Blog Posts - Life's Like That



Enterprise CarShare - Go Anywhere, Anytime

For the most part, my decision to not be a car owner has been one of few regrets, leading to far fewer expenses, the pleasure of not dealing with traffic and a pretty notable increase in my activity level translating to better health.  There are...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Aug 25, 2016

Join Us for the #MyLittleDreamer Twitter Party!

It's a #MyLittleDreamer Twitter Party!When I was a kid, I always knew I would become a teacher. And yet, I also dreamed of becoming a molecular biologist and finding the cure for common diseases. There was even a time I thought about joining the...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Jun 9, 2016

A Mom Cave Makeover With Twistos

Alright, moms! Raise your hands if you have ever longed for your own space strictly dedicated to winding down after a long day.That's what I thought.We love our families and our role as a mother but let's face it. Sometimes we need to get a l...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on May 2, 2016

It Started With Artemano

Several weeks ago, my husband and I took the kids to Shops at Don Mills for a stroll and some window shopping. We stopped by the newly opened Artemano to admire the beautiful wooden furniture. Little did we know we'd soon find ourselves the owners of...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Feb 9, 2016

Happy New Year!

After a relaxing Christmas vacation and a nice long break from blogging, I'm back to wish you all a Happy New Year! I was doodling on the Sketches app on my iPad the other day and, in the spirit of Star Wars, I created a drawing of BB-8, seen above.
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Jan 8, 2016

A Heartwarming Video From IKEA - The Other Letter

Earlier tonight, I came across a video that brought a tear to my eye and reminded me of the true meaning of the holidays. It's easy to forget when you let materialism get in the way but sometimes a heartwarming reminder is enough to get you back on t...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Dec 2, 2015

Join the Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco

Growing up as a child, I often found myself contemplating what the world would be like when I grew up. There was much uncertainty surrounding the world's fate and I felt like I was bombarded by endless doomsday messages of apocalyptic proportions. We...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Nov 19, 2015

Raising Confident Readers With Ooka Island

Pssst! I have a little secret I want to share with you.It isn't something I talk about often but you may be surprised to learn that English was never my forte. In fact, I struggled with it when I was very young, especially when it came to reading. I...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Oct 29, 2015

Ontario College of Teachers - Setting the Standard for Great Teaching

You are my inspiration. One day, I will become a French teacher, too!Those are the words I wrote in a card to my grade seven French teacher roughly 25 years ago.  You see, I have had the great fortune of having had many excellent teachers who ha...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Oct 26, 2015

Costumes and Stuffies and Smiles

Halloween is right around the corner. Want proof? Just pop into your local supermarket and you will undoubtedly find Halloween candy throughout the aisles. Sheesh! But hey, if you can't beat 'em, might as well join 'em. So I'm following suit by throw...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Sep 14, 2015

Lunchtime With GLAD and Disney: Kid Approved

Welcome back to school, the joyous season of packing lunches, filling out forms, and helping with homework. You know, the exciting time when we get to fuss with our kids about what snacks to pack and what to wear. You rush them here and there, make s...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Sep 8, 2015

Why I Continue to Teach

This upcoming school year will bring with it a lot of uncertainty and unanswered questions. Teachers will be taking strike action in the form of enhanced work-to-rule, our school will be saying goodbye to cherished staff members and we will be reorga...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Aug 3, 2015

Protect Yourself With TD Mortgage Critical Illness and Life Insurance

Currently, our home is our greatest asset. We were fortunate enough to purchase a house in such a fabulous neighbourhood when we did because the demand has since sky rocketed, as well as property values. We have been living in our home for exactly te...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Jul 31, 2015

Minion Parties and #KinderSmiles

July is a fun-filled month. It means the start of summer vacation for myself and the kids, and it starts off with a bang - Canada Day! This July also marked the PanAm Games here in Toronto as well as National Chocolate Day on July 7. But for our fami...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Jul 27, 2015

Summer, How Do I Love Thee?

Forgive me, Blogger, for I have sinned. It has been eight days since my last blog post.In all honesty, I feel no guilt for not having written anything over the past week. In fact, I am revelling in the freedom of being deadline-free and soaking up th...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Jul 23, 2015

Be Unstoppable #LikeAGirl

Today is not a good day for me to watch the latest inspirational video from Always. Maybe it's because being at home with my kids for the summer opens my eyes to how much they have grown throughout the year. Maybe it's because my hormones are...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Jul 9, 2015

A Modern Day Playground

A few months ago, I drove by one of the neatest playgrounds I had seen in a very long time. It was just recently built near a new set of condos that went up last year and the area is so beautiful. There is a large field, several park benches, a shelt...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Jul 7, 2015

My Son Looks Like Jay Leno

I found this photo in my stream today. My guess is my son was playing around with the Photo Booth on my iPad. Either that, or he had a growth spurt and oddly resembles Jay Leno.Read more »You are reading Toronto Teacher Mom by Diana M.. Be sure to...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Jun 2, 2015

What Will You Do Today? #TodayList

Recently, I discovered the hard truth that I just can't do it all. I try and I try but no matter what I do, I cannot seem to tackle everything on my to-do list. It has always been a daunting task trying to live up to my roles as a mother, a wife,...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on May 21, 2015

Thinking of You Butterfly Card

Sharing an old Thinking of You Butterfly Card I made a few years ago. A lot has happened over the past week and I've been thinking about those who have been directly affected. Makes me realize how life is short and all those other clichés. But r...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on May 18, 2015


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