Family & Life

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…

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…

Eva’s Kitchen: Episode 1

Eva loves to bake, and both girls love making videos, so the concept of Eva’s Kitchen was a very natural evolution. Shot and edited on Liv’s old iPod (she uses iMovie), the first episode finds Eva in our kitchen baking chocolate overload cookies (one of the recipes/ingredient kits that she was given by my mom […] 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…

Healthy Kids, Happy School Year

It’s back-to-school time, and parents and kids are abuzz with preparations: stocking up on school supplies, choosing new outfits, and even dreaming about Pinterest-perfect lunchboxes. More important than all of this, however, is making sure that our kids stay healthy this school year, which includes keeping them up-to-date on their vaccinations.     There are […] Read more…

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