As a frequent reader of this blog you may have surmised that we are a hockey family and thus Hockey Night in Canada on Saturdays is part one of our family rituals. The TV is allowed to be on if dinner goes past seven and we all stop and enjoy the beginning hockey montage that [...]
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Posted in Ages 7 to 10, Canadian Superstars, Good Canadian Stuff, Great Books for Boys, Great Books for Girls, Just Out, New Books, Ontario Authors/Illustrators, Picture books, Sports on Nov 6th, 2010
This has to be a quick post as I am watching the “Wayne Gretzky of Woman’s Hockey” Angela James on Hockey Night in Canada. She is rightfully and finally inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame this year! As my husband is watching this monument us moment, he is imaging out loud that perhaps our [...]
Posted in Ages 2 to 5, Ages 4 to 8, Ages 6 to 9, Canadian Superstars, Capers & other fun stuff, Classroom antics, Good Canadian Stuff, Ontario Authors/Illustrators, Picture books, Science & Nature on Oct 4th, 2010
Anyone in the GTA, leaving their home this morning probably noticed it was much chillier today. In my area, Markham, there was frost on my car windshield and I was shocked to find that I longed for gloves! Gloves?! Can you imagine it already? Wasn’t it just warm, sunny and lovely not too long ago? [...]
For awhile now I have been trying to live a simpler life. This desire increased about ten-fold since my daughter was born and continues to be a work in progress. I credit someone I’ve never even met, Leo Babauta, author, husband, father of six and founder of Zen Habits (a blog I never miss!) for [...]
I had an almost idyllic childhood. I grew up on a lovely street with huge trees and kindly neighbours. We were a diverse lot separated by many different factors; race, religion, employment status, education and age but somehow managed to cultivate a sense of community, even amongst us kids. There were many girls on the [...]