French Summer Camps in Toronto and the GTA

French Summer Camps in Toronto and the GTA

I’ve got summer camp on the brain. And like many GTA parents, I’ve also got French on the brain – rather, how to keep French in their brains over the summer holidays when the majority of camps for kids are in English. Whether your kids are in a full French program,...
Tips for Little Skaters in TOw

Tips for Little Skaters in TOw

Growing up, the rink was my second home. The cold, small-town arena was a meeting place for the community and where lifetime friendships were made. (If those dressing room walls could talk…) I spent almost every day skating or coaching – starting at 6 a.m. for my own...
Mommy Hours and CBC’s Workin’ Moms

Mommy Hours and CBC’s Workin’ Moms

It was my first week back after mat leave and as I was fast-walking out the door at 5 p.m. on my race to daycare pick up, a colleague, whom I hadn’t seen in a year, greeted me with “oh right, you’re on mommy hours now.” Mommy hours?! You mean the schedule where...
Stryke – Axes and Arrows

Stryke – Axes and Arrows

Parenthood is really hit or miss. Sometimes you are dead on and other times you’re landing anywhere but on target. It’s kind of how I felt when I visited Stryke, Toronto’s newest target range where ‘big kids’ can meet up for group archery, knife and...
Why you should print your family photos

Why you should print your family photos

Earlier this fall I sat in a room full of guilty moms. Guilty, as we all confessed, of not fulfilling what seemed to be the most daunting task on our mom to-do lists — do something with the millions of photos we’ve accumulated of our kids. You know it –...