Attend The Cocolily Social: Bringing Back the Art of Conversation

I have a unique code to save you 50% off The Classic ticket. Attend the first of its kind Cocolily Social on Saturday, May 28 at Sheraton on the Falls, Niagara Falls.

I love to listen. You learn so much by just opening up your ears. I like hearing the idle chatter of my kids as they go about the business of being kids. I enjoy listening to my friends’ hilarious recountings of weekend plans gone wrong. I can identify every creak and … Continue reading

The Mother of All Mother’s Days

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I remember back to when I was little, asking my mom what she would like for this moms-only occasion and her answer, always, was: “Just to have a peaceful day.” Of course, I didn’t believe her because who wants a bucketful of peace and quiet when they could have a beautifully scented artificial rose bought at the closest 7-11? Continue reading

15 Life Truths According to the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

14 Life Truths According to the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

By now you’ve heard of the unforgettable, unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. And if you haven’t, we can’t be friends. Continue reading

The 2016 Liebster Award: Bloggers Recognizing Bloggers

The Liebster award is conveyed from one blogger to another for blogs with fewer than 200 followers. Do you know anyone deserving of this recognition? To participate, you must accept the nomination, answer the questions which were given to you and nominate some new deserving bloggers!

With this nomination comes no promise of an awards ceremony, no little golden statue or even a free lunch. Rather, with this nomination comes recognition, which, let’s face it, as a smaller blogger is about the next best thing to ‘big fat paycheck’. Am I right? Continue reading

An Interview with Kathy Smart

Do yourself a favour and pick up a copy of Kathy Smart's Live the Smart Way Cookbook! Over 90 delicious recipes for gluten-free & wheat-free cooking!

I first met Kathy at Blissdom Canada in the fall of 2014 prior to my health epiphany when my focus was less ‘workout-of-the-day’ and more ‘which flavour of Ben & Jerry’s am I going to demolish tonight’? Continue reading

So You’ve Been Nominated for a 2016 Liebster Award? Here are the Rules

The Liebster award is conveyed from one blogger to another for blogs with fewer than 200 followers. Do you know anyone deserving of this recognition? To participate, you must accept the nomination, answer the questions which were given to you and nominate some new deserving bloggers! These are the rules.

Someone thinks your blog is pretty awesome. Feel proud that you and your writing are connecting with an audience of your peers. We acknowledge (because we know) how much blood, sweat and tears are poured into your blog and we appreciate your sharing that little piece of your writer’s soul with us. Continue reading

Take a Brick Break: New LEGO Series Now Streaming on Netflix Canada

LEGO is a hot commodity in our home -- LEGO City and LEGO Friends building sets often lie in ruins, awaiting busy fingers -- and our kids can get lost in building projects for hours. But even THEY need a 'brick break' and Netflix is now streaming LEGO Bionicle and LEGO Friends to keep young builders entertained. Get more #NetflixCanada #streamteam updates at diaryofadomesticdiva.com!

My husband and I curse at what has become a LEGO obsession of epic proportions. We trip, we flip and we swear WE’RE GOING TO GET RID OF IT ALL. Occasionally, though, kids need to tap out and fortunately, LEGO has thought of that, too. Netflix is now streaming two new series in addition to some solid favourites. Continue reading

The Easter Egg Hunt and Other Easter Traditions

How do you hold onto that Easter magic a little longer? Keep big kids just as excited as little kids with these fun traditions! http://diaryofadomesticdiva.com

When I was little, like, say, 16 years old, we had what would likely be our last Easter egg hunt. I remember because my brother and I both lunged for the big Cadbury Creme Egg at the same time and I shamelessly laid claim to it by smashing my foot down on it. Continue reading