London Travel Part II: More Tips and Highlights

Last week I shared with you the royal highlights of my whirlwind girls’ trip to London (including spotting Harry and Kate, plus top tourist attractions). I also posted about our incredible meal at Clos Maggiore. Today I’m back with some of the less-royal tips and highlights! London Pass: we purchased this in advance, and it […] Read more…

Greenbridge Celtic Folk Fest: A Family Event

A fantastic musical event is coming to Keene, Ontario, showcasing music with Cape Breton and Irish roots. On Friday August 25th and Saturday August 26th, The first annual Greenbridge Celtic Folk Fest will take place on Heritage Line, hosted by renowned Celtic-music couple Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy. (Full disclosure: through our children, Natalie has become […] Read more…

Moms: Do You Sneak Stream Time?

According to a Netflix survey, over half (58%) of Canadian moms admit to sneaking in TV “me-time” while juggling a busy schedule, with some even hiding from their kids for just a moment of peace. With moms doing it anywhere and everywhere in the neighbourhood when the kids aren’t around, sneaking is the new bingeing.     […] Read more…

Self-Care Tips & Win a Bayer Prize Pack worth $250

(Read to the end for an awesome giveaway!) I once attended a presentation as part of a course I was taking where the speaker critiqued the self-help industry, making a point of how selfish it is of us to spend so much time focused inward. While there were nuggets I agreed with (some hours spent […] Read more…

Clos Maggiore in London: Best Restaurant Meal Ever

While in London celebrating my 40th birthday with friends, I was also on assignment for Today’s Bride magazine, researching an article on royal-themed honeymoons. One of my goals was to check out restaurants and pubs that one of the young royals (William, Kate or Harry) has been known to visit. One stop was Clos Maggiore, […] Read more…

London Travel Part 1 : Royal Highlights

As my Facebook and Instagram followers know, I just spent a whirlwind six days in London celebrating my 40th birthday with two of my BFFs (we became great friends when working together at our summer job at an insurance company throughout university). With our husbands’ blessings, we left our combined eight children behind and flew […] Read more…

Kate’s Favourite Things: July 2017

First up, a beautiful memoir (and international bestseller) that casts an honest light on the impact of mental illness on marriage and family: My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward by Mark Lukach From the publisher: A heart-wrenching, yet hopeful, memoir of a young marriage that is redefined by mental illness and affirms the power […] Read more…

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