Month: August 2012

Is Triberr Worth It?

(Preface: I apologize to my beloved readers who are not also bloggers, as this post may not be of much interest to you. However, you’re welcome to stay!) So, here’s Triberr in a nutshell, for those who have no clue what I’m talking about: Bloggers (who are also on Twitter) join tribes, with the idea being that […] Read more…

My First Louis Vuitton Bag

I first shared with you my journey into the world of handbags with My New Coach Bag and Me: A Love Story. Now the story continues, with my most extravagant back-to-school purchase ever: the Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Speedy 30. I used eBay again, and was quite happy with the whole process, except for the fact that […] Read more…

This Mom Models Her Back-To-School Fashions

It’s the burning question on every fashionista’s mind right now: What, oh what, will rural Catholic school teachers be wearing this year? Well, ladies (and gents?), your answer is here. Earlier in the summer, I had a visit from my very own personal stylist, Practical Fashionista (Lisa McLatchie), who performed a much-needed Wardrobe Makeover on my […] Read more…

Stay Organized This School Year: Tips From a Mom and CEO

Please welcome my special guest poster today: Megan Brown, Co-founder of HatchedIT.com, an online family organizational platform. (She had me at “organized”.) How Stay Organized as the Kids Head Back to School As another summer draws to a close and we begin to prepare our kids for the start of a new school year there […] Read more…

Hallmark’s Back To School Goodies

When I think of back to school, I have to admit, “Hallmark” doesn’t immediately pop to mind. But if you’re looking for cute gifts to inspire the little (or big) students in your life this Fall, here are some for your consideration: Text Bands ($14.99) My girls (six and four) are loving these! Kids can […] Read more…

Win a Personalized Backpack From Stuck On You

Giveaway open to US and Canada. I’ve reviewed products from Stuck On You before, and I’ve always been very pleased. The quality is high and my kids have loved every item they’ve received. The Stuck On You backpack is no exception. Two years ago when Frannie started school she got to try one out, and now that […] Read more…

School Daze: Back To School Tips and Tricks

So, are you excited about “back to school” yet? Never mind that the phrase also translates into “back to work” for me…personally I can’t wait to spend too much for my daughters’ clothes, handle piles of extra paperwork on my kitchen counter, and — wait for it — pack lunches every single night, since both […] Read more…

Behind The Scenes At Canada AM With Marci Ien

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at a national morning news program? Earlier this week I headed to the Canada AM studio to find out! My gracious host (and co-host of the program) Marci Ien greets me in reception at 4:30 a.m. (yes, you read that correctly) and the whirlwind morning begins. […] Read more…