Month: February 2011

Spill It!: Bad Mommy Moments

I’m a Good Mommy. I mean, relatively speaking. I have confidence that I (usually) do the right thing. I am also evolved enough to know that sometimes doing the right thing for my daughters means putting myself or my marriage first, so when I say I’m a Good Mommy, I’m certainly no martyr. That said, […] Read more…

Cool Toy: Glow Crazy Distance Doodler

It was just a few days before Christmas when I received a Glow Crazy Distance Doodler to review, and I have to be honest: I put it on a shelf for a few weeks, because I knew my girls did not need a new toy just then, what with the haul to come from Santa, […] Read more…

Why I’ll Leave the Baby-Exploiting to Teresa Strasser

Ten Reasons Why My Pregnancy and Birth Memoir Could Never Be as Good as “Exploiting My Baby”, by TV and Radio Personality Teresa Strasser 1. I am so unfunny. I’d like to think I have my (few and far-between) moments, but even when I’m at the top of my game, I reach about 20% of Teresa’s […] Read more…

My Cold Confession

Okay, I’m coming out of the closet (but certainly not out of the house) as a bad mother here and admitting that I HATE going outside in the winter. Not only do I despise cold weather myself, but I resent the hassle of getting kids all bundled up just to go outside, freeze, and bring them back in […] Read more…

Lulu Photobooks: Review and Giveaway

Giveaway open to Canada and US. When I was first offered the opportunity to make a Photo Book at Lulu.com, I actually hesitated for a few weeks. The thing is, I have weird organizational issues. For example, I just happen to prefer all my photos printed off and arranged in chronological order in photo albums. (I know, […] Read more…

Winners: CSN and Cheerios

Congratulations to the latest This Mom Loves winners: The $50 CSN card: # 288 of 389 Kitty C. of Radcliff, Kentucky Cheerios Prize Pack # 3 of 94 Yuk Ching of Toronto, ON There’s still time for Canadians to enter to win Klutz Craft Kits from Scholastic (ends Feb 14th). Coming next: photobooks and personalized jewelery! (Open to […] Read more…

What Every Baby’s Bookshelf Needs

As a mom who’s also a primary teacher, I’m definitely aware of the educational advantages of reading to your children on a regular basis, and from an early age. Whether for the literacy value or just the bonding time, we all know it’s important to read to our babies and toddlers, and I wrote “10 Books […] Read more…

Wednesday Words

So, I’ve never hopped on board the Wordless Wednesday train, as “wordless” just doesn’t work for me. Instead, I’ve decided to give it a twist. I plan to bring you, on select Wednesdays, some valuable tidbits of the English language (or at least translations) that mean something to me, and hopefully will get you thinking as […] Read more…