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How to Make Refreshing Instant Fruit Sorbet

Forget the packaged ice cream and sorbets at the grocery store – you can make instant fruit sorbets at home with a Vitamix. Instant frozen blender treats are so easy to make without having to wait, or bring out the ice-cream maker. You also don’t need to make sugary syrup either; the sweetness comes from the frozen fruit! 

It’s always a good idea to have several kinds of mixed frozen fruit in the freezer for smoothies, including frozen berries, peaches, mango, and pineapple. I also peel and freeze ripened bananas to have ready just for smoothies and sorbets.

Perfect for breakfast, or a snack on the go; after a workout, or even as a late-night “treat”, this instant fruit sorbet recipe is quick and easy, nutritious and delicious. The best way to blend the fruit as smoothly as possible is with the Vitamix – use the Personal Cup for this recipe, or double or triple the batch using the large pitcher.

Here’s what you need to make instant fruit sorbet:

Instant Fruit Sorbet Recipe

Ingredients:

1/4 cup orange juice

1/2 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)

1 frozen banana

2 cups frozen fruit – strawberries, mixed berries, peaches, mango or pineapple

1 scoop of your favourite protein powder (optional)

Method:

Add ingredients to Vitamix and blend until well combined. If you prefer a bit thicker, add a little more frozen fruit.

Scoop into bowls and enjoy!

If you prefer the sorbet to be a bit harder, you can freeze the mixture into a container. If you plan on doing this, freeze the container before putting the sorbet inside as it will freeze quicker and be less icy.

Makes 1-2 servings.

Enjoy!

How to Make Refreshing Instant Fruit Sorbet in the Vitamix - amotherworld.com

How to Make Refreshing Instant Fruit Sorbet in the Vitamix - amotherworld.com

Yield: 1-2 servings

How to Make Refreshing Instant Fruit Sorbet

How to Make Refreshing Instant Fruit Sorbet in the Vitamix - amotherworld.com

Forget the packaged ice cream and sorbets at the grocery store – you can make instant fruit sorbets at home with a Vitamix.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 cups frozen fruit – strawberries, mixed berries, peaches, mango or pineapple
  • 1 scoop of your favourite protein powder (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add ingredients to Vitamix and blend until well combined. If you prefer a bit thicker, add a little more frozen fruit.
  2. Scoop into bowls and enjoy!

Notes

If you prefer the sorbet to be a bit harder, you can freeze the mixture into a container. If you plan on doing this, freeze the container before putting the sorbet inside as it will freeze quicker and be less icy.

How to Make Refreshing Instant Fruit Sorbet in the Vitamix - amotherworld.com

 

Make Special Memories When the Kids Are Young Now

I read a post somewhere (and I wish I could find it to reference) where a Dad told his wife that the kids won’t remember all the things they did when they were young. They’ll be too young to remember but at least Mom and Dad will remember the memories they built together as a family.

But guess what?

They DO remember. Kids do remember making memories when they’re young.

They remember the bouncy rhymes you sang when they were light enough to sit on your lap.

They remember the Criss-Cross Applesauce sensation on their backs when their hands were smaller than yours.

They remember their favourite lovies they would never leave home without, like my son’s red block and horse flashcard (that I kept for him).

They remember the talking toy their late grandfather gifted when they were just babies (that blows me away).

They remember their favourite shows they watched as little kids like Wonder Pets and In the Night Garden.

They remember the colourful kids-sized table in the kitchen corner where they’d sit together and have a snack.

They remember the first time they rode their bikes without training wheels as you watched, cheering them on.

They remember the sounds of the ice cream truck hitting the neighbourhood and the screaming with joy as they ran to get their favourite rocket pop.

They remember when you held them tightly in the ocean playing ring around the rosey.

They remember giggling, “higher!” each time you pushed them on the swings just a little harder.

They remember that you played I Spy in the car rides on summer long weekend road trips.

They remember fall apple picking, getting lost in corn mazes, and going on hayrides.

They remember the Halloween party you threw with all the cool decorations and the costumes you handmade for them.

They remember your loud cheers when they scored their first goal.

They remember when you stood up in the auditorium and clapped your hands like a hysterical woman applauding for their performance at the school assembly.

They remember the trips you took to the beach, and falling asleep in the car on the way home with chocolate ice cream smeared all over their faces.

Don’t underestimate how the love you share with your children can form early memories that will stay imprinted in their mind. The time you spent together and the love you gave them is what they will always remember.

 

Make Special Memories When the Kids Are Young Now | amotherworld.com

More Women are Quitting Jobs They Love to Homeschool Their Children

Alycia King has a 10-year-old son entering grade 5 this upcoming school year. She also has worked as a nature educator in a children’s nature program for the past 5 years.

But like many others, King, 28, was laid off in March. This July, the Ottawa mom had to decide whether she’d be returning to work in September. At the time, Ontario’s plan was leaning towards a hybrid model, which meant King felt she would need to quit her job as she assumed children would split their learning time at school, as well as at home.

“It was a very difficult decision, I loved my job,” King says. “At the time, I made the decision based on a false guess that schools would be resuming part-time. But as the plan for full-time school came out I have been feeling more and more confident with my decision.”

The pandemic has forced women to reconsider how to balance their careers and families. Now that elementary-aged children will be going back to school in class full-time with full-size classes, many parents are opting to keep their kids learning remotely from home, or in learning pods. That means, more women are quitting the jobs they love to homeschool their children.

King’s son struggles with reading and writing. She fears that schools, whether online or virtual, will not be able to provide the same level of support to their students this year compared to previous years. She’s also worried about keeping her family healthy.

“Our other major concern was health; my son usually requires a puffer in the winter and will have a cough from fall through spring. My husband has asthma as well and doesn’t do well with the regular flu.”

Tovah Lalla of Windsor decided to quit her job as a massage therapist to take care of her 5-year-old. Her decision came after the Ontario government announced that elementary class sizes would remain the same, and not be reduced to a maximum of 15 students as recommended by the Hospital for Sick Children’s Guidance for School Reopening.

