Why This Tory Burch Ad Was Removed From Social Media

It is apparent that in the world of fashion, many fashion brands have touched upon cultural celebration and appropriation both with success and not very successfully throughout the past few years. Leave it to social media to make it very well known when the brand showcases something that may seem ‘racist’ – without a doubt with every good intention in mind. Tory Burch’s latest campaign “#ToryStory: An American Roadtrip” featured Poppy Delevingne and other Caucasian models singing and dancing to the popular song “Juju On That Beat’ and boy did they get…

A Good Man Walks Among Strong Women – Lessons For My Sons

Studies have shown that girls as young as six are influenced by gender stereotypes, and that role models from the entertainment they chose can have a lasting effect.  What about the boys? Do gender stereotypes focused on female leads send the same influence to their male counterparts? Seems that the way we model women in the media DOES in fact have a big impact on our young sons too. While raising my own two boys I have noticed that a lot of their perceptions of women are not just made…

Are You a Netflix Cheat? New Study Confirms You are Not Alone

Late nights without my husband at home (he works nights) has prompted me to cheat on him, not by choice but because I just can’t stop! Initially, when we got Netflix we would watch shows together, snuggle and wait for one another until the next episode or season would come out…lately, I just don’t have the will power to wait! I don’t mean to cheat, it simply just happens – usually followed by guilt, sore eyes and a whole lot of wanting more! At first it started off with the…

For mature audiences, and some younger ones too- Life 101 with Netflix!

My husband and I like to think that we are creating a very open family when it comes to social issues in our home. We talk freely, discuss and make sure to keep the lines of communication open with our children – this sometimes comes at a cost. A lot of parents and family around us seem to think that sometimes a little less information is good for our children – but we beg to differ. So far, with honesty all we have seen is gratitude and tiny humans doing…

5 Tween Tech Travel Must Haves

Every year just after the holidays we take off to somewhere warm down South, and this year was no different. After all of the Christmas chaos we jetted off to Curacao on New Years day – talk about a kick off to the new year right? White sand, crystal blue waters and sun-shiny smiles all around! That’s what I call a perfect getaway. When my husband and I decided to start a family we made a point that we wanted to travel with the children at least once a year…

Holiday Boredom Busting With Netflix!

Just a few more days until your children will be home for the Holidays and that means the constant nagging, arguing and ‘mommy I’m bored’ sentences will be uttered daily. Perhaps not for the first few days as Christmas will keep them entertained however, for sure right after the novelty of toys and sugar rushes come to an end….that means almost an entire week of this. Any mama (or daddy) would be at their wits end without a solution. That’s where I come in…well Netflix actually. Netflix has made vacation…

Raising Independent Children – We Can All Learn From New Dad Russell Brand

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ There is no denying that I have sort of an intillectual love affair with Mr Russell Brand, when I hear him speak I am mesmerized by his genius and overall presence. However, recently he has been both criticized and praised for some words he said about how he will be raising his newest addition, and once again I have stars in my eyes and a heart that has turned to utter mush. During a recent interview on The Jonathan Ross Show, Russell has admitted that through his fiancee’s pregnancy…

My New BFF – The bObi Classic!

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Disclosure: I have received a bObi Classic for review purposes in exchange for my honest opinions – as always, all opinions on Lil-sugar.ca are my own. Meet my newest BFF – The adorably functional, and exceptionally gifted bObi Classic by bObi Sweep! Can you tell how excited I am to tell you all about this tiny miracle? Get ready, get set and be prepared to potentially hit the ‘buy’ button by the time you finish reading this post. When I was first introduced to the bObi Sweep, I…

Sneak Peek At Our Halloween Costumes & Some Fun DIY Costume Ideas #StreamTeam

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ It’s no secret that I love Halloween – luckily my family does too because we start brainstorming as soon as one year is done and work our way to the next year using nothing but pure imagination. Inspired by themes and movies of course, we really try to include the whole family (sometimes the dog too) in our overall Halloween look for the season. This year, we will be dressing up as the crew from Alice In Wonderland and I am super-excited to give you a sneak peek…

An Online Affair

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Something about shopping that makes a woman feel better when she’s down, prettier when she needs it and happier when she just wants to forget about it. Something about the smell of new clothes, the crispness of new linens and the idea of having more… Something that makes me feel all tingly inside. What’s better? Online shopping! Endless hours browsing through catalogs for that perfect shirt or those coveted boots, that chaise for the family room or latest piece of tech….hours!! Fill the cart, budget the price and…