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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 [email protected]

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 [email protected] with drum in the subject line.


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Get Your Free Copy of Homeschool Horizons Magazine!

Homeschool Horizons Magazine has an early Christmas gift for everyone – a free online copy of the November-December issue!  Real homeschooling parents from all across Canada have contributed to this issue, including four from Nova Scotia!

AND don’t miss out on the Homeschool Horizons subscription special going on right now through December 25th: Buy TWO subscriptions – one for you and one for a friend – for just $25.00 each, Canada OR U.S.!  Check out the Subscription page now for more details.

Enjoy viewing, downloading, and sharing your free magazine!  And don’t forget to check out my article this issue, “Fibre Fun”!

Love, Luck &

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Growing Without Schooling – First Homeschool Magazine Archives Free Online

John Holt’s “Growing Without Schooling”, the very first homeschooling magazine, was published from 1977-2001.  All 143 archived issues are now available online at the Holt Growing Without Schooling website.  Enjoy!

Love, Luck &

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Eternal Encouragement Magazine: Review

PhotobucketFormerly named TEACH Magazine, Eternal Encouragement is a magazine for all Christian women.  I received this magazine for honest review from Eternal Encouragement Magazine as a part of The Gabby Moms blogging program.  All opinions expressed are my own 🙂

I love books, I love magazines, I guess you could say I’m a bookworm.  This magazine doesn’t disappoint, it’s a beautiful full-colour, well-constructed magazine.  However, I was surprised when I first received my copy of the Eternal Encouragement Spring, 2011 edition…

See how small it is?


It fits in the front pocket of my purse:

It’s easy to curl up with a cup of tea and read it…hmmm…I like this “take along” size 🙂  It’s easy to keep handy for when I’m waiting at the dance studio, or waiting for the children’s drama classes to end, or waiting in line anywhere.

Don’t be fooled by its small size, this magazine is chock full, 62 pages’ worth of information, advice, and encouragement on marriage, mothering, homemaking, homeschooling, cooking, and more:)

The theme of the Spring issue is “Time Flies” (isn’t that the truth?!).  There are three parts into which the articles in the magazine are divided:

Godly Women – I loved reading the regular column “Picket Fence Ponderings”, where Amy O’Quinn discusses how to stop wasting time: stop worrying (remember God is in control!), prioritize and be careful you’re not spending all your time with amusements (like your blog for instance), let go of your anger, and stop living a life of regret!  We only have 86,400 seconds per day – “don’t let time fly by while you’re wasting time!”


house Pictures, Images and PhotosGodly Homemakers – I love the regular column, “Yippee, It’s Free!”  This issue there are great sites for kids as well as terrific time management sites for mothers shared.  And if you don’t already have a homemade pizza night at your house, you’ll love the article “Joy! in the Kitchen”.

Godly Mothers – One article that particularly resonated with me was “Today”, written by Robin McKay.  In it she talks about how easy it is to “get wrapped up in lists, piles, books, lessons, chores, and thoughts.”  Are we guilty of not “capturing the daily delight” and instead busy with the “have-to-get-dones”?  I know this happens to me!  Our children grow so fast, we have to remember to cherish our time in the now with them and “record them on our heart”, before they’ve gone!

Eternal Encouragement Magazine is just $25.97 US for a Canadian (+ $8 shipping), U.S. or International Subscription OR get an electronic subscription for $14.97 US.

So order your magazine and then sit back and curl up with your very own copy 🙂

And, just in case you missed it, you can get a FREE e-book, Organizing Happiness (a $9.97 US value) simply by signing up for the free Encouraging Moments e-newsletter – just go to the www.Eternal to subscribe.

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The Old Schoolhouse Magazine Specials – July 1st and July 2-4!

The Old Schoolhouse Magazine is a wonderful, Christian homeschool publication!  I’ve had the pleasure of receiving and enjoying the wonderful articles and inspiration from this magazine for years now.  They’re having a sale on their magazine, complete with bonus e-books and The Schoolhouse Expo To-Go!  Act now, because although it goes until the 4th, the bonuses disappear little by little each day…

1776 was a spectacular year, and it’s a smashing, save-more-money price! Grab your subscription to The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine during their four-day Fourth of July sale, and check out the craziest price on July 1 only! Supplies are limited on the July 1 deal. U.S. and Canadian residents only. July 2nd through July 4th the unprecedented savings continue. The sparks are flying at TOS Magazine . . . join in the celebration and savings! Get the details HERE.