My Favourite Mother’s Day Gift

Oh, I love my spa days, flowers, chocolates and jewelry. I especially appreciate the restaurant meals, so please keep those coming, honey. But after 11 years of being a mom, if I had to choose my favourite Mother’s Day gift ever, it would be this.     The supplies were purchased at Michael’s, but many […] Read more…

How To Handle Online Negativity

I have officially made it. I now receive mean tweets. Now, that’s not to say I’ve never faced any negativity as a blogger before. On a couple of occasions over the years I have been called to task because I didn’t ask tough enough questions of my celebrity interviewees (for example, about political/religious beliefs that […] Read more…

Ultimate Kids’ Birthday Party Theme Roundup

I’ve thrown a couple of good kids’ parties in my time. My friend Krista, on the other hand, has thrown a ton of AMAZING themed kids’ parties, and over the years has generously shared her ideas here on This Mom Loves. (One has become my most-pinned Pinterest post!) Today I’m providing a roundup of links […] Read more…

New York City Travel Highlights

I am often asked what my favourite travel destination has been, and while I love the sunny south, and have had a wonderful time in many Canadian and American cities, my heart always goes back to NYC. My husband and I spent a fantastic few days there (we traveled one August) and I have incredibly […] Read more…

Kate’s Favourite Things – April 2017

I’m happy to share this month’s recos with you! BOOKS My (not so) Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella We all know and love this Shopaholic author, and as her readers grow up, I found Kinsella took an interesting angle with her newest book: the main character is still a relatable twenty-something, but she has also […] Read more…

Are You a Good Receiver?

We know how important it is to be a giver, but what about the importance of being a good receiver? Recently, my daughter went on a school skiing trip, and spent the day with her friend and her friend’s dad. I had promised to give her a bit of cash to buy a treat, and […] Read more…

5 Tips To Start Your Child Reading

You know I love a good guest post, and as a parent and kindergarten teacher I thought this topic, from these two authors, was very appropriate! ****   5 Tips to Start Your Child Reading By Michelle MacRoy-Higgins, PhD, and Carlyn Kolker As children approach their school years, parent begin to wonder how their child […] Read more…

Girl Power, Netflix Style

Studies have shown that girls as young as six are influenced by gender stereotypes, and that role models from the entertainment they choose can have a lasting effect. On this note, and in honour of International Women’s Day earlier this month, I’m sharing my girls’ (and my) Netflix choices for favourite role-model female characters. First, […] Read more…

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