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YEG Fun With a Ride on the Funicular

Edmonton’s latest project, the Mechanized River Valley Project, is complete and open to the public.  Consisting of several components including a new staircase, 100 Street Funicular, Promenade, bridge over Grierson Hill Road, the Frederick G. Todd Lookout, and elevator, this … Continue reading

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Light Walk and A Blue Christmas at the Muttart

Visiting the Muttart Conservatory at night is a magical experience that isn’t offered too often.  The last time we were able to visit at night was during the bloom of Putrella the Corpse Flower earlier this year. For the remainder … Continue reading

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Giving Back in YEG

The holiday rush has already begun.  It seems to start earlier each year.  There have already been Christmas Parties held in early to mid November, Christmas markets and craft shows are in full swing and Black Friday sales have become … Continue reading

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Day 13: Physical Education

We all want our children to grow up to be healthy and strong, and the best way for that to happen is to lead by example.  But sometimes juggling homeschooling, working from home and taking care of the girls and … Continue reading

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Day 12: Science Experiments at Home

On Day 11 I talked about how we love taking homeschool science classes, but we also love doing science experiments at home.  The kids enjoy them so much, when my youngest was turning 5, she asked for a day of … Continue reading

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Day 11: Homeschool Science Classes

Homeschool science classes are different than science class in school.  In school, there’s a lot of theory to learn and memorize first, then they finally get to the cool stuff – hands on exploration and experiments.  But since homeschool science … Continue reading

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Day 10: Learning Apps and Websites

There are many ways to engage children and get them interested and excited about learning.  Probably one that is a favorite of kids in these modern, tech heavy times are learning apps and websites.   While we don’t do unlimited screen … Continue reading

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Day 9: LEGO

LEGO is a universally recognized symbol of childhood.  Children love it – the colors, the mini-fIgures, the sense of accomplishment.  Parents sometimes have a love – hate relationship with it though – the storage, the price of an elaborate set, … Continue reading

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Day 8: Poetry Tea Time

We tried it occasionally in the past, but this school year, we’re trying to make Poetry Tea Time a weekly event. It breaks up the afternoon and allows us to reconnect, and it has been going well so far.  A … Continue reading

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Day 7: Playgrounds

Either with just the three of us or meeting up with friends, the girls always look forward to the playground.  Fresh air, exercise, and a bit of independence make for a great afternoon or evening before bed.  Often, daytime homeschool … Continue reading

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