See It (Sometime): Valentine’s Day

Although critics seem to disagree with me, I really enjoyed Valentine’s Day – the movie. It was exactly what I expected: a fairly light romantic comedy which sticks pretty close to formula, and ends (spoiler alert!!) with almost everyone happily in love. Although predictable, there were a few twists here and there: one I saw […] Read more…

Good Deeds: Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

A photographer from the GTA asked me to draw your attention to “Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep“. NILMDTS is a charity which sends photographers out to families who have just had a baby who will never come home from the hospital, to create beautiful portraits that will hopefully help to aid in the healing process. To raise […] Read more…

Murder Mystery Party: Meet Al Kohol and Brandy Chaser

If you’re looking for a way to jazz up your next party, check out the Murder Mysteries at Host-Party. Last night we attended “A St. Valentine’s Day Murder Mystery”, which took place at [my brother’s place turned into] a 1929 Chicago speakeasy (note the gangster and flapper attire on “Al Kohol” and “Brandy Chaser”). We […] Read more…

Peanut Butter Pie: The First of Few Recipes

Just so that no one thinks I am completely useless in the kitchen, I want you to know that I can bake when I put my mind to it, and over the holidays this year I actually whipped up this yummy dessert twice, both times to rave reviews. (Joan, Amanda and Allison: you are obligated to […] Read more…

Icy Decorations

The daycare at my school did a really neat activity with their kids, so I repeated it with my daughters, and think it’s worth sharing here. It’s a fun and easy way to create outdoor winter decorations for your home. 1. Take empty containers (margarine, yogurt, etc.)* 2. Fill with water. 3. Add food colouring and mix […] Read more…

Read It: Sarah Palin “Going Rogue” (really)

Now, if I were American, I’m pretty sure I would be a Democrat. At least that’s what I would tell people, because right now it sounds so much cooler than the alternative. That said, I truly enjoyed reading “Going Rogue” by Sarah Palin. It was a learning experience, as I knew little about American politics, […] Read more…

Momtrepreneurs: Little Leggings By Lynn

I love momtrepreneurs (and in fact wrote an article on the subject, see sidebar) and I especially love the baby legwarmers from Little Leggings by Lynn. My youngest has been in them since she was a few months old, and my almost four-year-old still loves hers. The best thing about Lynn’s legwarmers is that they […] Read more…

True Confessions

Well, I can’t honestly say I love making confessions (although I am Catholic, so of course I see the spiritual value…) but for your entertainment pleasure I will return to this topic every once in a while. Today’s shocker Part I: I pay someone to clean my house. It’s only every other week, just the […] Read more…

Junk Food in Schools: Whose Responsibility Is It?

I came across an interesting article by American Alex DiBranco, “Junkfood Unwelcome in Canadian Schools, Eh?” on change.org, and it got me thinking: at what point do we relinquish the responsibility of food choice to our children? I’m sure eliminating vending machines and removing the unhealthy foods from cafeteria menus will be a change for the […] Read more…

Getting Baby To Sleep Through the Night!

I thought this one would get your attention! Perhaps I am just the luckiest woman in the world, but I would like to think that my husband and I played some tiny role in our daughters’ sleep habits. Both slept through the night at an early age, and have been excellent nappers and sleepers ever […] Read more…

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