kids | Tales of a Ranting Ginger - Part 2

Raising Eco-Friendly Kids

For the ecologically-conscious citizen, it’s important to do good things to provide for a clean future for our kids. Yet it’s also important to make sure that our kids appreciate and preserve that clean future, and it takes education to make that happen. What’s great about environmental education for kids is that it doesn’t existContinue Reading …

Style & Function for Back-to-School #BackToBackpacks

There are certain things my kids get new at the beginning of every school year. A new backpack is one of these things. They seem to be really rough on them throughout the year and often need replacing. But they also grow and their needs grow. What they carry around, their style and their wantsContinue Reading …

Playtime Across the Planet

Back to school is looming, and whether the thought fills your heart with joy, or has you quaking in your boots, the kids will soon be back in the classroom and running amok on the playground before you can say “Bring me a large latte”. Since travel is something we love, I’ve had a virtualContinue Reading …

Call me Farmer Ginger

It has been a busy summer here. We have been exploring a bit but mainly the busyness has been at home. It all started in June when we attended a hobby farm auction. While driving by the auction house one day I saw a sign for an upcoming auction. I told my husband that iContinue Reading …

Benefits of Youth Sports #TAKEYOURSPOT #UANEXTCanada

When I was a child I was not really into sports. I had always wanted to be more involved, but for some reason it never worked out. So when it came time for my own children to get involved in sports, I encouraged them however possible. My boys who are both teens played basketball, baseball,Continue Reading …

Yummy Yogurt Covered Banana Snacks

I have started experimenting a bit with the foods my kids love. They are all a bit on the picky side, so combining what they love allows me to change things up a bit. I find when they want a snack they are more likely to grab something they can eat right away, than prepareContinue Reading …

Girls Develop Lasting Friendships and Skills by Registering for Girl Guides of Canada

Last week, my daughter wanted to have a fire. We often have fires in the yard, roast marshmallows and hot dogs while enjoying some family time. She and I headed out back to collect twigs and get the fire started. I showed her how to stack up the wood and we talked about making fireContinue Reading …

Easy Homemade Easter Egg Pretzels

Can you believe we are well into April already? I can’t believe how fast 2017 seems to be going by, and now we’re getting ready to celebrate another holiday! With Easter just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of fun and creative treats to prepare for the fun weekend! In our family, weContinue Reading …