When You’ve Got Some Free Time…

Okay, the free time thing was a joke (you’re here because you’re a mom, right?), but today I’m sharing three sites that I like to visit just for fun. Obviously, if you only have a little bit of time you should stay right here, but if you happen to be on bedrest, or your boss […] Read more…

Mother’s Day Moments

So I like gifts. Is that a bad thing to say? My husband is an excellent shopper (he strikes the perfect balance of responding to hints and using his own good taste) and it’s nice to open something new and special and just for me. So while I will soon switch gears to the whole […] Read more…

Win a Family Emergency Kit – And Get Prepared!

Did you know that this week was Emergency Preparedness Week? Neither did I, until a couple of days ago! Read on for more information, and to find out how you can win a Red Cross Emergency Kit for your family. Okay, so I consider myself a pretty organized person. Some people have other words for it, but to spin it […] Read more…

Our Little Banker: Frannie’s Moonjar Moneybox

Is it ever too early to learn how to manage your money? One of Frannie’s favourite birthday gifts this year was her Moonjar Moneybox, purchased at a local retailer for $29.99 (less expensive versions are also available.) There are three compartments in this savvy-kids’ piggybank are labelled “save”, “spend”, and “share”. At first I thought the easiest route was to teach […] Read more…

See It: Date Night

For those of you wondering what happened to all of my movie reviews, here’s the issue: My blogging goal, lofty as it may be, is to focus on the positive and share experiences which I would recommend. For the last month, I have been sorely disappointed with movies. This Mom does not love wasting her time. We rent […] Read more…

You’ve Got Mail: Subscribe To “This Mom Loves”

I’ve recently added a new feature to This Mom Loves: an email subscription link. If you want to save time and not have to keep coming back to the site to check for new posts, you can submit your email address and be automatically notified of new material. In fact, each new post will be waiting […] Read more…

Red Paint: Not For The Faint of Heart

Just to shake things up a bit, today’s post is on the topic of decorating. I take after my mother and my aunt who love to decorate, accessorize, and redecorate. (My aunt is infamous for repainting her bathroom every season. My uncle is always thrilled.) When we built our house seven years ago, we had […] Read more…

Take This To The Library: Our Book Club Reading List

By popular demand (okay, my sister-in-law asked for it), here is a comprehensive list of the titles read by my fabulous book club over the past two years. I have ranked them in order of my preference, and linked to their Chapters/Indigo description. We began with the goal of reading more Canadian female writers, but obviously […] Read more…

Bottle Battle: Have You Heard That Breast Is Best?

I recently came across a great article in Canadian Family magazine entitled “Bottle Battle” by Sydney Loney. It struck a chord with me, because my breastfeeding experience with Frannie was a complete disaster. I don’t know you all well enough yet to feel comfortable discussing my sore, cracked, bloody, nipples…well, I guess we’re closer than […] Read more…

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…

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