#sponsored At last, we had the perfect combination of a sunny day and no scheduled appointments, play dates, or activities. It was time to finish the lemonade stand and make some money. In case you missed Part One and Two, here are the links: DIY Lemonade Stand – Part One: The Pre-Build DIY Lemonade Stand – Part Two: Shopping List and Painting While my … Continue reading DIY Lemonade Stand – Part Three: Finished!
My day job is as a Social Media/ Digital Marketing Specialist here in Vancouver, BC and I’ve been seeing a huge dip in organic Instagram engagement. Before Instagram’s algorithm updates, I was seeing daily engagement in the thousands. Then I started to see a downward trend to a few hundred, with much fewer comments. There have been a few things to make this happen. 1. … Continue reading What Happened to Instagram?
Sponsored Oh, Canada. You really are a beautiful place of talented entrepreneurs, anecdotes of your founders and the trading travelers, glorious mountains ripe for the climbing, and coasts that inspire even the faintest of imaginations. For some reason, perhaps because you want to keep them all to yourself, many of your brightest and most talented are hidden from the international mainstream. There are so many … Continue reading Read The North This Canada Day
I’ve always loved science experiments. Even though most of mine never really worked, it was fascinating to see what happened. My favourites were always ones where things exploded, oozed something, or grew into something else. I suppose that’s why I love gardening. The whole process of changing something from a tiny seed into a food-producing plant is pretty amazing. So, I’m super excited about the … Continue reading Win – Dad’s Book of Awesome Science Experiments
Through IVF, sleepless nights, early mornings, and many lessons learned, I’ve loved every second of being a new Dad. I’ve learned about the stereotypes around ‘typical’ men who play it cool or let the Mum do the work. I don’t want to be that kind of man. I’ve been asked if I was ‘babysitting’ today, or if I’m ‘giving Mum a break’? It’s pretty hard … Continue reading What It Really Means to Be a Dad
*Read in a cool intro voice* Previously on SocialDad – [Part One: The Pre-Build] At last, the sun came back out and baby went for a nap at just the right time, giving me and my nieces the perfect opportunity to get out the paint brushes and start working on their lemonade stand. We, well the girls, decided on pink and blue paint for the … Continue reading DIY Lemonade Stand – Part Two: Shopping List and Painting
Ethical Bean Coffee have done it again. Actually two things. They continue to be an inspiration for promoting organic, fairtrade, and delicious coffee, but they’ve alleviated me of my Keurig guilt. The coffee pods or ‘K-Cups’ have been a point of contention since the single-serve coffee machine was invented. Apparently, there were enough plastic K-Cups discarded in 2014 to circle the earth more than 10 … Continue reading Organic Coffee at the Push of a Button
Ah, beautiful Vancouver. The home of some of the best beaches, snowiest mountains, and TripAdvisor’s best park in the World! This summer, over 10 million tourists are expected to enjoy the sights and scenery of Vancouver, BC. According to statistics released by Tourism Vancouver, the city attracted 10,045,068 visitors last year compared to 9,368,521 in 2015. If you’re coming, then welcome! But what should you do when you get here? … Continue reading 2017’s Top 5 Must-See Vancouver Sights
In the wake of the ‘How to be cool on Instagram and Snapchat, according to Teens’ article, I wanted to share a few tips on keeping a brand or business’ Social Media voice relevant for today’s audience. 1. Check your ratios If you’re following 2,000 people on Twitter and have the same or less followers, it doesn’t seem genuine. However, the worse faux-pas here is … Continue reading 10 Ways to Keep Your Company ‘Cool’ on Social Media – Inspired by Teens
#Sponsored Taking inspiration from my very handy and DIY-inclined father, I want to be the type of dad who can make things. As I have to start somewhere, and because my own daughter is a little young to have her first business opportunity, I’m making a lemonade stand for my two nieces. The eldest, at 6yrs old will be taking the design lead (with a … Continue reading DIY Lemonade Stand – Part One: The Pre-Build