Entertainment

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…

Danielle Bryk: The Home To Win Momterview

Home to Win, the fan-favourite powerhouse reality series, returns to HGTV Canada on April 30th offering Canadian viewers the opportunity to compete for a gorgeous, fully-furnished waterfront property. This season, HGTV Canada is bringing together 30 of the network’s best-known builders, designers, and real estate experts (Drew and Jonathan Scott, Bryan and Sarah Baeumler, Sarah Richardson, Scott McGillivray, Jillian […] Read more…

Kate’s Favourite Things – April 2017

I’m happy to share this month’s recos with you! BOOKS My (not so) Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella We all know and love this Shopaholic author, and as her readers grow up, I found Kinsella took an interesting angle with her newest book: the main character is still a relatable twenty-something, but she has also […] 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…

Family Fun in Boston, MA

Some of our trips are planned months in advance (Nashville, Vancouver, Las Vegas, New York City, Jamaica), other mere days. Our recent on-a-whim trip to Boston, Massachusetts fits in the latter category…and we had a blast! Here are the highlights. Porter Airlines I’m going to save some of the details for now, as I have […] Read more…

Kate’s Favourite Things – March 2017

My top picks of the month: BOOKS The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall Canadian writer Whittall tells the story of a family impacted by an accusation of sexual assault. (Note that the experiences are more about the effects on the family members than they are about the alleged crimes.) Scrappy Little Nobody by […] Read more…

Netflix Cheating: Are You Guilty?

I feel like Jennifer Reid (wife of singer Johnny Reid) found the perfect Valentine this year: Like I was saying, I like to find gifts and cards specific to the person or occasion. So @johnnyreidofficial, my search for the perfect Valentine’s Day ❤️card ends here. Card | @farewellpaperie Available at | @silversteerandco A post shared […] Read more…

Meanwhile, On Kate’s Instagram…

While I still love to delve into topics here on the blog, I also do a lot of “microblogging” on social media. I have the most followers on Twitter, but I’m finding almost zero interaction there lately (is it just me?) so I post a lot to Facebook and Instagram, where my followers seem much […] Read more…

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