“I have a 5 year old. I know they can’t socially distance because they are small and don’t understand,” says Lalla.  “Also, we have several vulnerable family members we would like to visit for the holidays. If we are exposed, we won’t be able to visit with them. So we are limiting our exposure as best as we can.”

Lalla, 39, felt the pressure of balancing her career and family life too much to sustain.

“I’ve found it too difficult to spend my day home-schooling my son, maintaining my home, and then going to work for 4-6 hours, then coming home and caring for my family. My mental state could not handle burning the candle at both ends like that.”

King recognizes that she is in a privileged position to make that decision, but it wasn’t always so. She was a single mother and worked 2-3 jobs while in school and taking care of her son.

“If this pandemic had hit a few years ago, I would be putting my son on that yellow bus. Heck, I would have given my 2 months’ notice and searched for a cheaper place because the average child gets sick 5-6 times a year and with strict protocols surrounding COVID, I would have been taking too many sick days to afford rent. I’m grateful to now be in a position where I have options and can choose the ideal one for me.”

Like many parents, opting to quit their full-time careers to stay home to take care of children, will be a financial challenge.

 “With good budgeting, we could cope on one income… but it’s still a big hit compared to a steady income, especially considering the fact that any small virus and my husband will be unable to go to work,” King says.

Lalla and her family feel privileged that they are able to budget and live on one income.

“My husband and I are in a financial situation where we can afford to live on his income (which is mostly what I did when I was in mat leave), so it made the most sense that I would exit the working world to focus on making sure my family is thriving.”

Despite the fact that many fathers are also quitting their jobs to take care of their families, women still bear the brunt of housework and child care responsibilities. Women shouldering the burden of childcare more likely to “fall out” of the labour force, according to an RBC Economics report.

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to reverse women’s earnings and economic opportunities, widening gender gaps that persist despite 30 years of progress. That statement was recently made by the IMF International Monetary Fund

But King isn’t worried about re-entering the workforce. “I don’t have a plan for next year when my son returns to school (I hope?), but having a plan in this era seems silly. I’ve had dozens of plans over the last few months and there are so many moving parts that the plan usually changes within the week. I plan on homeschooling and going with the flow until we get to calm waters.”

Lalla isn’t concerned about jumping back into her work once things settle down either.

“Massage therapy is something many people really need, even if they don’t know that they need it. I’ve been a massage therapist for 12 years this year. My clients will always find their way back. And if they don’t, I’ll get new ones.”

“We all have choices we need to make. My family will always come first.”

 

More Women are Quitting Jobs They Love to Homeschool Their Children

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How to Make Restaurant-Style Chicken Wings in the Air Fryer

Have you ever craved chicken wings but didn’t want to go to a pub or restaurant, but could never make them at home? Want to make restaurant-style chicken wings at home, crispy chicken wings but not deep fried? Well, do I have the recipe for you! Here’s how to make crispy chicken wings in the air fryer! 

Making chicken wings at home is quite simple however you will need to have some extra time to prepare. A busy weeknight may not be the best time to make restaurant-style chicken wings in the air fryer. It’s all in the preparation of the wings that is the trick, and I’ve found this two-step method is the winner in my home.

I love cooking chicken wings in the Hamilton Beach Digital Air Fryer; this powerful kitchen must-have cooks the wings to a nice crisp, and clean-up is easy thanks to its non-stick basket.  

 Here’s how to make restaurant-style chicken wings in the air fryer.

How to Make Restaurant-Style Chicken Wings in the Air Fryer

Ingredients

4 pounds split chicken wings (about 40)

½ cup all-purpose flour

¼ corn starch

¼ Panko crumbs

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

Sauce of choice – BBQ, Frank’s Red Hot, etc.

Ranch or blue cheese sauce for dipping

How to Make Restaurant-Style Chicken Wings in the Air Fryer

Method

Add chicken wings to a large pot and fill with water until covered. On high heat, bring to a boil; reduce to medium heat and boil for about 15 minutes.

In a bowl, mix flour, corn starch, panko, and spices. Add half of the mixture to a plate.

Drain chicken wings. Using tongs, dip chicken wing into flour mixture to coat.

Spray the air fryer with some oil. I use grape-seed oil placed into a spray bottle. Place coated wings into fryer in one layer. Then, spray some oil on top. Add more of the coated wings. Fill the fryer only 3/4 of the way.

Using the Air Fryer settings, press the chicken button of the Hamilton Beach Air Fryer and cook for about 15 minutes. Depending on how crispy you like them, after the first 15 minutes, I spray them with some oil once again, and mix them up in the fryer and cook for another 10-15 minutes.

Transfer chicken wings to a bowl. Add sauce of choice and shake in bowl, or serve with sauce on the side.  

 

How to Make Restaurant-Style Chicken Wings in the Air Fryer | amotherworld

How to Make Restaurant-Style Chicken Wings in the Air Fryer | amotherworld

How to Make Restaurant-Style Chicken Wings in the Air Fryer | amotherworld

How to Make Restaurant-Style Chicken Wings in the Air Fryer | amotherworld.com

Yield: 4 pounds

How to Make Restaurant-Style Chicken Wings in the Air Fryer

How to Make Restaurant-Style Chicken Wings in the Air Fryer | amotherworld

Want to make restaurant-style chicken wings at home, crispy chicken wings but not deep fried? Here's how to make crispy chicken wings in the air fryer!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds split chicken wings (about 40)
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ corn starch
  • ¼ Panko crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Sauce of choice - BBQ, Frank's Red Hot, etc.
  • Ranch or blue cheese sauce for dipping

Instructions

    1. Add chicken wings to a large pot and fill with water until covered. On high heat, bring to a boil; reduce to medium heat and boil for about 15 minutes.
    2. In a bowl, mix flour, corn starch, panko, and spices. Add half of the mixture to a plate.
    3. Drain chicken wings. Using tongs, dip chicken wing into flour mixture to coat.
    4. Spray the air fryer with some oil. I use grape-seed oil placed into a spray bottle. Place coated wings into fryer in one layer. Then, spray some oil on top. Add more of the coated wings. Fill the fryer only 3/4 of the way.
    5. Using the Air Fryer settings, press the chicken button of the Hamilton Beach Air Fryer and cook for about 15 minutes. Depending on how crispy you like them, after the first 15 minutes, I spray them with some oil once again, and mix them up in the fryer and cook for another 10-15 minutes.
    6. Transfer chicken wings to a bowl. Add sauce of choice and shake in bowl, or serve with sauce on the side.  

