...”
04
Let's Talk: Dreaming Big
“ Have you been hearing and reading a lot about "settling"? The conversation goes like this: During ...”
01
Illuminares Lantern Festival: 25th Anniversary
“ Imagine a world where magical experiences collect and replenish. (Public Dreams Society) Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca In the ...”
Jun
28
Epic Sustainable Living Festival 2013
“ If the idea of spending a day in a gorgeous botanical garden: exchanging ideas ...”
24
Outdoor Living: A Child in Nature
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca While observing elders in my family who immigrated from Eastern Europe in ...”
23
Culinary Capers: Eggs Marinara
“ If you are looking for a slightly different egg dish for breakfast or brunch, Eggs ...”
19
Children in Public Spaces
“ Years before I trained to become a Montessori directress (teacher) and early childhood educator, ...”
2 comments
14
Being Honest About A Woman's Work
“ Lean in (following these top 5 tips), don't plan to leave before you leave and ...”
09
Every Child is a Unique Flower (Part 2/2)
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca See Part 1: Every Child is a Different Type of Flower When our twins ...”
Every Child is a Different Kind of Flower (Part 1/2)
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca It seems hard to believe that my twins -  turning four later in ...”
06
Outdoor Living: Beach Etiquette
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca Have you ever collected shells at the beach, flipped over rocks while beach ...”
01
Does Your Age Matter?
“ Lucy Liu infuriates me. Did you know she’s 44? I had no idea.   ...”
May
26
Ten Years Thinner
“Would you give your diet and exercise plan a complete overhaul for six weeks? By Pamela ...”
21
Transform Your Life & Live Out Your Dreams
“ By Maria Kritikos The inspiration and vision for Lunch With Maria started at the grass roots ...”
1 comments
20
Do BC Bloggers Matter?
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca Imagine you are me.  You're looking for postings online about the mom blogger ...”
19
BC Writes Home Page
“ BC Blog Readers Click on the links below that indicate a month and year and visit ...”
2 comments
14
Don't Talk to Christy Clark
“ How often does a senior member of government stop you and ask you about ...”
Written Communication: A Humane Art
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca A few years ago a Vancouver-based professor shared a story about his experience ...”
12
A School Dances
“ Recently a local public school in Coquitlam held a dance performance event that involved students ...”
09
Remembering in Lilac Season
“ From our balcony we can enjoy looking down over a profusion of  blossoms in our ...”
2 comments
Will You Speak Out And Be Heard?
“ Results from the 2009 Provincial Election show that almost half of the eligible voters in ...”
06
Celebrating Boy's Day Festival
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca It might seem surprising that a family in British Columbia would celebrate a ...”
Apr
23
Daniel's Mediterranean Tapas & Grill
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca If you have young children, you might be wondering when you will be ...”
19
Hedgehog in the Fog
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca If this search on Flickr is any indication, there seems to be a ...”
18
Reflections on Bombings Past and Present
“Image from a bombing in the 1970s. Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca The recent bombings at the Boston Marathon, ...”
08
Do You Get the Post Pregnancy Body Stares?
“ A few months after giving birth (and beyond) most women see changes in their  body ...”
06
Hypothyroidism in Newborns Post Fukushima Meltdown
“ The number of congenital hypothyroid (CH) cases in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California and Hawaii ...”
04
Online Dating: Brutal or Brilliant?
“ Online dating websites are now the second most common way for people to meet partners.  ...”
Spring Gardening Workshops
“ If you or you and your family enjoy gardening, you will want to get on ...”
01
Sweet Humility
“ In a traditional saying from Costa Rica, wisdom is said to be a combination of ...”
Mar
18
Do Single Women Need Counseling?
“ Over the past decade I have forgotten many encounters; however, I'll never forget the time ...”
2 comments
15
Keeping it Tidy on Social Media
“ Have you noticed that the people who seem to enjoy using social media the most ...”
14
Social Justice and Youth
“ Recently a woman who was a student in the 1970s told me about her memories ...”
13
BC Home + Garden Show Discoveries
“ Test driving the Panasonic massage chairs at the BC Home + Garden Show. You can get ...”
2 comments
01
We Are More To Do With Beauty
“ but our lives will only ever always continue to be a balancing act that has less to do ...”
Feb
25
Couch Surfing The World
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca If you're looking for a community building project that is international in scope ...”
24
In the News: Oscars Party Fundraiser
“ What do you get when you combine a local Oscars Party with a community ...”
13
Giveaway: BC Home & Garden Show Tickets
“ As the weather switches back and forth from sunny to rainy, you might be casting ...”
7 comments
12
You're Not My Priority
“Image source *1965 You receive a reel-to-reel tape recording from a friend overseas.  He informs you that ...”
We Get Mail: Subaru Road Rally Campaign
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca Recently we received the following announcement for families in Vancouver because we own ...”
11
Chinese Paper Lanterns
“ Chinese New Year is the perfect time to see lanterns on display and to make ...”
08
Make a Valentine's Day Wreath
“ After the Christmas decorations come down, it's hard to not miss the red, green and ...”
05
Outdoor Living: Back to Nature
“ Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca There is no such thing as bad weather - just bad choices in ...”
02
Writing About Modern Motherhood
“ At a reception for Top Mom Bloggers in Vancouver, a local blogger shared her experience ...”
