Family & Life

8 Tips for Talking To Kids About Vaping

Despite the dangers of vaping, it still continues to be a problem especially in middle and high schools. What can parents do to make sure their children don’t get involved with vaping?   Vinay Saranga M.D. is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and offers these eight tips: Show Proof: Many times, kids are unaware of the dangers […] Read more…

My Top 10 Posts of 2019

It’s time for the annual countdown of my most-read blog posts of the year! Note that these are posts that were actually published in 2019 (not older posts that happened to get high traffic), and I eliminated giveaways, links to my TV segments and podcast episode shownotes (though my interviews with Sophie Gregoire Trudeau and […] Read more…

Claudine Labelle: The FitSpirit Momterview

When researching for my podcast interview with Sophie Grégoire Trudeau I looked into some of the organizations she supports, and FitSpirit was at the top of the list. After the interview they reached out to connect and I am thrilled to bring you my Q & A with founder Claudine Labelle! Why did you start […] Read more…

Ep 40: Holiday Tips Special Edition

The experts are here with advice to help you survive and thrive this holiday season! Caron Irwin is talking holiday parenting, Dr. Sheila Wijayasinghe has holiday health covered, Lisa Orr’s taking care of holiday etiquette and Chelsea Montgomery has tips for holiday stress! It’s a jam-packed episode that you won’t want to miss! Thanks to […] Read more…

Ep 39: Dr. Andrea Gelinas, Toronto’s Coolest Dentist, plus Ways To Give Back, DIY Gel Manicures at Home and Suspense Novel Recos

Dr. Andrea Gelinas is a mom and business owner with an eye for design – and she’s also been called Toronto’s Coolest Dentist! She’s here to chat about all of that and more. Also in this episode: ways to give back (you may not have heard of all of them), DIY gel manicures at home […] Read more…

5 Ways to Give Back at the Holidays – and Beyond

I find that as the holidays approach and I’m reflecting on my blessings, I’m particularly motivated to try to pay it forward – perhaps you’re the same! Below are five routes to giving back with which I have firsthand experience…and most of these organizations are looking for help year-round, so feel free to save it […] Read more…

7 Tips for Making the Most of Your Photo Shoot

Whether it’s a family holiday photo, engagement pics or new headshots for your business, my go-to photographer Mary Zita Payne has tips for helping you get the most out of your photo shoot! (I’m interspersing the tips with some of the great photos from the shot she did with me and my girls!) It’s not […] Read more…

Ep 38: Home To Win Host Sangita Patel, Nonfiction Recos and Parent/Teacher Interview Tips

Sangita Patel, host of Home To Win on HGTV Canada, is here to talk about Season 4 of the show – they’re giving away a Home for the Holidays! We also talk about her famous Fitness Tuesdays, parenting our tween/teen girls, racism, travel tips and more! My previous interview with Sangita Patel Find Sangita on […] Read more…

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