Introduction to Botany for Kids

Before we moved in to our current home, Miss G was so excited to get to live at “the Tulip House.” At some point, someone who lived here before us planted hundreds of tulip bulbs all around the house, so every Spring the house is surrounded by a sea of gorgeous blooms. With the tulips […]

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4 Easy Snacks for Kids & the Friday Family Foodie Party!

This week, Marie from Child Led Life and I have chosen 4 Easy Kids Snacks as our favourite links from last week’s family foodie party.

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Every week, Marie from Child Led Life and I bring you this wonderful family foodie resource of links from around the internet to inspire you in the kitchen. We especially love those links that are geared to our little chefs and get kids in the kitchen!

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DIY Fizzy Bath Bombs

Miss G received a couple bath bombs for Christmas last year, and just loved how they fizzed up when she dropped them into her bath, sometimes releasing bubbles or changing the colour of the bath. She was so enthusiastic for bath time when it involved one of her bath bombs that I wanted to try […]

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20 Tissue Box Play Ideas

I’ve really been enjoying our series of “7 Ways to Play” and wanted to come up with a variety of tissue box play ideas, but I was so inspired by the other ideas that already existed out there that I decided to do a round-up post and send some love to all of the creative parents […]


Chinese Fan Coffee Filter Craft

Coffee filters are one my favourite craft materials — affordable, versatile, and wonderfully receptive when absorbing colour. We’ve previously made a coffee filter butterfly craft for our insect unit study, and coffee filter poppies for Remembrance Day, but today I wanted to make a multicultural craft and came up with this Chinese Fan Coffee Filter Craft!

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Wand Craft: Invitation to Create

At our recent Frozen party, I set out this Elsa wand craft, but the kids were a bit too excited to really focus on making anything. I held onto the craft, and re-introduced it later during our Cinderella unit study, this time as a Fairy Godmother wand. Either way, the kids loved the idea and […]

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Ten Easy Ways to Save Energy – and Money!

Reflecting back on this past winter, specifically, this past winter’s heating and energy bills, I’m really seeing a need to to reduce our energy costs. We’re renting our home, so big projects like replacing windows  are out of the question, but there are plenty of smaller habits and investments we can make now to save money […]

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7 Ways to Teach Your Child to Write Their Names

I’m going to have that Taylor Swift lyric stuck in my head the entire time I write this post… I wanted to share a few creative twists on teaching children how to write their names, but I might ruffle a few feathers with this post because the first thing I am going to say is: Kids learn […]

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Homemade Apple Cider Vinaigrette

We aim to eat 90% healthy, but sneaky sugars, unhealthy fats, and unnecessary sodium can make their way into even the healthiest-sounding foods. When I first started eating healthy, I naturally went to that quintessential “health food”: the salad. Of course, my early salads were boring, but they weren’t nearly so bad when I drenched […]

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