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But Mommm: Guilty Monday

by Sarah Williams of Urban Parent Whoa – there’s nothing like the triple whammy of a post time-change, post-Halloween, Monday morning!! It actually started out ok. Outfits chosen without much fuss, hair brushed and braided without much complaining and shouts of delight when they were able to pick out a small Halloween treat to put in their lunch bag. Then ... Read More »

Letting Go!

As a parent, some of the toughest times are when you have to let your baby go. Starting daycare, walking to school on their own, a first date, drivers license, college…and more. As hard as it can be, you know it’s best for them so they can continue to grow and develop and be the best they can be. If ... Read More »

Lessons Learned: Autumn Learning

I don’t know about you, but the fall might be my favourite season. The others have definite upsides, and I’m hard pressed to find a complaint about summer, but autumn exhilarates me in a way the other seasons don’t. It might be that the routine of a new school year every September until I turned 25 has become ingrained, giving ... Read More »

Let’s Discover: Blue Skies & Sunsets

As we move further into the fall season, the sun sets earlier and earlier each night. But if you just can’t wait until evening for the yellow, orange, and red rays of our setting sun, this experiment’s for you! Gather up a few simple materials, dim the lights, and simulate a sunset in a jar, answering the classic question: “Why ... Read More »

Time Well Spent: Primary Speech & Language

Have a child who started school for the first time this year and now everything is changing! Your little baby is now in big school and you are dealing with all the adjustments related to this new phase of your family’s life. As you and your child continue to get settled into the routine of school, you may have questions ... Read More »

Time Well Spent: A Home Fire Drill

During dinner a few nights ago our daughters started talking about Fire Prevention Week and gave us the play-by-play of the fire drill process at school – how they had to walk slowly, stay together, go all the way out to the sidewalk – you get the picture. We talked about how lots of offices do the same so that ... Read More »

I’m Hungry: Turkey Help!

If you’ve been avoiding the challenge of cooking a turkey in fear of not knowing what to do, why not let this be the year you give it a try?  Thanks to “The Perfect Turkey” website here’s all you need to know about conquering the not-so-daunting task. It starts with selecting the turkey.  Click here to find out about the ... Read More »

Let’s Discover: Automatic Art

Let your artistic side run (or jitter) free with this project exploring eccentric motion and simple circuits. We will be making a low-tech automatic art machine we call a scribble bot. Follow the instructions below to get started, but remember there is no right or wrong way to make a scribble bot. You can swap the cup for a berry ... Read More »

But Mommm: Summer Vacay

Ahh, vacation! It’s a chance to unplug, unwind, and recoup. I learned years ago that I vacation way better away from home and the endless list of projects and “should be doings” that linger all around. So, we typically run away to escape and get a change of scenery. Along the way we usually build up our bank of memories ... Read More »