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Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out

Body Worlds is a hugely popular traveling science exhibit. It was in Edmonton just over 10 years ago at Telus World of Science.  It was something I had wanted to see but I was pregnant at the time and I … Continue reading

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Terry Fox – Canadian Hero

Terry Fox is a Canadian icon. Diagnosed with bone cancer at age 18, he had to have his right leg amputated above the knee in 1977. While receiving treatment and recovering in the hospital, he witnessed cancer patients, including many … Continue reading

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New Library in YEG – Calder Branch

Yes, I admit I’m a bit of a book nerd. New and used book stores and libraries are some of my favorite places to visit. When I heard the new Calder branch opened up at the end of January, I … Continue reading

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Paws the Cat Cafe

There’s a new Cat Cafe in town, full of more beautiful, adoptable kitties! Paws the Cat Cafe opened this month just north of downtown at 10588 109 Street. The kitties in the cafe come from the Edmonton Humane Society and … Continue reading

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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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