Ep 32: The Book Lovers’ Special Episode

Jam-packed with book recommendations from me and listeners as well as reading tips and tricks (library holds, abandoning books, respecting kids’ reading preferences, keeping track of what you’ve read, e-reading thoughts) and some insider information, this episode is for all the book lovers out there! Just a note that I’ve also moved to a biweekly […] Read more…

Ep 31: Women and Friendships with Tracy Condon and Laura Koekkoek (RSWs)

Registered Social Workers Tracy Condon and Laura Koekkoek of CK Social Work are here to unpack all of the issues associated with women’s friendships: making friends, keeping friends, growing apart or breaking up with friends…we covered it all in this fun chat! Thanks to a listener for suggesting this interview topic – what a great […] Read more…

6 Rules I Break (by a big Rule-Follower)

I’ve spent a great deal of my life as a teacher’s pet, goody-goody, and all-around law-abiding citizen. There are some life rules, however, that just don’t work for me – and I’m confessing all to you today! 1.Don’t hit the snooze button You all know how much I adore my sleep, and I follow the […] Read more…

Hybrid Brows from Permanent Beauty by Kalyna

Three years ago I took the plunge and got eyebrow microblading from Permanent Beauty by Kalyna, and I was thrilled with the results. The past two summers I’ve gone back for annual touchups, and this time around I decided to upgrade to hybrid brows – microblading and micropigmentation combined. My brows had kept their shape […] Read more…

Ep 29: Teen changemaker Faith Dickinson, handling professional rejection and a book reco

Faith Dickinson is here talking about launching Cuddles for Cancer at the age of nine (!), winning the Diana Award, attending Harry and Meghan’s wedding, how parents can encourage philanthropy and how you’re never too young to make a difference! Cuddles for Cancer on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter Faith Dickinson on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter […] Read more…

Family Staycation Tips and Ideas

Staycations are super popular right now (save money! save time! no travel stress!) and we decided to spend our summer holidays close to home this year. Here are some tips for staycationing with your family! General tips: Ask each family member in advance for two or three of their top activities to ensure everyone gets […] Read more…

Ep 28: Author Laurie Gelman talks “You’ve Been Volunteered”, plus The 5 Love Languages of Children and how to support a friend’s small business for free

In this episode, author Laurie Gelman talks about her new Class Mom sequel, the hilarious novel You’ve Been Volunteered, as well as parenting her teen girls, marriage advice (her husband is Live! with Kelly and Ryan executive producer Michael Gelman), what she misses about Canada and more! To purchase or find out more about You’ve […] Read more…

Garage Organization Ideas

Last fall, I shared this post on Facebook: “Would you ever guess that this empty patch of land in our yard brings me a huge amount of happiness? A few years after building our home, this became the site of a metal shed that we needed for patio furniture, off-season lawn and garden equipment, etc. […] Read more…

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