Month: April 2014

School Roundup: April 2014

Here’s a sampling what the Grade 3 class was up to in April: Art Beautiful Easter crosses, using chalk pastels and paint. Here’s the original Pinterest pin: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/175288610471090221/ (I used to be able to embed pins into my posts to give clearer credit to the original pinner, but it doesn’t seem to work properly anymore. Any […] Read more…

Confessions of a Celebrity Ageist

I’m 36 years old, and I am a celebrity ageist. But not in the way that plagues most of Hollywood. Perhaps it would be more accurate to say I’m more of a “reverse” celebrity ageist. I’m not interested in the teeny-boppers and the twenty-somethings. I’m mere months younger than Justin Bieber’s mother, for heaven’s sake, […] Read more…

About Time…Alarm Clock Time

We have reached a milestone phase in our family. I have officially changed the time of my weekday alarm clock. When I first went back to work after my mat leave with Maggie, almost five years ago, it was necessary for my alarm to go off at 6:00 a.m. I would enjoy one lazy snooze, […] Read more…

Easter Hunt Tips and Tricks (and cute kid photo alert!)

I want to make it clear how aware I am of the religious importance of Easter. I’m a Catholic schoolteacher after all (I was going to use the phrase “for heaven’s sake” but thought perhaps it would be inappropriate) and our yearly remembrance of Jesus’ death and celebration of His resurrection is paramount to our […] Read more…

Family Fun at Courtyard by Marriott, Niagara Falls

Last weekend, our family hit the road to experience the newly renovated Courtyard by Marriott in Niagara Falls, just minutes from the main attraction itself. We headed out on Saturday morning, and with a bit of a bathroom-break detour, arrived just before 1 p.m. Parking is right onsite, and the lobby was warm and inviting, […] Read more…

Kids’ Party Roundup – Themes Galore!

Over the years, I’ve shared several party themes here at This Mom Loves (with LOTS of help from my themed-party-planning friend, Krista!) For some reason it seems like the birthday party season ramps up in spring, so I thought it would be the perfect time to share a roundup of different party ideas. My First […] Read more…

Spring 2014 (Yes, it’s here) From Hallmark – With Giveaway!

My latest Hallmark “Press Pause Panel” box has arrived, with all sorts of selections for spring celebrations like Easter and Mother’s Day. Some of my favourites: “Cheery Chick” with light (special $14.95, MSRP $29.95) This one is going to be a hot-ticket item in my classroom raffle this month! There’s a miniature scene inside this […] Read more…

1 2