The Creative Bone

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 »

How to Host an Easy PAW Patrol Birthday Party

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We’ve landed squarely in School Friends Birthday Party territory. The kids are going out to birthday parties, they’re wanting to have their friends over for birthday parties, and it’s all kind of busy and often intimidating!  There are stories of little girls hosting Princess Parties at Dundurn Castle, and little boys hosting action-packed jumping parties at The Flying Squirrel (this ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Wash Out Hair Dye for Kids: Rainbow Crazy Hair

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This past school year was my first as a parent, which means that I was a newbie to all of those School Spirit days – chief amongst them being Crazy Hair Day.  I feel like crazy hair days are easy to approach with girls. Just put their hair in a million braids or ponies and add some ribbons. Voila! Crazy.  But ... 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 »

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 »