Family & Life

Did You Know Your Pharmacist Can…? Plus Win a $500 Shoppers Drug Mart Gift Card!

Of course your pharmacist can fill prescriptions. Everyone knows that. But in honour of Pharmacist Awareness Month, I’m sharing some lesser-known services that your pharmacist can take care of for you…and the chance to win a $500 Shoppers Drug Mart gift card!! Now, did you know that your pharmacist can… Administer flu shots? Administer other […] Read more…

Netflix Cheating: Are You Guilty?

I feel like Jennifer Reid (wife of singer Johnny Reid) found the perfect Valentine this year: Like I was saying, I like to find gifts and cards specific to the person or occasion. So @johnnyreidofficial, my search for the perfect Valentine’s Day ❤️card ends here. Card | @farewellpaperie Available at | @silversteerandco A post shared […] Read more…

Meanwhile, On Kate’s Instagram…

While I still love to delve into topics here on the blog, I also do a lot of “microblogging” on social media. I have the most followers on Twitter, but I’m finding almost zero interaction there lately (is it just me?) so I post a lot to Facebook and Instagram, where my followers seem much […] Read more…

Teach Kids To Fight Germs #SDMFluFighters

Not long ago, I wrote an article for Parents Canada magazine all about teaching young kids not to spread germs. I interviewed a doctor – more specifically a pediatric infectious disease specialist – who said, “The number one way to reduce bacterial germs in any environment is to vaccinate your kids. Not only are they […] Read more…

Do You Tell Your Daughter She’s Beautiful?

I have to say I disagree with all those experts in magazines and on talk shows who say we shouldn’t tell our girls they’re beautiful, or those moms who warn, “Don’t tell my daughter she’s pretty!” A very important word for me, particularly after my switch to the kindergarten program this year, is balance. Yes […] Read more…

When to Keep Sick Kids Home – Plus $150 Shoppers Drug Mart Prize Pack Giveaway

“Mommy, I don’t feel well…” We’ve all been there (despite good hygiene, lots of sleep and vaccinations such as the flu shot), and many of us have struggled with staying home from work or arranging alternate child care for our sick kids. It’s not easy! According to a recent Shoppers Drug Mart poll, 30% of adults […] Read more…

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