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    6

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1179Total Fat: 80gSaturated Fat: 28gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 45gCholesterol: 267mgSodium: 2087mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 3gSugar: 9gProtein: 59g

    Are More People Understanding Mental Health Matters Now?

    Like many people right now during Covid-19, you may be feeling more anxious, helpless, worried, sad, a variety of powerful emotions. You may not know when things will start looking up again, and that fills you with dread. You may have lost hope, and cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel through this pandemic. It’s tough not to feel worried, hopeless, and anxious about almost everything these days.

    Many people have had their lives turned upside down because of the pandemic, whether had to adjust to working from home, homeschooling their children, or lost their jobs. These changes to lifestyle can take a negative toll, and for some, cause fear, anxiety and stress. Some people may have fallen into a depression, being isolated from their peers. The COVID-19 pandemic may be impacting your mental health, according to various surveys and hotlines, as recorded in this Mighty article.

    The feelings of worry, helplessness, hopelessness and utter dread are spreading among the population more than ever before. What’s strikingly familiar?

    Everyone is currently going through something that is so similar to what depression sufferers deal with. Yes, the struggles you’re currently coping with now, are struggles mental health warriors battle every day – not just through this these unprecedented times.  Are more people understanding mental health matters now because of the pandemic?

    I hate having to make the connection but I have to point it out because many people are now experiencing what it feels like for someone who suffers from depression and anxiety. And that strangely makes me feel a little relieved because finally, people who could never empathize with me are now unwillingly in the same position. It’s opened up their narrow views on mental health because they’ve been thrown into the frenzy of emotions we typically struggle with. Now you know how I feel all the time!

    Personally, life was challenging before the pandemic. I had been working from home for years and in the midst of looking for a career change. While I struggled with keeping it together, I had hopes for the future. And then the pandemic hit.

    I’ve been trying to understand why I’ve been managing fairly well over the past few months. I’ve had a few anxiety episodes and helpless moments… but these haven’t been any different than pre-pandemic. You see, as someone living with anxiety and depression, I’m used to coping with these feelings on a daily basis. So perhaps that’s why I’m feeling more than prepared to deal with the isolation restrictions and emotions most of the population had suddenly been thrown into. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) found a 41% increase to its hotline since the beginning of the pandemic.

    For a long time, I have my treasure chest full of tools and coping mechanisms that I draw upon when needed. I wrote about some of these lifesavers here: How to Keep Your Mental Health in Check. 

    One thing that works for me is filling my days with things to do. Since mid-March, I’ve been keeping myself busy with home projects. I swapped my office with my son’s bedroom, repainting both rooms; painted an armoire, and planted a garden, to name a few. And then suddenly I hit a wall.

    I had done so well for four weeks but then boom, I was done. For a week following, I wasn’t able to be productive at all – likely triggered from the pain and hormonal cocktail of a heavy period. Rather than be upset about it, I succumbed to my body and gave myself a mental and physical break, allowing myself to enjoy the inactivity and relax (when I wasn’t withering in cramp pain). That week was a write-off, and I was okay with that. I could get back on track the following week and finish my projects.

    Having realistic expectations is an important component of keeping your mental health in check. You may feel inundated with what other people are using this time to do; set a new goal, start a new hobby, take an online course, spend more time with the family. Placing these expectations on yourself may result in feelings of inadequacy and failure. So rather than try to push yourself to be product and maximize this time, be realistic and know your limitations.

    The bottom line is that you’re not going to be super productive every single day, and that is more than okay. Know when it’s time to take a break and have some down-time. Don’t beat yourself up if you’re not feeling motivated or in a good mood; you’re also entitled to feel crappy and sad. That means you should listen to your body’s cues and stay in your pajamas and watch movies all day. 

    Are More People Understanding Mental Health Matters Now? amotherworld.com

     

    This is How One Mom is Struggling with the “New Normal”

    Summers Growing Up in the 1980s Were the Best

    The summers of our childhood past,
    were simple yet full of laughter and adventure.

    The neighbourhood kids gathered from noon till night, doors unlocked.

    We walked to the local outdoor community pool with no parental supervision,
    and rode our bikes around blocks and trails, and to the variety store where Fun Dip was 10 cents and chocolate bars were 25.

    The excitement of the day was buying Freezies and rocket pops that would stain our clothes.

    The sounds of the ice cream trucks circling the streets enticed joyful screams.

    We played “restaurant” with mud, and climbed trees, swinging from their branches.

    We ran through sprinklers, and waded in small plastic pools,
    and played tag, hopscotch and Double Dutch.

    Outside we spent all summer’s day until we were called in for dinner,
    and then rushed back out once again until dusk for hide-and-seek.

    Extended families gathered on Sundays since everything else was closed,
    to Wonderland, the local beach, or Centre Island for potluck picnics and charcoal barbecue,
    and on the way back, we’d gaze out the car window and daydream or nap, sun-kissed.

    These are the summers of our childhood past,
    where families and friends gathered and created memorable fun and endless laughter,
    where we entertained ourselves rather than looking to be entertained,
    where boredom meant making our own adventures.

    Our summers growing up in the 1980s were the best | amotherworld

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    You Need to Visit These Canadian National Parks

    With COVID-19 making travel limited, why not explore our own beautiful country? 2020 is definitely the year for Canadians to explore all of our amazing provinces and territories. The best way to do so is by visiting Canadian National Parks. 

    With the Parks Canada Discovery Pass, you’ll have 450 000 km2 of memories to explore. The Discovery Pass provides unlimited admission for a full year at over 80 Parks Canada national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas that typically charge a daily entrance fee.  Admission to Parks Canada places for youth 17 and under is free.

