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Thoughts on Victimization
Thoughts on Victimization
Thoughts on Victimization

Thoughts on Victimization

Social media is pulsating at the news of Q host Jian Ghomeshi being fired from the CBC. I will withhold judgement on private sexual acts without having hard facts from either side. Where I do deserve to have an opinion is on th...
 
Recipes
 

Organic Canned Tomato Sauce

After my successful trip into British Columbia’s Okanagan region, I got the ‘bug’ to preserve and can all of the produce I possibly could. Because, well, zombie apocalypse. Or simple healthy organic food that ...
 
Exec Moms
 
Jill Amery Katy Perry
Jill Amery Katy Perry
Jill Amery Katy Perry

Katy Perry’s Prismatic World Tour

Do you ever feel like a plastic bag, drifting through the wind, wanting to start again? It’s been a rough summer for me, between a broken wrist, the British Columbia teachers’ strike, extended beach closures due to e-coli in th...

 
Travel
 
Covert Farms Osoyoos
Covert Farms Osoyoos
Covert Farms Osoyoos

Covert Farms, Osoyoos

Gene Covert is a pretty cool guy. But he has to be. His mother is still a pilot, and the 1952 Mercury truck that she decided to learn how to rebuild is still the touring vehicle for the farm. Not only does the farm started by h...
 
Contests
 
Take the McCafe Coffee Quiz from Urban Mommies and Win!
Take the McCafe Coffee Quiz from Urban Mommies and Win!
Take the McCafe Coffee Quiz from Urban Mommies and Win!

Take the McCafe Coffee Quiz (with giveaway)

Let’s play a game to test your knowledge of coffee, shall we? Let’s see where you fall on Canadian consumer coffee behavior spectrum. (This is for giggles, but there will be a chance to win a huge prize in our giveaway if you a...
 
Recipes
 
McCafe at Home
McCafe at Home
McCafe at Home

McCafé at Home in Your Kitchen

There’s a joke in my house about me not being a morning person. But it goes further than that. I’m so groggy in the morning that I probably should have padded walls in the hall and a bathrobe made of bubble wrap so that I don’t...

 
Exec Moms
 
Pumpkinfest 2014
Pumpkinfest 2014
Pumpkinfest 2014

West Vancouver Pumpkinfest 2014

When Bernadette Smyth and Kirsty Thompson accepted the role of PumpkinFest Co-Chairs, the north shore of Vancouver was touched by the event planning angels! This weekend, residents of the North Shore and Vancouver have the oppo...
 
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Benadryl Itch Spray
Benadryl Itch Spray
Benadryl Itch Spray

A Good Night’s Sleep (With Giveaway!)

In my house, summer is a time to connect with the earth and refill the soul after a chilly winter. The kids are unscheduled, I wear less makeup and we all watch eagerly as our seeds turn into bright flowers and vegetables. Long...