Moving

Don’t panic! We’re not really going anywhere, but we are changing blog hosts and refining the direction we take with this blog. We want you to see more of what we do in our life, but also share more ways to bring joy and adventure to your own lives the way we do. There may…

Abundant Joy is Balance

To live a life of abundant joy, it’s important to know what’s important to you and live your life with purpose while you pursue what’s important.

Beauty and the Beast Movie Activities

Beauty and the Beast may be Agatha’s favourite movie right now – though I think she prefers the live action to the animated, but that’s okay. For these activities either will work. It took me a bit more time than usual to get the post ready, mostly because there was serious, but fun, work involved…

Canada 150

Today was a day held in time where they were children in love with life. 

Off the Path

Children love to go on adventures! There’s nothing greater than spending the day exploring the world, discovering new places, and especially facing fear and danger. The wonderful thing is that something that is scary to a child, is often seen by the adult as pretty tame. It helps ease parents into watching a life full…

A Cinderella Activity Day

I have a confession. Cinderella is one of my favourite movies. Admittedly you may hear this confession about several other movies as well, but that’s beside the point! I LOVE Cinderella! What’s not to love? Her life sucks. It’s sucked for a long time, but still she dreams. She dreams every night, and dreams through…

Teasing to Connect With Children

A Great Big Beautiful is about creating more love, joy, happiness and magic in our lives, and hopefully inspiring others to bring a bit of that home too. This week we ran into a problem in our home that stopped the magic in it’s tracks! We had to explore the situations and figured out what…

Peter Pan Activities

Peter Pan offers so many opportunities for activities. There’s pirates, fairies, adventure, flying and of course storytelling. This time we focused on the elements that are important for this movie and relate to the ride. Our first activity was learning more about Big Ben and telling time. Telling time went a lot better than I expected!…

Why Children Shouldn’t Watch Peter Pan

Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom in Disney World has one ride that consistently has longer than average waits. Peter Pan’s Flight always draws crowds of people. It’s a classic ride from a beloved, classic story. Now that it has an interactive queue, it’s even more fun to check out this ride! The only problem is that…

Adventures in Choking

Anyone that follows us on Instagram knows that Brom was in the hospital yesterday. Let me share a bit more about what happend and share some valuable information with you  at the same time. For supper I snipped some fresh oregano from my garden, made some yummy pasta sauce and we sat down to enjoy…