Thursday, September 18, 2014

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Lessons Learned: French Immersion

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As an individual who works with a literacy program, I would guesstimate that half of my clients are English-only parents who have enrolled their children in French immersion and are panicking about how to give their child the support they need. I’m often a part of the “do we pull our child out of French” conversation. Frankly, I’ve even worked ... Read More »

A Dad’s Life: Being Happy

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Who doesn’t want to be a little more happy in life? I know I do. I think I am a fairly content and happy person most of the time, but I could stand to be a little happier. But what do I do if I want to be a happier person? The amount of advice online about how to be ... Read More »

But Mommm: Wishes

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Now that the kids are getting older (funny how ages three, five and eight seem old after the baby/toddler years), I’ve found myself looking back and wishing we’d done some things differently. For the most part I try to be a “no regrets” kind of person but I definitely think that a few small changes in the early parenting years ... Read More »

Weekend Wrap-up: September 13-14, 2014

Sept-13-14

1. It’s time to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the naming of the Gottingen area! September 11th-14th Gottingen will be alive with music, art and heritage events. The main event will begin Saturday with an outdoor stage will be erected at 2183 Gottingen (oriented towards Maitland Street) and Maitland Street will be closed for the whole day. Music from a number of cultures and groups will ... Read More »

Let’s Discover: Sprouting Harvest Corn

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The sound of rustling leaves, the smell of smoke from the fireplaces and the sight of leaves changing color are hallmarks of autumn. Without ears of Indian corn embellishing the décor in homes and businesses, the fall harvest season wouldn’t be complete. From wreaths to centerpieces, Harvest Corn seems to be everywhere in October and November. Everywhere – except on ... Read More »

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