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Loraine Balita-Centeno

Loraine Balita-Centeno is a Toronto-based writer and editor whos been working for magazines newspapers and media sites for 15 years.

Opinion, Lifestyle

The world as seen through windows

Many experts believe that it might take a few years before people feel comfortable traveling again. For now, all travel bugs can do is dream and travel later.

Loraine Balita-Centeno / Jun 7, 2020

Culture, Lifestyle

JK Rowling releases free book and asks kids around the world to help illustrate it

JK Rowling, best-selling author and mom of three has released her new children’s book The Ickabog online for free, to give kids in quarantine something new to read.

Loraine Balita-Centeno / May 30, 2020

Opinion, Lifestyle

Why to make your kids do chores— and how to get them to do it

How do you help your children get ready to “adult?” Science says you need to start them early.

Loraine Balita-Centeno / May 30, 2020

Business & Finance

7 comfort foods you can order in Toronto right now

We’re giving you a rundown of comfort food you can have delivered to your home to heal your broken heart right now.

Loraine Balita-Centeno / May 17, 2020

Opinion, Lifestyle

Five questions to ask before getting a pet during this pandemic

People are rushing to animal shelters to adopt pets and shelters are getting cleared out fast. Are you ready for a furry addition to your family?

Loraine Balita-Centeno / May 10, 2020

Opinion, Lifestyle

Seven ways to celebrate Mother's Day during the coronavirus lockdown

Who knew we would be celebrating Mother’s Day in the middle of a pandemic? We’ve compiled a few ideas to help you celebrate while we’re all stuck at home.

Loraine Balita-Centeno / May 9, 2020

Opinion, Lifestyle

Seven life skills to teach your kids if you're burned out on home school

Home schooling is a valuable tool, but basic life skills can't be found in a book. Take time to teach your kids these hands on skills.

Loraine Balita-Centeno / May 4, 2020

#unrestricted, Opinion, Lifestyle

7 post-apocalyptic Netflix shows to binge right now

If you want to take your mind off of the gloomy reality outside with an even gloomier mirror of the world on TV, here are a few suggestions.

Loraine Balita-Centeno / Apr 26, 2020

#unrestricted, Opinion, Lifestyle

5 ways to take care of your mental health during quarantine

Experts believe that there is a looming mental health crisis—the product of months of social isolation, fear, anxiety and disruption caused by coronavirus.

Loraine Balita-Centeno / Apr 25, 2020

#unrestricted, Opinion, Lifestyle

Six tech tools to help parents homeschool their kids

If you are one of those parents who are losing their mind figuring out how to make this work, we’ve got a few suggestions that could possibly lighten your load.

Loraine Balita-Centeno / Apr 20, 2020

#unrestricted, Culture, Lifestyle

Balcony socializing is now a worldwide phenomenon

If there’s one thing we’ve learned about humans throughout our millions of years on Earth, its that we find ways to survive.

Loraine Balita-Centeno / Apr 16, 2020

#unrestricted, Opinion, Lifestyle

Six front line jobs we should appreciate right now

While we are safely indoors complaining about how bored we are, there are people out there who still need to go to work even amidst this unprecedented crisis.

Loraine Balita-Centeno / Apr 11, 2020

Opinion, Lifestyle

Seven tips to help you set up a routine and stay productive

Here are a few tips and tricks to help you start a routine that will make you stay productive even amidst this crisis.

Loraine Balita-Centeno / Apr 5, 2020

Opinion, Lifestyle

Six ways to fight boredom while self-isolating

From watching the Northern lights to hosting an online Karaoke party here are a few suggestions that will keep you indoors for a few weeks more.

Loraine Balita-Centeno / Apr 5, 2020


Seven ways coronavirus is affecting our relationships

The lack of face-to-face communication, social isolation, fear, and anxiety are taking their toll on our emotional health and putting a strain on our relationships.

Loraine Balita-Centeno / Mar 29, 2020

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