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Boston Pizza Gives a Little Heart

What’s that expression? The quickest way to your family’s heart is through their stomach? That’s true when it comes to Boston Pizza and their heart-shaped pizza available only on February 14. […]

Beyond WeDay. How You Can Make a Difference.

Ways Thanks to the folks at TELUS I had the chance to attend this year’s WeDay event in Toronto. I love that TELUS is a sponsor, just one of many ways the company invests in the community around them. Not surprising, the WeDay event was inspiring but they also shared some ways our kids can maintain their momentum. […]

Sharing the Love of Reading

My kids are very fortunate to be exposed to great books, the books we read together for our Kids Book Review section. Our school benefits too as our review books are donated to the school library or classroom libraries for the other children to enjoy. Not all children or schools are as fortunate but Indigo wants to change things will the Love of Reading. […]

Kids Helping Kids With Medical Research Studies

The adolescent stage my oldest is going through has had its fair share of challenges but I wouldn’t change it for anything after our rough start. It was thirteen years ago this April when my daughter arrived, two months too soon. It wasn’t the introduction into motherhood I had anticipated but thanks to the care we received from our city’s excellent medical staff she is now that amazing thirteen year old, giving me grief over phone time, clothes and friends. […]

Head Off to Europe with #TransatAuction

Greece. Paris. Barcelona. Who wouldn’t want to escape to Europe right now? What if I told you a way to get a great deal while helping the charity SOS Children’s Villages? The not-so-secret secret is the #TransatAuction happening on Thursday, April 23 2015. […]

TOMS Brings a Little Sunshine

Sweaters and jackets. Thick wooly socks and big clomping boots. The layers protect against the frigid cold but they also weigh me down. Checking out the new spring and summer collection from TOMS added a much-needed bit of inspiration for warmer days. […]

Treats for Toys and a Happy Heart

As 2014 wraps up I find myself reflecting on the positive moments from the year and taking that inspiration forward. We had a very fulfilling Christmas season full of many blessings and being able to share that with other children not as fortunate makes my heart happy. […]

Minecraft Rice Krispies Blocks

Rice Krispies Squares are easy families treats all year round but during the Christmas season the have a little more meaning. Once again my family is participating in the Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats for Toys charity program but with a little Minecraft twist. […]

Helping Those Animals Waiting for Love

They greet us at the door when we come home from school. They make us laugh as they chase a balled up sock around the family room floor. They warm our laps as we all snuggle on the couch to watch a movie. Our pets are an extension of our family and like all those we love it’s during the holiday season we remember them most. […]

December 3rd, 2014|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Giving Gifts that Give Back

The holidays remind me of how fortunate we are in our home. We have a warm and safe place to live, food to fill our bellies, and everyone’s health is good (knock on wood). Not all days are perfect and I do get flashes of “what if” fears but I am grateful every day for what I have in my life. The holidays also remind me that not everyone is as fortunate. […]

November 26th, 2014|Tags: , , |0 Comments