WEEKLY MANTRA

RECENT READS

  • Pataks Canada One Corn Two Dishes

One Corn Dinner, Two Corn Dishes

When you husband knows a fella who owns a farm you end up with a fridge shelf full of corn. We love corn and have even grilled it on the barbecue but what to do with a whole bushel before it goes bad? Scrolling through Patak’s Canada downloadable BBQ cookbook, Smoke & Spice (pdf file) I discovered their recipe for Indian Corn on the Cob. […]

  • Boston Pizza Kids Car Charity

Boston Pizza Kids Card Benefits More than Just Your Kids

Dinner out with the family just got a little easier thanks to Boston Pizza  From September 22 to November 2, 2014 families can purchase a Boston Pizza Kids Card for a minimum donation of $5 giving them 5 free Kids Meals (a $35 value). But more than that, the donation made towards each Kids Card helps support the Boston Pizza Foundation Future Prospects. […]

  • walking home alone parenting tip

Finding a Balance Between Scared and Safe

When I was in elementary school my sister and I were latchkey kids, responsible for getting ourselves out the door and to school on time and back home with homework and dinner done before our parents came home. It was just the way life was for many kids in our neighbourhood. […]

  • Canadian Tire School Lunch Giveaway

School Lunch Giveaway from Canadian Tire

With boomerang lunches becoming the norm at school, having the right lunch gear can make a difference between what gets eaten and what returns home. I shared a few great litterless lunch ideas recently and thanks to Canadian Tire we have a perfect School Lunch giveaway. […]

  • Amex Unstaged Tim McGraw

UNSTAGED with Tim McGraw

Music is always playing in our home though nothing beats seeing a musician you love perform live. If you’re a country music fan no doubt you wish you were in New York City on September 16 for Grammy® award winning Tim McGraw’s show but American Express has a solution. […]

  • 5 Easy Luxuries to Treat Your Family

5 Easy Luxuries to Treat Your Family

Using the words ‘luxury’ and ‘family’ in the same sentence may seem like an oxymoron but even families deserve to be pampered now and again too. It’s easier than you think. Try incorporating one of these luxuries into your routine and your family will think it’s a special occasion. […]

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

Eat: 
Midsummer Peach Cider Cocktail

Live: 
Walking Tips: How to Walk in the Summer

Love: 
Secret to High Self Esteem

Muse: 
Instagram. My Entire Life is a Lie

Nest: 
Guest Room Makeover Before and After

Party: 
Hosting a Geo Caching Party

Make: 
DIY Nesting Bird Hanging Planter

Travel: 
Road Trip with Young Kids

Play: 
Getting Creative with Sidewalk Chalk

Parent: 
Banish the Playdate