Early Childhood Activities

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8 free science websites for kids

Kids and science can go hand in hand.  It’s messy, interesting and let’s face it Kids are natural learners. Understanding science helps kids appreciate and relate to the world around them.  Science is a fascinating subject to learn as it arouses children’s curiosity about nature and whatever happens in our every day life.   Here […]

8 free reading websites for kids

8 free reading websites for kids

  As a mother of a soon to be kindergartner {eek!} I know that my youngest will soon be learning how to write her name, her abc’s and ever so slowly she will be learning how to read.  I think its safe to say that we all know reading begins at home and a child’s […]

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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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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… 827115

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Waldorf salad

Our favourite waldorf salad

  Fresh, easy, and pretty enough for a party this colourful Waldorf salad tops our list of go-to recipes for a perfect side dish for a fall. With the bounty of crisp apples and crunchy walnuts this in one of our family favourites. It’s crisp & cool which is perfect for a warm fall night. […]

non-toy Birthday Gift Ideas for kids

Non toy Birthday Gifts ideas for kids

Why do I feel like I need to “spring clean” in the spring time and then again in the fall…. I think I may have figured it out. Toys are overtaking our home. While my household possessions are not extravagant, they accumulated over years—especially as we moved out of our apartment into the mobile home […]

10 fresh date night ideas

10 fresh date night ideas

  The weekend is just around the corner which means it’s almost “date night”. Like many couples, we have found that we are doing a lot of the same things over and over. Dinner and a movie. Dinner and A movie with a friend. Dinner and a movie with two friends.   Time to get […]

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