    Here are my top picks for the Canadian National Parks you need to visit!

    You Need to Visit These Canadian National Parks

    You Need to Visit These Canadian National Parks | amotherworld | amotherworld.com

    Yukon – Kluane National Park

    High in the mountains of southwest Yukon is Kluane National Park and Reserve, home to Canada’s highest peak (5,959-metre Mount Logan). Tucked in the southwest corner of the Yukon Territory, 150 km west of Whitehorse, Mount Logan is named after the Yukon’s largest lake, which borders the park.

    Here you’ll find vast ice fields, clear lakes, glaciers and spectacular wildlife. The park and park reserve, together with Tatshenshini-Alsek Wilderness Provincial Park, BC, and Glacier Bay/Wrangle-St Elias national parks in Alaska, form the largest international United Nations World Heritage Site in the world covering some 109 000 km2.

    Yukon Kluane National Park | You Need to Visit These Canadian National Parks | amotherworldImage by brigachtal from Pixabay

    Nahanni National Park, Northwest Territories

    Nahanni National Park Reserve of Canada protects a portion of the Mackenzie Mountains Natural Region offering visitors a true wilderness experience. A key feature of the park is the Nahanni River, named for the Naha, a tribe of fierce warriors who vanished from the valley.

    The park’s sulphur hotsprings, alpine tundra, mountain ranges, and forests of spruce and aspen are home to many species of birds, fish and mammals.  Much of the region was never touched by glaciers and so has evolved differently. The four canyons of the South Nahanni have cliff walls that rise as much as 1500 metres above the river. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, the first natural region in the world to be so designated.

     

    Yoho National Park, B.C.

    Designated a World Heritage Site in 1981, Yoho National Park boasts towering rock walls, spectacular waterfalls and 28 peaks over 3 000 metres in height. The word “Yoho” is a Cree expression of awe and wonder.

    Yoho is also a hiker’s dream – the Park has 28 mountain peaks more than 3000 m in height and over 400 km of hiking trails. One of the world’s most important fossil finds, the Burgess Shale, is located here. The Burgess Shale Formation contains the fossilized remains of more than 120 marine animal species dating back 515 million years.

    The park has many waterfalls including Laughing Falls, Twin Falls, Wapta Falls and one of Canada’s highest at 254 m (833 ft.), Takakkaw Falls. Silt carried by streams from melting glaciers is responsible for the deep and rich turquoise colour of Emerald Lake and Lake O’Hara.

    Jasper National Park, Alberta

    The largest of our Canadian Rockies national parks, Jasper covers more than 10,000 sq. km. of mostly untouched alpine wilderness. It is also the world’s second largest dark sky preserve.

    The park is a year-round playground – in summer, ride or hike the trail system to see the best of the Athabasca river valley. During the winter months, ski Marmot Basin, 30 minutes from town. Directly north of Banff National Park, Jasper is linked to it via the iconic Icefields Parkway.

    Medicine Lake Jasper National Park AlbertaMedicine Lake, Jasper National Park – Image by Dennis Larsen 

    Jasper National Park | You Need to Visit These Canadian National Parks | amotherworld.com Banff National Park – Image by med-nunn from Pixabay

    Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan

    Grasslands National Park is one of the few remaining natural grasslands in North America. Visitors can watch the buffalo roam, the deer and the antelope play. Once near extinction, the plains bison, swift fox and black-footed ferret have been carefully re-introduced to their natural habitat.

    Travel back through the layers of history as you step through expanses of dinosaur fossils, traverse First Nations encampments filled with tipi rings and wander the ruins of prairie homesteads.

    Manitoba – Riding Mountain

    Riding Mountain National Park is an island of wilderness surrounded by a sea of farmland. Riding Mountain is unique in the way that it’s 1 of only 5 national parks that has a resort town site. Wasagaming, located along the shores of Clear Lake, offers a variety of shops, restaurants, beach, golf course, boat rentals and tours. The original Parks Canada Visitor Centre built in the Rustic Design tradition of the 1930’s still stands.

    Riding Mountain National Park | You Need to Visit These Canadian National Parks | amotherworld.comImage by Guy Dugas from Pixabay

     

    Auyuittuq, Nunavut

    Located on eastern Baffin Island, Auyuittuq (pronounced ‘ow-you-we-took’) National Park is the most accessible national park in Nunavut and the most popular. The landscape is 85 percent rock and ice -mountains with vast glaciers and rivers.

    Most hikers and skiers follow Akshayuk Pass, a 97 kilometre (60 mile) traditional Inuit travel corridor that traverses the park. It starts at sea level and rises to 420 metres (1,378 ft.) at Summit Lake.

     

    Bruce Peninsula, Ontario

    Bruce Peninsula National Park is located directly on the Georgian Bay coastline, where cliffs and caves of the Niagara Escarpment create a dramatic setting for photography. Everyone must experience once in their lifetime hiking to the Grotto.  It’s directly along the Bruce Trail that’s a rugged route including natural rock tunnels, arches, a boulder beach with 40-metre-high cliffs.

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    Rewind the clocks back 400 million years ago, and this image would look more a prehistoric Great Barrier Reef. I'm consistently fascinated with the geology and history of Bruce Peninsula everytime I visit this national park to hike or backpack. Let me know your favorite national park in the comments, would love to hear your suggestions for where to visit next! . . . Shot with a Canon 6D on a 17-40 f/4 L lens. This image is to be used with permission only . . . #brucepeninsula #parkscanada #ontario #ontariocanada #discoveron #toronto #muskoka #roam247 #backpacking #canoncanada #canon6d #nature #naturephotography #canada #explorecanada #imagesofcanada #sharecangeo #goldenhour #earthpix #natgeo

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    Haute-Gorges de-la-Rivière‑Malbaie, Quebec 

    The Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie is one of Québec’s most beautiful natural monuments. It was named after a series of valleys cut deep into a range of high mountains.

