I’m proud to be back as a judge with The Toyota Dream Car Art Contest again this year, a global effort to harness the imagination of kids under 15 to draw the car of the future with their imagination as the only limit!
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How Do You Nurture Your Child’s Belief In The Impossible?
The imagination of a child is a fantastic thing to witness. Things like physics are non-existent in the mind of a child. If they dream it, it can become reality.
Having A Family Night In
Family Day was created as a time out from the rigours of carpooling our kids. So we carpooled together, and grabbed a dinner and board game night.
Finding Laughter And Learning In Finding Dory
We’ve stopped going to movie theatres as a family. The boys are the ones who want to watch the latest animated Moana / Trolls / Storks thing, my wife and I would rather be at the…
The Joy Of Being Married With Separate Bank Accounts
My wife and I have the unthinkable in our relationship: separate bank accounts. Even separate banking institutions! But with some simple digital transfers we make it work and keep our own money.
On The Joys Of Backyard Camping
I suck at camping. My kids love it. So I camp for my kids. Our usual routine is a Father’s Day camping trip as it is safely away from the random snow and frost that…
Trying To Grow Grass Anywhere With The #EZSeedChallenge
The latest installment of the #EZSeedChallenge has a chance for you to win a $300 Ikea gift card! Here’s how I said #IGrewIt and how you can too:
The One Thing All Superheroes Have In Common
There is one thing all superheroes have in common. No matter their backstory or power, they all care. Empathy is the thing I hope my kids take from their superhero fantasies.
13 Dad Truths, As Interpreted By LEGO Minifigs
Being a parent is always an exercise in ad libbing. But there are certain things that seem to always cycle around. Check out these Dad Truths as interpreted by LEGO Minifigs.
An Easy Way To Get Kids To Participate In The Kitchen
Our Sunday night dinners are fully orchestrated by our kids. They do the groceries and plan the meal. This weekend we had a great Chicken Parm featuring Muir Glen fire roasted tomatoes.
The Game Of Smart Homes Is Here
We are heading deep into a game of smart homes where our every need at home is gamified to make us safer and using less energy. Just think about how the Nest works and how it changes behaviour.
That Time I Hoisted The Stanley Cup
Pepsi and Subway are giving you a chance to hoist the Cup. With no Canadian teams in the playoffs, this is your best chance to bring the Cup home!
The Most Important Reason To Own Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Rathtars.
I told the boys we weren’t going to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens right away when it came into theatres last year. I warned them the lines would be long and I needed to…
CONTEST: Win Tickets To See Elska In Calgary
Elska is bringing her Middle of Nowhere show to the Arts Commons in Calgary and I’m giving away tickets!
CONTEST: See The Premiere Of Kung Fu Panda 3 In Calgary
I’ve got tickets to the premier of Kung Fu Panda 3 in Calgary! Enter here to win…
How Ikea Harnessed The Incredibly Inspirational Creativity Of Kids
No matter where kids are from they are creative geniuses. Check out how Ikea has harnessed the creativity of kids and used it for charity. This is so good.