Browsing Category : Education

How Netflix Encourages Reading


I have always enjoyed reading and was glad that in turn, my daughter also picked up the love for books too! We always had books around her right from birth and read every night at bedtime. She has always had books in her room and she will often grab for a book when bored vs tech or TV. A couple…

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Wednesday Weigh In – Volume 4: Snow Days


In episode 4 of Wednesday Weigh In, I am talking about snow days. My kids have now had 7 snow days. If you’re not sure what a “snow day” is, it is when the buses are cancelled due to weather. It could be snow, or freezing rain, etc etc.  In the past two weeks my kids have had 4. So…

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How Can I Help My Child in French Immersion When I Don’t Speak a Word of French?


This is a guest post to Crystal Clear as Mud, by Marie-Claire Thauvette of Fast Forward French The curriculum changes being introduced to French teaching in September 2016 have parents discussing the pros and cons of French Immersion once again. Students in kindergarten will have more hours of French instruction per day, even if Immersion is not selected, while Early French…

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#Toonies4Tummies Helps Fill Hungry Bellies & You Can Help


Imagine you are a young child. You are in school. You wake up each morning, get ready for the day ahead, load up onto a school bus, arrive at school to start your day. Sounds about average for most children, right?  But what if that young child wakes up and loads onto the bus without having had breakfast? Instead of…

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Considering Private School for Your Child? Don’t Miss this Ottawa Expo!


This is a guest post from The Ottawa Private School Expo and OurKids.net Choice. Opportunity. Success. These three words are synonymous with a private school education. More than ever before, private schools are open to families of all economic backgrounds seeking an alternative to a traditional public school: a solid educational foundation on which they can build their future. Any parent…

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Surviving the 1st Week Back to School!


The last time I posted a blog, I had conducted a little back to school interview with my kids leading up to Ava going into grade 3 and Mason starting junior kindergarten (see the video here!), but now here we are, at the end of the first week of school….and we all survived! I didn’t realize how much I was…

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Back to School Interview 2015


So we’ve got about a week left of summer vacation in this house hold as the kids go back and start school on September 8th. Since we’re getting close and talk has moved to back to school, I decided to give the kids a little interview and ask them some questions about themselves for fun and as a keepsake as…

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Financial Planning: Will Life Go As Planned?


When I was little I remember thinking about what it would be like when I was “grown up”: graduating school, meeting someone, falling in love, building a life, having a family, sitting on a rocking chair holding hands with my love watching the sunset into our final years. Funny enough, that is kind of what happened (so far)….. ⇒ When…

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Give the Gift of Education This Christmas


A few days ago I wrote a blog post about how hard it can sometimes be to know what to buy everyone on your Christmas shopping list, and have since had a conversation with some of our family and friends about just that. What came up surprised me! While I find that the kids on my list are the easiest…

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