Jess Foley – Writer https://www.jessicafoley.ca/ Fresh and functional web content, without the work Sat, 23 Sep 2023 13:13:32 +0000 en hourly 1 109607309 Real people share thoughts, experiences with Goodfood meal boxes https://www.jessicafoley.ca/sponsored/real-people-share-thoughts-experiences-with-goodfood-meal-boxes/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=real-people-share-thoughts-experiences-with-goodfood-meal-boxes https://www.jessicafoley.ca/sponsored/real-people-share-thoughts-experiences-with-goodfood-meal-boxes/#respond Sat, 23 Sep 2023 13:13:29 +0000 https://www.jessicafoley.ca/?p=18685 As a Goodfood Ambassador, I have been able to help out some families with free meals. At a time when prices seem to just keep going up, helping people lower their grocery bills is absolutely amazing. Like all the meal plan programs out there, Goodfood touts sustainability through recyclable packaging, customizable plans and delivery dates, […]

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Toronto Zoo educates visitors on responsible plastic use with new interactive experience https://www.jessicafoley.ca/news/toronto-zoo-educates-visitors-on-responsible-plastic-use-with-new-interactive-experience/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=toronto-zoo-educates-visitors-on-responsible-plastic-use-with-new-interactive-experience https://www.jessicafoley.ca/news/toronto-zoo-educates-visitors-on-responsible-plastic-use-with-new-interactive-experience/#respond Fri, 22 Sep 2023 11:57:45 +0000 https://www.jessicafoley.ca/?p=18666 The Toronto Zoo, in partnership with Pollution Probe and GreenMantra Technologies, has introduced a new and interactive way to educate visitors about sustainability and plastic pollution. The Plastics Pathway is a dynamic learning experience at the Zoo that now features a new app developed with SSA Group and Attractions.io. According to the Zoo, this app […]

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10 easy and creative screen-free activities to stimulate growing minds https://www.jessicafoley.ca/familyfun/10-easy-and-creative-screen-free-activities-to-stimulate-growing-minds/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=10-easy-and-creative-screen-free-activities-to-stimulate-growing-minds https://www.jessicafoley.ca/familyfun/10-easy-and-creative-screen-free-activities-to-stimulate-growing-minds/#respond Fri, 08 Sep 2023 20:05:42 +0000 https://www.jessicafoley.ca/?p=18599 Your kids spend too much time on screens. Go ahead, tell me I’m wrong. It can be distressing for parents, watching their children spend hours in front of screens mindlessly scrolling content. You know there are better things they can do with their time, but how do we get our kids to do them? While […]

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How parents can keep teens safe in the online world https://www.jessicafoley.ca/tech/how-parents-can-keep-teens-safe-in-the-online-world/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-parents-can-keep-teens-safe-in-the-online-world https://www.jessicafoley.ca/tech/how-parents-can-keep-teens-safe-in-the-online-world/#respond Tue, 22 Aug 2023 13:07:21 +0000 https://www.jessicafoley.ca/?p=18532 Parents and teenagers are always learning from each other, and this generation is no different. But parents of teenagers today have a very unique and interesting set of experiences when it comes to the online world. We are bringing up our kids in a completely different world than the one we grew up in. Parents […]

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‘Focus. Click. Wind.’ explores political unrest through the eyes of a teenage photographer https://www.jessicafoley.ca/reviews/bookreviews/focus-click-wind-explores-political-unrest-through-the-eyes-of-a-teenage-photographer/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=focus-click-wind-explores-political-unrest-through-the-eyes-of-a-teenage-photographer https://www.jessicafoley.ca/reviews/bookreviews/focus-click-wind-explores-political-unrest-through-the-eyes-of-a-teenage-photographer/#respond Fri, 18 Aug 2023 14:06:20 +0000 https://www.jessicafoley.ca/?p=18504 *This article was originally published on Kingstonist.* Amanda West Lewis’ new Young Adult novel, set in Toronto in the late 1960s, asks hard questions about political engagement, trust in governments and police, and the human cost of war, according to Groundwood Books, which provided Focus. Click. Wind. to me, through Kingstonist, free of charge, to allow […]

