Parenting

  • Black History Month Poem for Kids

    I’ve share Ty’s incredible Martin Luther King Rap that he wrote and performed in Grade 3, but now he’s taken it to another level. Yesterday, he was asked by his teacher to share something with his class for Black History Month…so he came up with this great poem to explain to kids who may not […] Read more…

  • Dear Puberty, What Have You Done With My Little Boy?

    Dear Puberty, You and I need to talk. You see, since you’ve entered our home and invaded my teenage son’s body, he’s not the little boy I once knew. Don’t get me wrong, I knew this was bound to happen and I was even excited for him to reach this new stage, but did you […] Read more…

Lifestyle

  • Family Fun for Kids of All Ages at the ROM

    Is there anything better than sharing history and experiences with little kids? Since my own are 14 and 10, I had almost forgotten how silly it can get! We recently had the pleasure of taking our little nephews (age 4 and 2) on a tour of one of our favourite places for family fun for […] Read more…

  • Holiday Gift Guide for Hockey Lovers

    ‘Tis the season for holiday shopping and gift guides! It’s arguably the most stressful (expensive) time of the year and yet, you still love it! If you’re like me, your list is long and you have barely made a dent in it, as December hits. Realizing of course, that this is mostly because the kids […] Read more…

Grief

  • We Can’t Wait to Walk for SickKids again!

    Do you have a SickKids story? We do.  We’ve seen the miracles, first hand, that take place within those walls at SickKids.  We were given the gift of 3 years with our child, when the odds were against him from the start.  Not nearly enough, but we may never have known how truly amazing he […] Read more…

  • Surviving Mother’s Day after the loss of a child

    Being a mother is the hardest job in the world.  Being a mother to a son that you have lost is heartbreaking and yet I find myself struggling with this each day, especially on Mother’s Day. I struggle with being a mother to my two boys, while in my heart, I have three sons. There […] Read more…

Giving Back

  • 5 Valentine’s Day Gifts that Give Back

    This month is all about the heart and love. Since I will always be a “Heart Mom”, it’s important to our family to give back during February in honour of Heart Month and Valentine’s Day. The heart means something very special in our family, as our son Zack was born with a Congenital Heart Defect […] Read more…

  • Air Canada Foundation Supports SickKids and Families Like Mine

    One of my sweetest and most comforting joys since our son Zack died has been sharing his story of bravery, perseverance and courage. Talking about Zack’s short but meaningful life with strangers, reminds me that his legacy lives on through those stories that can inspire and connect me with other families who may also have […] Read more…

Reviews & Contests

  • Top 5 Hockey Movies for Kids {Toronto Maple Leafs Giveaway}

    We live and breathe hockey, as you know. Hockey and Canadian families just go together, right? Being a hockey mom AND a coach’s wife means there is no shortage of ice and rink talk at the dinner table, on family car rides and even in the bedroom! In the beginning, I’m not sure if I was […] Read more…

  • Family Fun for Kids of All Ages at the ROM

    Is there anything better than sharing history and experiences with little kids? Since my own are 14 and 10, I had almost forgotten how silly it can get! We recently had the pleasure of taking our little nephews (age 4 and 2) on a tour of one of our favourite places for family fun for […] Read more…