Dad-Friendly Cocktails & Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Father's Day
Just a few days left before Father's Day, and kids of all ages are scrambling to find The Perfect Gift for Dear Ol' Dad. We're coming to the rescue with a few last-minute ideas of our own paired with cocktail suggestions for Dad and his #1 girl (he's not much of an appletini guy, in case you forgot). The TownieEvent tickets & Manhattan cocktail
The best gift you...
Mommy Memoirs: I Met the President (and I Liked It)or Roadtripping with Kids: A Survival Guide
Recently, the Mister and I had the harebrained idea to take our kids roadtripping for a weekend during Spring Break. We based this brilliant decision on years and years of horrible experiences.
Because, obviously, it can only improve from here (and in fairness, it was only horrible about 50% of the time. Sleeping, eating, and visiting the hotel...
16 Easy Spring Craft Ideas for Kids
My kids have the End-Of-School countdown started and are already celebrating by staging elaborate wars between their assortment of Lego Stormtroopers and Webkinz (score: Webkinz 0, The Empire 682).
Wanting to steer their energies away from the Dark Side, I spent last night's "me time" looking for more constructive outlets for their fertile imaginations. It's also Earth Day
How Your Day at Camp Can Change Kids' Health For KeepsSponsored
Ask anyone who has had the opportunity to attend a summer camp and they'll tell you about the great crafts, games, campfires, singalongs, new skills, and fun in the outdoors they enjoyed. Most of all, they'll tell you about the new friends they met and lasting memories they created.We recently told you
about a special fundraiser happening in Toronto this September, and it's...
7 Sleep Tips for New Moms (and the surprising news about what won't work!)Dear New Moms,
don't kill the messenger. Also, you're welcome (keep reading to see why).
Sincerely, ClaireA new study from the University of Toronto's School of Nursing has found that common sleeping tips and tricks do not have a measurable increase in the number of sleep hours a new mom and her baby will get during the first 12 weeks after birth. The same study also found that these...
Surviving Breast Cancer (and what you can do to help!)SponsoredRecently
we told you about a fundraiser for an important cause, specifically the Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End Women's Cancers
. This 2-day walk through scenic Toronto in September directly benefits women's cancer research and patient care at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.
Why should this matter to you? Statistics tell us
that 1 in 9 Canadian women will develop breast cancer...
12 Easy Easter Egg Crafts for Kids
Old Man Winter may be sulking outdoors, but the calendar promises that Easter is nearly here. Whether you're a busy parent or just an eager Aunt looking to cozy up with the kiddos, we've got a dozen egg decorating ideas for all ages and abilities. Over EasyMarble Eggs
Prepare a basin of coloring solution (follow directions on the package) and add 1 tsp to 1 Tbsp of cooking oil. Stir...
Product Review Opportunity: Venus RazorsSponsored
Sexy-smooth hairless legs and underarms aren't just a summer thing, of course. Date nights, last-minute beach getaways and regular visits to the gym in anticipation of warmer days ahead guarantee that personal grooming is always in season.
Whether you're a shaver, waxer, or epilator-er (in my case "all of the above"), staying one step ahead of stubble can be a chore. Sometimes...
Fun, Fitness, and a Fine Charitable Cause: Save the Date!Sponsored
Most of us have a Cause near to our hearts and we do what we can to support it. Usually that means putting money in an envelope or training for a marathon, but the charity we're introducing you to today is really putting the "fun" back into fundraising.The SickKids Foundation
raises funds on behalf of The Hospital for Sick Children
, a pediatric health science centre for patient care...
Valentine's Day Dessert Idea: Easy Tiramisu RecipeThis is a story about good intentions. And chocolate. And alcohol.
So as you can imagine, three of my favourite things.
After a few trips to several local grocers (it turns out ladyfingers and mascarpone cheese are rather hard to find) and the liquor store, I came home laden with ingredients and a firm plan to make the recipe "tomorrow".
In other words, I had every intention of making it later...