40+ Toy-Free Gift Ideas for Kids

40+ Toy-Free Gift Ideas for Kids

Inside: More than 40 toy-free gift ideas sure to please any child on your list Whether you're trying to simplify your family life, reduce clutter, combat growing materialism, or find a present for the kid who has it all, this list of non-toy gift ideas is what you...

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M.O.M – Master Organizer of Mayhem: Book Review

M.O.M – Master Organizer of Mayhem: Book Review

If there's one thing you realize early on in motherhood -- it's the importance of organization. If those early days of nursing 'round the clock, endless laundry,  and gazing into an empty fridge at dinnertime don't reveal your need for basic organizational skills and...

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Memory Making Mom: Book Review

Memory Making Mom: Book Review

Book Review: Memory Making Mom "Mom, can I stay home from the sleepover this week and watch a movie with you and Dad?" It's a question that she's been asking more and more often lately. For the past few years,  my husband and I have been blessed by our kids having...

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Favourite Read Alouds of 2018

Favourite Read Alouds of 2018

Inside: Our top 5 Favourite books that we read aloud in 2018. 2019 was a great year for reading with my kids. We enjoyed so many books together! We travelled around the world, to different times in history, and even to different worlds. We cheered for our favourite...

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100 Books You Should Read Aloud with Your Children

100 Books You Should Read Aloud with Your Children

The top 100 must-read books for parents to read aloud to their kids. I can still remember the very first time I read aloud to one of my children. My very first baby was only a couple of months old, and it was clear that both she and I were getting more than a bit...

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Little Women: A Modern Retelling of a 150 Year Old Classic

Little Women: A Modern Retelling of a 150 Year Old Classic

Little Women is one of my favourite novels of all time, I can't tell you how many times I've read it! I've loved the sequels, Little Men & Jo's Boys too. It's been a real treat to share these classics with my own "little women" too! I first read Little Women in my...

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Modern History Movies for Family Movie Night

Modern History Movies for Family Movie Night

Whether it's parents & children cuddled up with a book at bedtime, a story from grandma about her growing up years, or a well-made movie or stage production, stories are powerful. And sharing stories with children is an excellent way to help them understand,...

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You ARE  a Supermom!

You ARE a Supermom!

A couple of months ago, our family was visiting the home of my brother and his lovely wife. I don't remember what we were talking about, but it came up in conversation that my sister-in-law is a bit flabbergasted at my clean house and wonders how I manage to pull it...

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Our Favourite Read-Alouds of 2017

Our Favourite Read-Alouds of 2017

One of my very most favourite things to do with my kiddos is reading aloud. I love kidlit and look forward to my special read-aloud time with my big girls all day (it's also bedtime, so that might also be part of it!) Snuggles, stories, giggles, and oodles of great...

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