Month: November 2013

Family Fun in Montreal

As the daughter of a French teacher/die-hard Habs fan, trips to Montreal were a family tradition growing up, and my brother and I have tons of memories of the hotels, restaurants and of course hockey games that made up our childhood visits. This past weekend, we went back as one big (well, there are ten […] Read more…

Designer Jillian Harris: The “Charlie Ford Vintage” Interview

Sure, you may have first seen Jillian Harris on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette (and been intrigued by her theory about a guy’s personality being linked to his favourite hot dog condiments), but this Canadian designer is way more than “former reality show contestant”. In addition to running her own firm, Jillian is the resident […] Read more…

Holiday Gifts For Caregivers: Special Guest Post

Today I’m welcoming Katie Bugbee from care.com, here to share her thoughts on holiday gifts for some of the most important people in our children’s lives! (You may also want to flash back to my post called “What Teachers Really Want For Christmas“.) What Gifts Should You Give Your Child’s Caregivers? ‘Tis the season to […] Read more…

My LASIK Experience

LASIK is a medical miracle. At least I’m still hoping it’s going to be… A few weeks ago I shared info on my LASIK consult and plans to proceed with the surgery. Last Friday, it actually happened. Please be aware that all of the information I share here is based on my experience at the […] Read more…

My New Blog Design Revealed! (Merry Early Christmas To Me!)

So…notice something a bit different? If you’re reading this directly on the blog, hopefully you can see that This Mom Loves has an entirely new look! Thanks to the amazingly talented Kassie from The Cutest Blog on the Block, I’ve undergone a complete redesign and I absolutely adore it. I also should say thanks to […] Read more…

Hallmark Christmas 2013: Win an Interactive Storybook!

I always love when my Hallmark Press Pause boxes arrive on my doorstep, and this Christmas package was no exception. (My decorations are already up, of course, but I can always add more!) Read on for details, and a chance to win one of my favourite items! Here’s what I found inside my care package: […] Read more…

Las Vegas Part II: Shania Twain – Still The One

Click here to catch up on Las Vegas Part I: Tim McGraw/Faith Hill Soul2Soul. Our second morning in Vegas found us shopping again! This time we tried out the Las Vegas Premium Outlets (North – there’s also a South) which was about a ten minute cab ride. (Buses are a popular option, but since we […] Read more…

Must-Read Books For Grownups and Kids

Here are the latest titles I’m recommending (and in case you’re new here, if I don’t like a book I read – whether I’ve purchased it or received it from a publisher for review – it doesn’t make the cut. This blog is about the things I love!) The Empty Room by Lauren B. Davis […] Read more…

Las Vegas Part I: Tim McGraw/Faith Hill Soul2Soul

After two months of excited planning, my husband’s three sisters and I finally made it to Las Vegas! We turned it into a long weekend, flying out of Toronto on the Friday night and back on the Monday afternoon (I would like to make it very clear to the Ontario taxpayers – especially those whose […] Read more…

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