Kids Activity Bags

Kids Travel Activity Bag

Call it a busy bag, travel kit, or kids activity bags – these tips will help keep your kids entertained while en route. From day trip to road trip to international flight…I have filled my share of kids activity bags. Here are my kids activity bags suggestions… Kids Activity Bags Put all your kid travel activities in […]

10 Emergency Items

10 Emergency Items

Ice storms. Polar Vortex. Snow Days. -40C weather. This seems to be the winter of extreme weather. Having just gone through the Toronto ice storm (we lost power – including heat – for 32 hours…lucky compared to those who were without power for days!)…I am sharing the 10 Emergency Items we found essential for survival […]

So That Time I Met Katniss…and Pink

Caroline Fernandez and Pink

Did the title get you? I hope so. Because this is no ordinary post dear readers. This is about unapologetic beauty. Strong women. Talented people. One fiction/one real. Both very inspirational to me this past week. So that time I met Katniss…and Pink -> It started when I took my big kids to watch The […]



Reclaim the real. The true ground of our being is nested within family and community that births us., and within Nature that sustains us. Ground yourself in the real. Now, more than ever know your roots. – #lightwebdarkweb Raffi (Homeland Press, 2013) That quote is my take-away, as a parent and social media user, from […]

Parent Club Profiles: Lori Kennedy

Lori Kennedy

Name please. Lori Kennedy. I’m a registered holistic nurse. Your Website? What’s your absolute specialty? (work-wise – you’re probably pretty special at a lot of things): Understanding the magic of food and how specific foods have the ability to make us feel light, energetic and vibrant or bloated, tired and angry. I believe the key to health […]

How To: Homemade iPod Costume

How To: iPod Costume

This next D.I.Y. is terror-ific! Creating a homemade Halloween costume is simple by following this How To: Homemade iPod Costume tutorial. Using stuff you already have around the house – you can easily (and cheaply!) make a homemade ipod costume. My daughter had a blast making this… For a homemade iPod costume you will need: […]

10 Halloween Treats

10 halloween treats

Trick or Treat! 10 Halloween Treats specifically. These non-food Halloween ideas are sure to scare up some fun for little monsters with braces, gluten sensitivity and/or food allergies. From Halloween rings to ghostly pencils…these treats are spooktacular. Easy to find and actually very low cost…these 10 Halloween Treats will make for a real ghoul time! […]

How To: Girls Emergency Locker Kit

Girls Emergency Locker Kit

In concluding the September theme of Back-To-School, I had to share this How To Make Girl Emergency Locker Kit. It is like a survival kit for tween and teen girls through middle school and high school. You know…just in case. Bath and Body Works hand sanitizer Always teen sanitary pad Always panty liner Hair elastics […]

Parent Club Profiles: Candace Derickx


This week I’m featuring past Parent Club Profiles…they are just too good to keep in the archives (some comments may be from original post) Name please. Candace Derickx, but I respond to  @best_tools, @seemummyjuggle, @candacedx, and Hey you!  Your Website?  My business is My personal is and I also blog at Too much? What’s […]