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Raising Independent Learners

| December 13, 2016 | 7 Comments
Raising Independent Learners

Raising Independent Learners As parents, we all want our kids to succeed. Sometimes that means helping with their homework – but too much help may do more harm than good. It can be a nightly struggle to get our kids to buckle down and complete their homework, so helping them get it done seems only […]

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The Real ROI of a One Year MBA

| November 29, 2016 | 4 Comments
The Real ROI of a One Year MBA

  The Real ROI of a One Year MBA     You’ve crunched the numbers a million different ways; you know better than anyone that across North America, a graduate of an MBA degree program sees on average a 75% increase to their pre-program salary. You know that it takes 4 years for the difference […]

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Inspiring Day at WE Day Ottawa 2016 #WEDayMovement #Telus

| November 17, 2016 | 6 Comments
Inspiring Day at WE Day Ottawa 2016 #WEDayMovement #Telus

WE Day Ottawa November 9, 2016 started as a sombre day for many, as people across the world awoke to the results of the American election. Luckily for me, the day’s mood had a quick turnaround, as I attended high-energy, positive and inspiring WE Day Ottawa, along with 16,000 local students and educators. WE Day […]

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IBM Opens the World of Cybersecurity to Girls! #IBMCyberDay4Girls

| November 14, 2016 | 5 Comments
IBM Opens the World of Cybersecurity to Girls! #IBMCyberDay4Girls

  IBM Opens the World of Cybersecurity to Girls Cybersecurity. The amount of crime being committed in this field is rapidly rising. It is also suffering from a shortage of 1.5 million people to help stop this crime from occurring. What is even more shocking is the lack of women working in this field. Did […]

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It Takes a Village…Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference

| November 11, 2016 | 10 Comments
It Takes a Village…Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference

  It’s almost that time of year again: the parent-teacher conference. This is a meeting between you and your child’s teacher to discuss your child’s progress in school so far. As a teacher, I cannot stress how crucial a strong partnership between the teacher and parents is in the education of children. The open communication […]

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Our Kids Private School Expo – Ottawa ~ November 6th

| October 28, 2016 | 3 Comments
Our Kids Private School Expo – Ottawa ~ November 6th

  Our Kids Private School Expo – Ottawa     The school your child attends has a profound impact on his or her success. The right school just as the wrong one, can make a lasting impact. On Sunday, November 6th don’t miss the RSVP for family admission. Network with experts & top schools Education experts, School heads and leaders from […]

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Adventure and Fun Awaits with the VTech Kidizoom® Smartwatch DX! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 10/14

| September 15, 2016 | 69 Comments
Adventure and Fun Awaits with the VTech Kidizoom® Smartwatch DX! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 10/14

Just because school is back in session does not mean that the fun has to end for kids! We try to get our kids outside and going on fun adventures, whether it be on their bikes, at the park or in our own back yard. They have also been bitten by the technology bug, so […]

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5 Tips to Get Your Kids to Do Their Homework

| August 19, 2016 | 4 Comments
5 Tips to Get Your Kids to Do Their Homework

    5 Tips to Get Your Kids to Do Their Homework One of the questions that make parents feel like a broken record is “Did you do your homework?” Some kids’ grades suffer because they forget about or simply choose not to do their homework. Try these tips in your home to turn the […]

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5 Ways to Prepare Your Kindergartner for the First Day of School

| August 16, 2016 | 5 Comments
5 Ways to Prepare Your Kindergartner for the First Day of School

    5 Ways to Prepare Your Kindergartner for the First Day of School Going back to school is tricky for any kid, but the nerves associated with the first day of a kindergartner are even more pronounced for little ones starting (not to mention their parents!). Consider these 5 tips for making the transition a […]

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How To Prevent the Summer Grade Slide

| July 19, 2016 | 11 Comments
How To Prevent the Summer Grade Slide

  How To Prevent the Summer Grade Slide Schools out for summer! But come September, Teachers across the country will be completing their initial baseline assessment for their new class, detailing the children’s level of understanding, comparing it to the last teachers report just a short couple of months ago and finding they don’t quite […]

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Build and Battle Your Way to Fun This Summer with HEXBUG! #Review

| July 11, 2016 | 6 Comments
Build and Battle Your Way to Fun This Summer with HEXBUG! #Review

Summer is a time for kids to let their hair down and have fun. There are some days where kids are at home and feel as though they have nothing to do. For days like this, I like to get my kids involved in doing something interactive and that they can learn from while they […]

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Discover the Wonders of the Ottawa Children’s Festival! Giveaway ~ Ottawa 05/06

| April 28, 2016 | 12 Comments
Discover the Wonders of the Ottawa Children’s Festival! Giveaway ~ Ottawa 05/06

With the warmer weather back in Canada’s Capital, are you looking for something to do that the whole family will enjoy? Kids of all ages would love to attend this year’s Ottawa Children’s Festival! It returns to LeBreton Flats Park and the Canadian War Museum from May 10-15, 2016 with an amazing lineup to entertain […]

