Recently I was tasked by PC Financial® to track my family’s spending for a month. While I’m not one to open up about my financial challenges, this forced me to look at what we were spending our money on, reevaluate our spending habits, and figure out how to maximize the money that was coming in—and going out.
Amy Burstyn Fritz is trained to dream up her daughter Grace’s first birthday party. She’s a PR, event-planning and brand-building pro who recently launched Burstyn Inc. along with her business partner and mom, Helen Burstyn. We got her to fess up about how she planned this Pinterest-ready party without stressing out.
As the summer kicks into full gear, we’re already putting ourselves on the bottom of list. So before we get too wrapped up in packing, unpacking, driving, parking, cleaning, entertaining, cooking and of course, parenting, let’s remember to hug it out with ourselves. Here are 5 easy ways to do it…
With the last few days of school upon us, I know I should be ecstatic about the holidays. But, this summer has me more stressed out than having the kids…
With Father’s Day coming up I’ve enlisted the help of my bestie, Daniel MacKinnon, to do the dad-grooming gift-shop for me (’cause he doesn’t have kids, and has the time). Here, he shares his top 10 products geared towards dads (and some for moms!) that look as good as they perform.
Founder of Chefs for Oceans, a foundation that educates and builds awareness for sustainable seafood, Ned Bell is also the executive chef for Ocean Wise and serves as a member of the Loblaw Food Council. What we discovered during our one-on-one chat is that he’s passionate about wanting families (including his own) to think outside the box when it comes to making a meal.
I’ve always been an A-type personality and as soon as the warmer weather hits, I naturally start thinking about spring cleaning and become a woman with a mission (much to the dismay of my entire family). Lists are made, days are marked off in the calendar and each room undergoes an entire re-org. I’m not gonna lie this may take me weeks but I take comfort in the fact that this only happens once a year, and then I’m in my happy place.
Allison is the owner of September Project. In her own words, it’s ” all about unique and honest messaging (i.e., stuff you actually think and want say to the people you care about) delivered simply and beautifully in a way that lets the words do the talking. Today she’s using the power of words to share her personal experience of miscarriage which we all agree should be an on-going and open-hearted conversation instead of a secret.
Recently I found myself packing up cold-weather gear and heading west to Calgary. Yep. Calgary. Forget a vacation of sunning myself under an umbrella and listening to the sounds of the waves while I snooze…No. This mom took her husband and two kids for an all-inclusive week of visiting friends in Calgary in the winter. Here are a few of my fab #momfinds.
When Sara Celik, a naturopathic doctor and spokesperson for Renew Life, invited me to try a cleanse, I was truly meh about it. After talking me through the process and serving up sensible answers to my long list of questions, I was still skeptical—but willing because she suggested a cleanse that wasn’t a full-on fast so I wouldn’t get so furious.