Author Archives: Marya R

Strong Female Characters on Netflix #streamteam

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 As we recently passed another International Women’s Day,  I’ve been reminded about the importance of seeing women in media, literature, and politics.  It’s something that I don’t always think about, being in a family with four boys, but it is still such an important topic.  Women have come such a long ways, but there is still so much further to ... Read More »

Reusable Containers at Bulk Barn – No More Plastic!

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I have been hearing more and more about the dangerous long-term effects of plastic in our world. We are so quick to buy plastic, use it, and throw it out, without a second thought. But that plastic never really goes away. It will never completely break down. And if we don’t each make a conscious effort to reduce our individual ... Read More »

The Inspirational Women of Netflix #streamteam

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As women, we have a lot of places to look for inspiration. Our mothers, grandmothers, daughters, and great women in history. This month, Netflix is featuring a number of shows with strong female leads.  Whether it is the young Queen Elizabeth of The Crown, as she leads a country through troubling times, or the three generations of Gilmore girls, who ... Read More »

Hot Chocolate in a Slow Cooker – so EASY!

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About two weeks ago, my 11-year old son came home and said, “We’re doing a unit on camping in French class, and I told my teacher the whole class could come here for a bonfire! Is that okay?” Uh… of course it is… So my one day off of the week turned into a day of hosting 25 Grade 5/6 ... Read More »

Meal Planning Week 8

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What a week. Halloween on a Monday. Who planned that?!! I vote we move Halloween to the last Saturday of October. Who’s with me?!! As a parent (and a teacher) I think that would be the best move for everyone! It’s going to be one of those weeks already. On Tuesday, I have a staff meeting after work. I head ... Read More »

Meal Planning Week 7

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Well, it’s getting harder and harder to sit down and actively plan for my meals, as life gets busier. I’m going to keep on doing it, because it is a real life-saver, but at least I’m not starting from scratch.  I’m going back to Week 1 and drawing inspiration from it (read: copying it). Week 7 Monday: My birthday supper! Going ... Read More »

Meal Planning – Week 6

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 Hello! Welcome to Week 6 of my Meal Planning! I honestly can’t believe that I made it six weeks! It has been a real life-saver, knowing what to have for meals! Again, I think it only worked so well because I just planned for the week days, and I allowed for some repeats/leftovers, since my family doesn’t mind. I think ... Read More »

Grade 1 Hand Art

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I’m pretty excited to be teaching art again this year. I haven’t taught it for a number of years, and it’s a subject I really enjoy. I love coming up with an idea and seeing what the students can do with it! Our first project was based on the Back-to-School Hand Art I did with the Grade 8 students about ... Read More »

Meal Planning – Week 5

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Well, here I am at week five, still following my meal plan!  I like the flexibility of planning the five days of the week, and leaving the weekend up to a spontaneous meal (or my husband…). Week 5 Monday: Leftover Thanksgiving food Tuesday: Pork Chops and Rice Wednesday: Shepherd’s Pie Thursday: Shepherd’s Pie (fortunately my family doesn’t mind leftovers or ... Read More »

Meal Planning Week 4

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After a busy weekend away from my family, I’m heading back into a week of work, and I’m really glad that I have been planning my meals. It makes such a huge difference not to have to worry about what to make. I can pull the meat out ahead of time (and pre-cook much of it if necessary). Week 4 ... Read More »