Family & Life

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…

Take Your Family to the Lindsay Ex

Going to the Lindsay Ex has been a tradition for us since before we even had kids (my husband has been going his whole life), and my girls are already talking about how excited they are for this year’s festivities (September 20th to 24th) – it’s something to look forward to and a nice reward […] Read more…

Back-to-school finds from Canadian Tire

As the daughters of a blogger, my girls tend to get excited when parcels show up on our doorstep…because quite often it means they are going to be reviewing products! This time, however, I was excited too…because moms (and teachers!) also deserve some back-to-school goodies, and they arrived in a box from Canadian Tire! First […] Read more…

7 Tips to Keep Kids’ Backs Healthy

We all worry about our kids’ health. Cold and flu, cuts and bruises are all normal parts of childhood that we stay on top of. But how often do you think about your child’s back health? Research shows that more than half of younger Canadians experience at least one episode of low back pain by […] Read more…

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