Education

Kate’s Favourite Things: May 2017

This month’s list of my latest recommendations is a short one: BOOKS Expecting Sunshine by Alexis Marie Chute In this book, Canadian mom Alexis Marie recounts her struggle after the loss of her newborn son, and the mixed emotions of her following pregnancy. It is so beautifully written that it had a “literary” feel, while […] Read more…

How To Handle Online Negativity

I have officially made it. I now receive mean tweets. Now, that’s not to say I’ve never faced any negativity as a blogger before. On a couple of occasions over the years I have been called to task because I didn’t ask tough enough questions of my celebrity interviewees (for example, about political/religious beliefs that […] Read more…

5 Tips To Start Your Child Reading

You know I love a good guest post, and as a parent and kindergarten teacher I thought this topic, from these two authors, was very appropriate! ****   5 Tips to Start Your Child Reading By Michelle MacRoy-Higgins, PhD, and Carlyn Kolker As children approach their school years, parent begin to wonder how their child […] Read more…

Girl Power, Netflix Style

Studies have shown that girls as young as six are influenced by gender stereotypes, and that role models from the entertainment they choose can have a lasting effect. On this note, and in honour of International Women’s Day earlier this month, I’m sharing my girls’ (and my) Netflix choices for favourite role-model female characters. First, […] Read more…

Did You Know Your Pharmacist Can…? Plus Win a $500 Shoppers Drug Mart Gift Card!

Of course your pharmacist can fill prescriptions. Everyone knows that. But in honour of Pharmacist Awareness Month, I’m sharing some lesser-known services that your pharmacist can take care of for you…and the chance to win a $500 Shoppers Drug Mart gift card!! Now, did you know that your pharmacist can… Administer flu shots? Administer other […] Read more…

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