01
25 Tips For New Twitter Users
“(Watch tweets light up the world map at tweetping.net) Whether you publish a website, promote a ...”
Jan
29
Most Popular Topics in 2012
“ In 2012 three topics about cupcakes, comparisons and the child and the Real Housewives of ...”
28
Saying "Hello" for 17 years
“ By:  Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca Tucked inside a forgotten shoebox, a young girl's momentoes from the 1940s ...”
27
Identify Your Style of Expertise and Leap
“ True genius without heart is a thing of nought - for not great understanding alone, ...”
25
Tending Our Friendships
“ The affirmations tumbled out of a scrapbook stuffed full of postcards and was handed to ...”
17
Invite a Child to Create a Natural House
“ If you follow information about outdoor education and the international movement to help children experience ...”
2012
Dec
20
A Better World: Gift Baskets With Ethically Sourced Products
“ World in a Garden is a multicultural urban farm and educational project based in Vancouver.  ...”
15
We Get Mail: Casting Call for Home Sellers
“ Casting Researcher Sylvia Lee has sent information to BCFamily.ca about a Lower Mainland casting call ...”
14
Bringing the Outdoors Inside at Christmas
“ Poinsettia arrangements at Amsterdam Greenhouses & Garden Centre, Pitt Meadows. (Click on image to enlarge.) If ...”
01
St. Nicholas Day in Metro Vancouver
“ On December 1st, 2012, your family can visit St. Nicholas (Sinterklaas) at the Amsterdam Greenhouse ...”
Nov
29
Culinary Capers: Easy Almond Cake
“ In the Christmas and Holiday Season aspirations to bake up a storm run high.  If ...”
Playing the Card You Have
“ In an episode of the popular Made in Canada TV show Being Erica, Erica learns ...”
28
I Am Someone
“ pervasive.  It’s violent.  It’s insidious. I think it is getting worse. Somebody has ...”
26
The Return of Paul McCartney
“ A few days before the much anticipated Paul McCartney concert in Vancouver, I visited Tim ...”
2 comments
20
10 Things I Learned This Year
“ The Monday Listicles project is put together by NorthwestMommy.com. It's a fun project and ...”
1 comments
19
26 Bathrooms From the Other Side
“ Alphabet rooms spoilers herein.  How strange talent is.  Even ordinary, old Greenaway is superior ...”
13
Embrace Diversity and Be Weird. Be You!
“ In the spirit of the Bullying Summit taking place in Vancouver today, here are a ...”
06
Let's Talk: The Power to Redefine
“ At the Mom Inc Movement 2012 Tradeshow attendees watched the Just Like Wonder Woman music ...”
03
Your Office Earthquake Kit. Go!
“ If you have ever been a member of an emergency preparedness team at work, you ...”
Oct
22
Building Amanda's Army: A call for change
“ "Amanda Todd…your story has inspired many people to make changes. Changes within themselves and in ...”
17
No Preschool For Now
“ Have you signed your children up for preschool? Are your children going to some kind of ...”
Roll Back 10 Years: What's Changed?
“ Today I happened upon TheSprog.Blogspot.ca which was featured on Miss 604's site.  It turns out ...”
2 comments
Daily Dish: Frank Magazine Part 2?
“ Fifteen years ago Tina Gaudoin was the launch editor for Frank, a magazine ...”
16
A Local Tragedy Raises A Lot of Questions
“ It seems hard to believe that the Tri-Cities area of Metro Vancouver and, more specifically, ...”
Sep
30
Word on The Street - Vancouver
“ This weekend across Canada Canadians are celebrate Culture Days.  Here in Vancouver you can attend ...”
25
30 Easy Ways to Engage With Others
“ Thank you.  Thank YOU  - the person who takes the time to engage with others ...”
23
Krause Berry Farm
“ During the last few days of summer and in early autumn, you can still find ...”
09
Let Families Be
“ Towards the end of our week long stay on Vancouver Island recently, my parents and ...”
2 comments
Aug
30
Am I a Working Mom?
“ Today I decided to "like" a page on Facebook that has been set up for ...”
Do Mom Bloggers Know How to Write?
“ In the days before E-mail and social media, public humiliation high school style took a ...”
28
Glam Night in Metro Vancouver
“ If you were given the opportunity to spend a glamorous evening being pampered would you ...”
1 comments
25
The Art of Living at Home
“Judging by the conversations on social media websites and across cafe tables, you would think ...”
18
Make Time for Friends
“ Make time. Make time for yoga. Make time for yourself. If you're looking for an image of a ...”
02
I Blog Because I Can
“My first 3 posts on June 2, 2004. I embedded images with text, links and did ...”
2 comments
Happy August Long Weekend BC!
“Pitt Lake, Pitt Meadows, BC Canadians will be celebrating long weekends across the country during the ...”
01
Daily Dish: Time for a Re-Boot?
“ My social status has diminished because I know I’m not invited to the A ...”
Jul
26
Daily Dish: To Honour, Cherish and Celebrate
“ It's not very often that I have had the opportunity to know someone who embraces ...”
2 comments
23
Daily Dish: Get Your Muchness Back
“ You’re not the same as you were before. You were much more…muchier. You’ve lost your ...”
True Friendship
“ During the month that I graduated from high school, a friend of mine at the ...”
