Mini-Muffin Pancake Bites: Eva’s Kitchen Episode 2

My creative girls are back with the second edition of Eva’s Kitchen! While they generously credit me as “Assistant” in the video (I did wrangle up matching containers for the baker to display ingredients in), this is all them. Eva is the onscreen “talent”, as they say, but Liv gets the credit for almost everything […] Read more…

Carolyn MacKenzie: The Morning Show Momterview

I first met Carolyn MacKenzie in August on the set of Global’s The Morning Show (where she is a host) about thirty seconds before my back-to-school shopping segment. That was enough time for her to greet me warmly and put me at ease – exactly what someone needs before going on live television! After learning more about […] Read more…

Make It a Green Halloween

Several years ago when I began my freelance writing career, I wrote many articles for what was then Peterborough Kids (also published as Northumberland Kids, etc.), now called Local Parent (http://www.localparent.ca). One of my very first assignments was an article with tips for making Halloween a little bit more environmentally-friendly. Check it out! http://peterboroughkids.dgtlpub.com/2009/2009-11-30/pdf/holidays.pdf Read more…

Stream Yourself Smarter! (No, really!)

I am totally on board with the idea that we can learn things from all media – including the shows and movies that we stream on Netflix. I can’t tell you how much royal history I have learned from The Crown (plus some of the great royal documentaries that are available) but with any historical […] Read more…

News Junkies: Why You Should Take a Break

Today’s guest post on the importance of detoxing from the news is from Dr. Sanam Hafeez. Welcome, Dr. Hafeez! ************ Overloaded on bad news? You’re not alone. When we tune in to see what’s going on all we see is suffering from natural disasters, shootings, terror attacks, reports about economic uncertainty and a divided political […] Read more…

6 Home Art Ideas

Looking for some unique art ideas for your home? Here are a few that I have tried! 1. Framing a doily (in this case made by my grandma and hanging in Eva’s bedroom) 2. Art canvas (given to me for Christmas by my husband a few years ago. Someday it will be us in front […] Read more…

I May Need a Graphic Sweater Intervention

I will admit it: I am drawn to sweaters with words and/or pictures on them. While perfect for casual outings, they may not be appropriate in many professional settings, but I would argue that a kindergarten teacher is perfectly within reason sporting knitwear with a donut, a fox wearing glasses or a French phrase on […] Read more…

Kate’s Favourite Things – October 2017

BOOKS Hello Sunshine by Laura Dave This is a really fun book. I swear, I’m not a social media fraud like this character is…but nor am I an internet sensation! (Yet…)   Sunshine Mackenzie has it all…until her secrets come to light. Sunshine Mackenzie is living the dream—she’s a culinary star with millions of fans, […] Read more…

Fashion Updates

I’ve been having fun sharing clothing and accessories and all things fashion over on my Instagram account (katethismomloves) and thought I’d give blog readers an update…just in case you aren’t on Instagram, or you aren’t following (for shame!)   I did it. I put my sweater collection away and got out the shorts. (Don’t judge […] Read more…

This Mom Loves: Reese Witherspoon

This time around I’m bringing you some wise words on ambition from Reese Witherspoon (actress, producer, entrepreneur and mom of three) in the latest issue of Glamour magazine. Embed from Getty Images As moms, we have a unique opportunity to keep changing this attitude that ambition is an ugly quality in women. That it makes […] Read more…

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