Tag Archives: Children

Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

A beautiful spring day! Perfect for learning to ride your first two wheeler! We live on a steep hill, so my husband and I take the kids out to find a good spot. Down the block and around the corner, … Continue reading

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Apples or iPads? Inequality and Fundraising in Schools

  Backpack Surprises When I open up my child’s backpack, there are many things I don’t like to find. Used Kleenex, punctured containers of yogurt, and an open water bottle next to a library book, are some good examples. Those … Continue reading

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Being Brave

My youngest son just started junior kindergarten. This morning we had a little talk: “My darling, I have a very important job for you.” “What is it?” “Well, there are going to be some kids in your class who are … Continue reading

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The Kid at the Back    

I’ve decided to take a minute and dedicate this post to a special group of people. Here goes: A big high five, a handshake, a hug and a sincere THANK YOU, to all the teachers, camp counsellors, children’s performers (and … Continue reading

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Fear is the Path to the Dark Side

There’s a short moment before I open the newspaper when I brace myself for the worst. What’s going to be on the front page today? Another school shooting? A suicide bombing? Political unrest? Donald Trump rising in the polls? Along … Continue reading

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Playgrounds: And the winner is…….

Every once in a blue moon, someone does something so incredibly well, that you just have to sit down at your computer and write a blog post about it. Here I am. When I originally saw the plans for a … Continue reading

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Cars vs. Pedestrians: School Edition

Two weeks ago, a headline in our local paper caught my attention: “Parking rules too tough on parents, guardians?” The article went on to explain that city councillors in a neighbouring community are having staff review school zone parking rules … Continue reading

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