22
An Ode to Beautiful Films
“ The history of mankind is replete with moments of despair, agony, anger, happiness, pure joy ...”
19
Time Banking Builds Community
“ "Every capacity that has enabled our species to survive, such as caring for each other, ...”
13
Real Housewives of Vancouver Season 1
“ Wednesday night it’s back to women whose only real power is their credit ...”
2 comments
01
Culinary Capers: Canada Day Butterfly Cupcakes
“ For Canada day we'll be decorating and eating Butterfly Cakes with freshly whipped whipping cream.  ...”
Jun
21
Ole Tyme Country Fair
“ By Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca On a hot, humid summer day, the neighbours of Riverview Heights, Aylmer ...”
14
Family Fuse Weekend: Paris Comes to Vancouver
“ If you and your children are keen on art and creative activities, there will be ...”
12
A Better World: Playing For Change for Children
“ If you haven't already heard about their work, Playing for Change is a "multimedia movement ...”
Fabulous Mom Bloggers
“ In 2011 BCFamily.ca was chosen as a top 30 mom blogger site in Vancouver.  Unfortunately ...”
May
12
Mother's Day Weekend Tea
“ It's an intriguing claim that needed confirmation - a recipe for the best chocolate chip ...”
03
Let's Talk: Your Unique Perspective Matters!
“ * An invitation to contribute your suggestions and feedback is included towards the end of ...”
02
Veggie Burgers
“ If you were a resident in Kingston, Ontario or a student at Queen's University in ...”
01
Fascinating Fascinators and Summer Hats
“ Spring is well on its way and news of wedding invitations and royal visits to ...”
Apr
17
Popular Baby Names for 2012
“ Hands up.  Do you have friends who carefully chose unique baby names only to find ...”
Daily Dish: What's Your Fancy When You "Pin"?
“ When I first read about image tagging website TheFancy.com, I noted that 60% of their ...”
12
Does Your Work Matter?
“ It is a story that pulled ahead of the pack in the bleary hours of ...”
Mar
20
Does Your Employer Want Your Facebook Password?
“ What happens when a potential employer accesses your personal information during an interview?  Will that ...”
13
Chicken With Oranges and Almonds
“ This recipe was passed on by Al Hardy, who lives on Vancouver Island.   Recently Al ...”
Feb
21
Do Your Children Love Books?
“ The other day three new books arrived at our house by international post from the ...”
19
The Evolution of Cell Phone Nomophobia
“ More than 3/4 of 18 to 24 year olds, and more than half of 25 to ...”
Jan
24
You Know - St*ff Mums Say
“ Sh*t mums say?  Hmnn.  Surely on your journey as a mum you have heard your ...”
20
No I'm Not the Nanny
“ (Double click on image to see larger version.) My husband and I are not from the ...”
Are You Ready to Play Bigger in Your Life?
“ Note:  I am not an affiliate of Tara Mohr's course and will not make a ...”
06
Daily Dish: Be Brave Not Bland
“ Tricia Guild, OBE is the Founder and Creative Director of Designers Guild in the United Kingdom. ...”
05
Culinary Capers: Cooking Inspiration at Thrifty Foods
“ Recently a  budget-conscious friend who is retired from her career advised us that food at the Great ...”
2011
Dec
17
Canadian Gifts That Give Hope
“ If you're heading out this weekend to tackle your Christmas shopping head on, you might ...”
01
Easy Play Dough Recipe
“ If cooking up play dough and using somewhat pricey cream of tartar doesn't appeal to ...”
Nov
30
Will They Play Again?
“ "What people do not understand, they do not value. What they do not value, they ...”
28
Should Canadian Families Move to Denmark?
“ If Americans want to live the American Dream, they should move to Denmark. If you have ...”
22
Why DID She Wait to Have a Child?
“ The collective vitriol against women in their later years of fertility for their hope in ...”
11
Daily Dish: Remembering Armed Conflicts
“  Every Remembrance Day my heart grows heavy and aches while I watch the TV documentaries ...”
07
Are Boomers Ready for Their Elder Years?
“ Recently The Province newspaper presented a 14 part series about the aging Boomer population called ...”
01
I'm Not Crazy, Thank You
“ I'm almost not crazy.  Agh. Just kidding.  I'm quite fine thank you very much.  I'd ...”
Oct
31
Thanks Martha!
“ Tonight onCBC's The National (@33 min) there was a report about how the low birthrate ...”
24
Making Felt Boards
“                                                   Felt pieces laid down by a two year old. Do felt boards take you back ...”
17
12 Useful Items for Baby
“ Over at MSN Lifestyle there is an active discussion underway about the 12 least useful ...”
04
Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit Virtual Conference
“ If you are linked to the BC Family Twitter account, you might have noticed the ...”
1 comments
03
Daily Dish: Learning to Drive After 30
“ It's the weekend and you and your family suddenly need to go to the health clinic ...”
Sep
07
Culinary Capers: Apple (Fruit) Pancakes
“ At the end of a long week you might be looking to try something different ...”
Aug
25
Daily Dish: McDonald's Disappoints Again. Surprised?
“ It isn't an earth shattering revelation. Someone writes online about a disappointing experience with a McDonald's ...”
2 comments
24
Motherhood, Depression and Social Policy in Canada
“ A day does not go by when a Stay at Home or Working Out of the ...”
