Family & Life

Ep 15: Melissa Leong’s Money Advice, Giving Public Compliments plus Book Recos

Finance expert and writer Melissa Leong answers all our money questions, why you should give public compliments, and nonfiction from Michelle Obama and Molly Bloom. You can find Melissa Leong on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and her website. Her fantastic new book is Happy Go Money: Spend Smart, Save Right and Enjoy Life. My book recommendations: […] Read more…

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…

Lazy Daisy Breakfast Casserole

Whether you’re having company for breakfast or just want a yummy casserole to share with your family, the Lazy Daisy is for you! This recipe combines toast, eggs, bacon and cheese (you can use whatever versions you wish, e.g., low fat cheese, whole grain bread, different meat) and is prepared the night before to make […] 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…

Ep 11: Entrepreneur Jenna Herbut, Frock Box and Giving Back with Kids including The Shoebox Project

A chat with entrepreneur Jenna Herbut, I fill listeners in on the Frock Box subscription box, and tips for getting kids involved with giving back, including The Shoebox Project.   You can find Jenna Herbut at her site and on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Jenna’s excellent new book is Make It Happen: The Creative Entrepreneur’s […] 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…

The Shoebox Project: gifts for women in shelters

Do you ever have a moment when you feel like you’re so fortunate, and you really need to find more ways to give back? I had one of these flashes a few weeks ago, and decided that I wanted to get involved with The Shoebox Project this Christmas season, bringing shoeboxes of love to women […] 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…

How To Treat Head Lice: A Complete Guide

It’s a parent’s nightmare: the call that your child has lice. Or, worse, being told that both of your daughters have lice, and wait…you do too! (True story from the week before Christmas, 2012.) So – how do you treat head lice? Based on my own experiences at home, 19 years of teaching, and my […] Read more…

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