Top5: Family Friendly Halloween Movie Night on NetflixCA

Eeeeeeeeeeee! Halloween is almost here! Let’s talk family movie nights. Usually we watch a movie after trick or treating. It gives the kids a chance to eat some candy and then unwind before bed. There are so many great spooky movies out there but I’ll keep it simple and stick to ones you can find…

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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: 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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2020 Round Up

Well….that was something. Where do I even start. I had many grievances to file under the Festivus Pole in December, but the truth is, we’ve had it pretty good, considering. My husbands job is secure, we were already established homeschoolers, and we live on an island that has had minimal Rona cases. We’re normally a…

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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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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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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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Book Report Worksheets

A solid Book Report can encourage reading comprehension, help understand broad concepts, and help a child learn about different story elements. That being said, they can also be a source of frustration for children which, in turn, can make them not want to read at all. I am very pro-reading for pleasure when it comes…

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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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Top 5: Family Self Care

Self Care is starting to become a loaded phrase. Beautiful Insta feeds and curated blog posts would have you believe that Self Care is only for the rich. That if you can’t afford lavish “girls weekends” and spa days you aren’t doing it right. Another growing misconception is that the only way to care for…

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