WEEKLY MANTRA

RECENT READS

  • Elf Holiday Movie Viewing Party Ideas

Elf Holiday Movie Viewing Party

Christmas traditions and planned activities with the kids can be fun and add to the holiday amusement but tossing in an impromptu surprise can be exciting too. Watching the Elf movie is one of those traditions we love but for a little added fun and with the help of the Command Party Products – now available in Canada on Amazon.ca, I put together a little holiday viewing party. […]

  • Christmas in Toronto Family Holiday Fun

Family Holiday Fun in Toronto

We may not see a white Christmas in the city (our current snowfall is being melted away by the rain as I write this) but Toronto offers its share of holiday magic. Staying right downtown at the family-friendly Eaton Chelsea we had a chance to dabble in a little Christmas fun one weekend. […]

  • Parenting Struggling with Guilt and Being Used

Struggling with Guilt and Feeling Used

The last week of school and the kids are getting ready for their Christmas concert. Seeing them huddled on stage, fidgeting under the lights, peering out for mom and dad in the audience. This should bring happy feelings but instead I have a knot in my stomach. My insides are battling between guilt and feeling used. […]

  • My Style Fujifilm Instax Mini8 Instant Camera Review

My Style. Fujifilm Instax Mini 8

I love to take pictures when I’m on vacation or enjoying the holidays with my family. But when I do take them I want to show them and share them right away. Digital pictures are great but real pictures in your hand are ones I can carry around in my wallet, give to friends, and post in my room. […]

  • Toronto Christmas Market with AMEX

Family Fun at the Toronto Christmas Market

Celebrating Christmas in the city brings with it a number of unique traditions we love to enjoy as a family, from picking out our live Christmas tree at our favourite street corner lot, to watching Santa glide down University Avenue to selecting holiday treats with love and care at the SHOP.CA Toronto Christmas Market presented by our friends American Express. […]

  • Hostess Gifts They Love

Hostess Gifts They’ll Love

As I plan our Elf Holiday Movie Screening Party this week I have a whole new appreciation for friends and collegues who host holiday gatherings in their homes. Of course they do it for the love of celebrating with people they care about but parties are still a lot of work, whether a sit down dinner or a casual cocktail and appetizer drop-in. […]

  • American Express AMEXLife Enjoy the Little Things

Enriching My Life With the Little Things

Age really is a wise friend. Perhaps it is seeing my kids grow-up at an alarming rate that has caused me to appreciate what is really important and sometimes it isn’t all about the big moments. […]

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