5 Benefits of Plants in Your Life

5 Benefits of Plants in Your Life

I know we can all agree 2020 was a rollercoaster ride of a year. There were days anxiety pierced through my chest like spiked vines through concrete. There was, however, one pass time that kept me rooted, and that was the plants in my life. I realized, when I looked at, touched or watered my [...]

Our Top 5 Family-friendly Halloween Movies

Our Top 5 Family-friendly Halloween Movies

Five Best Family Halloween Movies With COVID still dominating the headlines, chances are our kids might have to spend Halloween indoors this year. I have just the solution for Halloween night. If your region or city wont be trick-or-treating this year, stock up on your favourite treats and cozy up under a homemade fort with [...]

5 Tried and Triumphed Ways to use Baking Soda

5 Tried and Triumphed Ways to use Baking Soda

Baking soda is a staple in our home. It’s almost as always on my shopping list with the likes of bread and milk. Baking soda has gained popularity in recent years. It's part of a greener solution for household cleaning supplies, with many families opting for less toxic alternatives to bleach and other household cleaners. [...]

Pandemic Back to School Fear

Pandemic Back to School Fear

This year students and parents alike have a new type of first day jitters. It's not just the new school year or new school but the added concerns of COVID-19. This year's back-to-school supplies is not only the new stationery and snacks, but also hand sanitizers, wipes, and masks. And don't forget, the dos and [...]

5 Fun and Free Virtual Summer Camps

5 Fun and Free Virtual Summer Camps

My daughter couldn't wait to head to camp this year until I broke the news that there was no camp due to the pandemic. The news disappointed her. I'm just glad she didn't direct her anger towards me but to the coronavirus crisis instead. Phew! Since March of this year, the global concern has been [...]

Toronto -Same Attractions New Experience

Toronto -Same Attractions New Experience

Toronto is officially in week two of stage 2 of the provincial government's plan to curb the COVID‑19 outbreak. This means more businesses have opened including public attractions. Around this time, families have either landed at their summer destination or sent the kids off to camp. But overnight camps are closed for the summer and we've cancelled all our non-essential travel plans, so what's left [...]

Raising a Black Teen in Canada

Raising a Black Teen in Canada

Parenting is one of the toughest challenges I've faced in my lifetime; creating rules, developing guidelines and most challenging of all, leading by example! You're faced with some of the most difficult tasks, knowing you're trying to raise a confident, independent and strong individual. Being a mom, I strive to protect my family by keeping [...]