Author Archives: Pitter Patter and Constant Chatter

Get Back to Nature: Cloverdale Beach

There’s a new area in the river valley that’s been getting a lot of buzz lately.  I first found out about it from coffee_and baileys’ Instagram post and decided to check it out for myself this past week. Located in the … Continue reading

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Kid’s Hour at the Cat Cafe on Whyte

My 8 year old is cat OBSESSED! She greets her kitty as soon as we walk through the door, wants to make a cat tower with her grandpa and if she touches anything soft, it’s as soft as “5000 cuddly … Continue reading

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The Goats Have Arrived!

There’s a new pilot project on right now in one city park that will help combat noxious weeds.  A herd of 170 goats is being introduced to Rundle Park between July and September and they have been specially trained to … Continue reading

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YEG’s Favorite Summer Festivals

Edmonton is nicknamed the Festival City and for good reason.  Summertime in Edmonton means non-stop festivals and fun. Here’s a list of some of the great festivals and cultural experiences YEG has to offer.   June 20-July 16 – Freewill … Continue reading

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Celebrate Canada 150 With My Favorite Canadian Playlist

Summer’s here and it’s Canada’s 150th Anniversary! It’s the perfect time to celebrate great Canadian music and also share it with the kids.  I have spent hours at a time pouring over different genres and decades of music with the … Continue reading

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Get Back To Nature: Carson-Pegasus Provincial Park

I’ve heard a lot of great things about Carson-Pegasus Provincial Park over the last few years so I thought it was about time I checked it out.  After an early May camping trip to Carson-Pegasus with other homeschool families didn’t … Continue reading

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Bacon & Egg Potato Salad

Potato salad is a favorite of mine and a summer staple, from picnics in the park to backyard BBQs. It’s a great dish to beat the heat and prepare earlier in the day, and leftovers make great lunches.  It’s so … Continue reading

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PJ Masks LIVE! Time To Be A Hero

PJ Masks has been a favorite in our house since they debuted almost 2 years ago. The stories of young superheros Catboy, Gecko and Owlette have been replayed over and over and then carried over into pretend play.   It … Continue reading

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Children’s Educational Classes, Drop-in Programs, Events & Festivals – June 2017 + Canada Day

Edmonton does not have a shortage of fun family activities.  But sometimes it’s nice to pass on the bouncy house and food truck events for something a bit more educational. As homeschoolerss / unschoolers, we use many of the great … Continue reading

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Fort Edmonton Park 150 Summer Pass + Special International Children’s Festival of the Arts Offer

I have lived in Edmonton just over 12 years, and last summer was the first time I experienced Fort Edmonton Park.  The girls and I enjoyed a full day there, learning about the first settlers to Edmonton, the growth of … Continue reading

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