Family & Life

10 Ways To Simplify Christmas

The older I get, the more I want to simplify my life. Less “stuff”, fewer commitments, a focus on close relationships…it all helps make me a happier person. It’s not always easy at Christmastime though, when it seems like we’re encouraged (or pressured) to go over-the-top for gifts, food, decorating, partying and more. Here are […] 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…

Mini-Muffin Pancake Bites: Eva’s Kitchen Episode 2

My creative girls are back with the second edition of Eva’s Kitchen! While they generously credit me as “Assistant” in the video (I did wrangle up matching containers for the baker to display ingredients in), this is all them. Eva is the onscreen “talent”, as they say, but Liv gets the credit for almost everything […] 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…

Make It a Green Halloween

Several years ago when I began my freelance writing career, I wrote many articles for what was then Peterborough Kids (also published as Northumberland Kids, etc.), now called Local Parent (http://www.localparent.ca). One of my very first assignments was an article with tips for making Halloween a little bit more environmentally-friendly. Check it out! http://peterboroughkids.dgtlpub.com/2009/2009-11-30/pdf/holidays.pdf 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…

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