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…

This Mom Loves in the News

I am so grateful to everyone who has helped spread the word about my new podcast, and want to give a particular thanks to Catherine Whitnall at Kawartha Lakes This Week for this feature:     I also want to thank Heather Dixon and my SavvyMom friends for including me in this roundup – there […] Read more…

Ep 8: Favourite Things Special – Beauty & Cleaning Products, Books, Kids’ Apps & Netflix Bingewatches

In this episode I’m sharing a whole show’s worth of favourite things: beauty products, cleaning products, books, kids’ apps and Netflix bingewatches! Favourites include: Maybelline eyeliner Norwex glass cloth, floor mop system and BacLock kitchen cloth set I Know You by Annabel Kantaria The Good Liar by Catherine McKenzie Apps – ABC Alphabet Phonics, Sight […] Read more…

I’ll Be There for You: The One About Friends by Kelsey Miller

Friends fans – I’ll Be There For You: The One About Friends needs to be added to your must-read list. In the book, author Kelsey Miller takes the reader chronologically through the creation, casting and production of the 10-season show, with behind-the-scenes highlights and insider information from each season. It doesn’t delve into gossip about the actors’ […] Read more…

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