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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Summer Solstice Celebrations

The sun is out, the breeze is warm, and Summer is nearly officially here! You may not usually celebrate the Solstice but since we’re all still social distancing it doesn’t hurt to add in some more “fun” days! If you’re a regular celebrator let me know what your favourite traditions are in the comments! National…

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Top 5: Summer Vibes On NetflixCA

Summer is finally here and if you’re like me setting the tone for the season with the right entertainment is key. Movies, shows, and the perfect playlist is what’s up when the weather turns warm, so here are a few of my favourites offered on Netflix Canada right now! Classic Summer: Dirty Dancing Those high-waisted…

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Canadian Environment Week HS Resources

In Canada, early June is Environment Week. This includes Canada Clean Air Day on June 3rd and World Environment Day on the 5th. This is a great time to work the health of our planet into your learning plan so I wanted to share some great resources with you so that you can plan ahead.…

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Melanin Mother

Melanin drip, dripping, Through my veins, Coiling it’s way through my hair,  Reaching out to the sun. Tiny bursts cross my face,  Pooling in my lips. Spreading across my shoulders,  Making them strong. Down, down, down my spine, Dat ass, Dem thighs. Warm, golden glow, Olive tone, Pale eye. Basking in her glow. Roots. Earth.…

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Top 5: Spring Celebrations In The Age Of Isolation

The Hunger Games Easter egg hunts are obviously cancelled this year and the grumbling is beginning. I get it, you’re bummed that you have to put a family tradition aside. I’m reminded every Spring that people actually dress their kids in fancy outfits and then drag them into a muddy field to duke it out…

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A Decade of Parenting

The kid turned 10! I don’t even know where to start. It feels like a lifetime ago but somehow it went by in the blink of an eye. 10 years ago we were 27 years old. 10 years into our relationship and 3 years into our marriage. Like any pregnancy that comes after a miscarriage…

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Top 5: Green Spring Cleaning Products

My friends back home tell me Spring is in the air. I can’t tell because there’s still snow up to my eyeballs here, but I’ll take their word for it. Spring in Canada isn’t like Spring in the movies, where everyone is wearing flowery dresses and strappy sandals. It’s still cold here, and there’s still…

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