22
Jack Layton and Your Kitchen Table
“ Courage my friends. It's never to late to make a better world. (Tommy Douglas) Canadians of ...”
19
Back to School Again
“ Over at CanadianParents.com there is a busy and useful online discussion taking place about back to ...”
15
Daily Dish: That's What Friends are For
“ Pamela Chan, Vancouver It's a running joke in Vancouver.  Ask someone if he grew up in Vancouver ...”
2 comments
11
Comparisons and the Child
“ Is he toilet trained yet? How is his speech coming along? How many words does ...”
08
Daily Dish: And Then There Were Three
“ For some time now I have had a feeling of amazement every time I encounter ...”
Jul
29
A Better World: The World in a Garden
“ One who plants a garden,  plants the seeds of hope Have you ever visited another country ...”
20
Let's Talk: Are You a Part-time Mum?
“ Do you ever wonder what people mean when they ask "So you're a full-time mom?"    ...”
05
Mad About Montessori
“ Author Trevor Eissler was, quite literally, mad about Montessori - in more ways than one.  As ...”
1 comments
01
Happy Canada Day!
“ According to a recent local poll, almost 4.55% of Lower Mainlanders will watch fireworks for ...”
Jun
29
To Socialize or Not to Socialize
“ It's my new buzz word. I'll admit it.  I am taking my almost two year ...”
24
We Get Mail
“Recently, two organizations contacted us about the programmes they are running.  Here's the scoop! The Bicycle ...”
21
What's Your Score?
“ Do you publish a website?  Are you looking to find a position as a social ...”
16
Post Stanley Cup 2011: Thanks are in Order
“ Now that the Stanley Cup Finals are over, some thanks are in order. Our thanks go ...”
2 comments
15
Where Facebook Falls Short
“ The erotic is often feared and relegated to the bedroom alone, when it is recognized ...”
1 comments
14
In Canada Women Enjoy Watching Hockey
“ The Stanley Cup Finals 2011 are in their final days as Vancouver gets set to ...”
10
Are You a Real Vancouver Housewife?
“ If your life could use a little spice, why not apply to be on the ...”
9 comments
Generation Y: A Case Study
“ Salary is less important than meaningful work where they're recognized for the difference they ...”
09
Curtains Provide a Focal Point in a Child's Bedroom
“What do you remember about your childhood room? Chances are you remember the colour ...”
08
It's Game Night in Vancouver!
“ The Stanley Cup Finals are in full swing and hockey fever has hit British Columbia in ...”
05
It's Hockey Morning in Japan!
“ UPDATE:  Please see a recent post - Goodbye Vancouver Canucks, written in memory of ...”
1 comments
May
26
A Better World: Supporting children through action
“ Unlocking a child's true potential creates a future where anything is possible. What do food, golf ...”
21
Being the Good Mum: Everyone's Got an Opinion
“ "After the break, you won't want to miss this story."  Here we go again.  Peter ...”
19
Daily Dish: Gratitude. Sometimes it takes awhile.
“ A former colleague of mine once shared her idea about gratitude with me. She explained ...”
1 comments
18
Let's Talk: About publishing a website
“ Recently I wrote that I was included in a Top 30 Fabulous Mum Bloggers listing ...”
1 comments
16
You've been robbed?!
“ Recently my family and I moved to a well manicured, upscale neighbourhood in Vancouver. ...”
05
Sharing Smiles With Children in Japan
“ Sachie Kagayama is a CEFA early childhood education teacher who works in West Vancouver.   ...”
02
Daily Dish: Hello space cadet!
“ Since my twins were born in 2009 my head has been pretty much face down ...”
1 comments
Apr
28
Daily Dish: That Other Royal Wedding
“ When you put your hand on a friendly face, you make contact right ...”
1 comments
Vote for your favourite Vancouver mom site
“ The women at Vancouvermom.ca are in the midst of publishing information about 30 Lower Mainland moms ...”
27
Culinary Capers: Homemade broth
“ Flus and colds can bother your children at any time of the year.  During this ...”
22
Happy Earth Day 2011
“ There she is -  Jennifer Aniston looking gorgeous in yet another Smart Water advertisement. The ...”
20
Daily Dish: Please. Don't run us over.
“ We weren't taking up space in the aisle or getting in anybody's way, and my ...”
18
Mom the Vote? Say what?
“ We're about to embark upon our 7th Canadian Federal election in four years.  While it ...”
16
Winning at the Real Estate Game
“ Here at BCFamily.ca we've had our fair share of adventure in the Lower Mainland real ...”
15
Get [even more] gorgeous, mum!
“ There she is in all her loveliness stepping out here and dashing off there.  The ...”
14
Daily Dish: Real Estate Recovery
“ A year ago my husband and I took the decision to move from our downtown ...”
Mar
17
Celebrate Japan!
“ Ideally this image (taken from the Celebrate! Japan book) would say Celebrate Japan! In the ...”
2 comments
Feb
23
A Savvy Auntie Shout-Out
“ If you are an auntie who does not have children and you have not heard ...”
01
Becoming a mum, at last
“ A week does not go by when we are not hearing stories about one Hollywood ...”
Jan
22
Culinary Capers: Wake up gorgeous. The phone's for you.
