Four years ago, I accidentally fell in love with a single dad with three kids. I say accidentally because marrying a man with kids was definitely not in my five-year plan. Having divorced parents myself, I know first-hand how complicated co-parenting and blending families can be. It was not … [Read more...]
Lululemon Makes Shopping Easier With Apple’s Touch ID
There are days that I thankfully don't need to be running in heels. I love the days that I can zip the kid off to the school and then enjoy a yoga class or a walk with friends. On those days, I relish wearing my lululemon tights, sweaters and even a really comfy pair of gloves I got last … [Read more...]
UrbanKitchen Gadget Review: SodaStream Soda Maker
One of my weakness, yes besides shoes, is drinking soda pop. Maybe it 's the fizzy sensation that is so satisfying. When SodaStream came into the market, I was definitely curious. With a teenager and another youngster in the house, this machine was worth trying out. This past week gave us the … [Read more...]
V is for Vegan – and Virtuous
Myself, I'm not vegan, or even vegetarian. But for those who seek to be gentle to animals and the earth by way of a vegan lifestyle, this is a nice little starter book for sharing those ideals with children. V Is For Vegan: The ABCs of Being Kind, by Ruby Roth North Atlantic Books, ISBN: 978 1 … [Read more...]
Glamping, Camping and a Contest!
What did you say? Camping? I had no interest AT ALL until a friend of mine said "you're so fricken' high maintenance, but I bet you would LOVE Glamping." Hmmm....It's a possibility. I must admit that I've been thinking about it. I just need to find the time and figure out where to do this (if … [Read more...]
This was the other thing we picked up on our recent jaunt to Toys R Us. Only, it's not for the children. This one is for me. You might know I've been riding Oliver's scooter in the house (and around town) for the past couple of years, and though many of the neighbourhood children own one just … [Read more...]
The Crocodile turns 80!
There are a few brands in this world that are true icons and classics - that stay true to their roots. LACOSTE was born on a tennis court in 1933, as a French tennis champion Rene Lacoste replaced the what men wore for the sport. He was the first to introduce the comfort and stylish pique fabric … [Read more...]
Eating for the Flu Season
We're hearing it all over the news. This is the worst flu season EVER! Now, that's enough to scare anyone...flu vaccine or not! But now that we're at the height of the season there are some things you, and your family, can eat to help support your immune system. On a recent private shopping … [Read more...]
(On The Way Out) From My Closet – September 19th, 2012
So, what's wrong with this skirt? Nothing, really. It fits well, and the colours are good on me, but I think it's the pattern that throws me off. I feel weird whenever I wear it. I don't feel like myself. And because of that, I seldom choose it. I think I've worn it about half a dozen times since I … [Read more...]
Should we Invest in Diapers?
Oh Crap. Really.You know we are in serious sh*t when diaper sales are going down and diaper-rash ointments are rising.Because according to the Wall Street Journal, as the economy tightens that is exactly what is happening as more families are finding it increasingly difficult to provide even the … [Read more...]