Science of Reading: Recommended Books

For more than a year now I’ve been conducting a self-directed research project on the Science of Reading, and I’ve started to share what I’ve learned in Science of Reading Saturdays posts on Instagram. Many people have asked for book suggestions, so if you’re interested in learning more, below you can find a list of […] Read more…

Kate & Friends: My New Instagram Live Series

I put my podcast on hold last fall when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and once treatment was behind me and I had my energy back, I had to decide whether to record a new season or not. While eventually This Mom Loves: The Podcast may be revived, I decided to take my passion […] Read more…

Your Summer Reading List

My latest and greatest reads! Suspense/Thriller Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay The Perfect Guests by Emma Rous Final Girls by Riley Sager Six Weeks To Live by Catherine Mckenzie The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave The End of Men by Christine Sweeney Baird Home Before Dark by Riley Sager Lying Next […] Read more…

Top 10 Quotes from The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence by Jessica Lahey

I absolutely loved Jessica Lahey’s first book The Gift of Failure  (I consider it a must-read for parents, and even had her on the podcast to talk about it) so I was really excited to dive into her latest, The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence. Thankfully, it did not disappoint! […] Read more…

My Breast Cancer Story Part 15: The Mental Health Piece

Cancer is a physically demanding disease, but the mental health component should not be underestimated. From the testing to the diagnosis through the treatments and living a life post-active cancer, thoughts and emotions are in a tailspin. Months ago I shared a post about how my faith was helping to get me through. I won’t […] Read more…

My Breast Cancer Story Part 14: Radiation Wrap-Up

The radiation phase of my breast cancer treatment is officially behind me! First, a recap from Instagram:   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Kate Winn (@katethismomloves) The 20 sessions (16 to the full area and 4 “boosts” to the area of the tumour) went by fairly quickly and pretty uneventfully […] Read more…

Your Spring Reading List

Another couple of months off work on medical leave, another couple of dozen books read…but not all of them met my standards for a This Mom Loves recommendation! Please see a list of my recent favourites below! If you plan to purchase online from Chapters/Indigo, using the links is really helpful to me. Thanks!   […] Read more…

My Breast Cancer Story Part 13: Gestures & Gifts

When someone we care about is going through a challenge like cancer, we want to do something (thus the oft-offered: “let me know if there’s anything I can do!”)….but what? I’ve said right from the start that the emails, texts and social media messages showing support are incredibly valuable, especially when there is no pressure […] Read more…

My Breast Cancer Story Part 12: Cancer Controversies – Battle Terminology, Pinkwashing & Benefits of Screening

Since being diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2020, I’ve don a ton of reading and come across some interesting cancer controversies that I didn’t know much about before: battle terminology, pinkwashing and whether or not early detection saves lives. Since I’m no expert I’ll just share the broad strokes of each, along with my […] Read more…

My Breast Cancer Story Part 11: Radiation Ready

Have I mentioned that I don’t like waiting? It’s been a while since I’ve shared an update because there has been nothing to share until now! One day this week I posted to Facebook to let everyone know how things were going, and here’s what I said: ********** Oh, the waiting is hard.   I […] Read more…

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