The Only Subscription Your Dad Actually Wants

Sponsored A year-long subscription to the Jelly of the Month club isn’t what your Dad (or husband, brother, uncle, or friend) wants. Sure, it might be kind of funny to see him feign excitement over a delivery of lingonberry or fig jam, but it’s not what he wants. There are always magazine subscriptions, but they usually get left unread on the coffee table and eventually … Continue reading The Only Subscription Your Dad Actually Wants

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5 Lessons I’ve Learned in My First 18 Months as a Dad

My daughter is almost 18-months (or a year-and-a-half for the strangers who ask and to whom I don’t want to provide a math problem) and I’m loving every minute. There have been some challenges and soul-searching, as well as many times that I just can’t believe how lucky I am.   As IVF patients, our route wasn’t the most simple, though I’ve written plenty about … Continue reading 5 Lessons I’ve Learned in My First 18 Months as a Dad

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My 30-day Sea-Licious Challenge & Giveaway

#Spons Aside from my daily multivitamins, I’m pretty bad at taking any supplements. To be honest, I only take them because they’re basically candy. I know we’re constantly reminded that a balanced diet is the key to a healthy life, but living that mantra isn’t always the easiest thing. As a recent expo for the BMO Half Marathon, which I ran last week, I met … Continue reading My 30-day Sea-Licious Challenge & Giveaway

Rediscovering Vinyl – My New Love for Old Music

I remember in my youth, going to HMV and buying tape cassettes with just a few songs, then came CD albums and I was exposed to a whole new world of possibilities. Then the mp3 revolution began. When the first iPod came out in 2001, music in its physical form was in trouble. CDs began their slow descent, music stores started to be replaced on … Continue reading Rediscovering Vinyl – My New Love for Old Music

The New Trend for Dapper Dads [and contest]

#sponsored  While I try look put-together in my typical British way, I don’t really know how to look ‘fashionable’, and I never have. I think that’s ok though. Dad’s don’t really need to look smart outside of the office, and wearing a suit or expensive fashion-forward threads isn’t practical when you’re carrying around someone who just loves to spill drinks and get her hands in anything … Continue reading The New Trend for Dapper Dads [and contest]

A Dad’s Guide to Winning Mother’s Day

Fellow Dads, the chances are that the success or failure of the impending Mother’s Day  is entirely in your hands. There’s only a couple of weeks left before the big day on Sunday May 14th, so let’s get to it. The Basics Breakfast in bed The night before, we need to head to the store and get everything she likes. The usual suspects are: orange juice, … Continue reading A Dad’s Guide to Winning Mother’s Day

Fire Your Barista – Make the Best Coffee in Your PJs

Coffee is delicious, fact. We’ve all bought in, on some level to the feeling of routine, community, and indulgence when going to our favourite coffee shop and requesting our own specially made, ever-so-specific type of refreshment. The truth is, wouldn’t you rather have all the convinence of a to-go coffee, combined with the flavours and real coffee taste that you’re craving? Not sure where to … Continue reading Fire Your Barista – Make the Best Coffee in Your PJs