Month: March 2013

Hallmark’s Spring Treasures

Spring is prime gift-giving season (Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Graduation) and Hallmark is one-stop shopping for both useful and keepsake gifts. When my latest Hallmark Ambassador box arrived on the doorstep (Maggie was very proud of herself for spotting the delivery truck and dragging the box in herself) I found tons of great goodies, […] Read more…

As Seen On Cityline: Framed Doily

I have several gorgeous doilies made for me by my Grandma, but hiding in a special box in the linen closet, waiting for the use of doilies in general decorating to come back into style (or to pass on to my girls, whichever comes first). Thanks to an episode of Cityline (all about how lace […] Read more…

Like Mother, Like Daughter

On the March Break, I came across my seven year old working busily in front of the Barbie house: When I asked her what she was doing, she said she would show me when the work was done. My patience was rewarded when she proudly held up: And then she enlisted her little sister to help […] Read more…

Dr. Karyn Gordon, Relationship and Parenting Expert: The Momterview

So, what would you say if you received an invitation to have your own private appointment with a relationship and parenting expert who’s making her mark on both sides of our friendly border? Yeah, me too! I first became acquainted with Dr. Karyn Gordon’s work when she was a guest expert on The Mom Show, which I basically inhaled daily […] Read more…

Family Fun at the Royal Ontario Museum

March Break at the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) is popular. Very popular. In fact, when we arrived an hour after opening, the ticket line outside stretched well past the “30 minutes to admission” sign posted on the sidewalk. Once inside, however, there’s more than enough room for everyone. This was the first time we’ve taken […] Read more…

Arisa Cox: The Big Brother Canada Momterview

If you’re one of the 4.2 million Canadians who tuned in to the first week of Big Brother Canada on Slice, you’ve already met the upbeat and energetic host (and mom of two), Arisa Cox. For those of you who didn’t tune in because you think Big Brother isn’t your thing…I have to tell you, […] Read more…

Rearranging Kids’ Rooms: Better Than Christmas

Looking for something free and (relatively) easy to entertain and inspire your kids for the March Break? My darling Frannie (who turned 7 yesterday) had been asking me about rearranging the furniture in her room, so one day last week before she got home, I took it upon myself to do so. The girls’ rooms […] Read more…

Anastasia’s Picks: More Books For Tweens and Teens

Here are some more book recommendations, courtesy of my lovely 11 year old niece, “Anastasia”: Twelve Kinds Of Ice by Ellen Eryan Obed, illustrations by Barbara McClintock Summary: Twelve kinds of ice demonstrates the beautiful stages of ice in the wintertime, and how amazing ice just is. Enjoyable and understandable, this book is surely a […] Read more…

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