“Written By Hand” by Erica Tighe

  Back in my younger years, before I had children, I loved to spend my spare time crafting.  I find it very relaxing to sit down at the table with a set of paints, a glue gun or a sketch pad. Written By Hand published by Rock Point Press and sold by Quarto Books would be the […]

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Scholastic Monday ~ The Enormous Suitcase

Robert Munsch is a very popular author here in Canada! His stories have the reputation of being extravagant, bigger than life and full of things that make kids giggle and parents let out a groan or two (all in good fun, of course 😉 ).  The Enormous Suitcase by Robert Munsch is one of the […]

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The Magical Attic

Board books are a must if you’ve got young children in your home. First off, they won’t be able to rip them or “eat” them. Secondly, it’s a fabulous way to begin to foster a love of reading…or at the very least of turning pages. *wink* Some of the board books that I have been […]

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Scholastic Monday ~ The Heart’s Song

Loss is a part of life. It is a hard part of life…a part of life that we often want to avoid, shy away from or ignore (if we can!). The thing is that the loss of a loved one can be very difficult. Whether it is through death or through moving on or moving away […]

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My Golden Ticket ~ Wonderbly

Sitting down and reading a book is one of my favorite things to do. It’s also one of our kids’ favorite things to do – and it’s even more ‘favorite’ for them if there’s something extra special about the book they are reading! By extra special, you might have already guessed that I am talking […]

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DK Discovery Day ~ 13 1/2 Incredible Things… ~ GIVEAWAY!

You know….when I was in school, I have to admit….I didn’t always enjoy learning. 😉 Although there are always going to be some subjects or parts of life-learning that are not as fun as other parts, I firmly believe that if you can find a way to make it more fun or at least applicable […]

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Character Matters ~ GIVEAWAY! (2 Winners!)

Hard work, being disciplined, showing initiative, being honest, having respect for authority and an awareness and concern for others around us are a few of the character traits that are essential for success in life. Having strong character and social finesse are very important. However, building character in yourself or your children can take a […]

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Scholastic Monday ~ Twinkle

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star is a song that is well loved by preschoolers! I’ve played it for our kids countless times on the piano and they love to sing it whenever it comes to mind. So, it’s no surprise that Twinkle by Nick Bland was a book that was instantly loved by our younger kids. […]

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DK Discovery Day ~ GIVEAWAY!

Do you have any budding engineers in your house? Or kids who love to build, play with robots, shoot off rockets, or even fly a kite? Engineering is something that is involved in all of these things…in fact, engineering really plays a large part in all of our lives! The truth is…engineering is not a topic […]

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Put Me In The Story “Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses”

We love to read at our house.  We have too many, I mean, a lot of books on our shelves and I am often tripping over piles of books beside my kids’ beds.  My six year old is a Pete the Cat fan.  I think Pete is pretty cool too due to his laid back […]

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