    Mounts Élie and Jérémie and Montagne des Érables dominate Lac Noir, Ruisseau du Pont, and the Malbaie and Martres river valleys. Here visitors will find steep slopes, stunning natural surroundings, and the unusual course of Rivière Malbaie.

    Haute-Gorges de-la-Rivière‑Malbaie | amotherworld.com

    Image by Steve Deschênes | Sépaq

    Fundy National Park, New Brunswick

    Fundy National Park is New Brunswick’s first national park, created in 1948. Visitors can explore over 120 km (75 mi.) of walking and hiking trails, sparkling waterfalls and crystal-clear streams. Discover the richness of the Acadian forest and learn the secrets of the Bay of Fundy’s giant tides.

    There are hundreds of different plant species, including the rare bird’s-eye primrose, found only in Fundy National Park. This flowering plant took root in the area when the glaciers melted back from the coast millions of years ago.

    Rent a canoe or kayak and explore beautiful Bennett Lake. While you’re there, have a picnic or go for a swim. Take a guided hike or beach walk, just a few of the many programs offered throughout the summer.

    Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

    It took Mother Nature 485,000,000 years to mold Gros Morne National Park into the geological and visual wonder we know today. The second largest National Park in eastern Canada, Gros Morne National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site stretching across 1,805 square kilometres of western Newfoundland as part of the towering Long Range Mountains.

    Gros Morne is surrounded by seaside communities, forests, freshwater fjords, and striking cliffs and shorelines.  This area is also world-renowned for its complex geology – it was here that geologists proved the theory of plate tectonics. The Tablelands, a mountain of flat-topped rock of a kind usually found only deep in the earth’s mantle, is a truly awe-inspiring sight.

    Gros Morne National Park | You Need to Visit These Canadian National Parks | amotherworld.comImage by Felix Dilly from Pixabay

     

     Cape Breton Island National Park, Nova Scotia

    The Cape Breton Highlands National Park boasts steep cliffs and deep river canyons bordering the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the Atlantic Ocean. The world famous Cabot Trail, with it’s many scenic look-offs and stopping points, weaves through the park. Stop at the Cheticamp Visitor Centre to view activities and exhibits on the landscape and wildlife in the park.

    There are 26 hiking and walking trails, six magnificent beaches, 24 stunning look-off points, eight campgrounds, numerous waterfalls, and world class golf at Highlands Links.

    Prince Edward Island National Park

    Discover the stunning beauty of the Island’s North Shore on the seven supervised beaches and over 50 km of hiking and cycling trails in PEI National Park. Enjoy daily learning programs for all ages and learn about Island culture through music and stories at evening campfires. The National Park also features unique cultural resources, notably Green Gables, part of L. M. Montgomery’s Cavendish National Historic Site, and Dalvay-by-the-Sea National Historic Site.

    In 1998, six kilometres of the Greenwich Peninsula were added to the Park to protect unique dune formations, rare plants and animals, as well as archaeological findings dating back 10,000 years. The largest sand dunes on PEI tower above white-sand beaches to create a stunning backdrop for one of Atlantic Canada’s top trail systems.

    Prince Edward Island National Park - Must Visit Canadian National Parks | amotherworld.com

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    Fresh Strawberry Shortcakes that are Gluten and Dairy Free

    It’s one of my favourite times of the year, strawberry season! We have quite a few strawberry farms nearby, so I make it a point to visit a local patch and pick some delicious organic strawberries. Of course, strawberry jam is a must! But I also love traditional strawberry shortcake.

    Having a gluten and dairy intolerance won’t stop me from baking a strawberry shortcake that I can enjoy too. Here is a fresh strawberry shortcake recipe that’s easy to make, has unrefined sugar, and is gluten and dairy free.

    Fresh Strawberry Shortcakes that are Gluten and Dairy Free

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/3 cups gluten-free flour (I use a combination of brown rice, sorghum, almond and tapioca flours)
    • 1/4 teaspoon xantham gum
    • 2/3 cup coconut palm sugar
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 cup almond milk + 1 teaspoon white vinegar, blended
    • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 2 cups fresh strawberries
    • Dairy-free whipped cream

    Strawberries Ontario

    Method

    1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C), and place rack in center of oven.
    2. Line a 12-serving muffin or cupcake pan with papers
    3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
    4. Add the almond milk mixture, oil, egg, and vanilla. Whisk just until combined.
    5. Spoon batter evenly into muffin or cupcake tins, about 2/3 full.
    6. Bake for 16-18 minutes.
    7. Wash strawberries, removing the stems. Mash with the back of a fork to release juices. Cover and refrigerate until serving time.
    8. When ready to serve, cut each shortcake in half horizontally. Spoon strawberry topping on bottom half, add a dollop of whipped cream. Add top-half of shortcake, add more strawberries and whipped cream.

    Fresh Strawberry Shortcakes that are Gluten and Dairy Free

     

    Yield: 12

    Fresh Strawberry Shortcakes that are Gluten and Dairy Free

    Fresh Strawberry Shortcakes that are Gluten and Dairy Free

    Here is a fresh strawberry shortcake recipe that’s easy to make, has unrefined sugar, and is gluten and dairy free.

    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Cook Time 20 minutes
    Total Time 35 minutes

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/3 cups gluten-free flour 
    • 1/4 teaspoon xantham gum
    • 2/3 cup coconut palm sugar
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 cup almond milk + 1 teaspoon white vinegar, blended
    • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 2 cups fresh strawberries
    • Dairy-free whipped cream

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C), and place rack in center of oven.
    2. Line a 12-serving muffin or cupcake pan with papers.
    3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
    4. Add the almond milk mixture, oil, egg, and vanilla. Whisk just until combined.
    5. Spoon batter evenly into muffin or cupcake tins, about 2/3 full.
    6. Bake for 16-18 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
    7. Wash strawberries, removing the stems. Mash with the back of a fork to release juices. Cover and refrigerate until serving time.
    8. When ready to serve, cut each shortcake in half horizontally. Spoon strawberry topping on bottom half, add a dollop of whipped cream. Add top-half of shortcake, add more strawberries and whipped cream.

