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Posted April 8, 2020 By Excel Homes

10 at-home activities for you & your kids

Here are a few activities for you and your family to enjoy while staying at home and practicing social distancing!

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Posted March 19, 2020 By Excel Homes

Covid-19: ongoing response

Please check here for our most updated response to the recent health pandemic.

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Posted October 17, 2019 By Excel Homes

Top 4 reasons to call symons gate home

Symons Gate is where small-town charm meets big city style. It's the perfect community to call home!

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Posted August 1, 2019 By Excel Homes

On demand transit comes to carrington and livingston

Affordable accessibility in Calgary just got even closer for residents of Livingston and Carrington. "Calgary Transit On Demand" arrives on August 9, 2019.

Downsizing
Posted August 21, 2018 By Excel Homes

Are you ready to downsize?

Breakfast Basics
Posted August 22, 2017 By Excel Homes

Back to school: meals on the go

Many parents feel that September is “the most wonderful time of the year.” It’s the month when kids head back to school and structured extracurricular activities commence. However, the transition from lazy summer days to busy weeks filled with jam packed schedules can be stressful. To help you tackle the lunch box battle, we’ve come up with some of our favourite grab-and-go meal and snack ideas.

Gift Guide
Posted August 15, 2017 By Excel Homes

At home: birthday bash basics

If you’re planning to host your child’s birthday bash at home this year, be sure to check out our tips and tricks for throwing a stress-free party that everyone – including yourself – will enjoy.

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Posted August 8, 2017 By Excel Homes

Calgary’s best restaurants for family friendly dining

When you’re planning a meal out with the family, check out our top picks for delicious kid friendly dining in and around Calgary.

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Posted April 18, 2017 By Excel Homes

Kids in the kitchen: recipes & tips

Teach your kids about nutrition and the importance of eating healthy, homemade food. Having children help in the kitchen will foster a lifelong love for cooking, and provide them with an important life skill. Cooking also helps with fine motor skills and incorporates time management, science, reading and math. Here are some of our favourite ways to inspire your pint-sized chefs.

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Posted March 7, 2017 By Excel Homes

Calgary’s top indoor play gyms

Greater Calgary is tops for year-round family fun. During winter, when it’s a bit too cold to play outside, families have a host of indoor kid-friendly gyms and activity centres to choose from. We polled our Excel staff and come up with our top spots for monkeying around with your little ones. 

Yogababe
Posted January 18, 2017 By Excel Homes

Exploring your community: baby & me

Parenthood is a joyous, never-ending rollercoaster. Days can quickly turn into weeks, months and years when we’re juggling work and family life. Taking a few moments for ourselves every once and while is important to maintain balance. With its host of parks, playgrounds and recreation centres, Greater Calgary is an amazing city for parents with young children. Even better? You’ll also find some innovative health and wellness focused businesses that offer onsite childcare – allowing you to focus on your treatment or practice without worrying about your little ones. Here are a few of our favourite R&R spots in and around Calgary.

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Posted November 29, 2016 By Excel Homes

Diy holiday gift guide

December is the season of giving. Throughout the month we’ll buy hostess gifts for holiday parties and thank-you gifts for our mail carrier, garbage collector, hair dresser and children’s teachers. And this of course is in addition to the presents we buy for under our tree – and in our stockings. Needless to say, January credit card bills are never a joy. So to help with your holiday budgeting we’ve come up with a few chic DIY gifts that will impress both the recipient and your wallet.