Couch Potatoes And Calisthenics

It’s not often that I get to write about some transformational changes for me personally. The last time I feel that I really changed myself was when I had children, and happily my youngest son is now 6, so dealing with pregnancies and babies is long behind me. Thankfully! It’s extra surprising to me that […]

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Clearing Student Data From School Chromebooks

It’s that wonderful time of year – when school comes to an end and the freedom of summer stretches full of possibilities in front of our children. Remember those glorious days of summer from your own childhood? I do! With much of the province, and indeed, the world doing school online for the last several […]

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Tips For Surviving Online School With Your Kids

Freaking out about online school?… Let me help! My 3 kids (4, 6 & 8 yrs old) have been online since the beginning & I’ve tamed this circus with much hair-pulling & frustration… but we are mostly stable and chugging along at this point. The following is a list of tips that have helped me […]

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Child Labour, Africa, And Parasitic Consumption

In the kind of article you’d expect straight from the conductor of the Snowpiercer*, we get this tidbit that asks – do global laws against child-labour apply to African children? Aka… if Africa has a cultural norm of exploitative child labour… should we be ok with that? “Is international concern on child rights relevant to […]

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Google Classroom/Meet Online School Tech Tips

The following is a collection of technical tips and how-tos for parents with children who are doing Online schooling this year, using Google’s suite of tools such as Google Classroom, Google Meet, etc. My children are in a French school, so I have some language switching tips as well.

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Windsor-Essex 2020 Back To School Parent Survey

On August 10, 2020 most Ontario school boards sent to parents their intended plans for the upcoming school year during the Covid-19 pandemic. Parents are expected to make a decision between sending their students to school, keeping them home to use school board provided teacher-led learning resources or to homeschool their children without board support. […]

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Change Google Classroom’s Language

For parents who have been suddenly thrust into helping their children with their schoolwork at-home, there may be frustration when finding that the Google Classroom website is in a different language than what is spoken at home. In my case, my children are in a French school, but my own French skills are moderate at […]

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Time To Divorce Facebook

For a couple of years now I have developed a growing unease about Facebook, and other ‘free’ services which operate with personal data as their true product. Facebook just happens to have hit my fed-up point first. My unease comes from both information coming to light about how these platforms are handling our data, and […]

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When Breast Isn’t Always Best

(Originally posted 2014-03-28 on my Awesome Work At Home Mom blog which I am taking down.) Somewhere out there, silently drowning in the “breast is best” hype, the mommy shaming, and the pressure to give their child every possible head-start in life, is a segment of new mothers who are utterly struggling in a nightmare of […]

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