Fall must dos for a healthy garden next year.

  The most romantic season of the year is finally here.   However, your garden is not quite ready for this lovely autumn, not to mention the harsh winter time that awaits us. There are many chores that remain unfinished due to lack of time or energy during the summer.   That is why this…

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Accepting and adapting to the fact that different children learn in different ways.

Accepting and adapting to the fact that different children learn in different ways

  As a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle, you are undoubtedly going to be invested in your little loved ones’ educational experience. After all, from the age of four upwards, they are likely to spend a huge amount of time in educational institutions: from kindergarten to grade school and perhaps even to college.   You…

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Teen told she violated her high school’s dress code because she is ‘busty’ — seeking legal action.

Teen told she violated her high school's dress code because she is 'busty' — seeking legal action.

  Student Kelsey Anderson was reportedly asked to leave class after her teacher accused her of breaking the school’s dress code.   The 17-year-old was wearing a long-sleeve shirt and jeans at the time, and was reportedly told she was “busty” and “plus size.”   The teen’s mom, Melissa Barber, alleged that school officials defended the teacher…

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Cheesy Crockpot Tortellini | Belle of the Kitchen

The only way you’ll ever catch me cooking anymore is with a microwave or crockpot. At 58 and living in an empty nest, there’s no reason for anything else.   This Cheesy Crockpot Tortellini recipe caught my eye and is one I’m sure to give a try very shortly.   It’s been pretty busy in…

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Province pledges $49M for mental, physical health student programs | CTV Barrie News

  The Liberal government has kicked off the school year by announcing $49 million over three years for new and expanded programs to help the mental and physical health of students. Funding is being doubled to $12 million for school boards for local well-being initiatives such as breakfast programs, anti-bullying programs and recreational activities. The…

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Taking stock: What do I have to be thankful for?

Cute ways to thank your friends for the little things - and the big ones too.

  I clicked through a link on a friend’s Facebook post to see one of the most inspiring videos I have ever seen (see below).   For those of you who may have seen this before, it’s worth seeing again as a reminder, because if you’re like me, our daily trials and worries tend to…

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How to declutter your home and finally start enjoying it.

  One of the most common mistakes that a lot of people make is believing that the neatness of your home has something to do with its size.   Sure, in a 1000 square feet home you have a luxury of fewer unnecessary items than in a 400 square feet one, but if you continue…

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How to manage a household of drivers and a full garage.

How to manage a household of drivers and a full garage.

  Managing a household with several drivers may seem like a daunting task. However, with a little planning and practice, you’ll master the coordination necessary to make it work.   To begin, you should look at three main areas to manage a household of drivers and a full garage – parking, insurance, and being prepared. …

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