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…

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…

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