Holiday Gift Guide: Winter Riding Must-Haves

In our family, we offset the consumerism by seeing Christmas as a chance to acquire useful things. Sometimes ‘useful’ and ‘comfortable’ get murky, but in our books, that’s okay when you are mostly moving your body to get around in all sorts of weather. Help your loved one make the leap into year-round active transportation […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Books

Check out my page that links up to my growing compilation of book recommendations for all ages. Books are always a good gift in my world and belong in every holiday gift guide; you can never go wrong, there are plenty available used, and I feel like they have worthwhile enough impact that they’re okay to […]

Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaways: 2017 Family Biking Edition

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Holiday gift guides abound at this time of year and it is tricky finding the good ones. Since you are reading OHAW, chances are you are fairly active and like to get outside, so I’ll help you out a bit by sharing my ideas on great gear for families that like to be out on […]

Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway: Strider Run Bike

Enter for a chance to win a Strider run bike (local pick-up)! We looooove our local family bike shop, BikeBike, and they are who we purchased our blue Strider run bike from back in 2012. Enter this giveaway for a chance to win for your little ripper, or head on down to their store to […]

Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway: ZippyRooz Biking Gloves

Enter for your chance to win a pair of ZippyRooz for your little ripper! ZippyRooz are awesome biking gloves for toddlers and little kids! They come in two styles (full finger or 1/2 finger) and lots of cute patterns, sized for ages 1-6 years old, and would make great stocking stuffers! All Out Kids Gear in […]

Holiday Gift Guide [+ Giveaways!]: Mom & Pop & the Fam

Mom Every kickass biking mom needs to feel special some times! I highly recommend pampering them with some outdoor-inspired creations from Canadian jeweller, Arleigh Kurucz, who sells under ADK Jewellery. She has mountains, snowflakes, snow cats, water, and beautiful precious metals and gems featured in her works. Her pieces are unique and timeless. You can […]

Winter Ride: Special Equipment

There are five bits of specialized winter equipment that help keep this cargo biking mom rolling year-round. While I have several years of experience commuting daily in damp and wet Vancouver winters, this is my first season of (multiple) daily commutes in snowy winter – the past few winters I have gained my confidence and […]

Winter Ride: But Why?

Winter is subjective in Calgary. Snow can fall from the sky any month of the year (seriously). And, there is always at least one real snowfall before Hallowe’en, without fail. Mother Nature usually waits until October, but sometimes it even happens in September! One such storm was so epic it was dubbed “Snowtember”. Never fear, […]

Book Review: Sky Sweeper by Phillis Gershator

We received this lovely book from a friend when our eldest daughter was born. While it was a few years before it snuck into the bedtime routine, this book is now a solid family favourite, loved by all four of us. There is something immensely calming about this book and it is a great final […]

Book Review: Natural World by Amanda Wood & Mike Jolley

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A Visual Compendium of Wonders from Nature: Natural World written by Amanda Wood and Mike Jolley, illustrated by Owen Davey is a masterpiece. Absolutely stunning and a total must-have for your budding biologist. In a nutshell, my six year-old loves pouring over this book, taking in the useful and fascinating facts while appreciated the scintillating […]