Entertainment

Ep 14: Guest Meredith Kirk, Reading to Big Kids and 6 Ways to Simplify Life

Meredith Kirk chats about interior design (she gets the credit for my big reno), real estate, parenting, faith and celebrity gossip culture (she’s also the sister of retired NHLer Mike Fisher and sister-in-law of country singer Carrie Underwood). Plus I share six ways to simplify life (I’m all about simplifying!) and reasons why we should […] Read more…

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…

My Favourite Books of the Year – 2018

Before we get to the list of my (40) favourite books of the year, I want to clarify that a few of these were not published in 2018, but made it to the top of my pile this year. Several books I read were abandoned, or I finished them but would not recommend, but this […] 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…

Ep 10: Time management expert Laura Vanderkam, great nonfiction and “the first 5 minutes” parenting hack

Laura Vanderkam (time management researcher and writer) shares her expertise, and I talk about a parenting hack I call “the first 5 minutes” as well as two great nonfiction books.     Laura Vanderkam’s latest book is Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done. You can find Laura on her website, Instagram, […] Read more…

This Mom Loves in the News

I am so grateful to everyone who has helped spread the word about my new podcast, and want to give a particular thanks to Catherine Whitnall at Kawartha Lakes This Week for this feature:     I also want to thank Heather Dixon and my SavvyMom friends for including me in this roundup – there […] 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…

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