Month: August 2016

Family Fun in Ottawa, Ontario

Disclosure: This post was generously sponsored by IHG. Opinions are, as always, my own. I’ve always loved a good road trip, which is not surprising since I started travelling at such an early age. At only a few weeks old, my parents buckled me up (or, probably not – it was 1977!) and took me […] Read more…

Our Tour of Corus Entertainment (Plus My Girls’ Interviewing Debuts!)

While in the big city recently, the girls and I were invited to tour the Toronto waterfront headquarters of Corus Entertainment…and had so much fun! Since we arrived early (shocker, right?) we spent some time on Sugar Beach (adjacent to the Redpath Sugar Factory) right outside the building. No swimming allowed, but what fun to […] Read more…

Family Fun at Casa Loma, Toronto

“North America’s only full-sized castle and Toronto’s premier historic attraction” – how could we resist the opportunity to take the girls to Casa Loma? Photo courtesy Casa Loma We started our self-guided tour on the lower level (full disclosure: because we were hungry and that’s where the cafe is!) and worked our way up. The […] Read more…

Kindergarten Advice from Parents and Teachers

With the new school year right around the corner, there are many parents getting ready to send their little ones to school for the very first time. To help make that big step easier, I hit up my social media friends and gathered words of wisdom from the trenches: from educators, parents and educator/parents…including some […] Read more…

Kate and the #Replikate Trend: Following the Style of the Duchess of Cambridge

Yes, I have begun to dabble in the world of RepliKaters (as my Instagram followers well know). What? Well, RepliKaters have fun following and copying fashions worn by Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. Sometimes this involves making identical purchases (while the designer items are out of my budget, sometimes Kate shops mainstream too) or trying […] Read more…

Kate’s Favourite Things – August 2016

I’ve really appreciated the downtime in the last month, and I hope you enjoy these recos as much as I did! By the way, if you do appreciate my suggestions – especially books – please consider following me on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, as I share reading material as I go…and you won’t have to […] Read more…