Product Reviews

Thanksgiving is around the corner. When planning a special feast with family, I like to head to the Marche de l’ouest for all our food needs. It’s our go to place. A hidden gem in the west island.

First stop is the Turkey. Head over to la Préférence to order and pick up your fresh Turkey. They will help you to find the right turkey or any meat that your family may enjoy for Thanksgiving.

How about some yummy cheese platters for when your guests arrive? Head on over to Yannick fromagerie for all your cheese needs. They will help plan the perfect platter to suit you and your guests.

How about some freshly made Sausage? Head over to Saucissier de l’ouest and pick out the sausages of your choice for some yummy appetizers.




If you are more of a Fish lover, then look no further than Pêche Pêche. They have a huge variety of fish and seafood for you to choose from. They can even cook it for you on the spot.




What’s a meal without a fresh baguette , fresh bread or Buns? Head on over to Première Moisson & Boulangerie MDO for a big variety of bread products.




Let’s not forget the salad. Check out what EATZ CHEZ VOUS “PRÊT-A-MANGER” has to offer. Many different types of salads to suit everyone’s taste buds.



To finish off your yummy dinner, be sure to pick up some tasty Desserts. There is something for everyone at Marche de L’ouest. You can pick everything up in one trip and stop for a coffee as well along the way. Be sure to head out to Marche de L’ouest this weekend for all your Thanksgiving Needs. It’s your one stop shop Market. A hidden Gem.






Be sure to choose a pumpkin for your fall decor as well! Lots of sizes to choose from!

Well it started out as a regular Monday, until I received an email inviting me to attend a meet and greet with Howie D of the Backstreet Boys to discuss his new children’s album- Which one am I ? which debuts on July 12.
I thought a children’s album, how amazing is that. I quickly responded a yes and started my research on this new album.

So me and my family jumped in the car and headed to the Bell Center. They were going to drop me off and after the interview we were planning to hit up La Ronde . I entered the bell center with some true BSB fans awaiting Howie’s arrival.

We sat and listened attentively to Howie explain how this project came about. Having kids changes your whole perspective on life. When his son James was 5 it sparked something inside him and inspired to create this children’s album. Songs that children can relate to, dance and express who they are. It was also his way to sing about what he went through as a child – a mixed-race heritage youth and the things he had to deal with. The song “Monsters in my Head”, derived from a night when his son woke up after having bad dreams and he expressed to his dad ” I have these monsters in my head and I can’t get them out” something even us adults deal with on a daily basis.

Howie and his Family

We sat and listened to a couple of songs off the album and I gotta say I was blown away. When my daughter was little, we listed to a lot of children’s music and many were just stuck in our heads. But this cd is different. Along with being stuck in your head, you get the chance to dance and sing with your kids and can relate to each of the songs on the album. This album is turning into a musical called Howie D: Back in the Day. It will be debuting in early 2020 in Omaha Nebraska.

When the question period came, I raised my hand and asked:
” Have you considered writing children’s books to pair up with the cd?”

Anything is possible. This new album will bring up many new projects and take it in different directions. He is open to adding to this new part of his career.

We chatted some more about having kids, dealing with anxiety and this new venture in his career. He is a true inspiration and very humble. I cannot recommend this CD enough. The songs are relatable, catchy and you won’t feel guilty at all for playing it in the car even when the kids are not around. Order yours today!!!



A BIG shoutout to Howie and his generosity for inviting me to be a guest to the concert last night. I was able to take my daughter to her first BSB concert- 2nd concert for her. She was blown away and had the best time ever. So Thank you Howie D for making it a special night my daughter will never forget!!



Recently I had the pleasure of visiting the newest local business in Pierrefonds- S.A.M Learning Center. SAM is known for their Singaporean Math method. They teach you the skills and methods on the best way to learn math.

Along with Math they also teach languages such as French and Mandarin. Many different programs are offered to suit your child’s needs. They also offer camps from spring break to summer camps. For those preparing for the entrance exams, they also offer classes on how to prepare.

Check out our video review below for more info and get to see this beautiful location and it’s offerings.

SAM Learning Center wants to give away some prizes.

WE have 3 amazing prizes to give away:

– one SAM Singapore Math 4 month program 

– two English Phonics 12 week program 

– two FRENCH 6 week introduction program


To enter the contest, fill out the form below and answer this question:

What city is SAM learning center located in?

Fill out the form to enter the contest. Contest closes on March 30th. To find out more about SAM, please follow them on Facebook to stay up to date.

Last week my daughter and I had the chance to attend the advance screening of  Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet. A spin off of Wreck it Ralph, and it did not disappoint. From the moment the movie started, we laughed and laughed. I could not wait to see this movie. I had seen the previews many times and it looked so good. I love the first movie and knew this would be a good one! It was long overdo.

There are so many good parts in this movie I don’t know where to start. Many jokes only parents might get…. especially when Venelope is in the Princess room…. we laughed and laughed during those scenes.

I just love the fact that kids can learn HOW the internet somewhat works. They get to see the good and the bad. The internet is our future and kids really need to understand how it all works. With online bullying so big, this movie shows how people can be mean online and things can go from good to bad fast. With viruses popping up and showing how destructive the internet can really be. The visuals were just amazing.

I love how Ralph was fighting for his friend. Right till the end, he stood up for her and was trying to get her back to her game. I don’t want to spoil the movie, but there are so many teachable moments in this film. It’s great to have a discussion after seeing it about how the internet works and how it’s so real. Sure games are fun and make believe, but social media is real- the internet is real.

 

This is definitely a must see in my books. A great movie for the whole family. We loved it and I can’t wait to see it again. Opens in Theatres November 21.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The holidays are around the corner. Time to plan ahead and order your child’s very own personalized messagefromsanta.ca letter.

Do your kids mail out a letter to santa every year? I know you can send a letter to Santa via Canada post and then they send out a very generic letter to everyone. The same letter over and over again. Well have I got the next best thing for you.

Check out messagefromsanta.ca. Order your child’s personalized letter from Santa. Right down to the gifts they want and everything. There are many package offerings available with just the letter or some extra added items that will make your child feel special.

 

 

You can choose the sample letter or you can send in your own version. You can choose which design you would like and which package. Then come December, your child will receive a beautiful package in the mail. How cool is that??

The prices start at 12.99$ and go up to 34.99$ with so many choices to choose from.  From personalized items to magic reindeer food, your child will be amazed!

 

Check out my video review on these super cool products. All created by a local mom entrepreneur. Support Local businesses and sign up today for your letter to santa!

You can visit them on Facebook or directly on their site to order.