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What’s Up Wednesdays: Distracted Driving

June 22nd, 2016

Every Wednesday, I share a collection of fun and interesting blog posts from around the web. Today, we start off with Stacey Robinsmith in the ‘burbs with his thoughts on local law enforcement focusing on catching distracted drivers. He was sitting at his favorite diner when he noticed that the police were quick to pull […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Father’s Day

June 15th, 2016

With Father’s Day coming up this weekend, I’d like to dedicate today’s speedlink to all the great dads out there. We start off with Jay Wisniewski, a father who has been struggling with depression. His personal essay provides incredible insight into what it’s like when you feel “stuck behind the window… covered in cobwebs and […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Rear Facing Seats

June 8th, 2016

Having trouble getting over those hump day blues? Maybe a healthy dose of thoughtful content around the web is just what the doctor ordered. Kicking off this week’s speedlink is “This West Coast Mommy” Olivia with her thoughts on when you should go from rear-facing car seats to front-facing for your toddler. Many people follow […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Apocalypse

June 1st, 2016

As has become tradition around these parts, I’ve gathered up another collection of blog posts to share with you today. We get started with James Estrada, whose son famously goes around dressed up as Rocket Raccoon, and his review of X-Men Apocalypse. Many critics will say that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has grossly outperformed the […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Back to Reality

May 25th, 2016

Every Wednesday, I gather together and share some great blog posts from the around the Internet. This week, we visit with Lisa Bettany and her globetrotting ways. One of the destinations on her lengthy bucket list was Cambodia and Lisa was anxious to get the perfect shot of Angkor Wat at sunrise. She was hoping […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Spot Prawn Season

May 18th, 2016

What’s your favorite season? Beach season? Ski season? For many residents of Metro Vancouver, it’s spot prawn season! Tara Lee from the 365 Days of Dining blog (disclosure: I write for them too) has put together a list of five ways to enjoy spot prawns. The simplest and most basic would be to steam or […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: A Sweet Escape

May 11th, 2016

Oftentimes, we turn to the Internet in search of a sweet escape, living vicariously through other people and their stories. In this week’s speedlink, we get away from the everyday, starting with Bianca Bujan and her recent trip to Summerland. It was a full family affair with several mom bloggers bringing their kids along for […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: The Curve Ball of Life

May 4th, 2016

Let’s get started with this week’s speedlink. When life throws you lemons, you’re supposed to figure out how to make a lemon martini (or something like that). In the case of Marc Smith, he has been thrown a curve ball, because he must move out of the home where he has lived for the last […]