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A lifestyle podcast with guest interviews, books, finance, beauty, health, parenting and more!

A lifestyle podcast with guest interviews, books, finance, beauty, health, parenting and more!


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A lifestyle podcast with guest interviews, books, finance, beauty, health, parenting and more!






Ep 48: Lindsay Sealey on Teen Girls, plus more book recos and a home workout app

Lindsay Sealey, author of Rooted, Resilient, and Ready: Empowering Teen Girls as They Grow is here talking about the big issues: appearance, mental health, phones and social media, friendships, peer pressure...we cover it all! Also in this episode: This Mom Loves x Hidden Gems By Raquel for every bracelet purchased between now and April 24 we will be donating $4 to the food bank - and you're probably going to be shopping online for Mother's Day! In Five Years by Rebecca Serle (the April pick...


Ep 47: Marcy D’Alessandro with Fundraising Tips and Tricks

Marcy D'Alessandro, Chair of the PRHC Mombassadors, is here sharing fundraising ups and downs, tips and tricks and a pile of ideas that might help you raise money for your cause! We're also talking about a couple of fun upcoming events for the Mombasadors, including their Girls Night Out: A Night in Nashville ( Peterborough!) Marcy is also the unofficial Prime Minister of the This Mom Loves fan club...a longtime supporter! We talk about more personal connections in our chat too, and you...


Ep 46: Raquel Paulo on the Small Business Side Hustle

Raquel Paulo of Hidden Gems By Raquel is sharing all her tips and tricks for running a successful business while working a day job and raising kids! We talk about her highs and lows and everything in between, and of course also discuss our brand new bracelet collaboration, This Mom Loves x Hidden Gems by Raquel! Also in this episode: Followers: A Novel By Megan Angelo - this one is the March pick for the This Mom Loves Virtual Book Club. Interested? Come join us! and I recommend a fabric...


Ep 45: Special Needs Parenting with Kate Wells and Jane Fitzgerald

Kate Wells and Jane Fitzgerald, each the mom of a child with special needs, are here sharing everything they want other moms to know, and answering a pile of listener questions: how to interact with a child with special needs, how to include them in activities like birthday parties, how all kids can benefit from inclusion and how to answer when your child asks in the grocery store (loudly of course) "What's wrong with him?!" - they're sharing all their thoughts! I love the interviews that I...


Ep 44: Jessica Lahey on Kids and The Gift of Failure

Jessica Lahey, teacher, mom and bestselling author of The Gift of Failure, is here with tons of advice to help our kids become independent and thrive! We cover homework, bullying, rewards, parent/teacher relationships, the importance of free play and her surprise endorsement from Kristen Bell! Jessica also gives us a sneak peek at the fascinating subject of her next book. You can find Jessica Lahey on her website, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, and find more info or purchase The Gift of...


Ep 43: Jenn Robertson on the Final Season of Schitt’s Creek

Actress Jenn Robertson (she plays the mayor's wife Jocelyn Schitt on the hit show Schitt's Creek) is answering all our questions about the 6th and final season, as well as talking about her family, favourite things and what's next in her career! Also in this episode: Woman on the Edge by Canadian author Samantha M. Bailey (This was just announced as the February pick for the This Mom Loves Virtual Book Club - come join us!) My Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019 (#1 is closely connected to this...


Ep 42: Money Talk with Kelley Keehn

Financial educator Kelley Keehn is here answering questions about RESPs, online baking safety, why she won't ask us to make a budget, shopaholic strategies, how to talk money with partners and kids and more. Kelley Keehn's website, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter For more information or to purchase Kelley's book Talk Money To Me: Save Well, Spend Some and Feel Good About Your Money Also in this episode: Find Your Pleasure: The Art of Living a More Joyful Life by Cynthia Loyst The movie...


Ep 41: The Social’s Marci Ien

Marci Ien of CTV's The Social is here to talk Raptors, race, opening up on national television, her IEN LEE shoe line and more! Marci was my very first Momterview on the blog back in 2010 and has continued to be unfailingly kind and generous in the time I have known her. Case in point: we originally recorded this episode months ago but ended up having an issue with the audio and it was unusable...and Marci did not hesitate to agree to record again! Marci Ien on Facebook, Twitter and...


Ep 40: Holiday Tips Special Edition

The experts are here with advice to help you survive and thrive this holiday season! Caron Irwin is talking holiday parenting, Dr. Sheila Wijayasinghe has holiday health covered, Lisa Orr's taking care of holiday etiquette and Chelsea Montgomery has tips for holiday stress! It's a jam-packed episode that you won't want to miss! Thanks to my editor Lukas Wojcicki!


Ep 39: Dr. Andrea Gelinas, Toronto’s Coolest Dentist, plus Ways To Give Back, DIY Gel Manicures at Home and Suspense Novel Recos

Dr. Andrea Gelinas is a mom and business owner with an eye for design - and she's also been called Toronto's Coolest Dentist! She's here to chat about all of that and more. Also in this episode: ways to give back (you may not have heard of all of them), DIY gel manicures at home and as always, some book recommendations - this time a couple of great suspense novels. For more information on Gelinas Dental Studio, follow them on Instagram and Facebook and visit their website. More details on...


