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Learning Expectations: Preemptive or Premature?

Learning Expectations: Preemptive or Premature?

DISCLAIMER: This article is not blaming the teachers – it is an article about my opinion with the way things are done in schools and perhaps a fault in our curriculum.    Learning Expectations: Preemptive or Premature? Homework and Expectations in Elementary School   I got a letter from my son’s teacher this morning, here’s what […]

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Top 10 Tips on How to Pack for a Family Road Trip

Top 10 Tips on How to Pack for a Family Road Trip

Top 10 Tips on How to Pack for a Family Road Trip I went on a road trip to visit some the United States National Parks with my entire family, and we had a blast! I was a little bit scary at first, but then, after planning everything smartly and wisely, it was a comfortable and […]

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Food

13 Best Valentine’s Day Sweet Treats

13 Best Valentine’s Day Sweet Treats

A big part of Valentine’s Day is all of the sweet treats available on this special occasion. Candy, cupcakes and cookies, oh my! Valentine’s Day really is a chocolate lover’s paradise! Let’s talk about traditional heart-shaped boxes of chocolates for a minute. This year, more than 35 million boxes will be sold worldwide. We can […]

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Dish Up Immune Health to Help Fight Cold and Flu Symptoms #LoblawsFluCrew #Fluless

Dish Up Immune Health to Help Fight Cold and Flu Symptoms #LoblawsFluCrew #Fluless

Dish Up Immune Health to Help Fight Cold and Flu Symptoms   Meal time. It is a great way to get the gang around the table to catch up on each other’s day. It is also an amazing opportunity to introduce your family to different ingredients that contain nutrients that help lead to good overall […]

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Reviews

Restore Balance this New Year with DK Canada #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/26

Restore Balance this New Year with DK Canada #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/26

Restore Balance this New Year with DK Canada The New Year is all but here. The start of a new year signals a fresh start in our lives in one way or another.  I usually feel a little off balance at this time of the year and love looking for ways to gain some balance […]

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Groovy Joe: Dance Party Countdown Book Review

Groovy Joe: Dance Party Countdown Book Review

Groovy Joe is back! I just got my copy of the latest installment from #1 best-selling author Eric Litwin, of the early Pete the Cat and the Nut Family fame. This one is called Groovy Joe: Dance Party Countdown. I get to review Litwin’s books as one of his Groovy Bloggers. This is the second Groovy […]

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Travel

Top 10 Tips on How to Pack for a Family Road Trip

Top 10 Tips on How to Pack for a Family Road Trip

Top 10 Tips on How to Pack for a Family Road Trip I went on a road trip to visit some the United States National Parks with my entire family, and we had a blast! I was a little bit scary at first, but then, after planning everything smartly and wisely, it was a comfortable and […]

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5 Fabulous Family Resorts to Visit While Skiing in the Laurentians

5 Fabulous Family Resorts to Visit While Skiing in the Laurentians

5 Fabulous Family Resorts to Visit While Skiing in the Laurentians Winter is a great time for families to get out and enjoy themselves. As long as you are dressed for the weather, the world beyond your front door is a wonderland for a whole new type of adventures to explore. This time of year […]

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Wellness

A Simplified Approach to Achieving Your Fitness Goals

A Simplified Approach to Achieving Your Fitness Goals

A Simplified Approach to Achieving Your Fitness Goals Here we are, 2013, a brand new year. A time when we reflect on the past year and think about what we want for the year ahead. Some of you may set New Year’s resolutions while others might have given up on that a long time ago. […]

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Make a Resolution to Help Others with Cuso International

Make a Resolution to Help Others with Cuso International

Make a Resolution to Help Others with Cuso International The New Year is here! Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? It is great to do something that will restore your balance or improve yourself, but what about helping others? One of the things you can do to help others this New Year is […]

