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Word on the Street Festival – Sept 20th and 23rd

The Word on the Street Festival – National Book & Magazine Festival
Happening across Canada in Vancouver, Lethbridge, Saskatoon, Kitchener, Toronto, AND Halifax!
Sunday, September 23rd
In Halifax, events run 11am-5pm
The Halifax waterfront will be transformed into a literary theme park! Click on the website link above for more info.

AND FREE Workshops Thursday, SEPT. 20th!
Where:  Heritage Hall, Pier 21 Immigration Museum
When:  6:30 – 9:30 pm. Pre-registration is required. Email to register

This workshop will provide you with writing exercises that will help you put pen to paper. Family stories that have never been written down, remembrances of your child hood. Break into small groups where facilitators will lead writing exercises in memoir style or creative non-fiction writing.  Everyone has a story to tell, get yours started.  Space for 75 participants.  Instructors:  Lorri Neilsen Glenn, Julie Vandervoort and Don Aker

8:00 – 9:00 pm DRUM!POWER
This exciting workshop was created out of the award-winning Nova Scotian musical spectacular, DRUM!  Based on the concept that every culture has its own distinct rhythm, but when brought together creates a harmonic, unifying experience. 

Led by four artists each representing one of the principles founding cultures of Nova Scotia – black, aboriginal, celtic, and Acadian – every participant becomes involved – sharing the stories and artistry of the facilitators, learning about the history of their cultures and rhythmic expressions – while discovering their own creative abilities in a delightfully engaging way. An uplifting and unifying event that demonstrates:  “we can remain who we are and still share a song, a stage, a country, a world.”  You will be playing instruments by the end of this session.  There is no charge for this session and we can take up to 150 participants. Email to register with drum in the subject line.


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Sydney: Library Used Book Sale – May 10-19

Used Book Sale

The Cape Breton Regional Library will be holding a Used Book Sale from Thursday, May 10 at 5:00 P.M., to Saturday, May 19 at 5:00 P.M at the McConnell Library. The sale will run during regular library hours.  The Library will be selling thousands of good, used books to make room for new materials. The sale will include adult and children’s books in both paperback and hardcover at very good prices. This is a fund raiser for the Library and all proceeds of the book sale will be used to supplement and support the programs and services of the Cape Breton Regional Library. (The Friends of the McConnell Library Pre-Sale will be held on May 10 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM. This Pre-sale is open to members of the Friends of McConnell Library only. Membership for the Friends group is available at the Library). For more information on the sale, ask at the desk or phone 562-3161 or 562-3279.

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Posted in Free Homeschooling Resources

Free Book Today: The Pig in the Pantry and Other Homeschool Tales

The Pig in the Pantry and Other Homeschool Tales by Rose Godfrey
FREE on Kindle – but if you don’t have a Kindle, you can use the FREE Kindle app on your iPod, iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Android, or PC or MAC Computer!

“Rose Godfrey weaves together an delightful collection of stories about homeschooling life in this collection of essays adapted from her column, “Learning at Home.”  From raising baby chicks in the kitchen to driving cross country with a van full of chidren to inviting friends over for Science Daze, the Godfreys have tried just about everything and lived to tell the tales.  Part slice-of-life, part try-this-at-home, The Pig in the Pantry and Other Homeschool Tales will inspire you and remind you that learning at home can be oh-so-fun.”

Just click on the link above to get it free from Amazon.  Don’t delay, because I’m not sure how long it will be free!

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Used French Books Sale in Dartmouth Nov 4-5

Vente de livre francophone à Dartmouth ce soir et demain.

If you are looking to buy books in French, the French school in Dartmouth is having is its annual book sale today and tomorrow.  For more information, go to the Conseil Communautaire du Grand-Havre website.

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Posted in Parenting, Reviews

Regret Free Parenting – Review

PhotobucketRegret Free Parenting: Raise Good Kids and Know You’re Doing It Right is by Catherine Hickem, founder of Intentional Moms.  I received this book free, in exchange for an honest review 🙂

Although it is called Regret Free Parenting, it’s aimed at and speaking directly to mothers.  The overall theme of the book encourages you to be an “intentional” mother.  Its seven chapters cover purpose, knowing your child, vision, emotional intelligence, respect/position, fears, and leaning on God.

At the end of each chapter, you’ll find questions that you can answer, to help you become an “intentional” mother.  You will determine your purpose as a mother, list decisions you are going to let your children make on their own, and face your fears.  At the end of the book is a Regret-Free Parenting Plan, designed to help you to tackle one of the principles of each chapter a month.

I like to read at least one book on parenting a year, to gain some perspective and inspiration when mothering my children, 24-7.  I really like the whole idea of being an “intentional” mother – instead of stumbling along, I can plan how I want to parent, and be intentional in every aspect of motherhood 🙂

Regret Free Parenting is available in paperback at your local bookstore or in Kindle format.

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