Moving Blog

The Little Ladies of Vancouver

February 15, 2015

If you’ve ever checked out our blog, you know we’re huge Vancouver enthusiasts and sincerely believe that it is one of the greatest cities on Earth. Whether we’re discussing Vancouver craft beer or the yearly Hot Chocolate Festival, there’s clearly A LOT to do here. Every day there seems to be exciting news, and earlier this month, a new type of business opened up that will give children and families something different to do: a kids’ spa.

As reported in Samaya Spa For Kids in the city’s Kitsilano neighbourhood is “where little girls get to act like grown-up women for the day, enjoying sparkling drinks, sweets and decadent spa services.” We think it’s a cool idea, as it will provide an opportunity for mothers to bond with their daughters a little more. The spa also offers psychedelic yoga classes, do-it-yourself chocolate facial masks, glitter tattoos, formaldehyde-free nail polishes, and other healthy products.

Owned and operated by Mayan Molland, the idea came to her in a dream. Now it’s the talk of Kid Town, hosting everything from birthday and princess parties. One mother had this to say: “I think it’s a fantastic idea for little girls to have a place to come to be little ladies. They’re always in our makeup, our hair products, curling irons. Why not bring them here?” Well said!

It’s always nice seeing someone make good on their dream and the Samaya Spa For Kids is yet another glaring example of why Vancouver is such a great city to move to and follow your dreams or raise a family. Speaking of moving to Vancouver, do you want to know some easy tips on how to make moving an easy transition for kids? Of course you do!

Moving to a new town, region, or even country can be one of the most exciting times in your life. However, if you are moving with your entire family, it can sometimes be difficult to ensure everyone is on the same page. This is especially true if you have children who don’t want to leave your current home. Although you may be moving for work or some other reason that you can’t control, it can often be hard for children to understand this. Take advantage of the following tips in order to help your kids deal with your next move.

One of the most important things you need to do during this time is have an open dialogue with your kids. Even if they are at first upset and don’t want to hear your side of the story, don’t give up trying to talk to them about it. The best thing you can do is give them as much information as possible about why you are moving, and also about where you are moving to. If possible, try to take your children to your new home before moving there so they can get used to the area and get excited about some of the things there.

If you have especially young kids, they may be upset about things that aren’t even true. For example, toddlers may think that packing up toys means you are throwing them away. Try to make the move fun for everyone, and explain what is happening as simply and clearly as possible. This will help everyone get aboard and turn a potentially stressful experience into a fun one.

Once you arrive at your new home, do your best to show your kids around the house, the neighborhood, and the surrounding area. This will allow them to get used to living in a new town and hopefully get them excited about the new possibilities that await.

For more tips about moving, keep checking back with the team at Highland Moving Vancouver!