Welcome and thanks for taking the time to visit this Hip Teacher Mama site.  I appreciate your interest and if you have a moment, please follow me here, Facebook, and Instagram.   

I am a busy mom of three little girls in Markham, Ontario, Canada.   I love my Toronto Raptors and Blue Jays, dining out, travelling, shopping, hot yoga, kickboxing, and scrapbooking.   I love Date Nights at the movies, binge-watching good tv, and reading mysteries and chick-lit.  This blog is an opportunity to get my creative juices flowing again because marking projects and tests just aren’t the best way of putting pen to paper.

I started this blog in 2009 just after the birth of my first daughter.  I kept it up five days a week with my weekend events, product reviews, educational commentary, healthy recipes, and a fun throwback video.  It was an honour to do reviews for companies like Lamaze, Sweetpea Baby Food, Built NY, Applecheeks Cloth Diapers, and my favourite author, Karen Katz.

About a year later, I hit pause on my site when my baby became ill and I was pregnant with Daughter #2.  Several losses and heartbreak later, Daughter #3 came at the end of 2014.   Our family of five was now complete.  I was enjoying my extended leave, meeting new mommy friends, attending baby classes, and becoming a professional mall walker when I was bit by the bug again and I knew it was time…Hip Teacher Mama was back!