Month: February 2012

Family Favourites From Cineplex: Go To The Movies For $2.50. Seriously.

I have evolved enough as a blogger that I now simply delete e-mails which expect me to share, for free, promotional information with all of my readers. Charities excepted, but not always. However the cinema-lover in me just had to let you know about Cineplex’s new program called Family Favourites. A different family movie will be offered exclusively at participating Cineplex theatres […] Read more…

Bathroom Facelift: Before and After

After almost nine years, I decided it was time to update my ensuite bath. When we built the house, I was absolutely in love with the yellow-with-blue-accents look, but it had seen its day. Here’s what it looked like before the facelift: I fell in love with a grey/blue paint colour I saw on Pinterest, […] Read more…

For Those Who Ridicule My Early Bedtime: Ha!

Words cannot express to you how thrilled I was to see Sarah Boesveld’s article in the February issue of Chatelaine called “The Sleep Cure”. Yes, you could call me “early to bed”. If you take it back thirty something years, I am told I did not sleep well. I can remember as a young girl begging my parents to “sit with me” […] Read more…

Clutter Control #3: The Linen Closet

So, I consider myself a pretty neat and organized person. That said, when I decided to “straighten up” my linen closet, I was mortified by how badly I had let it go. I mean, for the most part, things were folded, and like items were together…but it still looked junky and cluttered. It was time for […] Read more…

Just-Right Readers From Scholastic: Review and Giveaway

Giveaway open to Canadians. Is your child reading “just right” books? As teachers, we use that expression constantly to refer to books that are at a student’s level (not too easy or too challenging), and that will help move them forward and grow as a reader. How do you know what your child should be reading? […] Read more…

Flashback: Making Icy Decorations

I’m pulling one out of the archives to share with you today, since many of you weren’t around for it back when This Mom Loves was in its infancy, so to speak, and because the timing is right: Making Icy Decorations  Click here for the simple instructions. It’s a kid favourite! Read more…