Here are some great tips on avoiding bear contact while in your home and cottage from someone who has seen a bear close-up.
This is a list of the best middle school teacher resources for lesson plans, printables and worksheets.
Quotes about aunts from literature, both old and modern.
Scoop.It is is an online program that allows you to "scoop" content that appeals to you, in specified subjects. The interface is beautiful, customizable, and tailored to very specific topics.
The television show, Switched At Birth, sounds like a teen show, but I recommend it for anyone. It has solid dialogue, strong actors and deals with very realistic issues. I give it a five out of five!
Here are some ideas for small bathroom storage from the author's own experience. These are practical ideas that don't look like HGTV, but they do work!
This article gives you tips on what to expect in a teaching job interview and what kind of questions you are likely to hear. This is based on actual experiences from teachers in real job interviews.
A "big salad" recipe that is perfect for getting you into a healthy mode of living. It has lots of crunch, fibre and protein, making it a perfect meal all on its own.
How do you workout to lose weight? First of all, do it! Set your goal, get some gear, track your progress, do what you can, add weights if you can, and don't give up!
Here are ten mistakes people make when dealing with a workplace bully.
The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel has always been a source of fascination to me. Join in me a learning journey about the hotel: what it's like now, and the history and background.
Kennel cough is a condition found primarily in dogs but very rarely encountered in cats. Here is advice on how to recognize the symptoms and what to do if you suspect your cat has the illness.
Using songs to teach English just makes sense. Music is the universal language and can be used to teach a variety of learning objectives. It is also suitable for all ages, from small kids to adults.
Choosing plus size dresses that flatter and look great is easy with these guidelines and suggestions. Look to the past for inspiration and today's latest styles for ideas.
Some fun ways to teach grammar to today's children. These are far better than simply plunking some boring worksheets down in front of the students!
This article will help you determine if you have cat allergies and includes several possible solutions if you do. Find the one that works best for you!
Planning your daily meals with the goal of losing weight is an important part of success. This article will show you how to calculate your daily calorie requirements for weight loss and plan accordingly.
This article looks at the social effects of divorce on the divorcing partners, the children and the family and friends close to the couple.
Use fabulous accessories to jazz up your plus-size look. Here are some tips to help you out.
Use online articles in your English teaching. They are a great resource that can be used to teach vocabulary. Hubpages, especially,offers a wealth of resources that can be used in the classroom or in a tutoring session.
An overview of all the articles, or hubs, created by prairieprincess, during the 30 hubs in 30 days challenge on Hubpages.
A fairly new feature from Google that lets you see how many visitors are coming to your site, on a real-time basis.
This is a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of taking a writing challenge, and writing very quickly. The good parts include writing faster and the bad parts include less time to promote your work.
I planned my wedding in a month. I never bought into the wedding hype and believed that a perfect wedding should be relatively stress-free and inexpensive. I am sharing some ideas with you about how to plan a simple, quick wedding for under $1000. It is do-able!
"I Can't Do It" is a poem about feeling inadequate and defeated until a still small voice of hope is heard.
The Middle is a gentle television show about middle America starring Patricia Heaton from Everybody Loves Raymond. The best part about the show is that it is so easy to relate to.
Hubpages is a very inspirational site. Read this article to find some of the most inspiring writers here on the site and be prepared to be inspired, too!
Her husband lets her write all night. She is overtaken with pursuing her dream. The writer and her husband -- a poem.
Do you watch HGTV but feel guilty about it? Me too! Find out how watching this show can help you learn about decorating your home.
There are people on Hubpages that I consider my mentors -- in different areas. Learn how you can benefit from Hubpages "mentors," too!
High praise given to the writing website, Hubpages. 99 Reasons are given for this place being an excellent place to write!
Shift work has become more and more common in specific industries such as manufacturing, nursing and customer service. Did you know, though, that shift work is a risk factor for various conditions? This has been documented through various studies. Read to find out more.
A poem about Earth Day. And how we need to reach out to God to solve the problems of the earth.
My mother was an artist, poet and friend. The biggest lesson she taught me was to see beauty.
I am a fan of both American Idol and The Voice, but have decided that I like the Voice better than American Idol. I like the way it is set up better, and find it more encouraging to singers.
The best cleaning and organizing blogs out there. These are all excellent resources that you may have never heard of them. Check them out for tips, advice and often great pictures!
Original recipe for a blueberry flax spread, on toast with sliced bananas. Full of super-nutrients and a great energy booster.
A poem about parent alienation and the heartbreak that come from family court.
I believe animals are very wise, and cats are the most wise of them all. Here are ten lessons I learned from my cat.
A reflection on user names and how I chose mine: prairieprincess.
An index of all the articles on teaching by prairieprincess. From inspiration for teaching to practical tips to planning a field trip: check out this packet of resources.
How to lose weight: from A-Z. This is a list of tips, written from A-Z, about how to lose weight. These tips cover more than just the basics of exercising and eating less. The tips get into the mindset needed to lose weight and get motivated. The article is written by someone who is going through...
