My (Almost) Dry 2021 – A Reflection

I started 2021 with dry January and kept on going…all the way to December 8th, when I enjoyed a couple of Smirnoff Ice with colleagues at our Christmas social, but with no plans to drink again in the near future. I’m not looking for any accolades because to be honest, it wasn’t hard. I’ve never […] 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…

My 30 Day Plank Challenge

Exercise has a huge impact on both my physical and mental health. I’ve taken a brisk walk almost every day for the last 16 years (at my treadmill desk, around my classroom or school gym or outside strictly between the months of June and September), which works well for me. I also know, however, especially […] 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…

Today’s Parent: All About Reading

I am so proud of the package of articles all about reading that I was part of for the fall 2021 issue of Today’s Parent magazine.     My editor was Claire Gagné, and addition to my individual pieces Claire and I worked together on a couple, and she also shared her own personal story […] Read more…

Your Breast Cancer Awareness Month Action List + My Story So Far

(See bottom of this post for links to each instalment of my breast cancer story – currently a 15 part series.) While breast cancer “awareness” in October is great, I agree with a line I read somewhere recently: “There are probably six people left in the country who aren’t aware of breast cancer”. Instead of […] 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…

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