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10 Halloween Etiquette Tips and Tricks

With the spooky occasion almost upon us, I’m sharing these helpful holiday tips from Sharon Schweitzer, an international etiquette expert, author and founder of Protocol and Etiquette Worldwide. (And just for the visual appeal, I’m also sharing some of my girls’ best Halloween moments!) –        Select Appropriate Costumes: Costumes that represent a culture, race, ethnic or religious group […] Read more…

Dear Fellow Teachers: A Back-to-School Letter

This blog post began as a September pep talk for myself. Partway through, I realized I could tweak a few pronouns, broaden the focus slightly and possibly help to get other teachers geared up for the exciting new beginning that’s quickly approaching. Hope it helps! *** Dear Fellow Teachers, There’s no better way to start […] Read more…

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…

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…

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