“ The chapter headings for Kris Carr's book, Crazy, Sexy Diet:  Eat Your Veggies, Ignite Your ...”
11
Let's Talk: I am Tiger Mother. Hear me yell.
“ I have many . I wish I hadn’t been so harsh. I wish I hadn’t ...”
07
Baby Molly: Helping a local family in need
“ If you are the parent of a child or are the aunt, uncle, friend ...”
Culinary Capers: Hamburger cookies
“ The following photos show the results achieved by following a recipe for hamburger cookies.  When ...”
06
Daily Dish: Publishing a website for moms, dads and families
“ As I stood on a street corner with my double stroller and twins by my ...”
Baby it's cold outside
“It's mild. It's cold. It's freezing. The weather has been quite changeable lately. ...”
04
Most popular postings in 2010
“ In 2010 three postings about Montessori education for infant/toddlers, cupcakes and Harumika dolls were, ovewhelmingly, ...”
New Year Affirmations
“ It is the new year and you might be thinking about charting a new course ...”
2010
Dec
16
Let's Talk: Like, enough already with the Valspeak
“ It looks like everyone is pretty much on the same page. There's a reason you ...”
14
The Christmas Card Tradition
“ Who sends Christmas cards anymore?  Do you?  Do you still enjoy finding card envelopes in ...”
06
Let's Talk!
“ Every day there is a veritable deluge of information in the newspapers, magazines, on the ...”
04
Celebrating St. Nicholas Day on December 5th
“ In Northern European countries such as the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, on December 5th and ...”
Culinary Capers: Chocolate Cherry Panettone French Toast
“ At a recent community dinner put on by Whole Foods Market a recipe for French ...”
01
Taste of the Holidays at Whole Foods Market
“ The Crabtree Corner Family Resource Centre is a wonderful and critical programme that meets the ...”
Nov
28
Supporting the Roots of Empathy
“ During these recessionary times we are hearing more stories about cuts being made to important ...”
26
Family FUSE Weekend at the Vancouver Art Gallery
“ The weather is kind of "eh...." and the Christmas season hasn't quite kicked into high ...”
16
School Choice: Open Mike
“ Recently there has been increased coverage in the BC media outlining the challenges east Vancouver ...”
09
Tell me a story
“ If you are looking for a unique, handmade gift, 3H Craftworks is the perfect destination.  ...”
4 comments
08
Pushing back
“ Ask any woman in her sixties or seventies and they will tell you that they ...”
01
Put on a happy smile
“ Recently on the Facebook page of a local website, the publisher asked her readers to ...”
Oct
28
We Are Works of Art
“ Singer/Song Writer Haikaa Yamamoto recently released a video related to her song Work of Art.  ...”
1 comments
25
Public Education: Have Your Say
“ Germany * Finland * Greece * Israel * Norway * Korea * Slovenia * Ireland ...”
24
Steven and Chris: A dynamic design duo to watch
“ Every weekday Steven Sabados and Chris Hyndman find fun and easy ways to bring ...”
21
A Better World: Women Are Heroes
“ In peace time women are discriminated against.  In war time they are targets.  (JR, Photographer) JR ...”
20
Fatherhood Swedish Style
“ It’s no coincidence that Iceland has the most generous paternity-leave program in the modern ...”
19
Keeping the dream alive
“ Myth is the public dream, and dream is the private myth. Joseph Campbell During the Olympics ...”
14
Using Intuition to Plan Your Days
“ If you're looking for an integrated scheduler for your iPhone, IconApps has launched a free ...”
2 comments
13
Working to Live
“ I remember the date clearly.  It was the day after my position was eliminated ...”
08
A Martha Stewart weblog focussed on families
“ Back in the early 1990's, Martha Stewart's Living magazine was a refreshing and exciting arrival ...”
04
Daily Dish: Enjoying autumn moments
“ The weather in Vancouver has been sunny lately and I was so happy to ...”
01
Women and Children of the Klondike
“ Some of the oldest buildings in Vancouver are in in areas where few people visit.  ...”
Barefoot Books
“The moment we first saw the Barefoot Books catalogue, we fell in love with the ...”
Sep
30
A very modern family
“ If you have not had a chance to watch the critically acclaimed and award winning ...”
Taste of Thanksgiving Meal at Whole Foods Market
“ If you are in the mood for a turkey dinner and you are thinking about ...”
29
Self defense courses - An investment in personal safety
“ Participants in two day RAD self defense course learn how to be more aware of ...”
Better Together/Project CHEF Hands-on Cook-off Contest
“ It is final days for the Better Together/Project CHEF cooking contest. If you're up ...”
27
What's the walk score for your home address?
“ OK.  Now I'm depressed. I'm really depressed. Or rather I should ...”
A Better World: Helping children in need
“ Back in March we wrote about a volunteer effort on Vancouver Island that focused on ...”
Finding the Roots of Empathy
“What do people think about the concept of empathy?   How often do you discuss the ...”
25
Bookmark book'mark The Library Store
“ The next time you are rushing through the main entrance of the Vancouver Public Library ...”
1 comments
24
Keeping abreast
“ Sigh. So much news going on in the world. So little time to keep up ...”
22
Fly me to the moon (Happy Mid Autumn Festival 2010)
“The Mid Autumn Moon Festival celebrations (called Tsukimi in Japan) is a time when families ...”
