Why I Let My Kids Watch Star Wars

As Star Wars fans, my husband and I have started showing some of the age-appropriate Star Wars films to our two boys. They have so enjoyed them, I daresay we have created mini Star Wars fans. Now, when they play with their Star Wars Lego, they actually know which scene it’s from and love to re-enact all the action. Having said that, I still prefer … Continue reading Why I Let My Kids Watch Star Wars

Creamy Caramel & Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

I LOVE Cinnabon’s! Over the years I have been determined to recreate this delicious confectionary. As a result, my recipe has evolved into a chocolatey cinnamon roll with a creamy caramel and chocolate sauce drizzled on top. This has actually become one of my family favourites. It is an easy, satisfying sweet treat that many cannot resist. The less time anything can take to make, the … Continue reading Creamy Caramel & Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

Should You Do Music Exams?

“Oh, no – I don’t want to do music exams”, a student of mine would tell me. “I just want to learn to play the piano for fun.” “Cool! Okay, which song would you like to start learning?” I (the music teacher) reply. I am slightly disappointed. Afterall, exams can actually be really fun to prepare for and the progress my exam students make is amazing. However, … Continue reading Should You Do Music Exams?

How to Plan the Best Christmas Ever

I. Love. Christmas. Family, good food, vacation time, Christmas traditions, good food, Christmas music, good food – it’s the makings of the most wonderful time of year! Although sometimes it feels like Christmas is a blur, probably because I don’t plan out Christmas as well as I should. There’s always that activity or service idea that I say I want to do, but they actually … Continue reading How to Plan the Best Christmas Ever

Using Hydrogen Peroxide in your Ears : Good or Bad Idea?

To all you Pinterest life-hackers out there, I am sure you have come across this hack for beating colds and ear infections: administering a few drops of a 3% solution of Hydrogen Peroxide in your ears. The result is most satisfying and dramatic – a bubbling chemical reaction that creates a froth in your ear as a result of the bacteria actually being killed by … Continue reading Using Hydrogen Peroxide in your Ears : Good or Bad Idea?