Education

Ep 13: Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn, dealing with lice, social media cleanouts and my heated vest

Sleep consultant Alanna McGinn answers all your questions, from newborn sleep right through tips for adults. I share advice for handling head lice, as well as how I do a social media cleanout every once in a while…plus I talk about my new heated vest! For more information on Alanna McGinn: Good Night Sleep Site, […] Read more…

Top 10 Posts of 2018

Today I’m sharing my Top 10 Most Read posts that were published on This Mom Loves in the past year. Many of my most-read were actually published previously, such as my always popular Amazing Race Party (also my most-pinned post on Pinterest) my massively well-read Interview with Kortney Wilson, and because of the Harry/Meghan/wedding connection, […] Read more…

Ep 12: Eating Out with Kids, Abandoning Books and a Jam-Packed Ask Me Anything (Season Finale)

Eating out with kids, abandoning books and a jam-packed ask me anything! Listeners sent in their questions related to education, beauty, organization, podcasting, TV and more…including my most embarrassing moments! The season finale of This Mom Loves is the most personal one yet! Important links mentioned in this episode The book I recommended: Watching You […] Read more…

Book Advent Calendar

We’re all set to go in our class with our Book Advent Calendar! We took 24 of our favourite Christmas stories, some religious and some secular, wrapped them up, and numbered the tags from 1 to 24. (I found cute – and free – printable tags here.) The books will be arranged randomly on our […] Read more…

Ep 8: Favourite Things Special – Beauty & Cleaning Products, Books, Kids’ Apps & Netflix Bingewatches

In this episode I’m sharing a whole show’s worth of favourite things: beauty products, cleaning products, books, kids’ apps and Netflix bingewatches! Favourites include: Maybelline eyeliner Norwex glass cloth, floor mop system and BacLock kitchen cloth set I Know You by Annabel Kantaria The Good Liar by Catherine McKenzie Apps – ABC Alphabet Phonics, Sight […] Read more…

Q & A with Drew and Jonathan Scott, authors of Builder Brothers: Big Plans

Drew and Jonathan Scott, perhaps better known as the Property Brothers, have found time in their busy schedules to add a children’s book to their repertoires! “Jam packed with meaningful messages…” (Hello! Canada) BUILDER BROTHERS: BIG PLANS is a heartwarming picture book for the tactile and curious reader (ages 4-8). The story is about two brothers […] Read more…

Ep 4: The Child Whisperer, Birthday Party Ideas & How To Help Your Struggling Student

The Child Whisperer Carol Tuttle, birthday party ideas and a book for parents and teachers of struggling students. The book I strongly recommend for all teachers and parents of children who struggle in school: Helping Your Child with Language-Based Learning Disabilities by Daniel Franklin A link to all of the birthday party themes mentioned, plus […] Read more…

Enjoy Halloween with Your Child with Special Needs

Little ghosts, goblins, and all sorts of costumes characters will soon descend on neighborhoods across the country on Halloween night. For children coping with special needs, Halloween can be a lot of fun. The Episcopal Center for Children (ECC), a nonprofit organization providing therapeutic and special education services to children ages 5-14 in the greater Washington, […] Read more…

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