Author Archives: Marya R

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 »

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 »