Month: August 2010

Perfect Parties Theme Three: The School Party

Guess what? This party is actually mine, and not credited to my party-planning friend Krista! (In case you missed it, she brought us The Polka Dot Party and The Pajama Party, with more themes on the way!) Since Frannie is starting school in September, I decided to have a little get-together for the five girls who […] Read more…

Review Roundup: An Organizer, A Book and…Pens?

The girls are at Grandma and Grandpa’s today, so one of my jobs was to tackle “the blog drawer” where I keep goodies I have been sent to review. A few highlights I’d like to share with you: Busy Mother’s Organizer Every mom is busy, and I firmly believe every mom needs an organizer. Many women […] Read more…

Make Money, Save Money!

It recently occurred to me that all of my Google followers and email subscribers may be missing the oh-so-terrific links in my sidebar, so I decided that occasionally I should highlight a couple of noteworthy items. This time of year, many people are cleaning out their houses (especially those of us with kids, who need to get rid […] Read more…

Stop Second-Guessing Yourself: Baby’s First Year

Ah…refreshing. I just received a copy of Jen Singer’s Stop Second-Guessing Yourself: Baby’s First Year, and it was a breath of fresh air which I inhaled in less than a day. It’s an excellent book: sympathetic, understanding, and not as judgmental as some of the official first-year bibles seem. (There’s lots of black and white […] Read more…

New York City Day 2: Live! With Regis and Kelly

You thought the Day 1 Julia Roberts sighting was exciting? The next day was even better! Day 2 began with our first New York City cab ride, taking us uptown to 67th and Columbus…the studios of Live! With Regis and Kelly. I watch the show all the time, and was thrilled to be able to get tickets. […] Read more…

3M Safety Products Update

If you’ve already read my review of 3M’s safety glasses and ear protectors, you need to go back! I’m now able to provide a pair of each to one lucky winner…so just go back to the post and leave a quick comment to be entered – the prize is worth $60! Read more…

Winners: Stuck On You, Playhouse Disney and Read Me a Story

Congratulations to the following winners: Stuck On You personalized backpack and tag: #39 out of 84 entries Missy from Winnipeg, MB Playhouse Disney Prize Pack: # 57 out of 84 entries Rae from Creston, BC Read Me A Story from Scholastic: #13 of 89 entries Chelsey from Langley, BC All winners were chosen by random number […] Read more…

New York City Day 1: Julia Roberts

I know, I know, you can’t wait to hear every single detail about the Winns taking Manhattan, but I’m going to drag spread the trip out over three posts for each of our three days in the Big Apple, offering you the high and lowlights of our first trip to NYC! We stayed at a […] Read more…

Brain Quest Write and Erase – Review and Giveaway

Giveaway open to Canadians. I love love love the new Brain Quest Write and Erase books. “Sure,” you’re thinking. “She loves every product she tries.” Not so! It may surprise you to know that many products I am approached about don’t even make it to “This Mom Loves”. Sometimes I turn down the opportunity because I know […] Read more…

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