21
You Are What You Love
“ LIZ PHILLIPS "This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love: ...”
3 comments
Coming Soon
“ Come back and visit us again soon.  We are currently preparing to publish postings about ...”
19
Growing up Global in a Multicultural World
“ Growing up Global offers fascinating ideas for giving young people opportunities to become truly ...”
16
Dumbed down content for women
“ **You're invited to take our poll - Does the View feature dumbed down content?** Here in ...”
Crazy for Cupcakes
“ If a reality TV show about cupcakes - make that two shows - seems odd ...”
1 comments
Pink Power and the Run for the Cure
“ The CIBC Run for the Cure will take place across Canada this October 3rd in ...”
2 comments
08
Using strollers on public transit
“When it comes to transporting your child or children around town in a stroller, taking ...”
03
An Eco-Friendly Visit to the Hair Salon
“ Convenience is the number one concern when you are traveling around the city with twins ...”
01
Make someday today!
“ In interviews and workshops, Vancouverite and health and wellness expert Dr. Susan Biali promotes her ...”
2 comments
Aug
31
Reality TV: Lessons Learned
“ Even if you rarely watch Reality TV, here are a few observations you might have ...”
The sweet sounds and sights of summer
“ If you appreciate the sensorial side of life, it is hard to not like the ...”
Daily Dish: Bonhomie anyone?
“ bonhomie \bah-nuh-MEE\ noun : good-natured easy friendliness Looking at this CanSpell word of the day my ...”
25
Delicious BC: Elliz Cafe
“ Now that Vancouver has a new Skytrain linking Richmond to downtown Vancouver,  it is easy ...”
Last Call to See the Musée d'Orsay Exhibition
“ You might be wondering if the Vancouver Art Gallery still has nights when the entrance ...”
21
Live Like Chief
“ While the weather is sunny it is the perfect time to walk along the marina ...”
Bobs and Lolo concert
“ If you have noticed children watching attentively when music videos come on the Treehouse channel, ...”
3 comments
19
Daily Dish: Embrace life. Always wear your seat belt
“ On a typical morning in the mid 1970s, my father, brother and I took time ...”
08
Daily Dish: Wave Your Flag
“ I have to admit I don't listen to the radio much anymore. Call it ...”
02
Daily Dish: A day full of promise
“  Slowly, one by one, sounds seep into the quiet of dawn. Distant birds begin their ...”
Jul
29
Float Your Boat - The Drifters Project
“ This past weekend local Vancouver art blogger Jeff Hamada and the Vancouver Sun organized a ...”
27
Keep Calm and Carry on Driving
“ This WWII poster has a particular significance in Great Britain because of its historical context. ...”
26
Loving Mary Engelbreit
“ Aaah - Mary Engelbreit. What's not to love about her vibrant, sweet illustrations? In recent ...”
2 comments
25
Falling Down While Up in the Air
“   I lost my job. Actually it lost me. Over educated. Under skilled. Maybe it's the ...”
In the Garden: Downscaling the River Cottage Way
“ If you are not British and don't live in the United Kingdom, the River Cottage ...”
12
Marketplace: Under the Chinaberry Tree
“ Have you signed up for your copy of the Under the Chinaberry Tree catalogue?  The ...”
2 comments
Research Corner: The Legacy of Mary Parker Follett
“Pamela Chan (BCFamily.ca) Training for the new democracy must be from the cradle – through nursery, ...”
11
Daily Dish: A Toy's Story
“ If you have seen any of the Toy Story movies you will know that Woody ...”
09
The Work of Baba Brinkman
“  Baba Brinkman was born in the West Kootenays - a beautiful and somewhat remote area ...”
07
Daily Dish: For the Love of Poetry
“ The one thing perhaps worth saying about the disappearance of poetry from public view is ...”
06
Culinary Capers: Mediterranean Diet
“ A trip to Greece provides the perfect opportunity to analyze the famous Mediterranean diet in ...”
Jun
25
Getting Things Done
“ Did you know that stress levels peak by age 30 and continue into your 40s?  ...”
Daily Dish: Double strategy
“ One of the major revelations I have had during the first year of motherhood was ...”
18
Get inspired and share your world
“ On 10.10.10 (October 10, 2010) people around the world will submit video clips documenting their ...”
10
Motherhood and Academe
“ In a letter to the University Affairs magazine, a female academic pointed out that ...”
Daily Dish: Comments anyone?
“ Almost daily, BCfamily.ca receives comments from readers. Many are spammed comments from mysterious pharmaceutical companies, ...”
09
Looking for Utopia (With a High Street)
“ Standing between us and any conceivable solution to our energy nightmare are our cars and ...”
May
28
Etsy Finds: Wonderful and Whimsical
“ Do you enjoy exploring the Etsy.com website looking for new work, artisans and treasures? Join ...”
18
Daily Dish: The Sometimes Lost Art of Accepting an Invitation
“ I think I have to agree with freelance writer Maggie Mason who wrote: Even then, ...”
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen (excerpt)
“ If you go owling you have to be quiet, that's what Pa always says. I had been waiting ...”
Airport Art
“ The next time you are flying by way of the Vancouver International Airport take the ...”
06
Daily Dish: Kicking it into gear
“ Recently I rediscovered Iman's weblog. (As in David Bowie's wife, if you don't follow ...”