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    12

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 154Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 133mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 2g

    Here are the Summer Beauty and Style Products You’ll Love

    Ahh summer, a favourite season for many of us… the hot sun, lazy days, and frolicking on the beach, hanging by the lake or dipping in the pool. Summer 2020 is not cancelled; there is still much to enjoy, even if it’s in your own backyard! Here are the summer beauty and style products you’ll love right now, and for summers to come.

    Summer Beauty and Style Products You’ll Love

    Gold Ring and Ear Cuff by AU-Rate NY

    Big, bold jewelry is heavy and cumbersome during the summer. Instead, opt for dainty pieces; I absolutely love these gold rings from AU-Rate NY.

    Mini Infinity Ring

    Just a thin sliver of pure golden infinity.  A carefully designed, sustainably made, 100% recycled gold. I appreciate the price points as well; you can choose from vermeil, 14K or 18K gold. 

    AU-Rate gold rings

    Bold Ear Cuff

    Combining contemporary aesthetics with time-honoured craft, this bold yet simple ear cuff instantly lends edge to your look. CA$‌57

     

    The Savanah one-piece by Noa Kai Swimwear

    Noa Kai Swimwear is a new online brand owned by Toronto mother-daughter duo Mika and Mari Suyama. Their swimsuits, particularly the one pieces, fit like Spanx! They’re double-lined for ultra control to hold the mama pooch in.

    The material of this swimsuit is super soft and high-quality, not your typical swimsuit fabric. The Savanah suit has removable cups as well to give more flexibility. You can tie them up tightly for less cleavage. Noa Kai ships to Canada and the USA for orders over $50.

    Summer Essentials The Savanah one-piece by Noa Kai Swimwear

    Summer Kimono by Art of Marina

    Pair your swimsuit or outfit with a luxurious kimono from the Summer Kimono Collection by Art of Marina.  Art of Marina is a Canadian fashion brand making waves with 100% Mulberry Silk island-vibe kimonos. The designs feature signature hand-painted lush and drippy watercolor prints by designer Marina Billinghurst.  The line is available at select luxury retailers worldwide, as well as online with shipping across North America.

    Summer Essentials Art of Marina Kimono

    Faceted Watch by Jowissa

    Add some elegance to your outfit with a distinct watch from Swiss-made Jowissa. Each watch glass they use is expertly cut to achieve fine facets that catch the light beautifully, much in the same way a diamond performs when it emits a glorious sparkle. Their line of beautiful watches have stunning details that range from pearl dials in shimmering pinks and baby blues, to dials and bands in royal purple, navy blue or a classic high-gloss black with contrasting rose gold.

    Summer Essentials Jowissa Watch Facet Watch

    Cacia Suede Scalloped Platform Wedge Espadrille by Andre Assous

    A summer wardrobe isn’t complete without a pretty espadrille. Andre Assous, founded in in the 1970’s, is credited with introducing the espadrille to the American market. The shoes are still manufactured in the original ateliers in Alicante, Spain, which now produce footwear for Chanel, Prada, and Stella McCartney. The

    Cacia Suede Scalloped Platform Wedge Espadrille features the brand’s signature jute platform, and is available in blue, coral or light brandy suede.

    This gorgeous line are sold on their own website, on Nordstrom.com, Bloomingdales (in store and online) and in regional specialty stores in the U.S. only. $189

    Summer Essentials Cacia Suede Scalloped Platform Wedge Espadrille by Andre Assou

    The Suzy dress by Mavi

    An easy lightweight shirtdress is a must-have summer wardrobe staple. The Suzy dress by Mavi is made from a super soft, drape Tencel that’s super comfortable. It features a loose drawstring waist, and has a faded, sun-kissed wash.

    Mavi is a leading, global lifestyle brand with strong denim roots. I still have my pair of Mavi jeans from 20 years ago! Their denim is made of superior quality and the perfect fit.  Find Mavi at Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Stitch Fix, Zappos.com, Amazon, Simons, David Jones, P&C and Zalando.com.

    Summer Essentials Mavi Tencel Dress

     

    Gola Classics Daytona Trainer

    As the biggest British sportswear brand of the 60s and 70s, Gola has been associated with sporting legends from the worlds of football, rugby, tennis, athletics and boxing. Today, Gola reflects on its classic British roots in their new collections, focusing on heritage styles and current trends.

    The Daytona Trainer will pair with athleisure as well as the Mavi tencel dress. Gola Classics are available on the brand’s website, GolaUSA.com, Nordstrom, Amazon, J.Crew, Free People, Anthropologie, and more. Gola is also sold at Sporting Life and various boutique stores across Canada, listed here.

    Gola Classics Daytona

    Skin Resource MD Trio

    A dermatologist-created skincare line started by Dr. Paul Dean in San Diego, Ca. offers three essential products this summer. The all-natural, non-comedogenic ingredients keep skin radiant and beautiful without harsh chemicals. The products are not tested on animals, and are affordable.

    Hyaluronic Moisture Boost Serum

    Hyaluronic acid takes moisture from the atmosphere and absorbs it into your skin so your skin becomes super hydrated. This serum boosts collagen ad keeps skin moist which helps fight anti-aging. Use under your favourite moisturize. $32

    Hyaluronic Facial Solar Protector

    The Hyaluronic Facial Solar Protector Tinted Moisturizing Sunscreen – SPF44 is a water resistant sunscreen that features a moisturizing base with a sheer, universal tint beneficial for most skin types. It’s light enough to wear alone or under makeup for everyday protection. $28

    Baobab Skin Correction Facial Cream

    The Baobab Skin Correction Facial Cream is designed for post sun care and a deep moisturizer after a day in the sun. Baobab oil contains high concentrations of Vitamins A, D, E, and F which are key vitamins known for their ability to rejuvenate the skin, lessen the signs of aging, improve uneven skin tone, and reverse sun damage. Baobab is known as the ‘tree of life’ in Africa that heals itself, so imagine what it is doing to your skin!   $49

    Summer Must-Haves Skin Resource MD Trio

     

    OFRA Cosmetics Inspired Signature Collection

    The   Beachside Palette and Getaway Palette are the only eyeshadow shades you need this summer.   

