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June Goals: Being Kind to Ourselves

It shouldn’t have to be a goal. But here we are. I thought my goal for this month would be to give myself an occasional break from work — to not work from 5:30 to midnight every day, with breaks for family time, but none for “personal” time. To allow myself to indulge in my […]

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Australia Continent Box

My daughter is obsessed with learning about Australia. While I insisted on exploring our North American continent box first, it wasn’t long before we were doing a full fledged Australia unit study and exploring our Montessori Australia continent box.

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10-Minute S’mores Refrigerator Cake

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LetsMakeSmores #CollectiveBias #sponsored  S’mores are one of my favourite summer treats, but I don’t want to have to build a campfire or fire up the oven every time I want to enjoy one, especially if I’m entertaining guests. To […]

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Lime Coconut Cupcakes

One of my favourite summer flavour combinations is lime and coconut. It must be a bit of nostalgia, dancing to the Dannii Minogue version of Coconut in the hot Australian sun during summer vacation, but these lime-coconut cupcakes just taste like summer, and that’s not a bad thing at all. We’ve tried two variations of this […]

Montessori Practical Life

Montessori Practical Life Lesson: Squeezing Orange Juice

We love making fresh orange juice (check out our behind the scenes post here) and today Beth Holley joins us to outline the practical life lesson for making orange juice with kids. Today’s Montessori practical life lesson introduces squeezing orange juice with a manual juicer. Once again, you might ask: how practical is the use […]

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Easy, Healthy Recipes: Borscht (Beet Soup Recipe)

One of my favourite ways to add vegetables to our meal plans is to make vegetable soups. This easy healthy recipe for borscht (beet soup) takes less than ten minutes of active prep time. My exposure to soup growing up was with some decidedly non-gourmet, canned varieties. At 50 cents a can on sale, it […]

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Yoga for Kids: Flower Poses

We’ve been having so much fun this Spring exploring Botany for Kids, that it seemed only fitting to learn some kid-friendly flower yoga poses. It is important when practicing yoga with kids to discuss safety and encourage them to listen to their body. If something hurts, stop doing it. Encourage children to relax, stay on […]

What Kids Eat Wednesdays!

WKEW – What Kids Eat Wednesdays #2

I love finding easy healthy recipes for kids, cute kids lunch ideas… and the occasional amazing dessert. Every Wednesday we host the WKEW linky party to bring a variety of great food resources to your fingertips. Every Wednesday, you can look forward to finding the best kids kitchen ideas, easy healthy recipes for your family, […]

Getting Rid of Unwanted Gifts

Getting Rid of Unwanted Gifts

This year I am writing about striving for less, and my journey towards a more simple lifestyle. One big hurdle that I have encountered is the well-meaning gifts that clutter up my home. I am one of those people who used to feel so incredibly guilty about getting rid of gifts, or returning them, but […]

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Salt Dough Memories

Recently, while making salt dough handprints with the kids, it struck me how important it is to stop and create these lasting impressions while our kids are young. To stop and appreciate their littleness and preserve just a piece of it for the future, when we can barely remember those pudgy little hands or believe […]

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