Varun Palengetira

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Getting your kids to enjoy nature

5 Staycation Tips to Make Them Suck Less

I think staycations are a terrible idea and the only time one “takes” one is when one has no choice. There, I said it. Staycations suck.But when time …

Taking your Canada Day weekend down a notch

Connection Without Rules ~ Travel With Kids

I had it all planned for months. Hotel was booked, days were taken off, subs were found for classes. Everything was in place. And then the email came …

We built a #sleeperhouse and it has made all the difference.

Living Life With Intention

Simple Ways To Live An Eco Friendly Life

I was never very environmentally conscious before becoming a mother. Once I had children, though, my perspective on most things changed, including my …

Back To Our Roots

I grew up extremely close with my grandfather. He was a salt-of-the-earth type of man from a tiny little Newfoundland town called Champney's West. …

Experience Canada's National Parks

Canada's National Parks are offering free admission to everyone around the world this year to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary. This means that …

For Every Yes, There Is A No

I have too much — too much stuff in my house, too much to do on my ever growing list, too much mess that needs cleaning up. Just too much.And while I …

Encouraging Kids to be on Mother Nature's Team As Part of The Whole Family Happiness Project

Grady is very into "teamwork" these days. Our family is a team. It's his job to be kind and loving to Poppy and follow our family rules. His …

What To Say When Nature Gets Scary

This past weekend, my mom was evacuated from her home in British Columbia due to wildfires. She’s still evacuated; she knows that her home is still …

How To Camp With Kids

It was going to be our last canoe trip before moving to the US; to say that we were looking forward to it would be a gross understatement. We loved …

14 Reasons to Stay Home This Weekend

We’re staying home this long weekend. It’s too hot at our usual getaway (our current happy place), and we’ve just been too busy to make other plans. …

Find Your Happy Place

<i>(Part III in a series on the pursuit of purpose, whole happiness, and – because we should always dream big – a better world. Read Part I here, and</i> …

Connecting In The Garden

Truth be told, I am not that interested in getting out into nature. I’m not a hiker, or particularly interested in pitching a tent unless at a music …

Introducing Whole Family Happiness

The Whole Family Happiness project is two things: first, and foremost, it’s an exercise in exploring what it means to attach our personal happiness …

Whole Family Happiness

Here's a question that I've been thinking a lot about: what does it mean to say that you have purpose? Or that you have a purpose? Do you have to be …

The Art of Letting Go

<i>(Part II in a series on the pursuit of purpose, whole happiness, and – because we should always dream big – a better world. Read Part I here.)</i>The …

The Pursuit of Happiness (A Story in Parts)

Some years ago, my family made the pretty momentous decision to leave Canada and move to the US. We would sell our big Georgian house in the exurbs …

5 Benefits Of Being Outdoors

Science is abound with research as to why spending time outside, and being active, is beneficial to both adults and to children.<p>Architect Frank Lloyd Wright said, “I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work.” And we would do well to heed his advice. Science is abound with research …