I love to bake. I have fond memories of both my Nonna’s baking cakes and cookies and couldn’t wait to get in there with them to make their delicious recipes. Of course, like most of the older generation, they didn’t follow a recipe, per say. It was a handful of flour, or a small glass … More 6 cookie recipes you’ll find on my table during the holidays
The world is in on the secret of Santa and the Elf on the Shelf, so why I will continue to lie for as long as possible to my kids. … More Why I will continue to lie to my kids about Santa and the Elf on the Shelf!
I am trying to raise my girls to respect themselves. I believe girls should be afforded the same opportunities as boys, and don’t believe they should have to adjust, change or pretend anything to have those opportunities. I think I’ve had a very blessed life. Like our parents before us, my husband and I do … More Raising girls
It sounds cliché to say that time is flying, but as the first day of school is today, I feel it so much more when I see their names on class lists for grade 2 and grade 5. It really does feel like yesterday that they were little babes in my arms, or learning to … More First day of school: Grade 2 & Grade 5
Lisa Genova is one of my favourite authors. Her books are the kind of books that ingrain themselves into the folds of your mind and stay with you for a long time. That could have to do with the fact that she is a neuroscientist, but her ability to write words that connect to your … More Every Note Played: Book Review
(This post first appeared on the Kitchen Stuff Plus website, on August 8, 2018. Be sure to check out the original post here and follow the hyperlinks to learn more about the products I used to get us organized for school.) Get up! Wash up! Eat up! Get out! This is our school morning … More This is how you survive when your school mornings start at 6am
Have you ever done the early morning registration for swimming? You wake up at the crack of dawn, start up your laptop and log into the swimming website. You find the codes for the classes you hope to enroll in and then have your credit card ready for the moment it hits the start time. … More How changing lanes helped with swimming lessons.