Family & Life

SLOW: Simple Living for a Frantic World

If you keep up with Kate’s Favourite Things, you’ll know that when it comes to books, I lean towards suspense thrillers. (Basically, for the past five years I’ve read anything promoted with “If you loved Gone Girl…”.) That said, I also like to mix things up with some nonfiction, and I recently read a book […] Read more…

Jumbo Shells with Cheese Filling

This is a family-favourite dish that I’ve been making since my friend Amanda gave me the recipe back in university…and now Eva is making it too! Ingredients 1 box jumbo shells 2 cups cottage cheese 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese 1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese 2 eggs salt and pepper parsley 1 jar […] Read more…

Keeping It Real(ish) Online

A while back, our girls did something really sweet for us, and I was proud to share on social media (they were also pleased to have it shared). While the lovely responses were rolling in, it got me thinking about the whole “don’t compare your bloopers to someone else’s highlight reel” philosophy of social media, […] Read more…

Keep Your Child’s Learning Alive This Summer

Today I have a special guest post from Elspeth Rae and Rowena Rae – sisters who have dedicated their careers to children’s literacy and learning. (They are also the authors of the great new Meg and Greg series of books, which have special features to support children with dyslexia and other struggling readers aged 6-9. More […] Read more…

Hair Donation Day 2018

Yesterday was our 5th annual school donation day for Wigs For Kids and 8 generous girls answered the call, giving up 10″ of hair to be made into wigs for kids with medical hair loss.     My Olivia was back again for the second time and Eva made her third donation. The other girls […] Read more…

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