Month: October 2010

Let’s Talk Bones!

As a blogger, I am often approached by groups hoping for me to share their Public Service messages. To be quite honest, although many of these causes are important and worthwhile, I don’t always have the time. This one is different. Today I want to talk about “On The Go Women”, and their goal of […] Read more…

Our First Family Portrait: By Jennifer King Photography

Getting great family shots can be difficult when there are kids involved (I share some tips and tricks in my article “The Perfect Portrait”) but Jennifer King of JKP Photography somehow managed to bring out the best in us. Although Frannie is already four and a half, this was the first time we’ve ever had a […] Read more…

Ready For Bed/Ready For The Day With Less Stress!

They had me with the titles: “Ready For The Day: A Tale of Teamwork and Toast, and Hardly Any Foot-Dragging” and “Ready For Bed: A Tale of Cleaning Up, Tucking In, and Hardly Any Complaining”. Doesn’t that sound like heaven? These titles from Free Spirit, written by Stacey R.Kaye, are like mini-parenting courses disguised as picture books. […] Read more…

Organize Your Holiday “Stuff”: Halloween Edition

Before I start telling you how I organize my vast array of holiday paraphernalia, I must disclose that “the Christmas stuff” is a whole different story, basically requiring its own storage room. However, I am going to share with you my organizational system for my Autumn/Thanksgiving, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day and Easter/Spring decorations. Here’s what I do: I […] Read more…

Have a Green Halloween!

It’s been six months since Earth Day, and it will be Earth Day in six months. What have you done to help the environment today? I try to be green. We recycle and compost, we take reusable bags to the grocery store. However, I also have my weaknesses, like using the dryer and warming up […] Read more…

Just Me Music! Review and Giveaway

Giveaway open to US and Canada. Looking for an orginal children’s Christmas gift? Look no further, as Just Me! Music has the answer! Recently we received a Walt Disney Princess Tea Party CD, personalized with Frannie’s real name throughout. When I first learned about these products, I was interested, but figured that the name would […] Read more…

Hockey! Scholastic Review and Giveaway

Is there any reader out there without a little hockey lover in her life? (And, on a related note, is there any reader out there who is not a Tim Hortons fan?) When I was trying to decide on a theme for this month’s Scholastic review and giveaway, I decided I’d like to have a look […] Read more…

Raspberry and Lime Hat Winner!

What a fantastic response to the Raspberry and Lime custom-made hat giveaway! The lucky winner, as chosen by random.org: # 66 out of 133 entries Sue from Gresham, Oregon – who will now receive her choice of hat! Congratulations…now everyone else needs to go back to Raspberry and Lime and place your orders!!! Be sure […] Read more…

Debbie Travis: The Momterview

 “All For One with Debbie Travis” is a new hour-long reality series which brings the home-renovating icon to a different Canadian city each week, surprising the locals with with plans for a reno project to reward a local hero. The twist is that Debbie brings only her ideas, materials and tools… but no team to […] Read more…

Power of Print Recap # 2

Entertainment Weekly September 10, 2010 I love this quote from Ben Affleck, from an interview with Chris Nashawaty: “My wife is a world-class mom. We understand that being parents is the most important job we have. And she still manages to be beautiful and sexy, and I don’t know how she does it, and I’m not […] Read more…

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