- Written by Yana Doyle
As a busy mother of three children, I would tout as much as anyone the benefits of finding a few moments of this undisturbed time to relax and calm the senses. However, I’m here to tell you that while I understand the methods for achieving this much sought after rejuvenation and rest are entirely personal, your living room couch is not the only place to renew the soul!
- Written by Melissa Michta
It’s 2008. If you’re not practicing the 3 R’s (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) you need a swift kick in the recycling can! In order to give our environment a ‘green’ bill of health, we need to learn what each person can do to change old habits and understand how much of a difference each person can make.
- Written by Claire Fripp
You can hear the groans from students and parents alike as every June the teachers merrily wave the students on their way to summer vacation with cries of, “Have fun! Play outside! Don’t forget your sunscreen! Read! Read! Read! You have books to read by September. ”
Why do schools do this? Research shows that children who read during the summer holidays do better in school. It’s that simple. These students not only do better in reading, but also in writing and spelling. By reading during those long, idle summer months students are doing themselves a favour. But try telling that to someone who just wants to sleep, swim, play and hang out!