If you haven't yet checked out Julie's Greenroom on Netflix, RUN, don't walk and turn it on NOW. If there ever was a female role model who is strong, poised, talented, intelligent, eloquent and can own the attention of any room she's in (even if she's not actually physically in it), that woman is Julie Andrews!
Julie's Greenroom is a show about theatre and creativity and freedom of expression. It seeks to teach kids that the theatre "does not discriminate" and offers something for every person: Read more [...]
It's been mighty quiet around these parts lately despite my better intentions. MOST of that has to do with the fact that I've been working hard preparing for a very important event for the last several months. Aside from full-time work and Mommying, I have also been co-chairing the 8th annual musical fundraiser to support The Segal Centre for the Performing Arts, here, in Montreal.
This Sunday, April 2nd, 30+ members of the community, lead by an incredible professional artistic team, will be putting Read more [...]
Here it is... my confession...
I cheated. I love my husband dearly, but I just COULD NOT resist... Especially since he started it with his own cheating! #SorryNotSorry
It turns out, we're in good company, though.
It seems that 46% of global Netflix viewers are cheating RIGHT NOW... with their favourite Netflix shows. It also turns out that we Canadians are not quite as polite as we like to think, with over 1/3 (37% to be exact) of couples streaming behind each other's backs. In fact, cheating Read more [...]
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 [...]