Mommy Outside the Box

Country girl gone city, bean counter,senior level administrator, photographer, wife and mother to an exhausting but amazing little girl - Shayna brings 40 plus years of life experience to her family friendly blog Mommy Outside the Box.

Shayna is a winner of Top 25 Canadian Moms - 2013

What's the best part of raising a family in Canada?

I could answer this question a million different ways!

There are so many great things about living and raising a family here. We enjoy freedoms that many others take for granted. We embrace diversity. Canada is a big and beautiful country and there are awesome sights and experiences to experience from coast to coast.

Our family loves to travel and experience the world but we Canada is home and we couldn't ask for a better place to live and raise our daughter!

What's the biggest misconception people have about raising a family in Canada?

I think that there are people who don't truly have an understanding of what Canada is like. We don't all say "eh" and live in igloos (although igloos are a part of our unique culture).

Because this country has such a diverse population and such a diverse geographical makeup we have so much to offer. My daughter can experience mountain climbing, deep sea fishing, world class sports, spectacular music and theatre and so much more without ever leaving "home."

What do your kids love most about living in Canada?

My daughter is only three so she doesn't quite understand yet how lucky she is to be Canadian but it's something she will grow up knowing.

She does know that there are countries where kids her age have far less and we sponsor another three year old girl in a developing country to help her have an appreciation for that.