I was honoured to be invited to the Civic Theatres Toronto 2018-2019 season launch this past week. It was an evening of incredible performances and highlights from what the audience can expect this coming year in terms of programming. From various films in concert (think Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire featuring the Toronto Symphony Orchestra) to festivals (Breakin’ Convention) to circus performances (Cirque Eloize), Civic Theatres Toronto has

MOMS, (Photo credit: www.locallove.ca) Yesterday, I attended the most incredible gathering of change-makers and inspiring people (many of whom were MOMS). Everyone had one goal in mind and that was to give back to their community. The notion that WE CAN make a difference is easier then I had imagined. You see, the #locallove campaign addressed the ideas that anyone can help out in their communities. Simple acts of kindness

RANT: Taking this picture yesterday at Zoë’s in-class birthday party makes me think of what is “right” and precious in this world. Hearing about the school shooting puts my life as a MOM in perspective. My job is to protect my kids while at the same time, teaching them a number of important skills including: kindness, empathy, confidence, patience and respect of others. No one can ever truly prepare to

Here’s my recap of the TV festivities last night: In terms of the Super Bowl – I was only watching it for the hot men. There, I said it! 😉 I mean who can resist a hot man in tights? I don’t know anything about the game but I find myself loving it when I see them hug each other. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside! 🙂 The

Oh What a Night…The Grammys in NYC!! What a way to start the show with the one and only, Kendrick Lamar. He put on a spectacle of artistry that was filled with important messages and themes and heart pounding beats. I was riveted and enthralled by his performance. I’ve always had a soft spot for hip-hop/rap (I wrote my doctoral thesis in that precise topic) but I truly feel like

Dear Ranters, I still can’t get over the enormous and significant impact that Hollywood signified to the world during the Golden Globes. From the #metoo and #timesup movement to the speeches that showed resilience and strength for women and those persecuted. I’m a believer! This was an important message to send to the Hollywood community and beyond. Violence against women is not a new phenomenon, women have been secondary citizens

This podcasting thing is fun! You get to say whatever is on your mind. I love it! This week I decided to tackle the dreaded IN-LAWS rant: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-mom-rant-podcast/id1317029403?mt=2 There are a TON of MOMS who have posted about their in-laws being terrible for so many reasons. I decided that it was time to really reflect on this topic in the only way I know how – from personal experience. 😉 Yes,

Hey friends!! I’m so excited that my first ever podcast is officially LIVE on iTunes!! I couldn’t believe how fast the process was. I’ve heard my fair share of horror stories but I was elated (to say the least) when I received that “congratulations your podcast is officially on iTunes” email. Let me start by saying the journey to podcast creation began well over 5 years ago. This is when

As I sit at the computer thinking of how to put into words to explain how my son has an anxious mother, my anxiety rises. I think of who will read this and what will they think of me? Will they skip to the end to see how it ends? Will they empathize me? Will they pity me? Or will they think that I’m unfit to be a mother if