Top5: February Reading Round-Up (Black Canadian Authors, Children’s Lit edition)

In honour of Black History Month, this Reading Round-Up is all about Black Canadian Authors! It’s not always easy to find a readily available list of children’s books written by Canadian authors specifically let alone Black Canadian authors but they are out there and doing really wonderful work. If you’re searching for representation or to…

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Top5: Artsy New Year’s Resolutions

CREATE That’s it. That’s the resolution. Create more. Create freely. Submerse myself in other artist works. Fall in love with art all over again. This isn’t a new year/new me kind of resolution but a new year/more me resolution. To embrace that goal here are my.. Top5: 2021 Artsy New Year’s Resolutions Journaling I used…

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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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Anti-Racism/BIPOC Canadian History Book List Links

BIOPOC centric reading lists. Honestly, it’s not my job to teach anti-racism, but I’m happy to point people in the right direction to find resources. There are so many great books out there to read (on top of a billion blogs and websites full of info). Pick any one of these links to start building…

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Top 5: May Reading Round-Up

I’m going to start ending the month with the Top 5 books we read during the month! Be sure to tune in on the last Thursday of each month to find out what we’ve been reading! Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman: I recently joined a bookclub and this was my first book.…

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Books on Our Shelf For National Family Literacy Day

If you know me, you know I love reading. All kinds of reading too, whether it be poems, short stories, blogs, novels, graphic novels, comics, or magazines! I love stories, but I also love information. I’m definitely the type to (accidentally) get stuck in a Wikipedia spiral for an hour just reading up on cases…

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Back To Liiiife….

  (I took MANY photos. It did not go well….lolz) Back-to-school is upon us and we’re easing back in. The great thing about homeschool is that you don’t have to go all in right away. You can take your time and adjust to your new Autumn schedule in your own time. I know my kids…

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Brass Tacks: Headbutt Yo’ Teeth

Look, I read the books too. The What To Do’s, the What Not To Do’s, the User Manuals. They had a lot of great advice. They answered many important questions about building your babe, about labour and delivery. Some answered questions about what happens after, the feeding, the sleeping, the fevers, the teething. That’s pretty…

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Top 5: Canadian Spring Must-Haves

I hate “magazine Spring”. This is the time of year when all of the magazines switch over to light floral dresses, strappy sandals, maybe a trench coat or two. All of the street-style snaps come from L.A and are heavy on thin high-heels and bare arms. Well this ain’t L.A sweetheart! This here be the…

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