WEEKLY MANTRA

RECENT READS

  • AmexUNSTAGED Taylor Swift Exerpience

American Express Gives Taylor Swift Fans a Unique Interactive Experience

Music is a big part of how American Express rewards its Cardmembers with programs like Front of the Line, which just celebrated its twenty-fifth year and American Express UNSTAGED, a partnership with Vevo and Youtube to showcase some of best talent the music industry has to offer. Their latest initiative with Taylor Swift takes that experience to a whole new level. […]

  • Keeping The Kids’ Christmas Gifts a Secret

Keeping The Kids’ Christmas Gifts a Secret

I know a few people who like to wait right up until the deadline to try and take advantage of last minute holiday sales but that idea just stresses me out. I would much rather spend the month of December watching holiday movies, baking or rather eating Christmas cookies and just about anything but shopping for gifts. The tricky part about shopping early is keeping those gifts a secret from the kids. […]

  • Luxury Advent Calendars as Christmas Gifts

7 Luxury Advent Calendars as Christmas Gifts

I love Christmas but I love the lead-up even more, filling the days with festive fun. Who needs a gift on Christmas Day when you can enjoy the gift of the holidays every day in December? […]

  • Melissa and Doug STEM Projects Nov Post

STEM Based Play on the Melissa & Doug Blog

I love math and engineering. Science Fairs were my favourite school activity as well as basic computer programming but these were things I was exposed to just before high school. The STEM movement reminds us that learning Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math can be approachable and fun for younger kids, boys and girls. […]

  • Parenting Premature Birth Mother Story

Premature Birth. A Mother’s Story

Every day, something reminds me of my son’s traumatic start in life. Sometimes it’s a glimpse of his many scars that are culprit. This morning, the stimulus is the large ceramic mug full of tea that weighs more than he did at birth. […]

  • American Express Pay It Forward

Great Customer Service and Paying It Forward

I’ve been very fortunate to enjoy some amazing experiences as an American Express Gold Rewards Cardmember as well as an AMEX Ambassador, from food festivals to a family weekend away. Recently I was given the opportunity to pay it forward, rewarding someone else who delivers the same customer service experience I have grown to love and expect from American Express. […]

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

Eat: 
Salted Caramel Pie Slice Cookies

Live: 
21 Questions Your Daughter Needs You to Ask

Love: 
6 Ways To Enhance Intimacy

Muse: 
How to Take a Selfie With Your Children

Nest: 
Design Your Own Bookshelf Lining

Party: 
Lalaloopsy Party

Make: 
DIY Button Bookmark

Travel: 
America’s Coolest Waterparks

Play: 
Build a Scarecrow Play Dough

Parent: 
51 Things You Can Do To Bless Your Kids