Family Fun in Boston, MA

Some of our trips are planned months in advance (Nashville, Vancouver, Las Vegas, New York City, Jamaica), other mere days. Our recent on-a-whim trip to Boston, Massachusetts fits in the latter category…and we had a blast! Here are the highlights. Porter Airlines I’m going to save some of the details for now, as I have […] Read more…

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…

March Break Wish List

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. Our March Break this year is shaping up to be a much-appreciated staycation. We work hard (and by “we”, I also mean my girls, 10 and 8) and I know we’re very excited to […] Read more…

Kate’s Favourite Things – March 2017

My top picks of the month: BOOKS The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall Canadian writer Whittall tells the story of a family impacted by an accusation of sexual assault. (Note that the experiences are more about the effects on the family members than they are about the alleged crimes.) Scrappy Little Nobody by […] 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…

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