Year: 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Canadian Tire Saves Santa!

When I was young, I assumed Canadian Tire would never be a store that interested me. When would I ever want to buy car stuff? I didn’t realize then, as I do now, that there’s so much more to Canadian Tire than tires (not to mention that one day I would be excited to have […] Read more…

My Olay Regenerist Experiment Begins

My longtime readers know that I’ve been self-conscious of my skin ever since the acne days of the early- to mid-nineties (even long after the acne disappeared). I’m always on the hunt for products that could help improve the tone and texture of my skin (especially the fine lines that keep appearing out of nowhere), […] Read more…

My New Favourite Thing: Jamberry Nail Wraps

Disclosure: This product was not a blog freebie; I’m a happy paying customer. It’s too bad I feel the need to state that up front, because hopefully my readers know that I tell the truth about a product either way, but for some this may make my opinion more legit. However, if Jamberry wants to […] Read more…

Chocolate Trifle – Easy and Delicious!

I know none of my regular readers are here for the recipes…though I think there was one back in 2012. This one, however, is worth sharing. I’ve been making this recipe for years and it has always been a hit! I even used it as my contribution to the Class Cookbook that my student teacher […] Read more…

My Dream Christmas List – Just For Fun!

Of course I want the obvious, altruistic things for Christmas: 1. World peace 2. End to cancer (and all disease, while we’re at it) 3. Every child well-fed and well-read (I was going to say no child hungry or illiterate, but the rhyming is much more catchy). Today, though, I’m sharing my selfish, silly, materialistic […] Read more…

Inspire Your Kids To Read!

In my latest CHEX Daily segment, I’m chatting with hosts Teresa Kaszuba and Mike Judson about how to motivate and inspire your child to read over the holidays (or anytime!) I’m also showing some great recommendations, whether your child is just starting to read words, or is older and having trouble finding material that interests […] Read more…

My Favourite Holiday Books – Video

Today I’m sharing a video where I chat about my favourite holiday books (from an extensive collection!) My class looked on as I recorded the video and one student even got to play videographer (so my apologies for any shaking, but it was worth it for his experience!) What’s your favourite holiday book? I’d love […] Read more…

The Virgin Mary’s Diary: Kids Write the Cutest Things

I gave my kids a writing assignment: after listening to the Gospel account of when Mary learned she would be giving birth to Jesus, students were asked to complete a diary entry from Mary’s point of view. Here’s one particularly astute entry, shared (as always) with parental permission. Love it! Read more…

Should Schools Enforce Dress Codes? My CBC Radio “The 180” Interview

Last week, I was interviewed by Jim Brown at the CBC Radio show “The 180” about dress codes in schools. Regular readers already know my thoughts, as I’ve written about them before here (which is how the show found me): http://thismomloves.ca/2014/06/03/in-defense-of-school-dress-codes/ When looking at events taking place at other schools (currently being covered in the […] Read more…

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