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Part 7: 15 things to do with your kids in the summer time

  I have a confession to make.. I would rather be sitting on the beach right watching the kids play in the sand but, we have a lot of odds and ends we need to get done before we are able to play in the surf.  If you have followed along with me on twitter […]

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First Day of School Printables

My kids go back-to- school in just over a month and even though I am excited,I’m totally bummed at the same time.  I don’t want summer to end…. ( most days anyways).  The kids are all very excited, especially to see their friends and finally get a chance to open the box of school supplies […]

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Part 6: 15 things to do with your kids in the summer time

We made it… halfway through the summer and **knock on wood** we haven’t had one single case of the “I’m bored” that I haven’t been able to tame.   The week was a busy one… I tried my skills at painting and took in a paint nite with my girlfriend.  The youngest was at zoo […]

Early Childhood Activities

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First Day of School Printables

My kids go back-to- school in just over a month and even though I am excited,I’m totally bummed at the same time.  I don’t want summer to end…. ( most days anyways).  The kids are all very excited, especially to see their friends and finally get a chance to open the box of school supplies […]

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“Bug Bin” Insect Sensory Bin

An insect sensory bin is a great way to explore and learn about bugs from the comfort of your home. In this simple sensory bin I used green “easter’ grass for the base, then added in plastic insects and some bug hunter tools such as a bug net and magnifying glasses so we could get […]

Flower Petal Counting

Flower Petal counting: Preschool math

I spy with my little eye something that is pastle pink … Any guesses? The sun is shining, the rain is gone (for now,) and the temperature is finally staying about 10C for more than  a day.  The flowers in my front garden are starting to bloom and we are spending more and more time […]

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Food & Recipes

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Banana Berry ice pops

    Summer is in full swing, which means my cart runneth over with all sorts of yummy frozen treats from the grocery store.  I made a batch of these Banana and Berry popsicles last night after we discovered that our freezer was sadly lacking.  When I was growing up we always had homemade popsicles […]

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Cucumber, tomato and dill salad

Fresh, easy, and pretty enough for a party this colourful salad tops our list of go-to recipes for a perfect side dish for a summer. With the bounty of crisp cucumbers and tangy tomatoes this in one of our family favourites. It’s crisp & cool salad for a perfect for a hot summer day. This […]

Crockpot Roasted Chicken

One whole roaster Olive oil Vegetable broth In a large cooking pot, over medium heat, heat oil. Add chicken, cover with lid and brown chicken on both sides, approximately 15 to 20 minutes on each side. (Do this step if you want a nice golden brown… 31052

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Family Life

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Supermom isn’t real… right?

Being a Mom isn’t easy or at least it’s not easy to be a Good Mother. I have been doing this “mothering thing” for awhile now and if I have learned anything along the way it is this. Nobody is perfect. Nobody. We all wear masks from time to time, to hide what we are […]

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Geocaching with kids

Geocaching is really fun, you get to catch a glimpse at just how creative people can be. In a way you become friends with people you don’t know and never have met. Geocaching. Have you heard of it? Of course you have. Have you tried it yet? Possibly. I’m newer to the geocaching scene {read: […]

Car seats

What do you do with an expired car seat?

What do you do with a gently used car seat? I must admit this topic initially had me stumped. I went digging because we have a seat that has expired and is collecting dust in our basement. What was I going to do with it now? I’d never heard of anyone recycling a child’s car seat […]

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