05
Traceur - Free style running - Le Parkour - Tricking
“ Just in case you are not up with the lingo, the opening sequence of the ...”
A perspective on children
“ You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own ...”
Apr
27
In the Garden: Community Gardens
“ Spring is upon us and summer is just around the corner.  Newspapers are brimming with ...”
Babies - The Documentary
“ We all started out as babies.  Maybe this is why  most of us have some ...”
22
Happy Earth Day: Finding Your Inner Hummingbird
“ How can we live better all together? Or we'll be dying all together? ...”
18
In Love With the Maori Wrasse/ Visiting the Vancouver Aquarium
“ While visiting the three story tank in the Kaiyukan Osaka Aquarium in Osaka, Japan, you ...”
14
Daily Dish: Traveling with twin babies
“ Nine months after my twins were born, my husband and I decided to spend a ...”
13
Harumika Dolls
“ Oh me, oh me oh my.  We know what you're thinking. "Why didn't they have ...”
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03
We're on the move
“ If the weather cooperates, the wind dies down and BC Ferries adds enough extra ferries, ...”
Daily Dish: Slowly but surely
“ I subscribe to a number of family and "mum" focused websites, Twitter accounts and Facebook ...”
Mar
31
Etsy Finds: Custom Made Jewelery and Accessories
“ Does your child create vibrant artwork that would make a great image on an accessory? ...”
Daily Dish: What to bring?
“ In a few days I will be going away to Vancouver Island for almost a ...”
26
Staying safe online
“ How well are you protecting your family computer - and your family - from online ...”
Enjoying Cherry Blossom Season
“ The end of March and early April are prime cherry blossom viewing times in Vancouver.  ...”
25
Daily Dish: Another Recall?
“ Since becoming a parent I have a renewed appreciation for news reports regarding recalls.  The ...”
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24
Celebrating Science, Engineering and Technology Education & Careers for Girls and Women
“ “Why do people think girls can’t do science? Where did this crazy idea ever come ...”
22
Celebrating World Water Day
“ Save Water Save Life by Devika Chaturvedi, India (www.voicesnet.org) Nature has given us water That is very useful, We cannot ...”
21
The Vancouver Sun Run
“ This year the Vancouver Sun Run will take place on May 9th, 2010.  If your ...”
20
Culinary Capers: St. Joseph's Day
“ If you are Italian or of Italian origin you will know that today is St. ...”
Culinary Capers: Celebrating Norooz (Iranian New Year)
“ This weekend families in Iran and those of Iranian origins will celebrate Norooz - Iranian ...”
19
Daily Dish: Culinary Capers
“ Culinary Capers. That is the name of a new feature on BCfamily.ca.  I'm excited about this ...”
17
Happy St. Patrick's Day
“ Happy St. Patrick's Day! Whether or not you and your family have ever been to ...”
13
On the hunt
“ In 1980 Kit Williams published a book entitled "Masquerade" . This beautifully illustrated book included ...”
My Life in Pink
“ My Life in Pink is a rare find, a truly original, compassionate story about recognizable ...”
12
Daily Dish: Life is how you respond to it
“ Today the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic games opened at BC Place.  While reading an article in ...”
11
Loving Julie Taymor and the Lion King
“ "A whole new vocabulary of images made its way to Broadway thanks to Julie Taymor's ...”
08
Daily Dish: Thinking about Women on International Women's Day
“ Happy International Women's Day! Today I remember the women in my life who achieved so much ...”
Celebrating International Women's Day
“ The Women's International Perspective is a fascinating website written by women living around the world. ...”
07
Daily Dish: Loving the Wonderful Alice
“ The Alice in Wonderland books deserve repeated scrutiny when you consider that the tales reference ...”
Having fun on Oscar night
“It's a wet, dreary day and you are feeling like your household needs a bit ...”
Daily Dish: Thinking about aid projects
“ Today I finished a posting about Project Haiti for the Better World series running on ...”
A Better World: Project Haiti
“ Immediately after the January 12th, 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Vancouver Island residents Al and Shirley ...”
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04
Daily Dish: Meet Molly and Ming the Twin Moose
“ While withdrawing money at my local CIBC on Homer street I noticed that the bank ...”
Welcoming the Paralympics to Vancouver
“ Bundle up all the characteristics found in Olympians, add in additional extraordinary skill and admirable ...”
03
Daily Dish: Enjoying the celebrations
“ Today is Hinamatsuri day in Japan (otherwise known as Girl's Festival). On a sunny ...”
Happy Hinamatsuri (Girl's Festival)
“In Japan when you mix all of the special Japanese holidays with western holidays, it ...”
01
Daily Dish: Olympic Come Down
“ It's the day after the closing ceremonies of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and many ...”
Feb
23
Having No Regrets
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Life's Slow Dance
“ When you worry and hurry through your day, it is like an unopened gift.. ..Thrown ...”
22
BC Happenings: Winterruption 2010 andWinter Olympic Offerings
“ Winterruption Kids Zone - Granville Market, February 20 - 27 If you saw children walking about ...”
A Resurgence of Canadian Pride
“ It has come as a surprise to some Canadians that so many of their compatriots ...”
15
To be once more a little child
“ I'd give all wealth that years have piled, The slow result of Life's decay, To be once ...”
