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…

6 Ways to Take Care of Yourself This Winter

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. There’s no denying it: the winter is here and in full force. Itchy skin, dry eyes, chapped lips and a stuffy nose are just the start of winter woes. Try these simple tips and […] Read more…

Microneedling Facials from RX Cosmetics: Review

Have you heard of microneedling facials? They’ve been in the press a lot lately, especially since Kim Kardashian shared a selfie after her first experience, and are said to improve fine lines and wrinkles, scars, age spots, acne, stretch marks and hyperpigmentation, to name only some of the benefits. I’m always game to try something […] 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…

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