This morning after committing to a 10-week fitness program with my trainer Stephanie Joanne, she decided to put it all out there and revealed my current weight. Via Twitter.
Behind the scenes at TIFF
Once a year, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) violates this city like a glittery hurricane, dominating our headlines, restaurants and bars with the pretty people of Hollywood. And then, right about now, the violated start to lick their wounds, swear off alcohol and kick off our stilettos in the leftover trail of star dust.
Guess who didn’t cry this morning? Me! Weird question to ask, but it was Sidney’s first day of Junior Kindergarten and since I am an emotional ball of Play-Doh, I thought for sure I was headed for breakdown. But nope, I was strong. Oh, you actually want to hear about my son perhaps, and not
Behind the scenes at Mega Makeover Madness!
It’s back! Today we filmed our Mega Makeover Madness special – our winners and stylists were up super early, but it was SO worth it because they look SO GREAT! Take a behind-the-scenes look at what was happening before the show got started, and don’t forget to tune in on Friday, September 7 at 9am
Action, not tears
You know when you hear a story that just stops you in your tracks? I’ll admit that since becoming a mom I cry. A lot. Mostly when it comes to sad stories involving children or families being torn apart. Sometimes it’s just a Tim Horton’s commercial, but the point is I’m a bit of a
Wanna know who reminds me to blog every day? It’s Suzanne Gardner – one half of our beloved web team! She posts all of my ramblings, gets my pictures up and generally blesses us all with her sunny disposition. This morning, certain members of our team (Amber-Rose) decided to put the spotlight back on Suzie
Getting ready for Mega Makeover Madness!
Several weeks and thousands of entries later, we have selected the winners for our Mega Makeover Madness show. They all met today in our studio to take their “before” shots and get to know their stylists. Among them, Grace Tartaglia, Bill Rowley, Maurice and Phillipe Fiorio and Marc Anthony on hair AND Derek Selby, Kirk
Back to school time!
Is it just me, or is back to school the perfect time of year for everyone? Fine, it’s just me…but hear me out. If you’re a parent, your kids are going to be learning all day long, and quite frankly they’ll be back on schedule and out of your hair for a good portion of
Last summer vacation
Without saying that summer is over (I refuse) I will admit that my family has just taken our last family vacation. Sigh. We wrapped it up right though, with a week-long stay at a good friend’s cottage in Muskoka. We kayaked, paddle-boarded, boated and generally ate and drank too much (me and Lio, not the
What will you do?
One day I was asked to update my online biography. As I read through my work history (snooze-fest) my focus zeroed in on something else: a high school speaking series on non-violence and media literacy, initiated by me; a long form current affairs piece on how the Toronto District School Board’s zero-tolerance policy was unfairly
Each time a copy of Chatelaine magazine lands on my desk I have a routine. I read the editor’s letter, skip to the health news, read the fitness stuff and then go back to the beginning to read everything in between. And every time all I can think is that so many of the articles
I love the fact that you love our Fashion Friday stylists. But it seems your top priority isn’t always what they’re talking about on set. Often it’s all about what they’re wearing. And for Sandra Pittana…it’s all about those glasses! I talked to Sandra at the end of our taping today to ask her about
Today on Home Day (airs Thursday, August 9 at 9am) designer Eric McClelland showed us a house with a TV...in the toilet.
Paying for chores
The other day Sidney (my 4-year-old) told me he wanted to build houses. I told him building houses takes money. He asked me where you get the money from.
My daughter has a lot of hair. I’m serious – look at the photos. You may be wondering why I’m telling you this, but the point is, her hair kinda gives me grief. It’s beautiful, bountiful and gorgeous…but it’s work.
In Calgary: Stampede Royalty
I met Candice, Dani and Jessica while in Calgary. They are Stampede 100's Queen and Princesses and taught me a thing or two!
In Calgary: Running For A Great Cause
Last minute I joined a 5K to raise money for Because I Am A Girl. I had a great time and met some cool chicks.
Day 3: Saturday, June 23 “Run Baby Run!”
Forgot to mention that a lovely lady named Brenda tweeted me when I first got to Calgary asking me if I was in town to run the 5K.
Day 2: Friday, June 22 “Pretty Girls and General Horsing-Around”
Donna (producer) told me Friday would be jam-packed shooting stories to air on our Calgary shows, but I started out the day more excited than nervous. You'll know why when you hear what we shot.
Day 1: Thursday, June 21 “We’re here!”
Right after wrapping Thursday's taping of Cityline, me, my 1000 pounds of luggage, Donna (producer) and Patrick (videographer) jumped in a cab and whipped over to the airport.