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Share Your Love of Reading with Your Community #LittleFreeLibraries

      Have you seen a little box like this around your community?     What is a Little Free Library? A Little Free library is a “take a book, return a book” place where neighbours share their favourite literature and stories without having to go to a traditional library. In its most basic

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Are Digital Distractions Ruining Your Vacation?

  Statistics show that we are interacting more with our digital devices on vacation than we are with each other. Families are encouraged to take daily, one-hour breaks from technology for a week and to disconnect from all things electronic, with the goal of helping spouses, parents, and children build stronger bonds to get more

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The Importance of Summer Reading

When I say ‘Summer Reading’… I am not talking about what you will be reading at the beach this summer. Summer reading discusses the loss or decline in your child’s reading development, when the children are out of class on summer vacation and are not participating in formal literacy programs. Did you know that children

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Spring Break Messes … #Teamwork Lessens!

TGIF! –  Boy, has it been a long week!  What began as ‘Easter Break’ morphed into a week long ‘Spring Break’ off school.  Three kids (plus friends) home full time leaves a lot of time for mess making, but alas… the mess needs to get cleaned up and I’m not about to do it all

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4 Tips for Making ‘Meal Time’ Fun for You & Your Kids

Kids… and feeding them. ~Sigh~ Some days, this task is easier said than done.  Between fussy kids and allergies, meal time can become one of those stressful times of day in a pinch. These 4 simple rules make feeding time a little easier!  Remember, it isn’t important to finish all your food, but it is

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Put on Your O’Connor Cap & Bring the Luck of the Irish To Your House this St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is a widely celebrated day by all, Irish or not.  We put on our brightest Kelly greens, adorn ourselves with lucky charms and shamrocks, and perhaps we will even drink green beer!  St.Patrick’s Days of the past might have been spent at the pub, but life with children means you can up

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D.I.Y Homemade Family Flag Project

Family Day fun that is sure to become a lifelong memory!   Supplies Needed: (Be creative, and use whatever you can find at home. The kids can help you do a treasure hunt!) 2 Pillowcases (or 1 Pillowcase and Fabric Scraps or old sheets from around the house) Sewing Kit: Needle, Thread, Scissors, Straight Pins Ruler

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