Good and Simple. A New Fave Snack!

Summer!  The season brings us the sunshine and pool days, BBQ’s and beach time.  Long afternoons in the park and excuses for a picnic on a red and white checkered blanket with just you and your little one.  Summer is my favourite season of the year for so many reasons.  The days are longer, the […]

Four Hours From Home

Just over four hours from home, and yet, it feels like we are a million miles away. For the first time in months?  Yes, months.  This family has unplugged, kicked backed and re-connected.  We’re at a cottage “up north” and soaking up every moment of joy.  Our days have consisted of long indulgent breakfasts on […]

Summer Bucket List….For Teens!

It’s that time again.  The sweet spot in the year where the entire summer lays before you.  Ripe with promise, full of hope.  We dream of sunny days at the beach, long walks in the woods, an entire season to make those memories your kids will look back on for their rest of their lives […]

Getting Lost This Summer

Not enough weeks, not enough days, not nearly enough hours in this summer.  Isn’t this always true of summer vacations? In a little over a week I will have my girls “home” for the summer.  I use this term very loosely as teenage girls are rarely home.  Between friends, work, and tackling extra school work […]

Save Mommy Minutes & A 100 Gift Card Giveaway!

Note: the following giveaway is open to residents of Canada, excluding Quebec. Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom ambassador.  As part of my affiliation with this group I have been compensated to test the Loblaws Click & Collect service.  The opinions on this blog are my own. The shocking numbers!  How many times a week do […]

Attend The Exclusive Screening Of The Little Prince!

CALLING ALL MOVIE LOVERS! Do you live in the Toronto area? Would you like to be among the first to see “The Little Prince“? Then I have AMAZING news! I have FIVE sets of tickets to giveaway to a very special screening on March 5th at 10am. Location: Cineplex Cinemas Yorkdale 3401 Dufferin St Yorkdale […]

I’m Not In It For The Scary Bits

Another Halloween has come and gone, and with each passing year the “holiday” morphs into something a little different for me.  Way back in the day it was all costumes and parties, us University roomies looking as cute as possible, and hitting up the right parties.  (and can I just say a big hallelujah there […]

On Busy Lives, Throw Downs and Cake!

Do you hear that?  It’s the the elusive sound of family chatter!  Oh how I have missed it.  It’s sad but true, time together as a family can be difficult to chase down.  This family is ridiculously busy, but aren’t we all?  It seems to be the curse of this generation.  Between a crazy work […]

Overwhelmed Yet Thankful?

Why does winter last for months on end and the summer fly by in the blink in an eye?  Is it the heat?  Perhaps it’s because I’m one of those “crazy Mama’s” who prefers to have their kids home for the summer.  I like the house bursting with life.  Maybe it’s just a sign of […]

Preparing Her For The Path

When I dropped my SweetGirl off at Junior Kindergarten, she was just shy of her fourth birthday.  A quiet, bright-eyed, inquisitive little thing; she was clearly more ready for the transition to “big school” than I was.  On that sunny day in September I put on a brave face, tied her blonde tendrils into teeny […]