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Make a Plan to Save for your Child’s Education! #CDNmoney #EduSaveWeek #FLM2015

| November 15, 2015 | 2 Comments
Make a Plan to Save for your Child’s Education! #CDNmoney #EduSaveWeek #FLM2015

No matter what career a child has for their future, parents want to do everything they can to help their child realize their dreams. One thing parents can do to help their children achieve their goals is to save money for their educational future. Not sure what to do to put money away until your […]

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Considering Private School? Private School Expo in Ottawa Best Place to Start

| October 8, 2015 | 4 Comments
Considering Private School? Private School Expo in Ottawa Best Place to Start

  Any parent who has gone through the process of searching for a private school knows what an overwhelming experience this can initially be. But the Ottawa Private School Expo, hosted by Our Kids (www.ourkids.net), simplifies the approach.  It offers parents as well as prospective students the opportunity to meet one-on-one with many local private schools, […]

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Saving for Your Child’s ‘Someday’ is Easy with #RESPwithRBC and Contest!

| September 25, 2015 | 1 Comment
Saving for Your Child’s ‘Someday’ is Easy with #RESPwithRBC and Contest!

Saving for your child’s ‘Someday’ is an important step for parents to make to help save money for their child’s post-secondary education. Figuring out how to save for these goals can be daunting, and a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) is one way to do it. Participants of the #RESPwithRBC Twitter Party received a lot […]

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Saving to Make Your Child’s ‘Someday’ a Reality! #RESPwithRBC

| September 2, 2015 | 2 Comments
Saving to Make Your Child’s ‘Someday’ a Reality! #RESPwithRBC

Parents are always looking out for their children, no matter how old they are. A post-secondary education is a dream that I have for my children’s future. It is great to have dreams, but how, as a parent do I go about making these dreams, like college or university, a reality? I know one way […]

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Already Time for Back to Campus #StudentLife with a Contest and a Twitter Party!

| August 17, 2015 | 3 Comments
Already Time for Back to Campus #StudentLife with a Contest and a Twitter Party!

Only a few more weeks and it’s back to school already! It certainly can be nerve-racking for first time students, whether if be entering Kindergarten, Junior High, High School, or College and University. I still remember my first year entering College in Business Administration back in 1986. That summer, I decided to get my own apartment […]

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Summer School – Financial Tips for New Grads

| August 11, 2015 | 8 Comments
Summer School – Financial Tips for New Grads

Congratulations!  You’ve finished  several years of hard work and are excited to be out on your own.  No more teachers, no more books (well I hope not, you should keep reading) and ready to take on the world. Hopefully you’ve landed a great job to start yourself out, and your future is looking bright!  With […]

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Buckle Up Right with #FordSeatSafety at the Museum of Agriculture!

| July 7, 2015 | 5 Comments
Buckle Up Right with #FordSeatSafety at the Museum of Agriculture!

Car seats are one of the many things parents have to deal with from the day they bring home their little bundle of joy. They can be a bit confusing when first learning how to install and secure them into a car properly. Since I still scratch my head a bit where car seat installations […]

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Introducing Your Child to the Arts

| April 27, 2015 | 5 Comments
Introducing Your Child to the Arts

I have always had a love of the arts. While I’m not particularly skilled in fine art or music, I have always soaked up any opportunity to watch live music, theatre, or view art exhibits. So, it was only natural that I wanted to share this love with my daughter, who is almost four years […]

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A West-end Treasure: St Martin’s Nursery School #Ottawa

| November 11, 2014 | 6 Comments
A West-end Treasure: St Martin’s Nursery School #Ottawa

Imagine a school where children (aged 2 1/2 to 5) feel welcome and comfortable.  They are warmly greeted by caring, kind teachers each day.  They engage in free play with a wide variety of stimulating, educational toys, which are rotated on a weekly basis.  Sensory activities including water, sand, and play dough, are offered daily. […]

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Ottawa Private School Expo – Sunday Nov 9th!

| October 27, 2014 | 8 Comments
Ottawa Private School Expo – Sunday Nov 9th!

Private School or Public School? French or English?  Is your child at the RIGHT school? OUR KIDS, Canada’s guide to private schools, invites you to the Ottawa Private School Expo on Sunday November 9th to meet with the best private schools. At the Expo, you will learn about all of education options available to your child, how much private […]

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Have You Considered Registering for Online University Classes? #TRUOpen

| September 22, 2014 | 6 Comments
Have You Considered Registering for Online University Classes? #TRUOpen

Back in the late 1980s when I studied Business at Algonquin College in Ottawa, online courses were not offered to students. When I took a few in-room classes in the evening back in the 90’s to study in Nonprofit Management, I have to admit that being able to study at home would have been much […]

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What Does Conflict Over School Dress Codes Teach?

| September 15, 2014 | 14 Comments
What Does Conflict Over School Dress Codes Teach?

What is one of the most debated school related topics under the microscope right now? Grabbing major headlines across North America and overloading the parental plate? The dreaded school dress code. One of the most recent cases to grab international headlines is unfolding at Oakleaf High School in Florida’s Clay County School District. It’s Superintendent […]

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