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

Laurie joins me on the podcast for a great chat here! **** 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 […] 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…

Perfect Parties: Testosterone Edition

I admit it: with two girls, my parties are a little skewed toward the feminine. The party ideas I’m stealing borrowing from my friend (also mom to two daughters) may seem a bit girly as well. I promise that some of her future themes will be adaptable for boys, but until then, my friend Trina thought I should share a few tidbits from […] Read more…

CSN $60 Giveaway!

Giveaway open to Canada and US. I have such an original giveaway today! I was contacted by the terrific online company CSN Stores (I’m pretty sure I was the only blogger they contacted – very exclusive!) with the possibility of doing a gift card giveaway for This Mom Love readers. I know, you’ve never heard of […] Read more…

Perfect Parties Theme One: The Polka Dot Party!

I told you I would twist my friend Krista’s arm into sharing her kids’ party-planning expertise! To start with, she let me look through her daughters’ birthday books: each girl has a beautiful photo album with memories starting with the first birthday and progressing onward. Her big girl has celebrated six times, while her baby […] Read more…

A Winner and A Reminder!

Congratulations to the winner of the $25 Bugalug Baby gift certificate….. Helpful Housewife, Leslie B. of Missouri! She was # 27 of  123 valid entries, and her number was chosen through random number generation. Have fun shopping! Just a reminder that there are only a few days left to enter to win a $50 gift certificate for Angelface […] Read more…

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