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WIN a Super-Fun Easter Basket FILLED with Goodies for the Kids from TARGET!

I was recently at Target Pointe Claire to pick up a few things and was instantly drawn to the fun Easter colours that greeted me the instant I walked into the store. The Coin ‘WOW’ by the entrance was filled with fun & bright Easter surprises for your children From actual baskets to cute items […]

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Mars Bar Hamentaschen…(and Bonus Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter Cup Recipe!)

Last year, my Mars-bar-obsessed daughter decided to be a Mars bar for the Jewish festival of Purim…and I indulged her by working together to make a Mars bar costume out of felt.  She drew & cut out the letters and I put it all together.  It was fabulous! Well, all the Mars bar talk got […]

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Getting Set for Spring Break with the Kids

Spring Break – or as some are calling it “Mid-winter” Break is coming up soon & getting organized ahead of time can make the difference between a fun week and a week that leaves you wanting to tear your hair out. Here are some tips whether you are opting for a ‘stay cation’ or time […]

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How to Avoid Roaming Fees While Travelling in the US

If you ever travel to the US, then you’re likely familiar with the issue of roaming charges. They cost. A LOT. This past year I discovered a fabulous way for Canadians to save on roaming charges.  It’s called Roam Mobility. You will need an “unlocked” phone.  If you don’t have one, you can buy one […]

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Beario – A Gift of Purpose, Meaning and Starlight.

Do you know about Beario, the Starlight Bear? Beario is the 5th, limited-edition collectible Starlight Bear. Beario was designed by Dylan, a seven year-old who lives with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, together with his brother, Connor.If you’re planning to gift a teddy bear this holiday season, here are a while bunch of reasons you may […]

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Can a Blue Shirt Reduce your Stress Level this Holiday Season?

You tell me. How much of your stress is related to shopping for “the perfect gift”? If that line just struck a chord, then you may be interested in this. I recently found out that Best Buy has a free PERSONAL SHOPPER program. I know, it sounds like a gimmick.  That’s why I had to […]

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Home for the Holidays at Ethan Allen Montreal

Allow me to begin that I am thoroughly embarrassed to admit that I had no clue that ETHAN ALLEN had actually arrived here in Montreal.  When I received an invitation from them to attend a special event with great holiday decor tips from Quebec’s own Vanessa Sicotte, I was definitely intrigued. The evening of the […]

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‘Tis the Season to be BERRY … and Other Holiday Decorating Ideas from Debbie Travis

I recently had the opportunity to attend a special evening dedicated to holiday decor & lighting ideas with Debbie Travis and the folks from Canadian Tire. I wanted to share some of her tips, thoughts and ideas as well as some of what was showcased that evening that may just serve as that little bit […]

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A Simple “Giving” Project to Do with Your Kids This Week

I often get emails asking me if I know of charitable initiatives that are ‘kid friendly” in that they are initiatives in which kids can participate and complete with a feeling of having “done good”, “given back” and “helped out” as well as an understanding of how they have accomplished this. This past October, I […]

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Latkes 3 ways: Simple, Special & Spectacular… on Breakfast Television

The folks over at BT Montreal asked me to prepare latkes 3 ways: SIMPLE: The traditional potato latke SPECIAL: The sweet potato latke and…SPECTACULAR. My brother’s idea of LATKE POUTINE immediately came to mind.  Initially it was to be a stack of latkes layered with cheese & topped with sauce/gravy, but as I played in […]

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