• Fashion,  Lifestyle,  Self Care

    New ‘do, New You

    Getting your hair done just simply makes you feel good.  Closing your eyes and reclining while someone else washes your tired locks and massages your scalp is akin to waking up after the best 12 hours of sleep ever.  It is relaxing and invigorating.  And getting a great cut and style can leave you feeling downright glamorous, even in your Lulus.  In fact the most stressful part of this near-orgasmic experience is actually finding, not only the right salon, but, the right stylist. Meet Shaun.  Shaun is the über-talented Styling Director at Fame International Salon and Spa in Aurora, ON.  (Shaun is also a little camera shy).  Lucky for me,…

  • Family,  Kids,  Self Care

    When Bullies Grow Up

    As a mom to four young children, one of the things I worry about is bullying.  It’s something I experienced first- and second-hand growing up and it’s something that, over the years, seems to be a growing, rather than fading, epidemic.  It’s also something not easily forgotten.  To be the victim of bullying, whether it’s physical or social, has a huge impact one’s sense of self.  For me, personally, it was the subtler, typical girl behavior:  I wanted desperately to be liked by the “cool” girl . You know who she is.  Quite possibly she was you. This girl would one day include me in her “club” only to turn…