Great Lakes : Great Beaches

I usually don’t mind winter, but lately I’ve been really missing the feeling of sand between my toes and the warm sunshine that hits my face when I’m lounging out to the sounds of the waves nearby.  So in order to reminisce I thought what better time, and well before the summer, but to list…

Top 10 Reads for 2020

Here are some great books I had the pleasure of reading this past year, and highly recommend them.  They come in a range of genres but all equally interesting, compelling and actually fun to read without being overtly tedious.  Some are classics while others are more non-fiction modern.  Give them a try and let me…

New Fathers – An overlooked niche

As a new father (for the second time that is ) I’m actually shocked that with the quickly growing trend of more involved fathers and stay at home dads, the marketing and baby product industry hasn’t caught up!  This niche of isolated and overlooked new fathers hasn’t been filled yet and honestly it’s beyond me. …

Skill Monetization

I have blogged about using social media (especially instagram) to advertise your skills, talents, and create portfolio.  They are also easy ways to suss out what is marketable and what isn’t.  But what would be the next step once you have some artistic validation of your work, whether its crafts, art pieces, or photography?  Have…

Travel the globe in NYC restaurants

One of my favourite trips was to New York City – and I have written plenty about it.  Part of the trip was the food that you can get there, I’m a bog foody and so having great food is half the trip.  We tried to savour and enjoy as many types of foods as…

Helpful Daily Reminders

Trying to keep a home afloat is a task in and of itself.  Often times we get distracted with kids (if you have any) and other day to day life (like Netflix binge watching or pub crawling).  But one things that we should worry more about, or at least set reminders to take care of,…

Money sense for kids

Starting kids early with anything is a great approach, even if it means exposing them to ideas that they won’t have to stress about until they are adults.  Talking about death, politics and how it facts everyday life, and even the environment are a definite yes.  Money is no exception, and dealing with money, appreciating…

Showcasing your talents on Instagram

For many, Instagram is a great, direct and to the point social media app.  It gets you inspirational photos and videos with the odd comment.  Descriptions include keyword hashtags that let you know what the just of each photo is.  What is often overlooked is how Instagram can help create and fine tune your photography…

The importance of humidifiers

I swear by them – and so should you.  Especially in those cold dry months with the crazy heaters blasting in full force, these machines are a God-send (much like air-conditioning in the summer).  Often times when we visit my in-laws, who don’t have them, I find my nose stuffy, my throat scratchy, and a…

“Non-video game” gift ideas

It is already quiet the challenge to get kids any sort of meaningful gift with a reasonable price – it is even more difficult if those kids are not yours or if you don’t know them well.  It is easy to rely on getting video games, particularly for boys as the easy way out or…