Winter is often a hard time of year to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. We are trying to do more and more in the winter months to get outside as a family and enjoy activities in the cold.
While it is sometimes too cold to hit the slopes or skate outdoors, a sleigh ride, bundled up under a blanket with a thermos of hot chocolate could the the perfect family outing. We have put together a list of Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides available to book in New Brunswick.
As a mom of two, who are several years apart in age, it can often be hard to find things to do with both kids. Here is my list for a family with various ages of children, with all free activities to do in the city of Moncton!
This is the time of year that many provinces are sending out their free travel guides. If you are planning a trip or just want to explore your home province, these guides are a fabulous resource.
Yes, all the info is available online, but I find when planning out my days or longer trips, having the paper guide to browse, is much more pleasant. I then use my phone or laptop to research details, like visiting websites for accomodations, restaurants and activities.
As 2017 comes to an end this weekend, I was curious to see what blog posts were the most popular this year. It is interesting to look at the numbers and results each year to see what it is that YOU, my readers, are looking at the most. It also helps me in planning content for the future.
Thank you for follolwing our journey and visiting and share the blog over this past year. It is obvious from the stats that you like the travel and family content we have been adding, along with the meal planning and recipes. There will me much more content in these categories this year as we streamline the blog and offer you more content.
Here are the top 10 posts of 2017!
Winter Road Trip Check List
We are trying harder each year to enjoy more time outside in the Winter. In Eastern Canada, we tend to get a large accumulation of snow most years. This is great if you are into skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, or other snow related activities.
As I have been planning activities this Winter, checking out festivals (such as the Jack Frost Festival in PEI), looking for activities to do as a family, or seeking venues to visit within a few hours of our home, I got to thinking about what to take with us. Packing the car up for a Winter Road Trip is a little different than what I pack in the warmer Summer months.
In our vehicle, we pack a Road Trip Kit, and now have different seasonal lists of what to pack. You can find these printable lists for Summer or Winter, as shown below.
Kids Craft: Egg Carton Spider
Do you keep Egg Cartons, thinking you will use them in a craft project, and they are piling up? Here is a cute or creepy little craft you can do with the kids. Great addition to Halloween decor or just to add to your creative creature collection. We have a Swirly Snake and Turkey craft available as well.
What You Will Need:
- Egg Cartons
- Glue (stick or white glue)
- Googly Eyes
- Pipe Cleaners
- Paint or Markers
Prepping the pieces:
- Start by breaking apart the egg carton and trimming around the section to make it even. This will be the bottom "belly" of the spider.
- Decide what colour or colours you want your spiders to be and colour or paint the egg carton pieces. Let dry, if painted.
- Pipe cleaners need to be cut in half. you will need 2 pipe cleaners per spider, making 4 halves to use on each.
How to assemble:
- Adult Needed: Once the bodies are dry, use end of pipe cleaner, or point of scissors to poke 4 holes on each side of the spider's body. I had a small picture nail that I used, making it much easier to poke holes.
- Thread pipe cleaners across inside the spider body, as pictured.
- Flip over spider and form legs by making three bends in the pipe cleaner. One close to body, angled up, then half way along, bend down to table, and turn a small piece back up at the end.
- Using glue, add googly eyes to your spiders. You can add as many eyes as you like.
There you go, cute spiders to help in your Halloween decorating. I am putting some of these in our shrub next to the front door on Halloween night. You can hang on string from door frames or position on a web made of cheese cloth or cotton string.
Have fun making these in various colours. They can be super cute in bright colours, or slightly creepy if made black or brown. Mine are always colourful!
Summer Road Trip Check List
Road Trips are so much fun and our family have always enjoyed road tripping in the summer months. Most of our road trips are within our home province of New Brunswick, and some others into Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
In our vehicle, we pack a Road Trip Kit, and now have different seasonal lists of what to pack. You can find these printable lists for Summer or Winter, as well as a Basic Car First Aid Kit, and Emergency Car Kit right here on this site.
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