Watermelon

5 Watermelon Crafts For Kids To Make This August

National Watermelon Day is August 3rd.  Whether you are stuck inside due to it being a heat wave or the smoky air makes it unsafe to play outside, these 5 crafts will be fun to make and keep the kiddos occupied. These links may have…

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Chore Chart for Kids

Chore Chart for Kids

Have you ever created a behavior or chore-chart for your kids?  I have attempted this task several times, to always fail.  Yet my children need routine and reminders – that is just how it is and I need them to have routine and me harping…

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How to beat the summer heat

How to Beat The Summer Heat

With the summer upon us, we can expect to have some hot days ahead. Unfortunately, we are not blessed with central air in our home so we have to make due with other ways to beat the heat. Sometimes its too busy or hot to…

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10 books about residential schools

10 Books About Residential Schools For Kids Thru Adults

  Residential schools whether we like it or not are part of our Canadian history.  I am thankful that it is history but was surprised to know that the last residential school only closed in Canada in 1996. It is a difficult topic to discuss…

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Parental Burnout

Caregivers are Superheros

  When you became a caregiver, whether it was for your children or others did you realize just how much it was going to take out of you?  I knew it was going be a lot of work, but I was not really prepared for…

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Instilling Good Money Habits in Kids

Instilling Good Money Habits in Kids

  If we want to give our kids the best chance in the future, teaching them good money habits needs to be on the list.  Kids learn by example, but they also learn by inclusion and letting them make their own choices and mistakes.  …

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Saving Money and the Environment

10 Ways to Save Money and Help the Environment Too

Every year on April 22, we celebrate Earth Day.  A Day to remind ourselves that there is only one planet Earth and we need to take care of her. There are lots of ways we can all help be apart of the earth day movement…

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Earth Day 2021

Earth Day 2021 – Conscientious Consumerism

Earth Day 2021 – April 22, 2021. When you think of Earth Day, what do you immediately think of? For many people, Earth Day means how they can reduce the impact they have on the environment. But when you think of different ways to reduce…

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How to save money on groceries

5 Ways to Save Money On Groceries

In 2021 consumers can expect to see another increase to food prices, 3-5% in fact!  The items with the highest increases are staples like meat, bread and vegetables.  This translates into an average of $695 more spent per year on groceries, bringing the new average…

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Mindfulness Books for Kids

Mindfulness Books For Kids

After the free online mindfulness workshop that Modern Mama did last week with Jennie Abbot, RYI (Harmony Yoga) and Kathryn Jacobsen, RTC and CHt (KGJ Counselling), we thought a list of books for kids on the topic of mindfulness was in order. Jennie was kind…

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