Raising a skinny daughter

My So-Called Mommy Life skinny daughter

It was a pretty normal summers day. The kids had been at summer day camp all day and my husband and I relaxed by the lake. At the summer camp they attend, parents do daily drop-off and pick up. This is a huge bonus because we, the parents, are able to meet the staff, meet [...]

Visit these 4 places for indoor fun in the GTA

Jungle Land Vaughan

It’s crazy that Christmas vacation is almost done! At the beginning of the break I wasn’t sure how we were going to fill 2 weeks and considered putting the kids into winter camp just to keep them busy (and me and my husband sane!). In the end my husband and I decided to keep them [...]

Starting 2018 off right

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So, here we are. The last post for 2017. So crazy how quickly a year can go by and how many things can happen! A lot of people in my news feeds over the past few days have shared their new years resolutions or have chosen a word to define the coming year. I’m not [...]

What I’ve ordered from Amazon.ca

Contigo kids water bottle

  Since partnering with amazon.ca in the summer I thought I would share with you what I’ve ordered and loved. For the most part I have been really lucky and happy with my purchases. On the off time that I’ve had a problem, Amazon’s customer service has been superb and rectified the situation immediately either [...]

My favourite kitchen items


My name is Renee and I love kitchen gadgets.  Let me tell you a little story. About 12ish years ago, I went to a street festival with one of my besties. We came upon a tent where if you signed up for a newspaper you got a kitchen gadget. Did I need the newspaper delivered [...]

Oh what Funakah, It’s almost Chanukah!


In just about 2 weeks time, Chanukah will start and oh are my kids ever excited! I am excited too! I have so many great memories of growing up having Chanukah parties at my grandmother’s house. She use to put everyone’s gifts in plastic laundry baskets, and then we would sort all the gifts out [...]

Camp Spooky at Canada’s Wonderland is fun for the whole family

Camp Spooky My So-Called Mommy Life

I have a confession to make. Until two weekends ago, I had not been to Canada’s Wonderland since I was 8! Yes, since I was 8 years old. That means 28 years I had not been there. Holy Cow!  Now you want to know why, right? Well when I was 10 years old,  I went [...]

We’ve banned TV during the week

NO TV my so-called mommy life

We’ve banned TV from Monday’s to Fridays in our house.  To be honest, I can’t decide if it’s the best thing I’ve done or the dumbest thing I’ve done. Time will tell.  For those of you who have been faithful followers of My So-Called Mommy Life, you will remember reading a post a few years [...]

Grey is the new black

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 If you know me well, you know that my wardrobe is pretty much filled with one colour- black, black, black, black, black. In fact, black isn’t even a colour but I’m obsessed with everything black. Every time I buy a new black shirt my husband always comments that I already own it! If I do [...]

Mommy and me matching

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When I found out I was pregnant the first time, I kept saying “I need a girl, I need a girl”. I repeated this for weeks from the time I found out I was pregnant until the day at 18 weeks when I found out what I was having. When the ultrasound tech said it [...]