There's no better time
“ There has been no better time in recent years to visit Vancouver. With the Olympic ...”
14
Loving Vintage Cartoons
“ If you keep your eyes about you, you will discover gems in your local garage ...”
13
Canada and the Olympics Through the Eyes of a Child
“While watching the opening ceremony of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, two of the highlights ...”
08
BC Happenings: Olympic Buzz
“ Making a move If you do not live downtown, you may be wondering if it is ...”
07
BC Happenings: Taking in the Pre-Olympics Vibes
“ Pamela Chan In less than two weeks the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics will begin.  So it ...”
03
Marketplace: Rachel Riley
“There is no lack of imported designer clothing outlets in Vancouver; however, for the budget ...”
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Philanthropy: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
“Credit must be given where credit is due. It seems that Bill Gates found ...”
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Jan
31
Do you remember?
“ Do you remember having one of these small, über bouncy rubber balls as a child? Do ...”
30
I Believe in the 2010 Winter Olympics. Do you?
“ The seawall between Stanley Park and the west side beaches provides many miles of fabulous ...”
26
2010 Winter Olympics: The Family Games
“ Image: BCfamily.ca As the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games near, local residents are all abuzz about ...”
23
LunarFest 2010
“Between January 22nd and February 28th, you and your family and friends will want to ...”
22
Desiderata (by Max Ehrmann)/"Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young" (by Mary Schmich)
“Here are two thought provoking pieces about life and how it can be lived. DESIDERATA ? Go placidly ...”
21
Does it Take a Village to Raise a Child ?
“Does it take a village to raise a child? Not according to some home ...”
Math and Science for Girls
“ It is one thing to have had a chance to go into the sciences and ...”
20
Pediatric AIDS Foundation
“ In 1988 three mothers sat around a kitchen table and started what is now a ...”
2010 Winter Olympics: British Columbia (taking it all in)
“ From time to time we see gorgeous advertisements on TV showing mountains, lakes and other ...”
Inspirational Advice
“ Sometimes when the going gets tough for a student, it helps to reflect upon the ...”
19
2010 Winter Olympics: A Virtual Introduction
“If you are looking for ways to introduce the 2010 Winter Olympic games to your ...”
18
Trying Your Hand at Old School Photography
“ In 2010 children are too young to remember the days before digital cameras.  They will ...”
2010 Winter Olympics: Olympic Line Street Car
“ During the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, Vancouverites and visitors will have a chance to try ...”
2010 Winter Olympics: Flowers Designed to Inspire
“ If you and your family plan to watch the Olympics this February, you will see ...”
Martin Luther King Jr - A New Definition of Greatness
“ "You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love." ...”
Relating to Tragedies Elsewhere
“ "There is no water, there is no food, no shelter. There are thousands of people ...”
17
Motherhood Over the Years
“ When was motherhood ever simple? While many women are juggling the challenges of full-time, demanding ...”
14
Free Spirits and Artistic Expression
“ By Pamela Chan She's the poster girl for free spirits everywhere.  Speaking about the meaning ...”
13
50 Ways to Build World Peace
“ When you are trying to get your head around the concept of peace, it can ...”
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Hearing the Call of Newfoundland and Labrador
“By Pamela Chan We're hearing you, Newfoundland and Labrador Tourist Commission. Clearly your ...”
A New Take on Genius
“By Pamela Chan In an Op-Ed piece in the New York Times, David Brooks presents a ...”
Children Learn What They Live By
“ Children Learn What They Live By Dorothy Law Nolte If a child lives with criticism He learns to ...”
If
“You  may have encountered this poem framed in a bathroom or in some other unexpected ...”
Parenting Books for the Infant Years (ages 0 - 3)
“There are so many wonderful books covering the New Born to Infant years.  Here are ...”
Montessori Resources
“ Here are some locations for information about Montessori schools and the Montessori programme: Information about Dr ...”
12
Inspired to Act
“ By Pamela Chan The Manjari Sankurathri Memorial Foundation was started as a father's response to losing ...”
Class and Privilege - a North/South Comparison
“ By Pamela Chan The following article is an overview of the role social class plays in ...”
Public Art Installations - An Interactive Experience
“ By Pamela Chan The Gates public art installation by Christo and Jeanne-Claude was a wonderful example ...”
Hearing and Learning
“ Based on the scientific principles mentioned in this article, Montessori primary school teachers present a ...”
Care of the Elderly
“ By Pamela Chan As the Baby Boomer generation age in large numbers, we are thinking more ...”
Imbalance in Society?
“ By Pamela Chan Before you disregard this proposal by Hari Kunzru consider a statement that I ...”
Stepping Out by Nelson Mandela
“ By Pamela Chan To Consider: * How do your words and actions encourage your child to feel ...”
How to be an Artist
“ Artwork by:  Pamela Chan Author Unknown”
11
In the News: New Panda at the San Diego Zoo
“ By Pamela Chan The San Diego Zoo has released footage of five month old panda bear ...”
We're All Bohemians Now
“Bohemian Culture is Now the Norm By Pamela Chan "We have to recognize that many of our ...”
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Six Myths About Computer Usage
“ An article about computer usage myths reminded me of the research work completed by Jane ...”
Welcome to BCfamily.ca
“ Welcome to BC Family.ca Thank you for visiting BCFamily.ca. If this is your first visit, thank ...”
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