Family & Life

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…

Ep 8: Favourite Things Special – Beauty & Cleaning Products, Books, Kids’ Apps & Netflix Bingewatches

In this episode I’m sharing a whole show’s worth of favourite things: beauty products, cleaning products, books, kids’ apps and Netflix bingewatches! Favourites include: Maybelline eyeliner Norwex glass cloth, floor mop system and BacLock kitchen cloth set I Know You by Annabel Kantaria The Good Liar by Catherine McKenzie Apps – ABC Alphabet Phonics, Sight […] Read more…

Ep 7: Allison Bell on resilience after infant loss, infertility, PPD & cancer

Special guest Allison Bell shares her experiences with resilience in the face of infant loss, infertility, postpartum depression and cancer, including the strategies that worked for her, and dos and don’ts for those who want to be supportive. You will be completely drawn in by Allison’s story, and her insights will hopefully be helpful to […] Read more…

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