Entertainment

Kate’s Favourite Things – November 2017

BOOKS The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld Three years ago, Madison Culver disappeared when her family was choosing a Christmas tree in Oregon’s Skookum National Forest. She would be eight-years-old now—if she has survived. Desperate to find their beloved daughter, certain someone took her, the Culvers turn to Naomi, a private investigator with an uncanny […] Read more…

This Mom Loves: Alanis Morissette

If you and I are from the same generation, you oughta know Alanis Morissette. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.) What you may not know is that Alanis is now married to hip hop artist Mario “Souleye” Treadway, and has two children: son Ever, age six, and sixteen-month-old daughter Onyx. She has been very vocal about her […] Read more…

Carolyn MacKenzie: The Morning Show Momterview

I first met Carolyn MacKenzie in August on the set of Global’s The Morning Show (where she is a host) about thirty seconds before my back-to-school shopping segment. That was enough time for her to greet me warmly and put me at ease – exactly what someone needs before going on live television! After learning more about […] Read more…

Stream Yourself Smarter! (No, really!)

I am totally on board with the idea that we can learn things from all media – including the shows and movies that we stream on Netflix. I can’t tell you how much royal history I have learned from The Crown (plus some of the great royal documentaries that are available) but with any historical […] Read more…

News Junkies: Why You Should Take a Break

Today’s guest post on the importance of detoxing from the news is from Dr. Sanam Hafeez. Welcome, Dr. Hafeez! ************ Overloaded on bad news? You’re not alone. When we tune in to see what’s going on all we see is suffering from natural disasters, shootings, terror attacks, reports about economic uncertainty and a divided political […] Read more…

Kate’s Favourite Things – October 2017

BOOKS Hello Sunshine by Laura Dave This is a really fun book. I swear, I’m not a social media fraud like this character is…but nor am I an internet sensation! (Yet…)   Sunshine Mackenzie has it all…until her secrets come to light. Sunshine Mackenzie is living the dream—she’s a culinary star with millions of fans, […] Read more…

This Mom Loves: Reese Witherspoon

This time around I’m bringing you some wise words on ambition from Reese Witherspoon (actress, producer, entrepreneur and mom of three) in the latest issue of Glamour magazine. Embed from Getty Images As moms, we have a unique opportunity to keep changing this attitude that ambition is an ugly quality in women. That it makes […] Read more…

Netflix Makes Birthdays Better

The bar for kids’ birthdays seems to get higher and higher. When I was a kid, I was happy with fried chicken, some new books and a swim at Grandma’s…they were all treats as far as I was concerned! Now, those are all part of a typical weekend for my girls, and I blame Pinterest […] Read more…

This Mom Loves: Jessica Biel

I’ve been on the lookout lately for interesting celebrity quotes to share, and I love this one from Jessica Biel in Hello Canada, when asked in what ways motherhood has changed her (she and husband Justin Timberlake are parents of two-year-old son Silas):     I think becoming a mother has changed everything. When you […] Read more…

Sarah Richardson: The Sarah Off The Grid Momterview

Sarah Richardson is no stranger to television. As a super-successful Canadian designer, she has been the host, co-creator and co-producer of eight HGTV series, including the brand-new Sarah Off The Grid, premiering Sunday at 10 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV Canada. The six part series finds Sarah tackling her biggest challenge yet: an off-the-grid dream home […] Read more…

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