{RECIPE} Easy Chicken & Broccoli Divan

While February is technically the shortest month of the year, I find it drags on – it’s a lull between two seasons. The excitement of Christmas has passed, but the chirping birds and blooming florals of Spring have yet to appear. The days are still fairly short and dark, and the rain falls a bit more […]

Recipe: Cheesy Beef Skillet Dinner

Despite the repetitive menu requests from my kids – we can’t have quesadillas for dinner every day, so I’ve tried another cheesy, delicious, Cook With Campbell’s recipe that incorporates some of my children’s favourite ingredients: meat, cheese, and macaroni noodles -> the Cheesy Beef Skillet Dinner. As all Campbell’s recipes, this one was super easy to make – […]

Recipe: Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas

My kids are very picky eaters. So picky, that if the daily dinner menu were up to them, we would be rotating between 3 dinner favourites: my homemade mac n’ cheese, my famous chicken broccoli bake, and my super-simple cheese quesadillas. Are you seeing a common theme here? Cheese. And bread. And while I can’t […]

Big Topics, Little Kids: 4 Books That Got My Kids Through Hard Times

Children are often faced with larger-than-life experiences that can be difficult for parents to explain to them in a comprehensible way. Through the art of storytelling, parents can explain big topics to their children using words and events that they can relate to. When my children are faced with new challenges, I look for books […]

Light Up The Holidays With The Nutcracker Ballet {Giveaway}

Last year was the first year that I was able to share my annual holiday tradition of seeing the Nutcracker ballet with my daughter, and it was a memorable mother-daughter experience that we will never forget. It was the first time that my little ballerina was able to watch professional dancers perform the Christmas-themed ballet on stage, and she […]

Family Fun at the Grey Cup Festival {Giveaway}

Wrap up the Canadian football season with a 3-day festival full of fun for the whole family in downtown Vancouver from November 26th – November 30th! On November 30th, 2014, Vancouver will once again play host to the Grey Cup, the 102nd CFL championship game, which will be held at the home of our BC Lions […]

5 Reasons To Love VONBON {Review & Giveaway}

We’ve recently welcomed our third baby into the world, and while we love her to bits, I think she sometimes feels a little neglected. She often spends the entire day in her pyjamas, and while she’s only 4 months old,  I feel like she’s already starting to notice the lack of variety in her wardrobe. I had […]

5 Ways Ordering Your Groceries Will Get You Out Of A Jam

Unfortunately, my fantasy of having a grocery store in my ‘hood that offers a full-service wine bar for moms has yet to become a reality, so I’ve settled on a new dream: groceries delivered straight to my door. Thanks to my local Save-On-Foods, this dream has become a realistic reverie. Until recently, I was a terrible planner when […]

Canuck Place Adventure Race (Giveaway)

When I was working for the Vancouver Canucks, we had a special day each year that was dedicated to giving back to the community called Live 2 Give day. On this day, the office staff would select a charity from a list of options and spend the day working with that organization. For my first […]

Why My Kids Are Allowed To Watch TV #KidoodleMom

I grew up with a TV in my bedroom – a necessity for my single mom who was juggling two jobs and an active little girl on her own. I was raised in a household where TV viewing was considered a positive activity for children (in moderation of course, and when balanced with reading and […]