Children’s Festival 2018

Vancouver Family Magazine is thrilled to announce our 12th annual Children’s Festival on March 24, 2018 at Vancouver Mall, from 10 am-3 pm. Families are invited to enjoy a day of free activities including face painting, balloon art, dance performances, interactive demonstrations, samples, prizes, games, and more. All activities are free! Local family friendly businesses are… Read More


Vancouver Family Magazine readers recently voted on their favorite local hotspots. Check out the winning businesses! Best Date Night Cinetopia Best Kids’ Retail Clothing The Children’s Place Best Public Park Esther Short Park Best Family Night Big Al’s Best Kids’ Fun Spot Dizzy Castle Best Toy Store Kazoodles Best Guys’ Night Out Heathen Brewing Feral… Read More

Wander Woman: Taking Time for Teatime

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When I made reservations at Sweet Peas Tea Room in Battle Ground, I knew I needed some different adventure buddies to come along with me. My boys—and many of their friends—have been great sports, accompanying me on all of my Wander Woman assignments (bless their hearts, even contra dancing). But, for a proper, English-style tea… Read More

The New Domesticity: The Ceremony Known as Afternoon Tea

“Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” Thus begins the first chapter of Henry James’ “Portrait of a Lady,” and thus begins what just might be a new chapter in the lives of some of our dear readers. We’ve all… Read More