Author Archives: Marya R

Meal Planning Week 3

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Look at this! I’m on week 3, and I’m still planning my meals! Just a few more weeks to get through, and I’ll have a good rotation to cycle through! It’s been really helpful knowing what is for meals, since that’s more than half the battle. I like leaving weekends open, because we often end up somewhere, or just having something ... Read More »

Have a Family Movie Night with Netflix #streamteam

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One of our favourite family traditions, now that the weather is getting cooler and evenings are dark earlier, is to have Saturday supper in front of the TV. We work together to make a bunch of homemade pizzas. The boys clean and vacuum their rooms. Everyone does their job, and gets ready for a fun evening with Netflix. Even the ... Read More »

Meal Planning Week 1 & 2

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I am so proud of myself! I’m finally doing some intentional meal planning! I have one full day home with no kids, and teach the other four days. I really need to make that one day count, so my plan is to plan/cook for the whole week on that day off. I did it for one week already and it ... Read More »

Safeshare.tv – Showing YouTube Without Ads

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As a teacher,  I show a fair amount of videos relating to the lessons we are learning. The Internet is such a great resource, and the video clips supplement the learning in a very valuable way. Unfortunately, though, most of the videos I use are on YouTube, which means ADS. I understand that people have to make money somewhere, but ... Read More »

Frozen Grapes: A Sweet Summer Treat

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As we come to the end of a very hot summer, we’ve had to find creative ways to stay cool.  Between beach trips, visiting friends’ pools, and hanging out at an air-conditioned library, we’ve done not too badly.  And one of our favourite cool treats this summer was frozen grapes.  Sweet, icy, and healthy. And really, could it get any ... Read More »

Frugal Summer Destination: Cobourg Beach

Frugal Summer Destination Cobourg Beach

As much as we, as a family, LOVE summer vacation, we don’t do an awful lot of trips or travelling. Money is tight, and we have to make our own fun.  So we’ve become experts at finding extremely frugal (read: CHEAP) summer activities. One of our favorites is Cobourg beach. We can spend an entire day there, and not have ... Read More »

6 Awesome Tricks Your Tween Can Learn This Summer

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 Running out of activities for your kids this summer? Need a fun project to work on? Here are 6 awesome tricks your tween can work on this summer. They’re all quick videos, with tricks that can be learned and practiced for a few weeks, with impressive results! Don’t give up right away, if you’re frustrated – keep at it!  Challenge your ... Read More »

Staying Cool WITHOUT Air Conditioning

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 It’s finally here! After a long, cold winter, we can finally celebrate the lazy days of summer!! Somehow, though, it seems like we went from frigid windchill temperatures to extreme heat overnight! Since our family moved out to a farm house in the country a number of years ago, we have been learning about staying cool without air conditioning! Most of the time it’s not too ... Read More »

What We’re Netflixing These Days #streamteam

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Hello all!! Just thought I’d share once again what shows we’ve been enjoying lately on Netflix!! We are once again amazed at the selection of titles, and the quality of the Netflix Original productions! There’s always something for everyone!! Me: I’ve recently been catching up on new seasons of shows I have previously watched. It’s always nice to see when ... Read More »

Talking With Kids #StreamTeam

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One of the most important tools we can have with our children is communication. We listen to them, and then (we hope) they listen to us. As little babies, this communication was difficult in certain ways, while we tried to interpret their cries.  As they got older, I thought it might get a little easier to communicate, but all of ... Read More »