The prettiest journals for writing, reflecting, expressing, recording, praying. These are journals for a woman's heart: pretty and feminine: the eye candy of journals.
A list of 12(+) dumb things that we did in the seventies. Hitchhikers? Panel board? Read for more of these crazy habits from this crazy decade.
An overview of four games I used to play in the 70's and what the games taught me. I used to play Clue, Monopoly, Stock Ticker and Pay Day.
Five facts about Canada that everyone should know. First of all, we DO NOT live in igloos!
A practical guide for surviving as a substitute teacher, from someone who's been there.
If you're a teacher, you know how difficult it can be to prep your kids for a field trip. Here are some great ideas for activities to do before you go on a field trip, to prepare your students. With these tips and tricks, your kids will be ready to leave the classroom in no time!
Here are some suggestions for finding our "inner writer" in other words, finding our selves again in our writing.
The ten best board games for the whole family. Great choices for all ages, from old favourites like Monopoly to new inventions like Rory's Story Cubes.
A cultural centre in the middle of farmtown, Alberta. How did this place come to be and what does it offer?
An article about the website creation site, Weebly.com. I recommend it if you're non-technical like me, and want something simple.
A love poem -- I Name You Diamond. He is a man among men, pure and sure.
Introducing a Shakespeare to a group of teenagers or children can be a bit intimidating. Will they be put off by the archaic language and different setting? What resources should you use? One resource that is good to include is a movie. This article will help you decide how to use the movie most...
It's hard to find attractive, good-fitting active wear if you are a plus-sized woman. This article features some very good choices for active wear pants online. I have sorted through many websites to find the best products.
A poem about what it takes to love a woman: hearing her cry and holding her close.
A photo gallery of Jo and her three kittens and the story of her pregnancy and motherhood.
"One night with the king" was all they had. What would they do with this night? Try to obtain favour for themselves? This poem is a poetic response to the ancient story of Esther, or Hadassah, who saved her people from extinction.
A year ago, I was looking for ways to earn money online. Hubages.com came up and I signed up. It's been a great year and I hope for many more. Here is an account of my first year.
If you're like me, you can't resist a garage sale. What's not to like? Cheap stuff, lots of surprises and easy parking. Whether you are an experienced garage sale hunter or a novice hopeful, here are ten tips to make your experience just a little bit better. Happy bargain hunting!
My husband and I are opposites. In a lot of important ways. But we sill make it work. Because love and attraction are more important than compatibility.
Working with the Daily Mile has several advantages, including accountability and a great community. I share how this program has been helping me lose weight and get in shape, and how it could help you, too.
The best blueberry smoothie to drink for weight loss, made from a combination of powerhouse ingredients.
On Christmas and Thanksgiving, many of make tons of food. The question becomes, what should we do with the leftovers? Here's one very delicious idea.
A spotlight on best-selling author, Beverly Lewis. With ninety books to her name, this petite former school teacher teaches about the Amish ways with her compelling fictional masterpieces.
Hey, just because I'm not a size eight, it doesn't mean I don't like to look cute! Here is a selection of some of the cutest tops on Amazon, selected from hundreds available on the site.
It's important to feel beautiful, no matter what your size. The most stylish beautiful plus size tops on Amazon right now.
Twitter is the new poetry. I read this in one of tweets but I don't remember who it was from. My tribute to Twitter, in a poem. Short lines with few words. Follow me on Twitter if you like it.
The author answers the question, "where were you on September 11th?" and invites her readers to share their story.
Ten great ideas for tweaking your online article, targeted especially at tweaking hubs, but ideas are applicable to any online articles.
SparkPeople is an excellent online resource for losing weight. Its greatest strength is its tracking system for both food and exercise. I have lost ten pounds with this site myself and highly recommend it.
What is Canada? Canada is the land of a thousand places. Listen the voices that talk about Canada. Listen to the First Nations people, the immigrants and some modern day Canadians.
Here is a list of the best word games on Facebook. The games are Lexulous, Scramble, Word Twist and Word Tornado. Great for those of us who need our "Scrabble" fix!
My Grandma is a games person and she loved to play with her grandchildren. A story of how we played Scrabble, no matter what. We played Scrabble while driving and Scrabble even as my Grandma started to lose her sight. Scrabble fans will definitely appreciate this article about diehard devotion...
A helpful guide for teachers wanting to use Balderdash in their classroom.
Word games are great for increasing kids' vocabularies. Here are four choices for improving vocabulary: Apples to Apples, Scrabble, Word Up, and Balderdash. This is a useful article for teachers and parents.
Did you know that aunts and nieces have a unique relationship between them? Here is what my experience as an aunt is like with my own nieces.
A special article for all of those who have lost their mom and are facing the dismal prospect of Mother's Day without her. Offering hope and consolation for this painful occasion.
Some very creative ideas for honouring your Mother on Mother's Day. And some of them do not involve shopping!
