Top 5: Books to Inspire Your Homeschool Journey

There are a zillion books on the market covering a variety of homeschooling styles and if every group I’m in people share their favourites. Of the many choices I’ll share with you the one most recommended and why they’re on my reading list! Brave Learner:Finding Everyday Magic In Homeschool, Learning, and Life by Julie Bogart…

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Back To “School” 2020

Don’t call it a come back! I’ve been here for years…..well, we did take the Summer off! The morning air is crisp as hell and pumpkin scones are on the menu. Back-to school is here! I know some of you started somewhere over the last few weeks, but where I grew up we always started…

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Top 5: Homeschool Essentials

Obviously I could make a list of a billion things that I’d love to have for homeschooling. When you join Facebook groups it’s easy to get caught up in what other families have as well. The thing is that you don’t need that much, a lot of it is just nice to have. Today I’m…

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Summer Wrap Up: The Rona Edition

It’s been a weird Summer… to say the least. It started with a wall of restrictions and depending on where you live you may have had some lifted or some added. It’s Posting Season in the Canadian Forces world which means many families had to move across Canada or even the world during all of…

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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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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: Curlshoppe Butter Styling Gel

Product: Curlshoppe Butter Styling Gel (max hold) 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 Good hold that lasts days. Doesn’t feel sticky once it dries. Good slip making it easy to run…

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