We have got some great tips and tricks for first time and seasoned families on how to make back to school a smooooth transition.
Back to school, back to our routines and back to the neighbourhoods we call home.
There is no time like the fall to remind us of home – the streets we live on, the shops we frequent and the places we meet. Fall is brimming with tradition and this urban Mom is eager to get her family in full swing.
A recent trip around my neighbourhood brought me to the Field House at Parkdale Market. This is an amazing food boutique where everything is grown and produced locally. Fall comfort cooking with my kids is a wonderful tradition, especially with fresh local products. Have a look at my tip sheet for cooking with kidsfor ideas.
The red and orange hues of the season warm the windows of shops and eateries. As we pass The Collected Works, I notice friends gathering over coffee and families looking over the collection of new fall books. My current Raise a Reader campaign is supported by The Collected Works. My kids and I love to read together and I look forward to those cold fall days curled up with them around a book.
Here are some books we love:
How do Apples Grow ~ Betsy Maestro
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf ~ Lois Ehlert
Too Many Pumpkins ~ Linda White
Johnny Appleseed ~ Reeve Lindbergh
The window at Thyme and Again is eye-catching. Stepping inside, we are greeted by a wide array of fall decorations for the home and table. I am tempted by a poster of their fall Thanksgiving catering menu – mouthwatering. The kids picked out festive candles and napkins for our Thanksgiving table.
We will work on some crafts over the next few weeks to complete the look. Here are some fall craft ideas.
Summer is gone for another year. Camps and cottages, holidays and travels are over for another year. Fall is upon us and it is good to be home!