• Family Fun,  Uncategorized

    Parades – YEG & Area 2016

    It’s Festival time in and around Edmonton and with festivals comes parades! Here’s a list of parades that your kids will enjoy this summer.  Click on the links for more information including start times and routes. June 4 – Farmers’ Days, Stony Plain June 4 – Pride Parade, Edmonton June 11 – Devon Days, Devon June 25 – St. Jean Baptiste Festival, Morinville July 1 – Canada Day, Fort Saskatchewan July 1 – Canada Day, Sherwood Park July 22 – K Days, Edmonton August 6 – Cariwest, Edmonton Be sure to bring a bag to collect some candy!  Feature Photo credit Kurt Bauschardt

  • homeschooling,  Uncategorized

    A Day in the Life: Learning Through Unschooling

    If you follow my blog, you already know we homeschool.  But you might of wondered why I never talk about curriculum or share pictures of us doing workbooks. The answer is, we don’t follow curriculum and workbooks are few and far between! We are registered as traditional (parent led homeschooling), but we would fall more into the relaxed homeschooler / unschooler (child led) category.  I even came across recently a new to me learning style that we unknowingly incorporate into our homeschool due to our love of the outdoors and nature hikes – forest school. So if we’re not sitting down at a desk or table each day to learn,…

  • Recipes,  Uncategorized

    DIY East Coast Donairs

    I love donairs!  When I go back to Nova Scotia, all I want to eat is Pictou County Pizza, Halifax Donairs and some seafood thrown in! There are some great donair shops in Edmonton these days, but it’s always more cost effective to make it at home.  I came across this recipe a while back and made it a few times, but it didn’t make enough for our donair loving family and there wasn’t enough flavor in my opinion. So with the kids visiting their grandparents and a large package of ground meat in my fridge, I though it was a good time to tweak the recipe and make some…

  • Get Back To Nature,  Uncategorized

    Get Back To Nature: Braeside & Forest Lawn Ravines, St. Albert

    We came across the Ravines while on our way to swim class last fall.  A barely noticeable sign and a path down into the woods caught our attention as we drove by, and we made a note to come back and check it out when we had more time. We first visited during our 31 Day to Get Out and Explore, but we have come back to visit both ravines and explore further each time! Braeside Ravine is to the North and Forest Lawn Ravine is on the south side of Sir Winston Churchill Ave in St. Albert, just south of Boudreau Road. I usually come down Sir Winston Churchill…