sponsored (and honest) The new Ford Explorer isn’t quite the luxurious new Fusion Energi, it’s not quite the brute strength of the F150 but something different, while taking a little from each. Let’s start off with how it looks, because we all know that the cover is really how we judge a book. It’s around the size of a Land Rover, but has more curb-appeal. … Continue reading Roadtripping with the Ford Explorer – 2017
Some days, it’s all about you. I don’t mean that everyone’s focus is on you and you’ll get showered with compliments. It’s not your birthday. I mean that sometimes it’s totally fine to put everyone else’s agenda and sometimes even feelings to the side. While that’s a great plan, it’s not always easy to do. What if someone gets offended? What if they don’t like … Continue reading The Benefits of Being Tunnel-Minded: Beat Your Internal Bully
Even though it’s scorching inside and you’d rather be soaking your feet in a bucket of icy water, you need to take your family outside. Sure they don’t like the heat, the sun, or the activities that you planned, but you need to do something with them. You’d better be prepared. First on the list of essentials is the Mifold car seat. This is actually … Continue reading A Dad’s Guide to Summer Essentials
Wow that’s probably my best alliteration so far. Since losing almost 95lbs since my junk-food and all-nighter university days to now, I’ve discovered the happiness that comes from being in touch with what I eat, what I wear, and how I spend my time. I started with wearing jogging pants and going for long walks, then I put books in my backpack, then began lifting … Continue reading SocialDad’s Guide to Looking Sharp for Summer Sports
I came to Vancouver, BC from England in 2013 with my Canadian wife, who I met in London and we haven’t looked back. I’d visited beautiful British Columbia as home-port in my days working on cruise ships, but never dreamed that I’d call it home. One of the most incredible, and constantly surprising things about this province is that everyone is so genuinely nice. I … Continue reading Why I’m Celebrating Canada Day
#sponsored I need to give two very clear disclaimers here. I’m not a model and I don’t really know anything about fashion. What I do know is how to dress for the office, and what feels comfy. My previous clothing choices for going hiking usually consist of whichever boots I can find in the back of the cupboard, jeans, a t-shirt and rain jacket that … Continue reading Dressing for Adventure – A Dad’s Guide
#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