Raising Kids in North Vancouver
It’s a happy little life with my kids up here in North Vancouver.
Although I still miss Los Angeles, still miss the Southern California beaches, the culture, the lifestyle, the food, etc., raising children in Vancouver is about idyllic as it can get. Aside from the beyond astronomical + criminal over inflated real estate prices + cost of living, that is! Day to day is quiet, without strife or conflict. I have nothing to complain about in terms of giving my children a safe, simple childhood in Canada. Here’s a glimpse into our activities in Vancouver!
Here are these three clowns on the last day of strong start forest school before summer break. On most days it was only these three mucking about in the muddy puddles. And guess what?! Liam’s mom is from California too!!!! CALIFORNIA HARDCORE!!!!!
I truly owe a lot to these outdoor programs. I sincerely believe that it’s given my children confidence in their physical abilities. A fearlessness + sense of adventure + an awareness of what their bodies are capable of. The three of us often go wandering around + without prompting they instinctively know what to do in the natural environment. I’m in awe of them.
We’ve been going to Chorus + Clouds for three sessions now. I’m so glad that I found it! It embodies all my beliefs in nurturing + supporting the moods + feelings of little creative brains. They give us so much support + understanding on bad days when the kids are feeling sensitive. And lift them up when they are engrossed in their art! And every week is always different!
It’s such a warm, inviting space + music + story time is always so engaging!
He’s always loved + defended his long hair to boys that would tease him for looking “like a girl”. But all of a sudden he turned to me + said he wanted short hair! I thought for sure the day of the appointment he would change his mind. But there was no question about it! I never pushed him. This boy was ready!
Well, I’m going to stop for now because it’s bedtime! So, yes life in Canada is good. Very good for raising children. In that vein, I can’t complain. We are very fortunate to have our causal schedule + the natural beauty. Things are slow, people drive slow, there’s a different pace here. And I think my kids are very happy. What more do they need?