Did You Know? Green Is Sexy!

Okay, before I go all “earthy” on you here, I should make a few confessions. I absolutely always start my car before heading out in the winter. I was too lazy to figure out cloth diapers. Worst of all? I use the clothes dryer as much as I possibly can. Year-round. (Who likes crunchy clothing? I just don’t get it.) However, I am […] Read more…

My First Award!

Oh my gosh! I wasn’t expecting this! I would like to thank the Academy…er, I mean, Deanna from Money Saving Canadian Mom, for the Sunshine Award! Kind of ironic to be posting about a “Sunshine Award” on a dreary mid-April day when we actually received SNOW, but I am appreciative nonetheless. The rules of the award are […] Read more…

How To Sleep In: The Best $14.99 I Ever Spent

Yes, I know, it has the Princesses on it, but believe me, it’s the best  fifteen bucks we’ve ever put in Disney’s pocket. For Frannie’s birthday we bought this alarm clock from the Avon catalogue, and it’s worth every penny. Now of course, any digital clock would do, although this one does have the cool feature […] Read more…

We’ve Been To London To Visit…

I apologize to those readers joining us from foreign lands, but at this point, most of you are from our lovely province of Ontario, and therefore this trip is actually an option for you. (Don’t get me wrong: although it was a lot of fun, it’s probably not worth the trek for my readers in Kentucky […] Read more…

Read It: Notes Left Behind (Brooke & Keith Desserich)

Do you like to pause while you read, sob for a while, and then continue? If so, then do I have the book for you! “Notes Left Behind” is the poignant story of Brooke and Keith Desserich’s journey through their daughter Elena’s cancer diagnosis and the last months of her life. Honest, touching and inspiring, […] Read more…

“Dear Easter Bunny”: An Open Letter Awaiting Reply

Dear Easter Bunny, First of all, Frannie and Maggie would like to offer you their thanks for this year’s goodies. They were thrilled with their haul of chocolate eggs, and this time Maggie was old enough to look for treats and understand the process (no repeats of last year’s ‘eating-the-eggs-while-they’re-still-in-the-foil’ fiasco). I’m sure you’re quite tired after your busy weekend, but I was […] Read more…

Babysitting Questions and Answers

The new issue of Peterborough, Northumberland or Lakeridge Kids, depending where you live, has just hit the stands (and the net), and in it my latest article:  Babysitting FAQ’s. Who hasn’t dealt with the problem of finding, training, and keeping quality teenage babysitters? I have to say, we have been extremely lucky: we’ve had an incredible babysitter […] Read more…

Shopping For Baby? The Honest-To-Goodness Must-Haves (and a Special offer from The Cuddly Bunny!)

Moms-to-be these days are absolutely bombarded with advertisements for baby products, but are all of these must-haves really, well, must-have? With a few friends expecting babies right now (and a couple more who are hoping to be) I thought this would make a valuable topic to explore. Some baby gear can wait (your baby won’t be in […] Read more…

How Do You Mix Greek Mythology With Irish Tradition?

Simple: get a Pandora bracelet for St Patrick’s Day! I woke up in Toronto on the morning of March 17th to find a little package on the hotel nightstand. I had to put on my glasses to get a better look, and to my utmost pleasure I saw a little Pandora logo on the sticker. I had secretly […] Read more…

Have you met Fancy Nancy?

Meet Fancy Nancy…my daughter’s new best friend! If you have a little girl and you don’t know Fancy Nancy, you need to sprint (that’s a fancy word for run) to the bookstore or library and introduce her to this fabulous character. Now, I’m all for avoiding gender stereotypes. My daughters have tractor books, hockey books, and […] Read more…

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