Top5: First Day of (home) School Activities

For those of us following a traditional school year schedule, Back To “School” is upon us! We start back on September 7th but many start earlier or even later. The first day is always a little trying. I always keep the first week low-key. My focus is getting everyone back on schedule (because let’s be…

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Top5: Summer Vibes on NetflixCA (2021)

The heat is finally here, but that kind of Summer are we having? The world is slowly and cautiously opening back up and I can hear the whisper of freedom floating on the breeze. Full on travel seems lofty and festivals seem like a distant dream, but friends and family seem accessible. The vibe I’m…

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Indigenous Canadian Educational Links

If you’re truly interested in educating yourself please try some of the links I’ve posted here for you. It is not the job of Indigenous Canadians to educate you personally. Many of them are sharing resources and pouring their time and effort into providing resources, but it is inappropriate for us to ask them any…

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Top5: Posting Season Road Trip Hacks

If you’re a Forces Family you know full well that Posting Season is kicking off. In the time of the Rona it’s especially frustrating to be hauling your cookies (and all of your belongings) cross country, but as you know, the choice isn’t ours. As much as I love a good road trip, with 4…

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Top5: Irish Turns Of Phrase

After forcing B to rewatch all of Derry Girls with me, it got me thinking of all the Irish turns of phrase that I adore. If you’re like me and enjoy the occasional UK show you’ve probably stumbled onto a few you like as well. Obviously, we have our own version of some of these…

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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: Black Women To Watch (NetflixCA)

Representation of Black women in film is getting better but it’s still heavily biased. Show me our nerds, geeks, techies, and fangirls. Our cosplayers, designers, painters, and illustrators. Where’s our writers, storytellers, tap dancers, and chefs. Our entrepreneurs, our scholars, our mathematicians. Our fun girls, our funny women. Our deaf women, our blind women, our…

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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: 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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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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