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Hello!  I’m so happy to see you again.  Please come in, I’ll put on a cup of tea and we can get to know each other better!  I’ve just about cleared up the house after last week’s colossal organisational mess.   Everything now has a home and I can soon attack   Read More ...

My children really love listening to music.  Every kind of music.  It’s rare for a day to pass without music in our home.  Music that helps kids learn about manners and appropriate behaviour is a great idea!  Happy Kids Songs are a collection of 40 songs compiled into 8 themed   Read More ...

Have you been out to enjoy nature recently?  We’ve been very lucky in the past week to see 3 baby common lizards on the sea path within walking distance to us.  They are the only reptile native to Ireland and they are rarely seen nearby.  They were very content to   Read More ...

Dandelions.  They’re not just weeds!  They have several practical uses:  tea, coffee, and salads.  And don’t forget about the pretty bouquets kids bring to you with carefully hand-picked dandelions lovingly chosen just for you.  But have you heard of dandelion clocks? Last year we learned a new “use” for dandelions.   Read More ...

Saskatchewan Day was celebrated earlier this month.  I’m from the Saskatchewan prairies and my children, although born in the Northern Ireland hills, also consider themselves to be from the prairies and like to learn about the area Mommy grew up in and where their Nana and papa live. On Monday   Read More ...

I have been so embarrassed this past week.  We’re doing a little moving around of furniture; putting a dresser in the kids’ room and moving their wardrobe into their closet to use it for the shelving.  Of course, in my grand way of doing things, I’ve moved everything from their   Read More ...

We’ve taken a lighter approach to schooling over the last month, using mainly the odd on-line program.  However, children really gain the deepest understanding through hands-on learning.  Over the past week my children have been delighted to have been using Wise Owl Factory’s No-Prep Graphing Thru The Year for grades   Read More ...

If You’re Not From The Prairie… is the book we’ve chosen to share for our participation in this year’s Read Around The World Summer Series by Multicultural Kid Blogs.  Over the course of this summer the members of MKB are sharing some of their favourite books.  You will find all of   Read More ...

Three months ago we reviewed Maestro Classic’s Casey at The Bat. My children really enjoyed this album and are still listening to it.  I thought that I would share with you some of the things that we did along with the album to enhance the children’s learning and understanding of   Read More ...

Kids LOVE cookies!  And so do we adults, of course.  With back-to-school (or work) lunches soon making an appearance, adding a special little treat now and again to a healthy lunch box is a lovely surprise.  Today I’m sharing our banana chocolate chip recipe with you.  These little bites are   Read More ...

Our weather here has turned and we’re back to rain, rain, rain!  But we’re not worried since we’ve found so many ideas to keep the kids occupied and having fun with all of the fabulous ideas that have been linked up to Mom’s Library over the past few weeks.  Usually   Read More ...

Back to School with the Kid Bloggers Network {KBN } Link Party And Giveaway You’re doing a great job, Mama!  You’ve made it this far, there’s no need to stress now about what your child can or cannot do.  Every child is different and will learn in his /her own   Read More ...

My children loved learning about Casey At The Bat earlier this year.  Baseball was a whole new world to them, and they continue to practise their game and learn more about the sport.  They were wanting to do some colouring so Daddy whipped up a baseball uniform for them to   Read More ...

Continuing with our Back To School with frugal style theme last week, I thought I’d share with you a whole month of Flash Sales by The Old Schoolhouse! August 1st marks the first day of the TOS August Back to School Flash Sale! Every day will feature a new sale on a   Read More ...

How do you combine literature, science, and food?  By baking a chocolate lava cake in a mug!  Inspired by Harry and the Hot Lava book by Chris Robertson, we wanted a special treat while Phil has the week off.  We haven’t had a cake in a while, so this was   Read More ...

We’ve hit the midway point of summer here in the Northern Hemisphere!  What have you been doing?  Have you or will you be travelling with your young ones?  This past week we’ve done a couple of day trips to a nearby beach as well as to a seaside resort.  I’m glad   Read More ...

This is a classic science experiment.  I never did make a volcano when I was a child, but my children have now done this several times and never grow tired of watching the reactions! My children have been interested in volcanoes and other phenomena.  It’s fun to take them for a   Read More ...

It’s hot!  Very hot!  What’s that?  HOT LAVA!!!  Harry And The Hot Lava is the newest children’s book by Chris Robertson.  It was just released on July 15th and is burning up the minds of young readers across the globe. We received a review e-copy of this book in exchange   Read More ...

The North American Indigenous Games is currently taking place in my home town of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.  I wish I could be there in the centre of the action, but as I’m across the Atlantic, I thought it would be a good time to revisit some of the First Nations   Read More ...

Summer’s just begun, but for many the planning for back to school has already started.  Home schooling doesn’t have to be expensive, I know I have probably spent under £30 total over the past year, and that includes a science kit that won’t be used for a while yet.  Costs   Read More ...

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