Top 5: Holiday Movie Night (kids edition)

From the Winter Solstice springs a plethora of holiday celebrations and here in Canada we’re pretty much all in from November 1st (somber moment on the 11th for Remembrance Day not withstanding). The snow has already started falling (intermittently) in most provinces, and the temperature is dropping quick. Movie nights are a great way to…

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Remembrance Day Homeschool Resources

Halloween has come to an end and for the brief few days leading up to November 11th, we’ll pepper in some Remembrance Day education. It seems fitting to me in this time of darker days, blustery weather, and the thinning veil, we take a somber moment to remember. Here’s a list of resources you can…

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Top 5: October Reading Round-Up

It’s October so you know we had to pull out our ghoulish ghosts, monstrous monsters, Happy Halloween, and all things supernatural reading materials. Bonapart Falls Apart written by Margery Cuyler, illustrated by Will Terry An adorable tale of a little skeleton who just wants to go to school without falling apart. His classic monster friends…

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Top 5: Halloween Traditions

Decorating Whether you love cutesy ghosts, creepy crawlers, witchy vibes, or a full on Haunted House, I AM HERE FOR IT! I love it all. I love walking through the leaves and seeing all of the different decorations people put up and seeing the kids light up every time we come across something really cool…

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Top 5: Halloween Movie Night

Plans are dicey this year. Let’s not pretend that it’s going to be a normal Halloween. Trick or Treating will be off the table in a lot of communities and parties are pretty much a hard no. That doesn’t mean Halloween is cancelled. Halloween is a state of mind, folks. It ain’t going nowhere! So…

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Top 5: Wholesome Halloween Candy

Halloween is around the corner so let’s talk candy! I’m a fan. I’m pro candy y’all! Not all candy is created equal though. There are multiple reasons someone may go looking for alternative options. Allergies, intolerances, veganism, vegetarianism, better ingredients, eco-friendly packaging, or even boycotting the shady business practices of some of the biggest companies…

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Top 5: International Day Of Peace Activities

September 21st is International Day Of Peace and this years theme is “Shaping Peace Together”. I think that’s the best theme of all. World Peace is not a solo-endeavour. To even have a chance at achieving it we all have to be willing to think globally when making decisions. We need to think of people.…

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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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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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