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Your Fall Reading List

My latest favourite books! Suspense/Thriller The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley The Overnight Guest by Heather Gudenkauf Never Coming Home by Hannah Mary McKinnon Her Last Holiday by C.L. Taylor The It Girl by Ruth Ware Rapid Falls by Amber Cowie Cover Art by Vanessa Westermann (lighter mystery)     General Fiction Smells Like Tween […] Read more…

Your Summer Reading List Part 1

Who’s looking forward to some reading in the sunshine this summer? Whether it’s your back deck, a local park, the cottage, the pool or an international destination (hey, even just those few minutes when the kids are in bed and you can squeeze it in before your eyes close), I’ve got you covered for reading […] Read more…

Chapter Book Read-Alouds for Kindergarten

Updated June 2022 Over the last few years as I’ve learned about evidence-based reading instruction, something I’ve seen over and over is the importance of vocabulary and content knowledge. With kindergarten kids, this isn’t something they can independently get from their reading material (while “The cat sits” is fantastic for decoding practice it’s a teeny […] Read more…

Your Winter Reading List Part 2

Curl up with one of these great reads! (And remember, I share my recommended books as soon as I finish them over on Instagram!) Suspense/Thriller/Mystery Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney People Like Them by Samira Sedira Little Disasters by Sarah Vaughan Dark Roads by Chevy Stevens The Perfect Ruin by Shanora Williams The Maid […] Read more…

My Favourite Books of 2021

There are 105 books on this list, and believe it or not I read many more that didn’t make the cut (the whole theme of “This Mom Loves” is recommending the things I actually like). I do want to explain for anyone new here (currently asking themselves how the h%&# I had time to read […] Read more…

Your Winter Reading List

My latest recommendations! As you can see my reading time has gone down as I have recovered and returned to work and the world is reopening – but I still have some great titles to share. These would be great gifts or just additions to your own reading lists! Suspense/Thriller No Bad Deed by Heather […] Read more…

Your Fall Reading List

My latest favourites, in one handy list! General Fiction InstaMom by Chantal Guertin Five Little Indians by Michelle Good Where the Grass is Green and the Girls are Pretty by Lauren Weisberger The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren Suspense/Thriller House on Fire by Bonnie Kistler The Therapist by B.A. Paris The Fiancée by Kate White […] Read more…

Your Summer Reading List Part 2

Another staycation summer, another long list of fantastic books to recommend! General Fiction Yoga Pant Nation by Laurie Gelman (catch my IG Live video interview with Laurie here) A House Full of Windsor by Kristin Contino (my IG Live video interview coming Tuesday!) New Girl in Little Cove by Damhnait Monaghan (set in Newfoundland) Maybe […] Read more…

Kate & Friends: My New Instagram Live Series

I put my podcast on hold last fall when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and once treatment was behind me and I had my energy back, I had to decide whether to record a new season or not. While eventually This Mom Loves: The Podcast may be revived, I decided to take my passion […] Read more…

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