Winner – CSN Giveaway!

Wow – this giveaway was a hit! There were 165 entries, and the number chosen by random number generation at random.org is…number 74! Congratulations to the winner, Marlene from Calgary, AB. Happy shopping! Read more…

Make Meals More Fun With The Lunch Punch!

I love this product! Created by an Australian mother of three, The Lunch Punch cuts off crust and turns bread, sandwiches, etc. into fun edible shapes. It minimizes waste by using most of the bread (and their site suggests keeping the crusts to use for meatloafs, feed animals, etc.) I received two sets of The Lunch Punch for […] Read more…

Take Your Family To Mont Tremblant

You should definitely not take your family to Mont Tremblant. Well, unless you love beautiful scenery and a relaxing atmosphere. Tons of activities for kids and grownups alike. Oh, and great accommodations and fabulous food. I guess if you’re in to all of that, you could maybe consider visiting. My mom retired from teaching this year, […] Read more…

Read It: The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd is a few years old (written in 2003), but I just read it for the first time and I was blown away. It’s the kind of book-reading experience where you want to keep sneaking away to devour just another few pages. This novel was our latest book […] Read more…

What To Give a New Mom

{2017 Update: While this post is now a throwback, I actually used this idea when my beloved ECE had her second child last October, and it seemed to be a hit again. For her I included dry shampoo, mascara, a fall decoration, chocolates and more!} When Olivia was born, one of the most special gifts […] Read more…

Head Snugglers: No More Slumping!

When I was approached about reviewing the Head Snuggler, I was intrigued. It’s such an original idea: a product to keep little ones’ heads from slumping over when sleeping in a carseat or stroller, but I had several questions…plus I wasn’t sure what my girls would think of it! My sleepy little slumper As I […] Read more…

Kids’ Books About Canada Winner!

Congratulations to Maria B. of Vancouver BC who has won four great Scholastic titles: You Can’t Do That In Canada! Crazy Canadian Trivia Go Green, Canada! 101 Canadian Jokes Maria’s comment was # 27 out of 62 entries, and her number was chosen through random number generation. She said “I love the diversity in Canada!” Enjoy the […] Read more…

Laurie Gelman: My Exclusive Momterview

I was very excited recently to have the opportunity to speak with fellow Canadian and former host of The Mom Show, Laurie Gelman. Laurie has two daughters, nine year old Jamie and 5 year old Misha, with her husband Michael Gelman, executive producer of Live With Regis and Kelly. She chatted with me from her family’s home in […] Read more…

Angelface Winner!

And the winner of the $50 Angelface Prints gift certificate is…. Krista S. of Peterborough, ON! She was comment #16 out of 84 entries, and her number was chosen through random number generation. Krista said: “I love the idea of personalized photo cards for any occasion, and thought the Peace on Earth Christmas card was […] Read more…

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