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Living

Why Working From Home Is The Ultimate Dream

Why Working From Home Is The Ultimate Dream

    Why Working from Home Is The Ultimate Dream   Working from home and actually doing it are two very different things. In fact, things such as fear and uncertainty often hold even the most ambitious of people back from launching an at-home business. But what if I told you that all that fear […]

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5 Places to Look For Savings You May Have Overlooked

5 Places to Look For Savings You May Have Overlooked

    5 Places to Look For Savings You May Have Overlooked   Money doesn’t grow on trees, so we’ve got to save on routine expenditures wherever we can. This is especially true with a family, when a paycheck or salary is spread thin, or when income is unpredictable. Fortunately there are many savings opportunities […]

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Learning Expectations: Preemptive or Premature?

Learning Expectations: Preemptive or Premature?

| January 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

DISCLAIMER: This article is not blaming the teachers – it is an article about my opinion with the way things are done in schools and perhaps a fault in our curriculum.    Learning Expectations: Preemptive or Premature? Homework and Expectations in Elementary School   I got a letter from my son’s teacher this morning, here’s what […]

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A Simplified Approach to Achieving Your Fitness Goals

A Simplified Approach to Achieving Your Fitness Goals

| January 15, 2018 | 4 Comments

A Simplified Approach to Achieving Your Fitness Goals Here we are, 2013, a brand new year. A time when we reflect on the past year and think about what we want for the year ahead. Some of you may set New Year’s resolutions while others might have given up on that a long time ago. […]

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13 Best Valentine’s Day Sweet Treats

13 Best Valentine’s Day Sweet Treats

| January 12, 2018 | 5 Comments

A big part of Valentine’s Day is all of the sweet treats available on this special occasion. Candy, cupcakes and cookies, oh my! Valentine’s Day really is a chocolate lover’s paradise! Let’s talk about traditional heart-shaped boxes of chocolates for a minute. This year, more than 35 million boxes will be sold worldwide. We can […]

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18 Winter Family Fun Events and Activities Around Ottawa

18 Winter Family Fun Events and Activities Around Ottawa

| January 11, 2018 | 4 Comments

18 Winter Family Fun Events and Activities Around Ottawa   The longer, colder days are making way for the change of the season! Winter is here! Just because the temperatures are dropping doesn’t mean that you and your family have to be stuck inside during winter. The Ottawa-Gatineau region has plenty of events and activities […]

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Family Fun Times at Winterlude

Family Fun Times at Winterlude

| January 10, 2018 | 5 Comments

Winterlude, Canada’s winter celebration, is held in Ottawa–Gatineau each February. The three fun-filled weekends of Winterlude are guaranteed to make the spirit of winter come alive.     History of Winterlude Winterlude was created by the NCC in 1979 to celebrate Canada’s unique northern climate and culture.  Dates and Admission to Winterlude The three weekends are […]

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Top 10 Tips on How to Pack for a Family Road Trip

Top 10 Tips on How to Pack for a Family Road Trip

| January 10, 2018 | 7 Comments

Top 10 Tips on How to Pack for a Family Road Trip I went on a road trip to visit some the United States National Parks with my entire family, and we had a blast! I was a little bit scary at first, but then, after planning everything smartly and wisely, it was a comfortable and […]

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Top 10 Popular Blog Posts of 2017 

Top 10 Popular Blog Posts of 2017 

| January 9, 2018 | 8 Comments

A new year has arrived and it’s time to look back at some of the top 10 popular blog posts of 2017. From a Canadian fried dough pastry recipe to tips for planning an awesome baby shower, these articles were the most viewed in 2017.   Top 10 Popular Blog Posts of 2017   Top […]

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Make a Resolution to Help Others with Cuso International

Make a Resolution to Help Others with Cuso International

| January 8, 2018 | 3 Comments

Make a Resolution to Help Others with Cuso International The New Year is here! Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? It is great to do something that will restore your balance or improve yourself, but what about helping others? One of the things you can do to help others this New Year is […]

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