New York City Day 2: Live! With Regis and Kelly

You thought the Day 1 Julia Roberts sighting was exciting? The next day was even better! Day 2 began with our first New York City cab ride, taking us uptown to 67th and Columbus…the studios of Live! With Regis and Kelly. I watch the show all the time, and was thrilled to be able to get tickets. […] Read more…

3M Safety Products Update

If you’ve already read my review of 3M’s safety glasses and ear protectors, you need to go back! I’m now able to provide a pair of each to one lucky winner…so just go back to the post and leave a quick comment to be entered – the prize is worth $60! Read more…

Winners: Stuck On You, Playhouse Disney and Read Me a Story

Congratulations to the following winners: Stuck On You personalized backpack and tag: #39 out of 84 entries Missy from Winnipeg, MB Playhouse Disney Prize Pack: # 57 out of 84 entries Rae from Creston, BC Read Me A Story from Scholastic: #13 of 89 entries Chelsey from Langley, BC All winners were chosen by random number […] Read more…

New York City Day 1: Julia Roberts

I know, I know, you can’t wait to hear every single detail about the Winns taking Manhattan, but I’m going to drag spread the trip out over three posts for each of our three days in the Big Apple, offering you the high and lowlights of our first trip to NYC! We stayed at a […] Read more…

Brain Quest Write and Erase – Review and Giveaway

Giveaway open to Canadians. I love love love the new Brain Quest Write and Erase books. “Sure,” you’re thinking. “She loves every product she tries.” Not so! It may surprise you to know that many products I am approached about don’t even make it to “This Mom Loves”. Sometimes I turn down the opportunity because I know […] Read more…

Not Just IQ: Executive Functioning in Kids

I just finished reading a great book called “No Mind Left Behind: Understanding and Fostering Executive Control – The Eight Essential Brain Skills Every Child Needs To Thrive” by clinical psychologist Dr. Adam Cox. In this book, Dr. Cox outlines the eight pillars of executive control (or what he calls “The Ex Factor” ) that may have more […] Read more…

What To Read: Flashback Episode

No, there’s no writer’s strike…but every blogger needs a break, so I’m leaving you with a ‘best of’ post for your reading pleasure! First, here’s a title I haven’t mentioned, which is perfect for summer chick lit: A Mile In My Flip-Flops by Melody Carlson This one is extremely light and fluffy, yet with Christianity weaving […] Read more…

Front Door Makeover!

As teachers, we are lucky enough to have our summers off. Because of that, we spend ten months of the year adding to the “we’ll do it in the summer” list. For 2010, one of our goals was to update our front door with a new paint colour. This is the before shot: Now, of […] Read more…

Read Me A Story: Review and Giveaway

Giveaway open to Canadians Hot off the press, Scholastic has a fantastic collection of five classic Canadian favourites entitled “Read Me a Story”. Included in the book: Henny Penny by Werner Zimmerman The Party by Barbara Reid A Second Is a Hiccup by Hazel Hutchins Sophie and the Sea Monster by Don Gillmor Too Many […] Read more…

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