The Big Social – Fundraise for a Good Cause

The Big Social – Fundraise for a Good Cause

Do you feel like the last three months of the year are a blur? The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas and the dropping of the ball at New Year’s Eve goes by very fast. It’s often party central with friends and family, right? What if one of these...
#3 of #1000WaystoNourish: Takeout without Waste

#3 of #1000WaystoNourish: Takeout without Waste

PLEASE CHECK OUT THE NEW NOURISH BY NUMBERS WEBSITE WHERE YOU CAN FOLLOW THE #1000WAYSTONOURISH. Welcome to NourishbyNumbers, a social initiative from the trenches. This post is #3 in the series of #1000WaystoNourish. Real actions that we can take in our daily lives...
#2 of #1000WaystoNourish: Do you know your farmer

#2 of #1000WaystoNourish: Do you know your farmer

Welcome to #1000WaystoNourish. Thank you for being curious about this initiative. You will not be disappointed. As part of this movement I will be sharing, you guessed it, a #1000WaystoNourish, to help not only raise awareness of what good food is but also how it...
#1 of #1000WaystoNourish: Ask your Grocer this

#1 of #1000WaystoNourish: Ask your Grocer this

Welcome to #1000WaystoNourish. Food is central to our existence. Everything we care about, our families, our kids, our community and the planet, they all come together at the dinner table. But what we eat and the choices we often make around food are not sustainable....
At The Heart Of A Superstar’s Death

At The Heart Of A Superstar’s Death

Bollywood’s biggest female superstar, Sridevi passed away suddenly yesterday. She was 54. Here’s what you may not know about her death. The facts surrounding Sridevi’s death are still unfolding.   Bollywood Star Sridevi’s death...
5 Grownup Holiday Classics on Netflix #streamteam

5 Grownup Holiday Classics on Netflix #streamteam

Who says Christmas is just for kids? 5 grownup holiday classics on Netflix Canada Christmas is my favourite time of year! Christmas is also my busiest time of year. From events at the girls’ school and after-school activities to dinner obligations… and don’t even get...
Black+Decker Handheld Vacuum #Review

Black+Decker Handheld Vacuum #Review

One of my favourite aspects of being a blogger is sourcing out products and services that make our lives healthy, easy, delicious and enjoyable. Walking into a clean house with the knowledge that the cleanliness was obtained with very little effort, that has to...
Share Your Gratitude This Holiday Season #CusoCan

Share Your Gratitude This Holiday Season #CusoCan

This time of year, Moms are grateful for their children and the joy families bring to the holiday season. Here in Canada, we’re fortunate to have access to amazing health care doctors, midwives and other health professionals. Mothers in other parts of the world...

Choosing your own Adventure on TV #Netflix

Remember “choosing your own adventure” books? I was addicted to them for a while.  “Choose your own adventure” style books were really popular during my childhood in the 80’s and 90’s where you could choose one of two...
5 Fun Movies for your Tween’s next sleepover #Netflix

5 Fun Movies for your Tween’s next sleepover #Netflix

Sleepovers are a right of passage for every child. Even though I have conflicting feelings about sleepovers I find they are a great way for kids to bond outside of school hours. That means between two kids there is usually a sleepover at our home every month, if...
Are you watching ‘Stranger Things’?

Are you watching ‘Stranger Things’?

I have a confession. I have yet to watch Stranger Things. It’s not that I don’t want to. It’s right up my alley with its 80’s noir science fiction drama with young people solving a dark mystery. It also seems that everybody is watching the...
Bruises to Bee Stings: Have a Healthy Summer {+Giveaway}

Bruises to Bee Stings: Have a Healthy Summer {+Giveaway}

Summer is fleeting, especially where we live in Canada. We look forward to it with such fervour and a lot of planning goes into maximizing every sunny day. May and June fly by in a blur of end-of-school activities, parties, recitals, and tournaments. And when July...
I’m ready for a commitment!

I’m ready for a commitment!

My husband and I moved away from India almost two decades ago. Over the years we have spent a lot of time and effort to make sure our kids are growing up with an attachment to the land of our youth. While our frequent travels between India and...
Being Smart about TV time {+Giveaway}

Being Smart about TV time {+Giveaway}

Summer vacations are around the corner and while that means lazy routines and playing outdoors for the most part, it also means more time spent in front of the TV.  My hubby and I often do movie nights with a big bowl of popcorn and watch TV together as a family....
Raising Girls – It’s more than sugar and spice

Raising Girls – It’s more than sugar and spice

Life would be boring if we were all the same, wouldn’t it? I have two girls who are as different as they come. One loves her long curly hair and the thrills of ultimate frisbee. The other loves frilly skirts and has yet to meet a wall she couldn’t climb....
5 exceptional reasons to visit San Diego with kids

5 exceptional reasons to visit San Diego with kids

California is one of our favourite holiday destinations with kids. And even though within this beautiful state one is spoilt for choice, we have one clear favourite – San Diego, the city of sea lions, long walks and much happiness. Visit San Diego with Kids San...
Talking tough topics with your tween #StreamTeam

Talking tough topics with your tween #StreamTeam

A few weeks ago I found my oldest digging through my closet looking for socks. At 11 her feet are the same size as mine. Sadly the chubby baby and cheek pulling stage is long past. And while a part of me is looking forward to my kids becoming responsible world...
Look who’s turning 1!

Look who’s turning 1!

Hi there! My blog, Maple and Marigold is ONE YEAR old! Can you believe it?  It has been a journey full of ups and downs, late nights freak-outs, and mornings spent at my local coffee shop typing away furiously. There have been days I’ve spent wondering if I...
UA 3411: victim blaming and the elephant in the room

UA 3411: victim blaming and the elephant in the room

A few days ago a man was dragged through the hallways of an airplane. His high-pitched cries, “I just want to go home,” are still echoing in my head.  Full details of the entire sequence of events that took place on board flight UA 3411 available...

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