Month: January 2013

Discover More : Win Fantastic Non-Fiction From Scholastic

Giveaway open to Canadians. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: kids LOVE reading nonfiction. While I’ve seen many girls (in my classroom and home) who enjoy reading factual information, boys especially seem drawn to this genre, and Scholastic is ready for them. I was sent samples of Scholastic’s new Discover More series […] Read more…

Blogiversary # 3: Remember My Very First Post?

In honour of my third anniversary here at This Mom Loves, I thought I would reprint my very first post, and you can let me know if I’ve done what I set out to do three short years ago! ************* January 26, 2010 And one more blog hits the net! Welcome to This Mom Loves, […] Read more…

The Great Swaddle Debate

I came across an article in the February issue of Today’s Parent that caught my eye, as it was all about swaddling (“The Right Way To Swaddle” by Lisa Van De Geyn). When our girls were infants, we were all over the swaddle. With Frannie, my husband mastered the blanket burrito, and then with Maggie, […] Read more…

Microsoft Surface Fiasco – Update

You may have read my previous post on How To Order a Microsoft Surface in 31 Painful Steps. (You would remember. It was pretty painful to read, too.) Here’s an update, as of today. To begin, the tablet was a total hit as a Christmas gift, and all four of us love it and use […] Read more…

To Give(away) or Not to Give(away)?

As you may or may not have noticed, it’s been a while since I’ve had a giveaway here on the blog. I get lots of offers of products to review, and a few of them I’ve jumped at and shared the results. But when it comes to running giveaways, I find that they take a fair bit of […] Read more…

The Heart Truth Fashion Show – Model of Health Contest

You may have heard of The Heart Truth Fashion Show, The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s annual event where Canadian celebrities and fashion designers bring the Red Dress to life on the runway, raising awareness of the need for women to protect themselves from heart disease and stroke. This year, they’re shaking things up a little, and in addition to their […] Read more…

The Bachelorette + Twitter = Huh?

I’ll just cut to the chase here and admit that I love The Bachelor. And Bachelorette. And if I had ever actually watched it, probably Bachelor Pad too. Every time a new season begins, I watch the first episode “just for fun”. It’s cheesy and predictable, and I never seem to quite like any of […] Read more…

The Things Kids Write…

At what age should I insist that my daughter remove this sign from her bedroom door (a thoughtful replacement to the “Girls only” sign that her father pretended to be offended by): Read more…

Immunizations as Gifts – And My Kids Were Excited!

Little children do not fully get the concept of “a donation has been made in your name”. Nor would I really expect them to. But when they actually know what has been donated, it’s a bit different. When they get to choose their donation…well, that’s an authentic introduction to philanthropy. Every Christmas my parents give our family a gift from the […] Read more…

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