Is your child not into books? Here are some tips to discover what the root cause could be and how you can help foster a love of books in your reluctant reader.Read more "Encouraging a Love of Books in the Reluctant Reader"
To pull off a seamless holiday that impresses your spouse’s family, be prepared to plan ahead and put in some extra legwork.Read more "5 Holiday Hostessing Tips to Impress Your In-Laws"
How to Gift Wrap an Odd-Shaped Present Hate wrapping presents that don’t come in those easy-to-wrap boxes? Keltie Colleen has a great technique for wrapping them! It doesn’t skimp on the wrapping paper, that’s for sure, but at least your present won’t look like a lump you want to hide behind the Christmas tree. Also […]Read more "Christmas How-Tos: PopUp Cards and Wrapping Presents"
The holiday crafts I’m loving this week.
Simple enough for kids to play along, beautiful enough to unabashedly put on display, and accessible enough to make with things you already have at home (for the most part).Read more "Holiday Kid’s Craft Roundup"
I had such grand plans to find and share what I considered to be great deals today on Black Friday. Instead, it’s a very different Black Friday and I am immersed in a very different madness. Rest in peace, Keyana. Trinidad is too small. Far too small for the violence against women and […]Read more "Black Friday"
There was a time when ignorance and the master/slave mentality of the past led some to reject any form of “African-ness”, whether it was represented in skin colour, hair texture, or body shape. And it was widely accepted by society. Those days are behind us. And those of you holding on to those vestiges of the past? You need to let them go.Read more "She Said What?!"
Ok can I start celebrating now?! Every year I hear people talk about Christmas “starting earlier and earlier” and blaming commercialism. And that is certainly true. BUT… Christmas is also about tradition. Preparing the house. Making the ham and pastelles. Making the wine. So can I turn on my Christmas music and start cuddling up […]Read more "2013 Christmas TV"
As the shopping season kicks into high gear, some consumers may be wondering whether Black Friday or Cyber Monday should claim their retail dollars. Black Friday has been the pinnacle of retail savings for decades, but Cyber Monday has been growing in popularity at an astonishing rate in recent years. Cyber Monday has been the […]Read more "Black Friday Vs. Cyber Monday: What Day Has Better Deals?"
Christmas is in the air and I am restless trying to decide how to transform the living room this year. I’ll admit. I’m not very focused. It’s all so pretty out there. I’m not worried. I’ll take a bit of this, and a bit of that, and I’ll make it my own. Here’s what’s inspiring […]Read more "Home and DIY Roundup – Nov 19th"
Lots of excitement to look forward to in the coming weeks, including a personal visit to Santa’s Caribbean home! Click on each flyer for a full sized view.Read more "Featured Upcoming Events"