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Road trips are a wonderful opportunity to whip out your camera and start clicking, however it can be slightly tricky to get unique shots and interesting perspectives. During our road trip to North Bay I asked my husband to pull over so that I could take a photo of the beautiful yellow field of canola that went on and on forever. I had passed it on my way through the first time and believe it or not, my girls were the ones that begged me to take a picture on the way back. Unfortunately it was too dark on the way home that day, so I promised myself that I would capture the beauty of that field on our next trip.
History can be a dry subject when obtained from a text book. It’s for this reason that exposure to living history might just be the best way to teach our children about the past. Living history as an educational medium is wildly effective, it’s also a whole lot of fun for everyone in the family. Nowhere is this more apparent than at Fort Henry in Kingston, Ontario.
My husband and I moved to Northern Ontario nine years ago and it’s been quite the adventure. This area was completely foreign to me and I had no idea what to expect. We have family close by and my husband used to live in one of the nearby towns as a child, but this area of Ontario is one that I’d never been to.
Fast forward two years later and we welcomed our first daughter into the world. All three of our children were born in this area and now that they’re old enough to enjoy adventure and activities, we’ve really been testing the waters so to speak, in regards to attractions, historic sights and nearby activities. You could say, I’m starting to know this entire area like the back of my hand.
I’m thrilled to announce that over the next couple of months I’ll be contributing to Ontario Tourism’s Northeastern Ontario site, sharing some of my favourite spots, tips and advice on traveling throughout this entire area.
My first post on a couple of our favourite attractions in Sudbury is live now! Be sure to follow Northeastern Ontario on Facebook and Twitter for updates on the region as well as for links to my upcoming posts!
As a voracious reader who loves the feel, smell and overall experience of an actual book, eReaders weren’t big on my list of must-haves, however since becoming a mom of 3, my time spent reading has been cut down significantly and I don’t have the time I used to have to sit down with a book. Since I embraced the idea of an e-reader, I’ve been able to stick to my reading goal each year and have increased the amount of books I read overall.
It’s never too early to introduce your child to geography! Alyparrott on Etsy has designed the perfect toy for little hands that introduces your baby to the world in a soft and gentle way. Soft wool felt is used to create this handcrafted set of continent pillows. Each one is hand embroidered with text that denotes the continents and oceans.