Author Archives: Marya R

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 »

Netflix Playlists: Uniting Siblings EVERYWHERE! #streamteam

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I don’t know about your kids, but ours do not always get along the greatest. It’s nothing BIG, usually, but lots of little bickering. Who kicked who, who stole their toy, who gets to play Wii first, who gets to choose the music. Sometimes it’s enough to drive me crazy!! Netflix recognizes this struggle and has some great solutions!! They’ve come ... Read More »

Amazing Physical Activity Resource for Teachers – FREE

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These days we are hearing so much about how little physical activity time kids are getting at school. It happens for a variety of reasons – whether it is an increased pressure to complete curriculum requirements, or an over-crowding issue, leaving little indoor gym space.  Teachers are encouraged to do “DPA” – daily physical  activity for about 15 minutes, but ... Read More »

Temperature Blanket 2016 Month Two

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I’ve completed two months of my Temperature blanket! For those who may have missed it, I’m crocheting one row a day on an afghan, based on the day’s highest temperature. This month had my son’s birthday, so I used a silver yarn for that day (kind of hard to see in the picture). There was also an extra day, due ... Read More »

Fuller House On Netflix February 26 #streamteam

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As a kid growing up int he 90s, I was fairly limited in the number of shows I could watch. We didn’t have cable, and our parents were pretty strict about what we could and coudn’t watch. But one show that became a part of my childhood was Full House.  I used to want to be DJ, with her great hair and cool ... Read More »

Temperature Blanket 2016 Month One

Temperature Blanket Month One

I had posted a few updates about my newest project, a Temperature Blanket. If you haven’t heard of it, basically it is a blanket where you crochet one row a day for an entire year, based on the temperature. Mine was a few days (okay, weeks) behind which is why I’m a little late showing off the first month. Here ... Read More »

What We’re Netflixing These Days #streamteam

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With all this cold winter weather, it’s perfect for cozying up on the couch and streaming some great shows. I’ve also taken up a bit of crocheting again, which pairs very well with Netflix and a cup of hot chocolate! I thought I’d share some of our favourites these days, and maybe get some new ideas from you as well! ... Read More »

Temperature Blanket 2016 – Week 2

Temperature Blanket Week 2

Last week I introduced to you my year-long crochet project: a Temperature Blanket. It’s been so much fun choosing colours and watching them change from day to day, especially with our crazy “El Nino” weather this year! Here’s a picture of the progress so far. Lots of grey (0 to +6 Celsius) and even a row of green (7 degrees!), ... Read More »