Book Report Worksheets

A solid Book Report can encourage reading comprehension, help understand broad concepts, and help a child learn about different story elements. That being said, they can also be a source of frustration for children which, in turn, can make them not want to read at all. I am very pro-reading for pleasure when it comes…

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Summer In The Diaspora

Tumbling down from the sun. Finally, Strong enough to warm the frozen earth, Frozen water. Blooming humidity. Slowing down time. Island time. The melancholy tones of Winter, Muddy Spring, Giving way to a rhythmic breeze. Kicking off heavy boots, Loosening our feet. Ting, ting-ting-ting Whine Weave Summer -C

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Top 5: At Home Carnival with Kids

If you’re part of the Caribbean Diaspora in Canada you know that mid-Summer is our Carnival time. Since the Islands generally play mas around February/March we’ve had to adjust to Canadian weather. It would be very difficult to dawn your regalia and dance down the street in 10ft of snow! All of that being said,…

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Carib Collection: Social Studies Worksheets

When I read this quote from Dr. Best it really resonated with me. Growing up I don’t remember really learning Black Canadian history in school. Sure, there were mentions of slavery, the Underground Railroad, and a handful of (mostly) American historical figures, but I don’t remember anything about Africville, about Dr. Best, about Viola Desmond.…

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RandoReview: Curlshoppe Butter Milk Leave-In Conditioner

Product: Curlshoppe Butter Milk Leave-In Conditioner Company: Curlshoppe Vegan: Most are Vegan but check ingredients for beeswax if you don’t use it. Cruelty-Free: Yes Ingredients: Natural (for the most part, but they use ‘fragrance’) Packaging: plastic Purchased/Received: purchased Canadian Company: Yes! RandoReview Pros Fairly Moisturizing Pleasant scent Easy to smooth through hair. Cons Not heavy enough for my hair. (Would probably work…

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RandoReview: Curlshoppe Butter Oil Blend

Product: Curlshoppe Butter Oil Blend Company: Curlshoppe Vegan: Most are Vegan but check ingredients for beeswax if you don’t use it. Cruelty-Free: Yes Ingredients: Natural (for the most part, but they use ‘fragrance’) Packaging: plastic Purchased/Received: purchased Canadian Company: Yes! RandoReview Pros Smells great! You can smell the peppermint and tea tree oil. A little goes a very long way! Comes in…

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Top 5: Family Self Care

Self Care is starting to become a loaded phrase. Beautiful Insta feeds and curated blog posts would have you believe that Self Care is only for the rich. That if you can’t afford lavish “girls weekends” and spa days you aren’t doing it right. Another growing misconception is that the only way to care for…

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RandoReview: Pure Anada Unscented Foaming Hand Soap

Product: Pure Anada Foaming Hand Soap Company: Pure Anada Cruelty-Free: Yes Vegan: Yes Ingredients: Natural & Organic Packaging: Plastic Purchased/Received: purchased Canadian Company: Yes! RandoReview Pros Simple, natural, ingredients. Leaves hands soft instead of dry. Foaming pump is great for kids because it uses less soap and they don’t have to work as hard to get lathered up. Comes in Unscented…

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RandoReview: Pure Anada Shea Butter Hand Cream

Product: Pure Anada Shea Butter Hand Cream Company: Pure Anada Cruelty-Free: Yes Vegan: Yes Ingredients: Natural & Organic Packaging: plastic, tin Purchased/Received: purchased Canadian Company: Yes! RandoReview Pros Simple and natural ingredients. Long lasting softness. Comes in Unscented which is great for the whole family. Canadian Made Cons I purchased the Tropical Coconut this time and I find the scent a little…

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RandoReview: Pure Anada Unscented Conditioner

Product: Pure Anada Conditioner Company: Pure Anada Cruelty-Free: Yes Vegan: Yes Ingredients: Natural & Organic Packaging: plastic Purchased/Received: purchased Canadian Company: Yes! RandoReview Pros Simple and natural ingredients. Leaves hair soft and moisturized. Rinses well without any sticky residue. Decent slippage for untangling natural/curly hair. Cons A little thin so I need to use more on my curly/porous hair. Final Thoughts It’s…

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