Ep 38: Home To Win Host Sangita Patel, Nonfiction Recos and Parent/Teacher Interview Tips

Sangita Patel, host of Home To Win on HGTV Canada, is here to talk about Season 4 of the show - they're giving away a Home for the Holidays! We also talk about her famous Fitness Tuesdays, parenting our tween/teen girls, racism, travel tips and more! My previous interview with Sangita Patel Find Sangita on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and her website All the details on Home To Win! Also in this episode: Parent/Teacher Interview True/False: My Segment on The Morning Show How To Ace Your...


Ep 37: Amber Mac on Parenting and Tech & HerTurn, plus Microblading and Wife Books!

Tech expert Amber Mac is here talking about screen time, outsmarting your kids online, warning sides of internet trouble, tween/teen platforms, online etiquette and HerTurn, Canada's Online Business Competition Series for Women! You can find Amber on her website, as well as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Also in this episode: My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing Dear Wife by Kimberly Belle A Good Wife: Escaping the Life I Never Chose by Samra Zafar For more information on my experiences with...


Ep 36: Elizabeth Cline on The Conscious Closet, Plus Unwrapped Life, Cladwell and Downton Abbey Books

Author Elizabeth Cline is here answering questions about her new book, The Conscious Closet, and offering advice for sustainable fashion. Also in the show, I'm reviewing shampoo and conditioner bars from Canadian company Unwrapped Life as well as Cladwell, your personal stylist right on your device - my new favourite app! We kick off this jam-packed show with some fun Downton Abbey books. You can find Elizabeth Cline on her website as well as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. For more...


Ep 35: Author Gemma Hartley on Women and Emotional Labour

Gemma Hartley, author of the book Fed Up: Emotional Labor, Women and the Way Forward is here to delve in to this fascinating subject and offer some advice! For more information or to purchase: Fed Up: Emotional Labor, Woman and the Way Forward by Gemma Hartley You can find Gemma on her website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Also in this episode: 12 Indigenous Picture Books To Add To Your Collection Own Your Anxiety: 99 Simple Ways To Channel Your Secret Edge by Julian Brass The Braid by...


Ep 34: Cheryl Hickey from ET Canada

Cheryl Hickey is here to talk parenting, beauty tips (inner and outer), her side hustle, and social media thoughts (including how to get a great photo) plus all the scoop on season 15 of ET Canada on Global! You can find Cheryl on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, and ET Canada on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. My first interview with Cheryl Hickey My behind-the-scenes visit to ET Canada with Cheryl Hickey ...and a photo on set from my latest visit, after we sat in the green room to chat...


Ep 33: A Conversation with Sophie Grégoire Trudeau

In this episode, I sit down with Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, to talk about a range of topics from parenting, mental health and physical activity to fashion, travel and books, as well as several of the causes she supports. She is very open and honest, particularly when talking about her family and the life of a public servant, and I also ask her about any regrets she may have, and what misconceptions people may have of her. In this interview,...


Ep 32: The Book Lovers’ Special Episode

Jam-packed with book recommendations from me and listeners as well as reading tips and tricks (library holds, abandoning books, respecting kids' reading preferences, keeping track of what you've read, e-reading thoughts) and some insider information, this episode is for all the book lovers out there! Just a note that I've also moved to a biweekly episode format in order to continue the show regularly through the school year! The authors I mentioned who have been guests on the show: Jessica...


Ep 31: Women and Friendships with Tracy Condon and Laura Koekkoek (RSWs)

Registered Social Workers Tracy Condon and Laura Koekkoek of CK Social Work are here to unpack all of the issues associated with women's friendships: making friends, keeping friends, growing apart or breaking up with friends...we covered it all in this fun chat! Thanks to a listener for suggesting this interview topic - what a great idea! - and all those who submitted their questions for Tracy and Laura. I'm also sharing staycation tips and a nonfiction book reco. Just a reminder that if you...


Ep 30: Ways to Waste Less with Lara Murray plus ADHD Facts You Need To Know

Lara Murray is with me to chat about easy, practical ways to produce less waste in your home - or classroom! I'm also sharing 8 ADHD facts that parents should know - even if your child isn't affected by it - and of course a book recommendation! You can find Lara Murray (and all her Norwex products) on Facebook and her website. My book reco: The Valedictorian of Being Dead by Heather B. Armstrong 8 ADHD Facts You Need to Know The past episodes I mentioned with fantastic guest experts: Episode...


Ep 29: Teen changemaker Faith Dickinson, handling professional rejection and a book reco

Faith Dickinson is here talking about launching Cuddles for Cancer at the age of nine (!), winning the Diana Award, attending Harry and Meghan's wedding, how parents can encourage philanthropy and how you're never too young to make a difference! Receiving the Diana Award from Princes William and Harry Cuddles for Cancer on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter Faith Dickinson on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter At the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex Also in this episode: The book I...