    The Beachside Palette of brights and shimmers will have you ready to make a splash this summer. The Getaway Palette featuring golden metallics and warm mattes will have you dreaming of soaking in the sun and breezy temps. $32

     

    Also in the Inspired Signature Collection are high-shine lip glosses packed with antioxidants, sun filters, and Jojoba Oil with a yummy scent. Take these high shine lippies everywhere you go to light up your glam over your favorite lipstick or to glide over bare lips.  $15

    Summer Essentials OFRA Lip Gloss

    OFRA cosmetics is cruelty-free, vegan and made in the USA.

    Dosha Mat Acupressure Mat

    Acupressure is an ancient Ayurvedic treatment which is similar to massage, acupuncture, and reflexology. Acupressure mats benefit the body by relieving tension, soreness and pain in the back, head, neck, shoulders, hips, feet, and other parts of the body. The Dosha Mat helps massage and stimulate key points in the body, and help promote relaxation and deeper sleep, increases circulation, helps eliminate headaches, help muscles recover faster after exercise, and increase energy levels. 

    Each Dosha Mat is carefully handmade using the highest-quality, hypoallergenic natural linen. and contains a removable cushion made of 100% natural coconut fibre. These mats also feature more than 4,500 high-quality acupressure points in the beautiful shape of lotus flowers.

    Summer Essentials Dosha Mat

     

    Upfront Cosmetics Hair Care

    Ditch the plastic shampoo bottles and go eco-friendly with Upfront Cosmetics hair products – in bar form! Each of their shampoo and conditioner bars replace two to three liquid bottles of shampoo and conditioner. And, they are free from sulphates, parabens, and synthetic fragrances.

    Upfront Cosmetics is an eco-friendly haircare company that is 100% Vegan and Leaping Bunny certified, and has no plastic packaging.

    Summer Must Haves Upfront Cosmetics Shampoo Conditioner Bars

     

    KORRES Greek Yoghurt Calming + Cooling Gel

    KORRES Greek Yoghurt Calming + Cooling Gel is a cooling and soothing moisturizing gel for face and body that calms and hydrates your skin post-sun or post-workout. Ideal for after-sun exposure, this ultra-cooling gel immediately provides long-lasting relief and comfort to red, irritated, or sunburnt skin. Greek yoghurt works to naturally hydrate and soothe the skin. Real Greek Yoghurt: Delivers a soothing, cooling sensation with a super dose of probiotics to nurture your skin. Available at Sephora. US $26

    Summer Essentials KORRES Greek Yoghurt Calming + Cooling Gel

     

     

    Honeybunch Naturals  

    Honeybunch Naturals offers a variety of Manuka Honey products including natural flavorful lip balms, a relaxing Manuka Honey lavender soap, bath bombs and more. 

    Manuka honey offers a variety of antibacterial and antioxidant properties; its potent antimicrobial effect helps the skin to heal. Its amazing ingredients promote healing by encouraging the skin’s natural repair mechanisms to work at their best.

    Honeybunch Naturals “Art” Isan Handmade Relax Lavender Soap $8.99

    Bee Safe Manuka Honey Lemongrass Hand Sanitizer can clip onto any beach bag or stroller. $2.99

    3-Pack Revive Grapefruit Vanilla and Raspberry Lip Balm      $15.99

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    Shanti Bowl

    Add some zen to your summer and experience the benefits of meditation and sound therapy with this gorgeous Tibetan singing bowl. The Shanti Bowl can be used to create positive, uplifting and relaxing sounds which ancient civilizations believed could help cause negative energy to disperse and permit fresh new chi to flow through the home. Tibetan singing bowls are also great aids for at-home meditation and yoga sessions. Ships worldwide from the United States. $74.50 

    Copper H20 Water Bottle

    Stay cool and hydrated this summer with this stylish, hand-crafted copper water bottle. In addition to the environmental benefits of a reusable water bottle and the aesthetic qualities of this specific bottle, recent studies have shown that copper is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-viral, which makes copper water bottles ideal for an active lifestyle.

    The company which sells this bottle is 100% female-run, Canadian (based in Vancouver, British Columbia) and has a “good karma” program whereby they donate 15% of their profits to non-profit groups that work to supply clean drinking water in developing countries. Available for purchase in both Canada and the USA. $34.50  

    Summer Essentials Copper Water Bottle Copper H2O

     

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    How to Talk to Your Kids About Race And Racism

    Over the past few weeks, American families have witnessed a historic civil unrest following the brutal police killing of George Floyd (and Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor). The protests that followed quickly spread nationwide and in over 60 countries internationally in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.   

    If you’ve been watching or listening to the news with your children around, or if your kids are older and on social media, there’s a good chance they’re aware of recent events. Many parents are wondering how to talk to your kids about race and racism, looking for the right words to start the conversations, and how to keep the conversations going. Although it can be a difficult, talking to your kids about race, racism, and prejudice early (and often) is important, especially for parents of non-Black children.

    Here are some tips on how to talk to your kids about race and racism, and ways to start – and continue – those conversations.

    How to Talk to Your Kids About Race And Racism

    When is the right time?

    How much you should talk to your children about George Floyd’s death and the Black Lives Matter movement will depend on your child’s age and developmental readiness, and also on how much your child is asking. “If your 3-year-old hasn’t noticed what’s going on, they probably don’t need you to sit down and explain it to them in detail,” says Dr. Harvey Karp, MD, FAAP, CEO Happiest Baby www.happiestbaby.com. 

     “For kids who are old enough to pick up on the scariness of the situation, it’s important to have direct conversations so that you can help shape that discussion and hear— and calm —their fears.”

    Aren’t my kids too young?

    Some parents might be afraid that their kids are too young to have these conversations, but they shouldn’t. “I think many parents of white children think they can and should shield their small children from racism that happens in our communities and in the national spotlight,” says Melissa Fore, PhD of Michigan State University’s James Madison College. 