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Goodfood is a great choice for busy Canadian families https://www.jessicafoley.ca/sponsored/goodfood-is-a-great-choice-for-busy-canadian-families/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=goodfood-is-a-great-choice-for-busy-canadian-families https://www.jessicafoley.ca/sponsored/goodfood-is-a-great-choice-for-busy-canadian-families/#respond Mon, 14 Aug 2023 15:30:00 +0000 https://www.jessicafoley.ca/?p=18466 *Sponsored content* Meal kit food boxes are everywhere. If you’re like me, you haven’t considered them because you have picky kids and, even though life is way too busy, you also like crafting dinners (most of the time.) When Goodfood reached out to me to ask if I was interested in trying a box and […]

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Alice the Cat explores grief, love through the eyes of a 13-year-old girl https://www.jessicafoley.ca/reviews/bookreviews/alice-the-cat-explores-grief-love-through-the-eyes-of-a-13-year-old-girl/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=alice-the-cat-explores-grief-love-through-the-eyes-of-a-13-year-old-girl https://www.jessicafoley.ca/reviews/bookreviews/alice-the-cat-explores-grief-love-through-the-eyes-of-a-13-year-old-girl/#respond Mon, 17 Jul 2023 15:16:22 +0000 https://www.jessicafoley.ca/?p=18316 *Note: Smith Publicity provided me with an Advanced Reading Copy of Alice the Cat to facilitate this review.* Middle schooler Tess recently lost her mother to cancer, and feels completely alone in this world, except for her cat Alice. Her father has become a “zombie” since the passing of her mother, and barely even looks […]

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On the Beach: descriptive writing Grade 12 English https://www.jessicafoley.ca/personal-posts/pieces-from-the-past/on-the-beach-descriptive-writing-grade-12-english/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=on-the-beach-descriptive-writing-grade-12-english https://www.jessicafoley.ca/personal-posts/pieces-from-the-past/on-the-beach-descriptive-writing-grade-12-english/#respond Fri, 16 Jun 2023 11:59:47 +0000 https://www.jessicafoley.ca/?p=18114 I am publishing some of my “early writings” – pieces from high school that I’ve rediscovered in basement bins. This one was titled Aaron, as a nod to my significant crush at the time. I open my eyes and discover that I am in a beautiful, warm, sunny place where I am alone with my […]

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Horrible Burden: short story from Grade 10 English https://www.jessicafoley.ca/personal-posts/pieces-from-the-past/horrible-burden-short-story-from-grade-10-english/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=horrible-burden-short-story-from-grade-10-english https://www.jessicafoley.ca/personal-posts/pieces-from-the-past/horrible-burden-short-story-from-grade-10-english/#respond Wed, 07 Jun 2023 16:39:03 +0000 https://www.jessicafoley.ca/?p=18103 I am publishing some of my “early writings” – pieces from high school that I’ve rediscovered in basement bins. I have realized that I now have to rid myself of a horrible burden — the body in the trunk of my car. I discovered it this morning when I went to put my books in […]

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Smart web-based solutions to propel your small business forward https://www.jessicafoley.ca/small-business/smart-web-based-solutions-to-propel-your-small-business-forward/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=smart-web-based-solutions-to-propel-your-small-business-forward https://www.jessicafoley.ca/small-business/smart-web-based-solutions-to-propel-your-small-business-forward/#respond Tue, 30 May 2023 14:03:47 +0000 https://www.jessicafoley.ca/?p=18057 *This article was written by Anya Willis from Fit Kids. If you are interested in having your writing hosted on A Modern Mom’s Life, please read the guidelines for guest posts.* In today’s digital age, small businesses face both unprecedented challenges and remarkable opportunities. The importance of building a strong online presence cannot be overlooked. Web-based projects […]

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