Author Archives: Craig Silva



Craig Silva

Craig is a husband, a father, team leader, senior youth group coordinator, designer, brander, community builder, volunteer, blogger, and social media manager. Craig likes to go camping, travel, go on road trips, watch movies, read with his girls, build stuff, operate the grill, and play bass guitar. In June 2017, PR firm Cision identified Craig as one of Canada’s top 10 most popular male bloggers in the parents and family space. Known as Big Daddy Kreativ, his blog specializes in travel, lifestyle, food, automotive, events, parenting, movies, tech, recipes, health, pets, reviews, and giveaways.

Making the Right Decisions
in BDK's Posts, Parenting

Making the Right Decisions

Last Monday, I met the girls at the bus stop after school. We chatted as we walked home, like we do every day. I asked them what they did today that made their day great, and what their favourite part of the day was. They each took turns telling me how their day was. When we got home, the girls unpacked their lunch bags, and...

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07 Oct 2013
A Tough Day As A Parent
in BDK's Posts, Parenting

A Tough Day As A Parent

Yesterday was one of those days that scared me as a parent. I had to be at a work event in Toronto at Ontario Place. Because Wendy leaves for work at 6am, and I had to be in Toronto for 8am, I had arranged to drop the girls off at my parents around 6:45am, so that my Dad could take them to the bus stop...

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04 Oct 2013
How My Kids Helped Brand Me
in BDK's Posts, Parenting, Social Media

How My Kids Helped Brand Me

I have been doing freelance graphic design for many years. Even while working at Canada’s largest community newspaper, I was designing marketing campaigns for many of my own clients. But I always worked under my personal name… I didn’t have a company name. I was still working at the newspaper when my eldest daughter started her first year at school. A week after school started,...

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01 Oct 2013
Big Daddy is more than just a name
in BDK's Posts, Social Media

Big Daddy is more than just a name

Recently, a list was published on known Dad bloggers in Canada, by a Daddy Blogger. This was not a list of the top Daddy bloggers, just a general list. I recognized a few of the names. I inquired about being added to the list, with a simple comment on the Facebook post promoting the list “I would love to be on this list”. The response...

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27 Sep 2013
Be BOATsmart! Get your Pleasure Craft Operator Card!
in BDK's Posts, Travel

Be BOATsmart! Get your Pleasure Craft Operator Card!

Did you know… if you want to operate a motorized recreational watercraft in Canada, you are required to obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator Card, commonly known as a boat license? It’s the law. Regardless of age, size of the boat, or engine horsepower. You can obtain your official Transport Canada Pleasure Craft Operator Card by taking the BOATsmart! Safe Boating Course and Boating License Exam...

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28 Aug 2013
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