Tag: Kathy


Motherhood: a never-ending waiting game Family / Lifestyle

If patience is a virtue, then moms must be the most virtuous people on the planet. We are rewarded somewhat for our patience on Mother’s Day, when our children are (supposedly) thanking us for everything we’ve done during the previous year with a bit of burnt toast, lukewarm coffee and a wilted flower. And we love it. They thank us for being “THE WORLD’S BEST...

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Today’s Mother of the Bride #ThankYouMom / Family

When you hear the words “Mother of the Bride” you might immediately flash to an elderly lady in the front row, with her sensible peach coloured suit and floppy corsage firmly in place, beaming as the Father of the Bride leads their daughter down the aisle. But of course, we know that times have changed not only in what the Mother of the Bride might...

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Spring Cleaning Is Easy…Getting The Kids To Part With Their Treasures Is Tough Family / Lifestyle / Parents Canada

You’re all set to go. You’ve got boxes for sorting “Keep” or “Release” because the kids have outgrown so many things in the past few years and you’re feeling swamped from all of the clutter. It’s Spring Cleaning Time, after all. But as you dig into that cupboard and pull out a barely used toy, it’s like a radar signal goes off in their bedrooms,...

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A Bear-ly Cold Canadian Winter Family / Lifestyle / Travel / Wild Life

February 27th is Polar Bear Awareness Day “There’s no such thing as too cold. There’s only not dressing warmly enough.” As skiers, with this cold Canadian winter upon us, this is one of our mantras. We don’t let sub zero temperatures and icy winds stop us from getting out on the ski slopes as often as we can. If you’re planning on skiing in super...

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What OHIP+ Does Is a Huge Break for Ontarians Family / Health

Disclosure: The post was developed in association with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The opinions of the author are their own. When my 22-year-old son Alex was zipping down the slopes on his snowboard at the ski area where he also works, the last thing on his mind was whether or not he’d need prescription drug coverage. He was healthy and required...

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Car Seat Safety 101: Is Your Child The Safest They Can Be? Family / Life / Safety

As the weather gets colder, the snow starts to fly and the roads get even trickier to navigate, most Canadians immediately think about getting their snow tires on. But safety measures you take inside the car are just as important as they are on the outside, especially when you have kids on board. And while all car seats need to pass various tests from Transport...

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Tis the season to spend wisely: 5 easy ways to stay on budget Holidays / Life / Money

It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but the holidays can also make it the most expensive time of the year. Gifts, food, entertaining and special holiday outfits have many families worrying and wondering about how their budget will survive. As the mother of four children, I’ve had to navigate these financial waters many times, and have developed a financial strategy that...

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