Archives for February 2014

Baby Scientist

We have taken Rianne to around 10 research studies at the Psychology Department of UBC. However, today we had the pleasure of taking our son Ryan for his first study! Actually, we planned it that both kids could do studies back to back. We go for a number of reasons including to learn about the research, expose our kids to education from a young age, and of course get the various degrees and … [Read more...]

Viva Cross-Training Products from Best Buy

The Daddy Blogger family loves keeping fit and healthy! We regularly do lots of family activities and take our kids on long stroller walks around the neighbourhood. However, since having our son Ryan, we haven't been working out as much. I've been going to the gym a few times but not consistently. So, when I had the opportunity to try out some of the new cross-training products from Viva at Best … [Read more...]

Pink Shirt Day

Our family are strong supporters of the movement to educate and empower people to help stop bullying. If you look at the current trends in society, bullying and cyber-bullying are on the increase and it's getting worse and worse. Often, kids who are bullied don't know who to turn to and tend to keep it to themselves. Unfortunately, some can't take it anymore and even turn to depression, drugs, or … [Read more...]

Kids Camp Expo

As parents, one of our goals is to learn as much as we can about the various summer activities and camps available for kids and find the right one that meet the needs of our two children. Since Rianne is only 21 months and Ryan is only 3 months, we still have a few years to go before they are ready to attend summer camp, but we want to learn early! What better way to learn about the various camp … [Read more...]

Canada Marketing Summit

As our regular Daddy Blogger readers know, one of my biggest passions is marketing. I love thinking of creative ways to market a product and service whether it is my Daddy Blogger brand or the various events I run under the YVR Media Group brand (YVR Bloggers, YVR Dads, YVR Events, YVR Foodies, etc). So, when I heard that the Canada Marketing Summit was returning after a brief break, I jumped on … [Read more...]

Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show

For those of you who read our blog regularly, you'll see that we love all things Disney!! Our daughter got to meet Mickey and Minnie in person already during the grand opening of the Disney Store at Guildford Town Centre so she's already a fan of the two adorable mice and other cute Disney characters. However, our son is only 3 months old so hasn't fully experienced the Disney-verse yet! So, we … [Read more...]

3 Tips to Being a Better Dad

I had the privilege of speaking about "3 Tips to Being a Better Dad" at ModernFamilyExpo at the Pinnacle Hotel in North Vancouver. It's my second time speaking about fatherhood outside of our regular monthly YVR Dads Meetups. The first time was last Spring at Bellies to Babies and this time it was at the first annual ModernFamilyExpo. It's such an incredible privilege and blessing to be able to … [Read more...]

Social Influence Forum

One of my passions as a father is teaching my kids about entrepreneurship. I often take my kids to the events I organize and even hold up Rianne when I am speaking into the Microphone to the audience so she gets used to public speaking. Part of me teaching my kids about business is me keeping up-to-date with the latest business trends. When I heard of the Social Influence Forum, I thought it … [Read more...]

Earlybird RV Show

A family road trip? Just what I was thinking!! We usually go on 4-5 family road trips every year! One of the reasons we like road trips so much is that we have full flexibility since we are using our car we can stop where we want, when we want, for how long we want. Also, it helps create family bonding experiences during the long road trips! Here's some of our road trips from 2013: 1) … [Read more...]

The Art of Marketing

Seth Godin is coming to Vancouver! Seth Godin's been one of my role models...yes, you can have role models and mentors that you haven't met face-to-face! Well, luckily Seth Godin is coming to Vancouver and I'm happy to be a promotional partner of the Art of Marketing Conference happening on March 19, 2014. We all know Seth Godin the blogger but I always like to connect with people on a more … [Read more...]

YVR Foodies

I'm excited to announce the latest addition to the YVR Media Group which already includes YVR Dads, YVR Bloggers, and YVR Events. After discovering there were no regular events for Vancouver food lovers to meet up regularly to connect, learn, and enjoy each others' company over some delicious food, I came up with the idea of running a monthly food event series called YVR Foodies! Our family … [Read more...]