I saw a video of one of these flip-folders for folding clothes. Let’s see if I can insert the video:

Child poverty right here

Toronto is still the Child Poverty Capital of Canada, with 28% of children growing up in poverty.

A tall building looms into the sky

1 Bloor St. East under construction

Project 33 capsule wardrobe

This links to a course about making a wardrobe with only 33 items. I don’t think that underwear counts. Project 33 capsule wardrobe.

Capsule wardrobes

A capsule wardrobe is the concept of having basic pieces that go together and wearing them often. Here’s a good explanation: Capsule Wardrobe 101. The author’s guidelines are that capsules are made up of useful clothes that

  • are suitable for the season
  • fit today
  • are appropriate for your lifestyle

She links to best practices for developing your own capsule wardrobe.

Seasonal minimalist wardrobes

I’ve heard about having 33 items of clothing but that doesn’t really appeal to me. For one thing, we have four different seasons when we’re in different moods about what to wear. Spring may be as cold as fall, but it seems warmer after the long winter.

So I’m trying this: seasonal minimal wardrobes. Pick out clothes for summer, fall, winter, and spring. I have four large tote boxes into which the off-season clothes go. Fall is reds and browns; winter is dark clothes, long sleeves and pants lined for warmth; summer is lightweight and light coloured; spring is cheerful colours. Some clothing, like blue jeans, carries over to all seasons.

What this does is immediately make more room in my dresser, since I’m not trying to fit in clothes for contrasting seasons. There’s not a complete separation between the clothes; nor do I count them. But there’s something sweet in putting away a season and not getting it out again for nine months. It also helps to keep me from feeling I have too many of something, because the extras are for other seasons.

My seasons are June – August, September – November, December – February, and March – May. I’ll want to keep the totes on the premises: I’m still sorting out which clothes belong to which season.

Controversial ‘Mother Canada’ statue plan dividing Canadians


Do we really need a 24m statue on this beautifully wild coast?

Originally posted on Global News:

WATCH ABOVE: The 24-metre high statue to be erected on the rocks of a section of the Cabot trail at Green Cove. The statue is meant to memorialize Canadian soldiers who didn’t return from war, but its opponents don’t believe it should be erected in a national park. Ross Lord reports.

GREEN COVE, N.S. – The turbulent ocean waters crashing against the ancient rocks at Green Cove, Cape Breton, couldn’t be more symbolic.

Plans to erect a 24-metre behemoth of a statue, known as Mother Canada, atop the rocks – have stirred up an undercurrent of opposition.

Opponents say the development, planned by a group called the Never Forgotten National Memorial Foundation, is a threat to the cove’s natural beauty, as a granite headland on the famous Cabot Trail.

It’s also in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, which they say needs to be protected from artificial intrusions.

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The cost of raising a child

This is a calculator to see what your little bundle of joy will cost you if you live in the United States:
Baby Cost Calculator.


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