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Literacy Tips for Young Readers from Oxford Learning

I believe that strong literacy skills are the cornerstone of our education system. Without properly developed reading and comprehension skills, children invariably begin to struggle around grade four, when textbooks become such a key feature of classroom learning. But how can we, as parents, encourage and nurture our children to become strong and capable readers? …

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Nature Clean Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products Review

Last year, I was introduced to the wonderful eco-friendly cleaning products offered by Nature Clean. I loved how gentle and effective the products I reviewed were and considering the fact that Nature Clean has been providing Canadians with safe and effective cleaning solutions since 1963, it’s no wonder the company is so very good at what …

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Yo Gabba Gabba: Let’s Visit the Doctor! DVD-Review and Giveaway

I love the fact that so many great children’s shows are available in convenient DVD collections. My son, like most four-year-olds, will watch almost anything animated fairly contentedly, but he does have a few notable favourites. For the longest time, one of his treasured shows was Yo Gabba Gabba, so I was thrilled when I was …

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Kraft Sizzling Salads Holiday Meal Ideas-Review and Giveaway

Holiday Meal Idea for the Busy Family I love Kraft dressings, and when Kraft launched its new Sizzling Salads kits this past summer, I was thrilled when I was given a chance to review one of the four delicious-sounding varieties for myself. (You can read the review here.) With people’s minds now turning towards holiday …

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Earth Mama Angel Baby

Earth-Fest 2010-Giveaway #2 Having a child is like going on the big roller coaster at the amusement park. Until you’ve actually taken the ride, you can’t begin to imagine what it’s like. The entire process of pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period is unquestionably the most intense, emotional and unexpected time a woman can imagine. …

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EcoMom Episencial Sunny Sunscreen SPF-35

Earth-Fest 2010-Giveaway #1-Happy Earth Day! As I watch the world continue to develop, I can’t help but feel that basic necessities like food, clothing and shelter are becoming increasingly contaminated by chemicals and pollutants. Grocery stores are full of genetically modified food. Electronic devices in our homes give off cancer-causing VOCs. Good old cotton, one …

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