Montreal parents- I am SO excited! The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic society is presenting Fancy Nancy The Musical at the Segal Centre for the Performing Arts, starting this Sunday, February 26th and running through March 5th.
This show is based on the incredibly sweet and special Fancy Nancy book series by Jane O'Connor (illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser) and the story follows Fancy Nancy and her friends, Bree, Rhonda, Wanda and Lionel as they prepare to perform in their very first Read more [...]
There's a brand new kids' movie heading our way, and this one looks beautiful! Ballerina is a France-Quebec coproduction is the story of an orphan girl who dreams of dancing ballet in Paris (yes, it is in English!). I LOVE that it was created here,in Quebec! I cannot wait to take my daughter, my own little Ballerina, to see it next weekend, at the special Montreal Premiere!
Synopsis: Félicie (Elle Fanning) is a poor orphan girl who has only one passion: dance. With Read more [...]
As a habit, I don't make resolutions at the New Year. I don't really believe in resolutions. I figure that if saying you're going to do something got you anywhere, we'd all be rich and famous and successful, and that's just not the case. I'm more of a do-er. I believe that getting 'er done is more about planning and discipline and commitment rather than a wishful hope.
That said- I did make a promise of sorts to myself this year... I promised that I would be more open and honest here. That I would Read more [...]
Something grizzled this MamaBear last week. From the outside, it might seem small or insignificant in light of all the BIGGER worries of our world these days. However, for this Mama, this small, petty issue felt BIG.
I want to preface this by saying that I never thought I would be this parent. I always thought this was the sort of silly thing I would shrug off and let slide down my back. I suppose that in a way I have done that, but believe me when I say that if not for my daughter not taking Read more [...]
I have yet to write a full recap of our incredible adults-only vacation from this holiday season, but before I share that, here is a little introduction to how it began.
It's Thursday evening, December 22nd. You've finally completed the packing process for a long trip: organizing, planning, washing, folding, sorting, packing for 1 dog to go the sitter, 1 cat to go to a friend, 2 kids to spend a week with their grandparents and 2 adults to be out of the country for a week. The Read more [...]
Happy 2017 lovely readers!
I know I've been silent for far too long, but believe me when I say it was with good reason! VERY good reason!
Hubby and I just enjoyed our very first vacation together without kids, celebrating our 6th wedding anniversary! We enjoyed a FULL week away- in New Orleans and on a cruise to the Yucatan in Mexico.
I was bursting to share with everyone, but I knew I had to wait until our return to do so. As a blogger, I share a lot of my personal life with the world. Read more [...]
One thing I really love about Netflix's original content (and being a representative blogger for them) is their tendency to feature strong, independent and (mostly) relatable female characters. We hear so much about how there aren't enough roles for REAL women out there aside from the 2-dimensional characters we see in so many popular films and television. There is also the awesome bonus that shows like Jessica Jones will hire all-female directors for its second season, and Orange is the New Black Read more [...]
There are a lot of movies that we are REALLY looking forward to seeing this season, but one that really stands out is Lion. Adapted from the non-fictional book, A Long Way Home, by Saroo Brierley, Lion is about a five-year-old Indian boy, who gets lost in the streets of Calcutta. After a wrong train takes him thousands of miles away from his home and family, he survives many challenges before being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only the scantest of clues, Read more [...]