    “What these parents need to know is that many Black parents discuss issues of racism with their children out of necessity—it can be a matter of life or death. If Black parents must have conversations with their children about the realities of racism in this country, then white parents should feel morally compelled to talk with their white children as well; indeed, hiding behind the shield of ‘protecting their innocence’ signals a profound indifference to the lives of Black children.”

     

    Follow Your Child’s Lead – Younger Kids

    So how do you begin the conversation with younger children? Dr. Karp suggests offering your children the opportunity to express what thoughts might be simmering already. “You can start by saying something like, ‘Sweetie you are so good at paying attention and you notice a lot of things. Did you see all the people on the TV who were yelling? I wonder why they are doing that. What did you see or hear? Why do you think they are doing that?’”

    Dr. Kim Corson, developmental psychologist and parent coach, says that children begin stereotyping and excluding children from their play groups based upon racial differences as early as preschool. “School-aged children often work through their questions and emotions through play, so pay attention to their play and help teach them through play. They are able to place themselves into other people’s shoes more easily at this age.” 

     “They are also internalizing right vs wrong from parents and other authority figures, so again, remember to model respect, tolerance, and social justice. Help them to learn appropriate language for human differences, to form caring connections with others, to recognize unfairness (and to have language to describe unfairness), and to understand that unfairness hurts. Give them the tools and empowerment to speak up for others and to act against prejudice or discriminatory actions.”

    Tweens & Teens

    With teens and tweens, they are more in touch with what’s going on in the world thanks to their peers and social media. Because they’re tuned into their surroundings, they’re also more direct with their questions, and so parents can also be more direct with their responses. Parents can start by simply asking them if they’ve seen what’s going on in the news, and how they feel about it.

    “Adolescents are often deeply impacted by images in media or other things they see and hear. They want developmentally appropriate ways to move from emotion to action. Teens can understand more complex dialogue, and sometimes that dialogue can get messy,” says Dr. Carson.

    “Help them to communicate their feelings effectively, lead them towards research that can help (see resources below), and remember that teens are not just are future–they are our PRESENT. Much like their younger counterparts, they have voices and value and should be given opportunities to help and the tools to be allies.”

     “In addition to talking about George Floyd’s death, you can point out how many people have been working to end racism for a very long time. And, how much progress has been made to make the world fairer and more just. How we are all brothers and sisters and that we must always practice the Golden Rule.” Dr. Karp

    Keeping the conversation going and modeling activism.

    Talk about race.

    Talking to children about racism is important, but also talking about race in your home is important early on. It’s perfectly okay to notice skin colour, cultural differences, and diversity among our communities. Parents are role models to their children; what we say is important, and what we do will have a bigger impact.

    “If you only talk about race when there is an instance of violence or upheaval, then children start to think that race is somehow associated with weirdness or awkwardness,” says Fore.  “I am white-identified and I remember one time walking with my daughter, who is mixed-race, and a young girl said, ‘Is she adopted?’ to us.  The mother of this child acted as if her child had physically assaulted us. ‘Stop that!  You don’t say that!’, she said as the girl looked on in confusion. Think too of my daughter, who must have thought there was something totally wrong with the way we looked together. When children, both black and white, ask me this question, I answer them with very plain language and certainly with NO judgement. ‘Her Dad is from Nigeria and has very brown skin and I am light skinned and that is why she looks like a mix of both of us.’”

    Look for teachable moments.

    Expose your child to different cultural opportunities such as books, films, cultural events, festivals, etc., and discuss the experience afterwards. Also, point out the differences casually and positively.

    “When you see other people being good allies, point it out. This is not a big lecture, just some casual comments on things you see people doing in books, on TV, or in real life. Don’t make too big a deal about it. This it works best when you casually notice, “Hmmm. Look at that. See how he helped that man get back up. Hmmm. That looks pretty good. I like that.”  Dr. Karp

    Be the example.

    Parents are the greatest heroes to their kids, that’s why it’s important to be the example, and make your activism and anti-racism is visible to them.

    “Make sure you speak up about racism and injustice around your child. Share stories about times you felt treated unfairly and stories of when you made sure you treated people with care. Let your kid see your activism and get in on the action…whether that looks like helping you make a protest sign or simply watching you fill out a ballot to vote,” says Dr. Karp.

    “Broaden their perspectives by providing opportunities for your kids and teens to interact with a diverse peer group. Invite a candid discussion with your family and BIPOC families about racism,” says Dr. Carson.

    Expand your book library.

    Expand your book library where the main characters have diverse backgrounds. “All young children should also read books with BIPOC as the main characters when racial uplift or struggle is not the main focus of the text,” says Fore. “Too many times we focus on Messianic narratives about MLK Jr. or Rosa Parks and the entirety of black culture exists during the Civil Rights Movement for so many white children.”

    See the book lists below.

    Watch a movie together.

    There are a lot of books and movies that teach about inclusion, diversity, and racism. Watch them together and allow the movie to prompt the conversation.

    “For younger children, you can pause the TV show or movie and ask guiding questions about what they see and what they think the person should do next, what they would do, what is the right thing to do, etc.,” says Dr. Carson.

    “With older teens, you can wait until after the movie since their attention spans are much more developed. You can ask them more abstract and complex questions about how it impacted them, about empathy, and about what it inspires them to do.”

    See the film lists below.

    Involve kids in helping others.

    In terms of modeling, it’s never too early to involve children in ways to help others in the world.  “There are many ways that children can be involved–volunteering, lobbying, letter writing, fundraising, researching, speaking out,” says Dr. Kim Carson.

     

     

    Book Lists:

    30 books to help you talk to your kids about racism 

    31 Children’s books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance 

    Top 154 Recommended African-American Children’s Books  

    5 New Books For Your Teenagers Summer Reading Piles

    Books by Black Authors

    We Need Diverse Books

    Social Justice Books 

    Race Conscious 

     

    Film Lists:

    18 Movies and Documentaries That Confront Race in America

    30+ Films You Need to Watch About Race in America

    5 Kid-Friendly Movies to Help Build a Conversation About Race and Racism

    11 movies that confront American racism

     

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