The Snow Family | Royale Hemlocks in Halifax

Travel is an important part of the Snow family’s life but despite all of their experiences, they’ve made a conscious choice to make Halifax their home base and raise their kids as Haligonians.

“I want my children to have many opportunities for different types of education and experiences, as well as learn to have an appreciation for the little things in life, like going to the beach or knowing your neighbour,” Laura says.

Read on for more about the community they’ve chosen to call home in this month’s Raising Haligonians.

From the Kitchen to the CEO: Halifax Mom Patty Howard

When Patty Howard started her own catering company during her maternity leave eleven years ago, she expected it to be a part-time business where she would cater a couple of events a month.

Instead, as she says, things “blew up” within the first year.

“The wave came and I had to decide, am I going to ride this wave and see where this goes or am I going to say ‘oh no’ and back off?” she says. “I decided to ride the wave.”

The Stevens Family | Spryfield

It wasn’t just a stroke of luck that the Stevens family (parents Anitra and Jeff, seven-year-old daughter Jorja, and their Shih Tzu Zoie) ended up living in Spryfield. When they started looking for a new home, they spent a lot of time checking out all of the neighbourhoods in the Halifax region before finding the perfect one for their family.

How Halifax Mom Lyndsay Doyle Built Her Own Photography Business

Lyndsay Doyle says she never planned to be an entrepreneur, despite owning a popular photography business now: “I kind of fell into it by accident,” she laughs. Read on to learn how Halifax Mom Lyndsay Doyle made the leap to quit her day job and build her own photography business at home.

The Swain Family | Central Halifax

If you’ve had a baby while living in Halifax chances are you’ve met one, or all, of the members of the Swain family while preparing for the baby or connecting with other parents after the baby was born. Jolyn and Eric own the charming shop, Nurtured Products for Parenting, on Agricola Street in the North End of Halifax. Read more about why Jolyn and Eric have made the conscious choice to raise their family in Halifax.

The McCrossin-Swick Family | Cresthaven

Katie McCrossin and Zack Swick met on a sailboat so it seems only natural that they would feel drawn to ultimately raise their family by the sea. Read about why this family chose to settle in Halifax and what they love about Cresthaven, the community they’ve decided to raise their three young children in, in the first of our 2019 Raising Haligonians series.

How Halifax Mom Anna Townsend Turned Her Side Hustle into a Full-Time Business

Being an entrepreneur is in Anna Townsend’s blood and it’s something she’s hoping to pass down to her two children when she opens her first health and wellness studio this spring. Read how she managed to create a full-time business out of a side hustle while juggling a young family in our feature on this Halifax parent entrepreneur.

The Story Behind the IWK 5K: In Memory of Jessica

This annual community event is more than a really fun fundraiser for the IWK, it’s a way for one family to heal and give back, and for other families to find support and share their stories. Jennifer Manuel, the organizer and Jessica’s mother, shared the story of the origin of the event with us and how you and your family can help give back too.

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