Kate’s Favourite Things – February 2017

January was a busy month around here but I have four great titles to recommend today! What She Knew by Gilly MacMillan This was one of the best books I’ve read in a long time, in my favourite suspense/thriller genre. A missing boy, a frantic mother and a multitude of suspects. Excellent read. The Perfect […] Read more…

Do You Tell Your Daughter She’s Beautiful?

I have to say I disagree with all those experts in magazines and on talk shows who say we shouldn’t tell our girls they’re beautiful, or those moms who warn, “Don’t tell my daughter she’s pretty!” A very important word for me, particularly after my switch to the kindergarten program this year, is balance. Yes […] Read more…

Gianna Martello: The Dance Moms Interview

If you’re one of the millions of viewers who enjoys Lifetime’s hit series Dance Moms, you’re already familiar with world-renowned choreographer Gianna Martello – she’s also an Instagram sensation, with over a million followers! Dance Moms follows the training and careers of children in dance and show business under the tutelage of Abby Lee Miller. […] Read more…

When to Keep Sick Kids Home – Plus $150 Shoppers Drug Mart Prize Pack Giveaway

“Mommy, I don’t feel well…” We’ve all been there (despite good hygiene, lots of sleep and vaccinations such as the flu shot), and many of us have struggled with staying home from work or arranging alternate child care for our sick kids. It’s not easy! According to a recent Shoppers Drug Mart poll, 30% of adults […] Read more…

Bushra Mdewaye: The Syrian Refugee Momterview

Syrian refugees: you can’t get a media (or social media) fix without hearing about them, but to most of us, the term is general and vague, not accurately representing the masses of individuals that it encompasses. Today’s Momterview may not be with a celebrity, but Bushra Mdewaye’s voice is just as important, and I am […] Read more…

Kate’s Favourite Things – January 2017

Blogging news: the books in my “Favourite Things” posts will now feature affiliate links. For those who don’t speak “blogger”, that means that if you click on the link and end up purchasing the book from Chapters Indigo, a very small portion of the sales will be given to This Mom Loves (this also applies […] Read more…

Realistic Resolutions for Your Health in 2017

Note to readers: I will be working with Bayer on a series of sponsored posts throughout 2017. As I’m sure you know, opinions are always my own. I’m not big on official new year’s resolutions. Even in terms of health, I don’t smoke, I hardly drink (some of my friends would tell you that drinking […] Read more…

Reflections of a New Kindergarten Teacher

To start, I should be clear that I’m not a new teacher. My 16 year resume in a nutshell: French as a second language, itinerant teacher of the gifted (serving 15 schools in the board), Grade 4/5, seven years in Grade 3, with some 2/3 and 3/4 splits thrown in there, and a great opportunity […] Read more…

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