first aid

First Aid Every Parent Should Know

I have always wanted to help people and loved learning first aid as a part of my babysitter’s class. In 2007, I became a paramedic. I had all the faith in the system, that if you called us, we would show up to your emergency…

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How to Support Your Child’s Education at Every Stage

As a parent, you can play an important role in your child’s education, but what that looks like will evolve over time and at different stages. You’re probably already planning to get involved at your kid’s school, stay in touch with teachers, and help with…

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Lessons from the great depression

Use it Up, Wear it Out, Make it Do, or Do Without

Lessons that were learnt from the 1929-1933 Great Depression in Canada were instilled in many of us who are Baby Boomers and Generation X’ers, as children. Those same lessons have been gradually lost over the last 30 years.  We now live in a very “disposable…

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Browser extensions that save you money

6 Browser Extensions That Will Save You Money (&Time)

I know I am looking at all possible ways to save money these days. With the holidays coming up, being able to save money and get cashback on purchases I was already going to make, is a win-win.  Saving me time and money by finding…

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orange

Why do we Wear an Orange Shirt for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation?

As a mother of young children who ask ALOT of questions, I was asked why we wear orange for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Also known as Orange Shirt Day). I vaguely knew the story of the orange shirt, but I wanted to make…

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arctic

New Arctic Journey Experience Opens at TWOSE September 17, 2022

New Arctic Journey opens September 17 at  TELUS World of Science – Edmonton The Arctic Journey is an awe-inspiring interactive science  exhibition that tells the story of the changes experienced by the people, land, and animals living in the  North.  As guests enter Arctic Journey in…

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restoration

Help Clean Edmonton Military Markers with Operation Restoration

As a mother of young children, I am always looking at fun and creative ways to get them involved and teach them about military veterans and the sacrifices they have made for our freedom. It is a heavy issue, but an important one. Operation Restoration…

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butterflies

Growing Butterflies with Education Station

I’ve seen the butterfly growing kits online before and have always been interested. I am a lover of both science and nature, and my kids always point out butterflies outside, so I thought this would be a perfect activity for all of us. I reached…

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baby

Baby Products That You Don’t NEED, But Boy Do They Make It Easier

Modern Mama Calgary wrote an excellent article earlier this year called “You Only NEED These 9 Things For Your New Baby,” and she is absolutely right, but here is a list of my top 10 products that made my life sooooo much easier as a…

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