Rice and beans for a week? It doesn't sound too bad but it challenged our relationship. How a church challenge to embrace poverty was more difficult than me imagined and taught us lessons we did not expect.
Writing sounds easy, but it is not. Hope is required for writing, for it is an act of faith. Famous writers struggled, and so do we. We need hope to write.
What is the best thing about being a teacher? No, it's not the summer holidays, although those are definitely a good benefit. Light bulb moments, relationships, the ability to learn every day, and more. These are the ten best things about being a teacher.
A poem for those who have lost their Mom and still want to talk about her. Beautiful words and paintings designed to inspire and comfort.
One of the ways Hubpages has added to my life is to introduce me to some very inspirational writing. Here are the ten hubs that moved me the most.
Comics for Shakespeare? It may sound far-fetched, but graphic novels are a great way to introduce the Bard to visually-oriented teens. Reading Shakespeare in the original format can be a drag for teens who already don't like reading. Here are some practical strategies and resource ideas.
Scrambled eggs deluxe. An absolutely delicious recipe made with eggs, cheese, and a ton of vegetables. This recipe is crunchy, spicy and delicious!
An entertaining and interesting look at the way the blender fits into certain key points in history. It is connected with the rise of teenager, polio and infomercials. Complete with videos and illustrations.
These five books helped save my marriage: The Holy Bible, "Love and Respect," "The Five Love Languages," "Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage," and "Why Mars and Venus Collide."
Updates on your favourite actors from Wind At My Back, the Canadian T.V. show. See where they are now.
Teaching movies inspire us because they are about bringing out the best in people. Here are 10 inspirational films about educators, from "Freedom Writers" to "Stand and Deliver."
A list of 99 reasons that I love Canada: from Tim Horton's to the Yukon: there are so many reasons to love my country. Pictures and videos illustrate.
Giveaway Weekend has become a regular tradition in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Residents are encouraged to give away their stuff or get free stuff! Great decluttering idea.
With the implementation of the Common Core Standards, you may be facing the prospect of teaching Shakespeare for the first time. Here are some exciting ideas for making it fun!
Buy cube shelves. They can be used for storage, display and room dividers. A cube shelf is an excellent solution for storage, display and dividing a room.
Our cat Jo is a bit weird sometimes. My husband wonders if she's an alien but she's just different. From an avid cat-lover with three cats.
Here are ten very useful tips for keeping your marriage together in spite of the challenges. This article offers hope and gives some honest, down-to-earth advice based on experience.
This article could have just as easily titled "how to get along with people." Written in a satiric tone, it gives lots of advice for ruining relationships. Don't do these things and you will have good relationships!
A twisted tale with a powerful message about a workaholic who worked too much, and what happened to him on Christmas Day.
Quick and fun filler activities for the classroom. For when you have just five minutes left: five minute activities for those last five minutes.
An author remembers the Christmas of her childhood, when they gave a present to Jesus, and read the Christmas story. Learn from her memories some ideas for keeping the Christ in Christmas.
A modern day interpretation of the Good Samaritan Parable. A pastor, a church lady and a biker. One lived out the principles of Jesus best. Which one was it?
Uncle Ben's Bistro Express is ready in under two minutes. It tastes great and offers pretty good nutrition.
Ten very good reasons not to divorce, from someone who's been there. If you have a choice, consider the emotional and financial cost before you make this life-changing decision.
A teaching story about fairness. How one teacher was given a muffin, coffee, and two creams, from two boys who were not following the rules. How to be fair when fair isn't quite clear.
Devotional from Psalm 119. How the LORD saves us, which is so much more than just "getting saved" once. We always need God to save us, for we are weak.
What does it mean to be "rich in Christ? It means the God, our rich king, bestowed all of his riches on us, in our poverty. Read to hear this truth illustrated in a creative, new manner. A teaching on I Peter 3.
The movie, Secretariat, gets 4.5 nuggets out of five: for being an absolutely compelling true story, for staying away from "cute" and for incredible sets that look like "Mad Men."
This article contains everything you need to plan a field trip for your class. Includes practical ways to ensure your trip is a success.
Five ways to cure the common cold, from my home to yours. These are alternatives to traditional cough medicine.
I'm addicted to decorating shows! My favourites right now? Colour Confidential, Color Splash and Property Virgins.
This article contains advice for striking up a conversation with people that you travel with, on buses or airplanes.
Riding a Greyhound, whether it's for an hour or for 40 hours, is definitely an adventure. Some fun ways to make your bus travel a little more enjoyable, from a seasoned Greyhound traveller.
A trip to Drumheller, Alberta, Canada is full of surprises. Here is a guide to some of the things you will find when visiting this strange prehistoric location.
Great tips for getting along with teenagers: Be casual, but not too casual, get to know their music and friends, and enjoy the ride!
Do cats feel real love? My stance is that they actually do. Living with cats and watching them every day has provided me with good evidence that cat love is a real thing.
Loving a husband? Feed him. Make love to him. Listen to him. So easy anyone could do it, right? Right!