Thursday, August 21, 2014

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Lessons Learned: Getting Ready for Fall


The summer is sadly coming to a close, and it’s time to get ready for the upcoming school year. The transition from summer living to the formal school year can be a difficult challenge for families because of many variables at play. It means breaking into a new routine, letting go of the structure-free summer days, and students may have ... Read More »

A Dad’s Life: Please Don’t Share That


Without fail every week if not more often I will check my normal social networks and I will come across a post, meme, video or blog dragging out the tired image or the poor bumbling helpless dad. Most times I just roll my eyes and keep on scrolling. But sometimes I really have to shake my head as I wonder why ... Read More »

But Mommm: Booksmarts


Deanna’s on vacation this week so we’re throwing back to an old blog of hers that is good for this time of year when we’re getting ready to get back to the books. As we were standing in line at the grocery store check-out a few weeks ago, our three year old leaned over the gum rack, took one huge ... Read More »

Weekend Wrap-up: August 16-17, 2014


1. Join Parks Canada this weekend at Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site for Dark Sky Weekend. Designated a Dark Sky Preserve in 2010, Kejimkujik’s skies provide an incredible view of the stars and constellations and a unique opportunity to discover the natural and cultural heritage of Kejimkujik’s night sky. The Sky Circle in Jeremy’s Bay, the primary observing site, is ... Read More »

Let’s Discover: A Glorious Mess


There’s nothing more fun than making a mess outdoors during summer’s lovely weather. So this month we are presenting a very contemporary experiment: the (in)famous Mentos and cola geyser. You will need bottles of pop (diet cola is a great starting point) and plenty of mints (Mentos are standard). Pop is fizzy because it has had carbon dioxide dissolved in ... Read More »

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