Posts Tagged ‘Education’
 
 
 
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Homeschooling 101
Homeschooling 101
Homeschooling 101

Tips, Tricks and Resources for Homeschooling During a Teachers Strike

Homeschooling. Maybe the word strikes fear in your heart- “Do I have enough patience to teach AND parent my children?” Perhaps the word gets you excited- Educating a child is a powerful thing. Regardless, with schoo...
 
Kids
 
Keep your kids writing this summer
Keep your kids writing this summer
Keep your kids writing this summer

Keep Your Kids Writing and Thinking this Summer

Earlier this year, a letter sent by a child to the LEGO toy company went viral.  Seven-year-old Charlotte complained about the lack of opportunities for the LEGO girls available at her local toy store.  She noticed that the gir...
 
Kids
 
Minecraft Girlfriend Mod
Minecraft Girlfriend Mod
Minecraft Girlfriend Mod

Minecraft Girlfriend Mod

Swimming around in the Westin Calgary pool, we were both happy as clams.  My son loves Minecraft (especially computer version) and asked if he could get a new MOD (translated to ‘modification of the original – I thi...

 
Kids
 
10 Secret RESP Budget Tips
10 Secret RESP Budget Tips
10 Secret RESP Budget Tips

10 Secret RESP Budget Tips

July marked my tenth wedding anniversary this year.  All of our family members wanted to send a gift.  Do you know what we picked?  RESP contributions to our sons’ education funds. Want to know a few more Secret RESP Budget Tip...
 
Kids
 
gradeschool workspace
gradeschool workspace
gradeschool workspace

Create a Grade School Workspace for Under $100

I remember my pink desk as a child.  We got it at a flea market.  It was solid wood, painted light pink (to match the Laura Ashley decor) and had huge round knobs on all three drawers.  This was fortunate, as you had to have th...
 
Kids
 
Balancing Technology Use as a Parent
Balancing Technology Use as a Parent
Balancing Technology Use as a Parent

Balancing Technology Use as a Parent

As a writer for the Tech Timeout Challenge by life insurance provider Foresters, I made a huge commitment as summer began.  I set off to up the ante and do a full week without technology with the whole family.  Over the summer,...

 
Kids
 
Back to School Apps
Back to School Apps
Back to School Apps

Best Back To School ipad Apps For Grade School Kids

Some back to school iPad apps for grade school kids can help children get organized and help parents save money. Breathe…. With lessons becoming more fun and interactive, kids may find them easier and more organized than ...
 
Kids
 
schoola
schoola
schoola

Schoola: Upcycling Clothing to Fundraise for Your School

What goes around, comes around… Now, those clothes your kids have outgrown can turn into cash for your child’s school.  Schoola is a national (US) platform that is revolutionizing school fundraising, is launching a ...