Month: April 2012

Books For Moms (That You’ll Want To Read)

Some of my readers eagerly anticipate my book recommendations, and rush to the bookstore or library right away. Others have informed me that book reviews for mothers are a waste, because who has time to read? Well, today’s suggestions aren’t huge tomes of fiction. Rather, they’re all worthwhile non-fiction selections which you may actually find as […] Read more…

“Shame on Jane” RemindeRings Challenge!

RemindeRings from Shame on Jane are the latest way to express yourself, and remind yourself of what’s important…or maybe just fun! They come in sterling silver or gold dipped styles, and are approximately $40 each. I’m past the point of needing some of the reminders (wedding related ones like “Remember the groom”, baby related ones like “Feed…sleep…repeat”) but […] Read more…

This Mom Goes Blonde!

Maybe it’s Spring fever (you know, because late April snow does that to people) but I decided it was time for a change. Goodbye natural dark brown locks, hello blonde. I’ve done the highlights thing before, and as anyone who has done the same knows, as you continue to get them done over and over […] Read more…

Weekend Update With This Mom

As I continue with my New Year’s resolution to open up more to my readers, here’s a glimpse at what last weekend looked like: Friday: Quick trip to Shopper’s Drug Mart for “Go Blonder” shampoo and conditioner. Yes, for me, now a blonde. I’ll post about that one later, with before and after shots. Neighbourhood clean-up in […] Read more…

The Queen of Green Wants You To Break Up With Your Household Cleaners!

I received this press release from the David Suzuki foundation, and I just had to share it: *************** Are you in an unhealthy relationship with your household cleaner? That’s the question the David Suzuki Foundation’s Queen of Green is asking Canadians this spring. Starting April 10th, our month-long Spring Break-Up challenge will educate Canadians about […] Read more…

Is Your Child Ready For Kindergarten? (Are You?) Part 2

It’s hard to believe that I first posted about this two years ago, when preparing to send our firstborn off to Kindergarten. Now our baby is registered for September, and I find myself asking the same questions again. This time it’s different though, because next fall our school begins the all-day, every day Kindergarten program. Frannie has […] Read more…

I’m Not Selfish and Lazy…I’m Just a French Mom!

Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting by Pamela Druckerman So, there’s not a drop of French in my Irish green blood (though clearly I’m not Irish enough since I don’t drink and I only have two kids) but I’ve always been a Francophile. They were one of our founding peoples, after all, and I followed […] Read more…

Hallmark’s Hot Products for Spring and Summer!

As a member of the Hallmark Press Pause Panel, I am treated to seasonal boxes of their hottest goodies to sample and review. Last week I received the latest shipment, and found all sorts of great gift ideas inside. My favourites: Squawkin’ Egg Droppin’ Hen  Mama Hen squawks and lays her eggs as she sings and […] Read more…

Clutter Control #5: Organize Your Jewelry

Okay, ladies (gentlemen? anyone?): we’re back in clutter-control mode, and this time we’re tackling our jewelry. Until recently, my stash has been somewhat organized. I had an old blue organizer that was designed to both hang (I had it on my closer door), and fold up for travel purposes (which I never did with it). […] Read more…

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