Postcard from Naples, Florida
Like so many Canadians, I escaped to Florida this year to flee the cold. I don't know about the rest of Canada, but Toronto's winter felt never-ending and spring has been more than fashionably late. So, late one April evening, I found a deal and booked a one week air and hotel package at a Hyatt resort somewhere between Naples and Fort Meyers. I justified the trip as a babymoon for...
Desk Makeover on a Budget Part 2: Ali
Since having my little boy, I have been splitting my time between my desk at ChickAdvisor HQ and my home office. My HQ desk would have been an easier makeover because I don't share it with anyone and the desk design is so pretty to begin with, very little needs to be done. My home desk is always a disaster. I blame that on sharing it with my husband and my toddler who...
Tuna Salad Recipe
I love salads that are hearty enough to be a meal. You feel good after eating them and aren't hungry half an hour later. This is the salad I make when I'm in a pinch for time and want something quick and nutritious. Even if you aren't a huge tuna fan, you might still love this salad. With everything mixed together, it's not fishy at all.
Here's what you will...
Ridiculously Easy Bruschetta Recipe
My Mother in Law, who is a fabulous cook, showed me this the last time she was in town. You can either use this as a bruschetta topping or whip up some pasta and use this as a sauce. It is insanely delicious and easy to make.
1 Clove Garlic, crushed or minced
1 Pint Cherry Tomatoes, quartered
6 Leaves Fresh Oregano, torn*
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
Sea Salt, to taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper...
Two Ingredients You Should Include in Your Skincare Regimen
If fighting acne or anti-aging are your main skincare goals, here are two ingredients that you shouldn't skimp on: Vitamin C
and Vitamin A
. Though acne and anti-aging can be two very different skin issues (unless you are unlucky enough to battle both at the same time), these super vitamins fight both very effectively.
I've been a believer in the powers of Vitamin C for...
Easy Arugula Salad Recipe
This is the most simple salad, but every time I make it people rave about it. The best time to eat Arugula is in the summer when it's fresh and local, but I love it any time of the year. This is a very common salad in Italy and I fell in love with it when traveling there. You can find it at many local Italian restaurants too.Ingredients:
Arugula - 2 bunches or 1 package
Pregnancy Brain Strikes Again
Pregnancy makes me feel just about as dumb as this photo.
I experienced a healthy dose of stupid
when pregnant with baby #1, including wearing my underwear backward and forgetting how to spell. Yet somehow, it's been a shock to me that Pregnancy Brain is back for baby #2. Like it's something you should become immune to after you've had it once.
While my academic spelling and...
Pregnancy Sickness and What I Have in Common with Kate Middleton I have a ton in common with Duchess Kate. Actually, I'm pretty sure if we met we'd be instant best friends. Here's why:
1. We're both natural brunettes
2. Both married to a Prince (mine might be figurative)
3. Entrepreneurial family
4. Excellent British accent (one might be faked)
5. Bald(ing) husbands
6. Love of hats
7. Love of shoes
8. Baby due this summer
Potty Training Tips for a ToddlerWarning: Some content may be disturbing/graphic for readers who do not have children. Or have recently eaten lunch.
My 1 year old son poops on the toilet. It's been happening for months, not that I'm bragging (well, maybe a teeny bit). I am immensely proud that my boy, who only has a handful of teeth and not much more than a glorified comb-over, can sit, grunt and do the deed on...
How People Are Judging Your Smile
You don't need me to tell you the heyday of the mellow yellow smile is well in the past. Well, at least for those who got the memo. Though not everyone cares about teeth whitening (some don't even care about teeth brushing - but let's not get crazy here), an interesting study from Crest came out that suggests the majority of your fellow Canadians not only expect you to have...