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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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.…

Read More

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…

Read More

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,…

Read More

National Indigenous History Month HS Resources

June is National Indigenous History Month and the 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day. As the school year winds down and the weather warms up it’s a great time to learn about our countries ancestors and the legacy that continues on today. It’s no coincidence that we celebrate their history and peoples on the Summer…

Read More

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.…

Read More

Top 5: Easiest Snacks Ever

Healthy(ish) snacks don’t have to be fancy or time consuming. Here are my top 5 Button Approved snacks that only take a few minutes to prepare. Top 5: Easiest Snacks Ever 1/2c Natural Peanut Butter or Greek Yogurt +1tsp Honey or Mable Syrup Apple Slices 1/2c Hoison Sauce +1/4c Natural Peanut Butter Crispy Romain, Apple…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More