There are very few cars in history that have made their tracks into pop culture like the Ford Mustang. It's been referenced in movies, television and music. Remember Mustang Sally by Wilson Pickett? Or the white Mustang that had everyone drooling in the James Bond movie, Goldfinger? Of course, Steve … [Read more...]
Top 5 Cool Things at the Canadian Int’l Auto Show
We've got a family tradition every Family Day Weekend. We enjoy visiting the Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS) -- even when we're not in the market to purchase a car. My hubby and older son are car fanatics. The older kid, now 14, can tell you almost anything you want to know about almost … [Read more...]
Movies Should Be Heard & Not Seen
If there's one thing that amazes me about children, it is how they can watch the same thing over and over and over again; it's fascinating. Not only do they watch the same show or movie consecutively, but they're amazed every time the main character is on the screen. During the movie Cars, every … [Read more...]
The 2013 Chevy Trax – The Newest Small SUV
I love driving a car. When I turned 16 I could not wait to get my drivers licence. I always knew independence was important and being able to drive and own my own car was at the top of my to do list. Thirty years later I still feel the same way. However, owning a car is expensive! Finding the … [Read more...]
It really it home yesterday. About a block away from a school, a pedestrian was struck just when it was dismissal time. One block away from one of the busiest elementary schools in Toronto. The school is in the middle of the neighbourhood and not on a major road. But it happened. Again. The … [Read more...]
Fresh Board Book Series!
I don't see a ton of new board books that aren't already stories from picture books, licensed characters, or new retreads of familiar Bright Baby-style early vocab books (which are great, but not new), so I love it when a new set comes along. Board books for everyone! Nascar Series: ABC (ISBN: 978 1 … [Read more...]
Kids, big or little, love things that go. Bright comic cars for the littles? Perfect. But a big kids fascination with trains can be fueled by something more sophisticated and full of information. Read on! Cars Galoreby Peter SteinCandlewick PressISBN: 978 0 7636 4743 8Got a car nut on your … [Read more...]
2011 GMC Acadia: Family Luxury
Model Tested: GMC Acadia DenaliCompetition in its class: Buick Enclave, Lincoln MKT, Honda Pilot, Ford FlexMSRP for the model tested: $63,625 The GMC Acadia is one gorgeous ride, inside and out. My initial impression was that it is quite similar in appearance to the Buick Enclave, both in its … [Read more...]
2011 Chrysler Town & Country: Luxury Minivan, Yes I Said It. Luxury.
Model Tested: Chrysler Town & Country Limited Competition in its class: Toyota Sienna • Honda Odyssey • Nissan Quest MSRP for the model tested: $52, 870.00 (Base model valued at $33,995.00)Well, it happened. I drove a mini van. This time it was a Chrysler Town & Country, … [Read more...]
My little guy turns 5!
Last week, my son turned 5. Where did the five years go? My feelings echoed those articulated by Jen and Elizabeth in their heartfelt posts on similar milestones in their children's lives. Yesterday, I was re-stocking my nursery with all the requisite baby supplies, and I pulled … [Read more...]