WEEKLY MANTRA

RECENT READS

  • Tea and Cookies Easter Gift Ideas

Tea and Cookies for Easter

Dying eggs, colourful Easter baskets brimming with goodies, and chocolate egg hunts around the house. This part of Easter seems to be just about the kids but there are treats for us parents too. […]

  • Velida Cleaning with Kids1

6 Ways Kids Can Help With House Cleaning

Beyond the kids cleaning their rooms my kids don’t have set tasks to perform in our house though they are expected to contribute like everyone who lives in the house. According to an essay within the Wall Street Journal “Giving children household chores at an early age helps to build a lasting sense of mastery, responsibility and self-reliance”. […]

  • My Style Shoppers Quo Nail Tools

My Style. QUO for Your Nails

Its springtime and this is when I really get into doing my nails. But when I do I want to make all sorts of crazy designs or try something out that I saw on instagram. So for this month’s Shoppers Drug Mart visit I wanted to show you four items from QUO that MAKE my life a whole lot easer when it came to doing my nails. […]

  • Sweet Simple Cookbook Apple Peacan Bundt Cake Recipe

Apple Pecan Bundt Cake With Caramel Sauce

I tend to cook at home because I have to and not really because I like it but baking is a different story. I’m not one who can “wing it” at cooking so I’m always on the lookout for new cookbooks when it comes to finding recipes for after school snacks, lunch treats or even the occasional dessert but does the cookbook hold enough ideas that interest me (and that I can make)? […]

  • TIFF Kids International Film Festival Picks

TIFF Kids International Film Festival Picks

There’s nothing wrong with mainstream movies, I’ve taken my kids to a few, but they only seem to reflect a narrow spectrum of the films available to kids. The 2015 TIFF Kids International Film Festival (April 7-19) gives families an opportunity to explore a variety of full feature and short feature films developed specifically for kids under 13. […]

  • Kids Book Review Spring Books from Raincoast

Kids Book Review: Books for Spring

The snow is still on the ground here but there’s something hopeful about the first day of spring. What better way to get ready for the season with some books for the kids and I’ve found a few favourites from publisher Raincoast Books (plus a little giveaway that will put you in a springtime frame of mind). […]

  • Square One Lambent Sculpture4

Lambent Lights Up Square One

I remember malls as simply places to shop but over time they have evolved into destinations. I’m not just talking about the addition of entertainment and dining but the inclusion of welcoming public spaces with greenery, seating, and art adding to the ambiance. […]

THIS WEEK’S BEST READS FOR MOM FROM ACROSS THE WEB

Eat: 
Butterbeer Latte

Live: 
Growing Out Bangs

Love: 
3 Signs of Emotionally Strong Mothers

Muse: 
10 Ways to Get You Out of Your Funk

Nest: 
25 Spring DIY Wreaths

Party: 
Outerspace Birthday Party

Make: 
5 Unique Dye-Free Easter Egg Ideas

Travel: 
7 Treehouse Hotels in North America

Play: 
Creating Colourful Icicles

Parent: 
5 Tips to Foster a Love of Reading