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Reviews: Four Seasons Toronto with kids

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the new Four Seasons Toronto hotel, opened in October 2012, would have gone the grand diva route that lets you know just how fabulous it is. After all, it’s the flagship hotel in the hometown for the entire Four Seasons chain, which itself is a collection of wish fulfillers and pampering providers in exotic locations the world over. And make no mistake, the 55-storey...

How to make and print your own advent calendar

Instead of the usual store-bought advent calendar with chocolate in it, I decided to make a personalised one this year featuring pictures of the family and past Christmases. I did this for the Kodak #printerprojects Christmas challenge – post a picture for the Linky challenge and you could win a camera or a printer package. There’s still time to take part if you enter today! This video describes how I...

Is breast really best?

When I was settling into the routine with my newborn daughter, a health visitor came to our house and said, in a finger-wagging voice, “You know breast is best.” I mentally rolled my eyes. Of course, I knew breast is best. Everybody who reads a newspaper or a baby book knows the evidence that shows breastfeeding imparts scores of benefits to your new baby. Or does it? Listening to Joan Wolf speak...

Video: How to make perfect guacamole

As a Texan, I grew up eating guacamole. I moved to New York City, and went to expensive restaurants where the waiters made the guacamole at your table with a flourish of movements and dashes of this spice and that. It wasn’t until I went to a pool party and took charge of the guacamole for 50 that I realised not everybody understood the dark art of making a satisfying bowl of the green stuff, with a perfect...

Sex after parenthood? Yes, with these 3 tips

My latest video blog. This one imparts my solutions for maintaining a hot sex life even when you have kids – all three of them.   Photo: Niallkennedy via Flickr.com Share...

Video: American v British Easter

I take a cursory and light-hearted look at the way my bi-cultural family celebrates Easter. Homepage photo: Grant Cochrane / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Share...

Why I blog – Jenography’s video premiere

Please excuse my paraphrasing of actual blog discussions. They were in fact rich, varied and full of humour, unlike those portrayed here. Homepage picture: Chelsea Davis via Flickr Share...

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