Shrine Circus: A Fun Night For the Whole Family

Shrine Circus

My family had the recent pleasure of attending the opening night of the long-running Shrine Circus in Laval, QC. The circus is organized annually by the Karnak Shriners in Montreal and is one of the largest fraternal events sponsored by the Shriners

The circus has come to be a tradition for my family. I used to go to the Shrine Circus as a kid and last year I took my daughter, Ava for the the first time. This year she was even more excited being a little older (3 years) and had just learned all about the Circus in her preschool class.  … [read more]

What Summer Means To Me


I live in Montreal, a city that tends to have some of the harshest winters in North America. So, when summertime comes around Montrealers tend to appreciate every day of good weather. Oddly enough, our summers are pretty hot and the humidity gets unbearable on many days.

One of the great benefits of being a professional blogger is that I get to work from home and enjoy the beautiful summer days. I get up early and take care of blogging and business till about lunchtime and then I get to enjoy the day. Most days that includes my daughter, Ava who turns three in July. She attends preschool three days a week, but when she is home we have lots of fun. She loves being outside. Luckily, we have a park and city wading pool right behind our duplex. We spend most days there!… [read more]

Remembering Special Memories With My Dad For Father’s Day #Giveaway


I’m an only child and was a little girl who loved all the girly girl things. This posed somewhat of a problem for my dad who is an outdoorsy type of man. He really couldn’t get into my ballet classes! Instead, he bonded with me by including me in the hobbies he loved.

My dad is a hockey fan and he had me in skates as soon as I could walk. Some of my most cherished moments are the times in which we skated all afternoon at the skating rink across from our house. My dad was a great skater and being a kid I thought he was definitely NHL quality! I remember being so proud when the high school students wanted him to join in on there games. He also took me to hockey games and even stood outside of the old Montreal forum so I could could get Patrick Roy to sign my studded 90’s jean jacket. … [read more]

Happy Mother’s Day With Special Quotes

Happy Mother's Day With Special Quotes

Happy Mother’s Day!

It’s hard to fully understand the love of a mother till you become one yourself. Before giving birth to my daughter, Ava, I thought I knew what love was, but that all changed the moment I saw her face. That’s not say, I don’t love my husband, but motherhood is a totally different type of love. I felt like a closed area of my heart had come to life.

There truly is no greater love than that of a mother. There is nothing I wouldn’t do for my daughter. That’s why Mother’s Day is a perfect day to remind our moms just how important they are to us. My mom has always been the constant in my life. She is the one person that I can always depend on. She is not only my mom, but my closest friend.… [read more]

Happy Easter From Our Family!

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

We’re having a blast today! My 2½-year-old daughter, Ava, woke up to find a trail of chocolate Easter eggs all over the house from the ‘Easter Bunny”. At the end of each trail, the bunny left small toys for her. Ava also loved the big Easter basket in our kitchen where we left our eggs we had made on Friday.   … [read more]

What’s Easter Without an Egg Hunt? #Kindermom

Easter Egg Hunt With Ava #EasterEggHunt

I love Easter egg hunts!

As a child, I always looked forward to heading over to my Grandma’s house each year to go on an egg hunt. My grandmother created egg trails that led to gift wrapped baskets full of chocolate and toys. She also created a fun tradition of finding the family Easter egg, which was basically a ceramic Easter egg that all the grandchildren got to write or draw something on. Eventually, we drew so many things on the ceramic egg that we had to redraw over the fading designs!

Now that I’m mom, I’m creating my own Easter traditions with my 2½-year-old daughter, Ava. I love Easter festivities because even the smallest member of the family can join in on the fun! Last year, was her first time decorating eggs and having a Easter Egg hunt! Lets just say having a toddler dying eggs can be MESSY! … [read more]