Family & Life

Danielle Bryk: The Home To Win Momterview

Home to Win, the fan-favourite powerhouse reality series, returns to HGTV Canada on April 30th offering Canadian viewers the opportunity to compete for a gorgeous, fully-furnished waterfront property. This season, HGTV Canada is bringing together 30 of the network’s best-known builders, designers, and real estate experts (Drew and Jonathan Scott, Bryan and Sarah Baeumler, Sarah Richardson, Scott McGillivray, Jillian […] Read more…

My Favourite Mother’s Day Gift

Oh, I love my spa days, flowers, chocolates and jewelry. I especially appreciate the restaurant meals, so please keep those coming, honey. But after 11 years of being a mom, if I had to choose my favourite Mother’s Day gift ever, it would be this.     The supplies were purchased at Michael’s, but many […] Read more…

Ultimate Kids’ Birthday Party Theme Roundup

I’ve thrown a couple of good kids’ parties in my time. My friend Krista, on the other hand, has thrown a ton of AMAZING themed kids’ parties, and over the years has generously shared her ideas here on This Mom Loves. (One has become my most-pinned Pinterest post!) Today I’m providing a roundup of links […] Read more…

Are You a Good Receiver?

We know how important it is to be a giver, but what about the importance of being a good receiver? Recently, my daughter went on a school skiing trip, and spent the day with her friend and her friend’s dad. I had promised to give her a bit of cash to buy a treat, and […] Read more…

5 Tips To Start Your Child Reading

You know I love a good guest post, and as a parent and kindergarten teacher I thought this topic, from these two authors, was very appropriate! ****   5 Tips to Start Your Child Reading By Michelle MacRoy-Higgins, PhD, and Carlyn Kolker As children approach their school years, parent begin to wonder how their child […] Read more…

Girl Power, Netflix Style

Studies have shown that girls as young as six are influenced by gender stereotypes, and that role models from the entertainment they choose can have a lasting effect. On this note, and in honour of International Women’s Day earlier this month, I’m sharing my girls’ (and my) Netflix choices for favourite role-model female characters. First, […] Read more…

Family Fun in Boston, MA

Some of our trips are planned months in advance (Nashville, Vancouver, Las Vegas, New York City, Jamaica), other mere days. Our recent on-a-whim trip to Boston, Massachusetts fits in the latter category…and we had a blast! Here are the highlights. Porter Airlines I’m going to save some of the details for now, as I have […] Read more…

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