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LifeTOUR in Ottawa

Last Saturday night in Ottawa, LifeTOUR presented a compelling case for protecting preborn children. Despite an exhausting traveling schedule and very little sleep, the three speakers were able to engage the audience, and at least one person who arrived pro-choice became pro-life when she realized what ‘choice’ actually involved. Andre Schutten of ARPA Canada presented […]

Review: Minds More Awake by Anne White

Anne White, veteran Charlotte Mason educator and one of the developers of the comprehensive (and free) Ambleside Online curriculum had a few questions. She wondered, “…what is it that children need to be taught in order to grow into critical thinkers, problem solvers, decision makers? How do they develop the attentiveness to fix their minds […]

Field Trip: Fort Henry

We are not travelling across the country to visit relatives this year, but we do want to fill our summer with fun and good memories.  So recently we packed up the troops and headed out to explore Fort Henry, a monument to Canada’s past relations with the US. Fort Henry in Kingston was built as […]

Review: The Great Carp Escape by Maddock and Ouano

Although I rarely review children’s picture books anymore, The Great Carp Escape by Maddock and Ouano is worth an exception. Beth and her little brother Paul lived on a large lake and spent their summers on the beach, but they avoided the swampy, muddy area near the weeping willow.  Once they had found a dead […]

Canadian Winter: Seven Day Forecast

(A quick reminder for you in the US:  0 Celcius is 32 Fahrenheit.) Our forecast, for what it’s worth, predicts warmer weather.  We might reach 0 degrees this week, according to Environment Canada.  Hah!

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