Month: June 2011

Am I Normal? Wait, Don’t Answer That…

This is not meant to be humorous. Now, if my self-deprecation amuses you a little bit, that’s an acceptable by-product, but I am actually dead serious. I have had people remark (especially after seeing my home or classroom) that I seem to have it all together. And while I know that is of course untrue, I’ve been okay with that […] Read more…

Kids Books: Anastasia’s Newest Picks

My nine year old niece “Anastasia” (her self-chosen pseudonym) has both the honour and the responsibility of reading and reviewing books that come my way which are geared to kids in her age bracket. Here she shares a few of her recent favourites: Bless This Mouse by Lois Lowry Summary: Hildegarde, a mouse, sent all of the mice […] Read more…

Great Canadian Blog Bash and a Hallmark Giveaway!

Perhaps I’m biased, but I feel confident saying that Canada is the best country in the world. I enjoy visiting elsewhere (the sunny south, or incredible New York City, for example) but I could never imagine living anywhere else. As a teacher, I am well aware that many of our systems (e.g. education, health care) […] Read more…

Wednesday Words from Michael J. Fox

From the June 2011 issue of Today’s Parent magazine: “Always be available to your kids. Because if you say, ‘Give me five minutes, give me 10 minutes,’ it’ll be 15, it’ll be 20. And then when you get there, the shine will have worn off whatever it is they wanted to share with you. I’ve […] Read more…

Have You Thanked Your Child’s Teacher Today?

Let me get this out of the way: I know several of my students’ moms read this blog, and this is not a hint. I feel very valued and appreciated by you, and so my mission is to help ensure that other teachers out there feel the same way. To those of you without school aged […] Read more…

Cars 2 Prize Pack Giveaway (CAN)!

Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater are back with some new wheels and fresh tracks in Cars 2, only in theatres June 24! When star racecar Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy) head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix, Mater gets […] Read more…

Fitness/Nutrition Excuses? TV Host Nadeen Boman Quashes Them All!

What better way to officially wrap up the first Food Week at This Mom Loves than with an expert interview? I had a chance this week to speak with celebrity trainer and nutrition coach Nadeen Boman (you know her from Slice’s “Last 10 Pounds Bootcamp” and “Bulging Brides”). Before our chat, I surveyed my readers for the biggest excuses […] Read more…

What’s Eating Your Child?

Food Week will soon be wrapping up here at This Mom Loves (collective “awwwwww”!) and I wanted to share a fascinating book with you. “What’s Eating Your Child?”, written by nutritionist Kelly Dorfman, reveals the hidden connections between nutrition and chronic childhood ailments (recurrent ear infections, anxiety, ADHD, stomachaches, picky eating, rashes, sleep issues, growth problems, etc.) and […] Read more…

Healthy Cooking For Healthy Kids

Food Week here at This Mom Loves continues, and today I wanted to draw your attention to a new website which is a great resource for parents: T-FAL Nutritious and Delicious Healthy Cooking For Healthy Kids On the site (which is Canadian – yay!) you’ll find kid “meal makeovers”, recipes and tips, BMI calculators and […] Read more…

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