Month: January 2014

School Roundup: January 2014

Despite kicking off the 2014 school year with two snow days, it’s been a full, productive month in the Grade 3 class! To save my fingers from typing and your eyes from reading, I’ll make this as brief as I can! Reading Reading Passages That Build Comprehension: Main Idea and Details. I love this book. […] Read more…

“The EveryGirl’s Guide To Life” by Maria Menounos

I just finished rereading another gem from my bookshelf: The EveryGirl’s Guide To Life by television reporter Maria Menounos (you may know her from ExtraTV, or her time on Access Hollywood, Today, or Entertainment Tonight). In her book, Maria covers a huge range of topics, from decorating and organization (this gal could give me a […] Read more…

Valentine’s Day Decorations: Quick, Easy and Cheap!

What better way to celebrate my fourth blogiversary (why, thank you!) than by sharing some festive holiday decorations? Before having kids, I didn’t put up too many knickknacks for Valentine’s Day, and even now I just put touches here and there in the main area of the house. I highly recommend Dollarama for family-friendly seasonal […] Read more…

Deep Thoughts on My Blogging Voice

A very lovely and loyal reader e-mailed me earlier this week with some amazing feedback (I do know her in real life, but no, she’s not related to me!) The subject of her e-mail was “Thoughts”, which could go in any number of directions, but what was on her mind ended up being very valuable […] Read more…

How Do You Save Money For The Future?

How do you save money for the future? We have a few different systems, depending on our goals. For retirement: We are incredibly fortunate to have a strong pension plan (which I hope will still be there when we need it – 2031 is still a long time away!), but in addition, my husband and […] Read more…

School Roundup: November/December 2013

Yeah, yeah…I’m a little behind with this recap, but give me a break – it was a busy time of year! Here are some highlights from the end of 2013 in my Grade 3 class (teachers, feel free to borrow for your own use next year): November Writing: As we continued to work on writing […] Read more…

5 Signs “Scandal” Might Not Be For You

Chances are, you’re already watching Scandal. But just in case you’re not, I feel the need to spread the word. While I am fairly up on entertainment and had certainly heard two years’ worth of buzz regarding the Shonda Rhimes drama (I love her work; having seen every episode of Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice), […] Read more…

Look What I Found: The Miscellaneous Edition

For your amusement: more goodies that have been dug out of basement storage! Photos of the first two weddings I was in  – the first as flower girl for my mom’s cousin Lisa in 1981, and the second as bridesmaid for my Aunt Sue in 1991. I vividly remember the minister putting a quarter on […] Read more…