Category: Parenting

Raising Empowered Daughters
Parenting

“Raising Empowered Daughters; A Dad-to-Dad Guide”

There’s an old joke amongst English teachers – as an aside, as a person who teaches English I always feel like correcting the misplaced modifier in that title, after all, people who teach English aren’t always English – but I digress. Back to the old joke. That joke? One English teacher asks another English teacher […]

Parenting

Another Free “Beat the Heat Activity”

As the heat wave continues to sit over top of Metro Vancouver and much of southern British Columbia I am looking for more creative ways to entertain my children while avoiding the heat as best I can. I previously took the kids to Burnaby Village Museum which they loved, but today I wanted to be […]

Parenting

Fun, Free, and Entertaining; Burnaby Village Museum

Are there any words more frightening than hearing a young child saying “I’m bored”? During the summer months I am essentially a stay at home dad. As such I need activities to engage my children. Seeing as our neighbours complained about the dirt track and the noise from the dirt bikes that we were running […]

Life Musings, Parenting

Reflections on the Public School System

I have spent the first couple weeks of summer break reflecting on and thinking about how we do things in the K to 12 education system. One of the things I have been thinking about is the way we treat people who arrive late. Imagine if when you arrived at your workplace even a couple […]

Parenting

Leghorn Ranch Horseback Riding

I made a deal with my daughters for their birthday this year. The deal was, rather than buying them a toy or something that they might use for a short while and then set aside, I would buy them an experience – and that’s how we connected with Leghorn Ranch. Hopefully an experience they will […]

Parenting

A Dad in the Burbs Has Started A Podcast!

Just because I didn’t have enough places where my “voice” is able to be heard – other than here on my blog, on my Instagram, my Facebook, and my YouTube channel, I decided to start a podcast! You can check out my podcast, Stacey Robinsmith is A Dad in the Burbs, on Anchor! https://anchor.fm/stacey-robinsmith Give […]

Parenting

Every Parent’s Nightmare; Lost Child

So the unthinkable happened to me this week; I actually lost one of my children. Rest assured, within a few minutes she was back with. A little background; we were in Burnaby on the SFU campus for a work related thing I was doing and because my kids enjoy being on the SFU campus, I […]