Nicole Menzies

Nicole Menzies

Founder

Meet Nicole

Nicole is a born and raised New York girl, who made her way to Grande Prairie in 2010. She spends most of her days wrangling her busy circus family, which includes her husband, Jordan, four year old son, Max, three year old son, James, and one year old daughter, Ava. B.K. (before kids), Nicole was an instructor at Grande Prairie Regional College and the University of Alberta. Nicole started Grande Prairie Family in 2018 to help bring GP area moms and dads together and provide them a resource that would connect them with information, events, and each other. She loves being part of a community like this. Nicole is currently working towards earning a PhD in Human Development, with a focus on parenting. You can usually find her in the Starbucks drive thru, eating half-eaten chicken nugget scraps, haphazardly putting sunscreen on a squirming kid, sneaking in very bad reality TV binges, pinning things on Pinterest that she will never actually make, looking for lost library books, or trying to correctly pronounce dinosaur names. You can reach Nicole at nicole@gpfamily.ca.

Blog Posts by Nicole:

Best of Grande Prairie 2019: Here are Your Winners!

We love local, and we love when local loves local, too. The Best of Grande Prairie is our favourite way…

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The Teal Pumpkin Project: Making Halloween Memorable for all Kids

Childhood is full of magical celebrations, and almost all of them involve food. We’re thinking chocolate and handmade cards on Valentine’s…

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The Busy Parents’ Guide to Grande Prairie

“Busy parent” is a bit of a redundant phrase, huh? I’ve yet to meet a parent that isn’t busy. Whether…

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Come Write with Us!

The Grande Prairie Family team is expanding and looking for some new voices to join our amazing writers. Are you…

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Best of Grande Prairie: Here are Your Winners!

After a month of open nominations and a month of voting, we finally have the winners of the first annual…

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Grande Prairie Family’s Guide to August

July flew by, but don’t worry, there’s still one more delicious month of summer left! Check out all Grande Prairie…

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How Mama Got Her Groove Back: A Series on Rediscovering Yourself during the Season of Motherhood

Ok gals, real talk here for a minute. This mama is a hop, skip, and a jump from dropping every…

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Grande Prairie Family’s Guide to July

Summer break is officially here! Even though lots of families camp and  travel during July, there is still lots to…

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Grande Prairie Family Summer Bucket List {With a FREE Printable and GIVEAWAY!}

Summer in the North is short, but sweet for sure! With the extra long days, the extra bright sun, and…

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The Grande Prairie Family’s Guide to June

  It’s June. The days are long and warm, and kids (and teachers!) everywhere are ready for school to let…

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