Story Time: Dissappointing Someone Who’s Counting on You

I have felt guilty about everything my entire life. For as long as I can remember, guilt has followed nearly every choice I've made since I was a child. I would feel guilty playing with one friend over another, even if I had made plans with the other friend first. I would feel guilty not …

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Daily Routine of a Home Daycare Mom

Like every other working mom out there, I established a concrete routine to make my home daycare business run smoothly. The children thrive with a structured routine, and it allows them to anticipate what will be happening next. This reduces anxiety and gives them the stability that regulates their behavior. Our days flow nearly the …

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Camping Programming Ideas

One of the best parts of summer is spending the majority of your time outdoors. The weather is warm, the trees and vegetation are plentiful, the days are long and the stars shine brightly. Summer makes most people feel amazing, especially after a long Canadian winter. One of my personal favourite pastimes during the summer …

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Fun Fall Programming

The autumn season offers multiple opportunities for nature exploration, and naturally raises a lot of questions: Why do the leaves change? Why does the temperature grow colder? Why do we need coats during the daytime? Why are the leaves falling off of the trees? Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving, Halloween and Remembrance Day? All of …

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25 Random Facts About Me (Journalwithme#2)

As the title says, this week's Journalwithme asks me to list 25 random facts about myself. I'm going to list them without explanation, and try to be as blunt as possible. Here we go! 25 Random Facts About Me 1. I was originally supposed to be named Sarah. My mother named me Melissa after two …

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