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Dude Perfect – Awesome YouTube Content

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]If you are looking for interesting YouTube videos to watch with your family, you HAVE to check out some guys called Dude Perfect. We stumbled on them a few weeks ago while looking for basketball trick shots and we were not disappointed! Dude Perfect is a group of 5 former college athletes/roommates/friends who started with a few little stunts, and ... Read More »

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 »

And Now It’s Time for the Vinyl Cafe Story Exchange

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It has to be a true story, and it has to be a short story. After that, it can be anything at all. After that, it’s up to you. Dear Stuart,  They say “No News is Good News,” but when this past September came and went without an update on your health or statement on the possibility (or lack thereof) ... Read More »

How to Not Get Stranded on a Road Trip

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Picture this. You’re driving home from a week at the In-Law’s place. It’s New Year’s Eve day, and you’re on the highway, still an hour away from home when your vehicle starts to shake and make a terrible clunking sound. You pull safely over to the shoulder of the road and stop. The next exit is in view; it’s 500 ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »