Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Hosts an Inclusive Fitness Program for Youth

children-sports

As we know, ensuring that children get a proper amount of fitness each day is so important to their health and well-being. Fortunately, Holland Bloorivew Kids rehabilitation Hospital hosts an Inclusive Fitness Program for Youth so that all children have the same opportunity to participate in sports and fitness activities, regardless of their abilities. Igniting Fitness Possibilities Program (IFP) is an inclusive program that is designed to mobilize kids with and without disabilities to engage with and foster a passion for physical activity. This program is an inclusive program that focuses on providing enjoyable physical activity opportunities among inactive youth … Continue reading

MagPop: a Healthy Drink {Giveaway}

healthy drink

One of my 2016 goals is to start my day with a mug full of warm water and lemon. This is a hard change for me to make because while I drink quite a bit of water, the only other drink that I typically drink is coffee. In fact, other than coffee (which I admit, I do drink quite a bit of) and the occasional tea, water is my drink of choice. Sometimes, however, it is nice to enjoy a sweeter treat, but so many of the beverage options out there are not good for you. This is why I’m … Continue reading

Natural Body and Bum Spray by luvchild {Giveaway}

bum and body spray

Even when I was a child I remember not like getting my hands dirty. My Mom blames it on the “first child syndrome”, but whatever the case may be, when I became a Mom and had to use diaper creams etc. on my babies, I had to wash my hands immediately to get the sticky residue off. I was so excited to learn of a new body and bum spray for babies recently because it meant that Moms like me who like to keep their hands clean can simply spray their baby’s bottom at the end of a diaper change … Continue reading

Summer Camp in Durham Region {Giveaway}

Summer Camp in Durham Region

The summer months are a wonderful break for school-aged children, however they are also a LONG break from their formal education. When considering what camps and activities to register for this summer, I highly recommend you look into some options that are both educational and fun at the same time. Are You Looking for Summer Camp in Durham Region? If you are in Durham Region and your child is going into Grades 1, 2, 3 or 4, do I have a wonderful opportunity for you! Have you heard of French4Tots? They run educational French programs for children all year round. … Continue reading

Whole Blends – Making My Hair Soft and Smooth

Whole Blends Repairing Shampoo and Conditioner

In the fall of 2014, our family made a shift in the types of products that we use. This shift started years ago, but it became official when I started to remove almost all chemical cleaners from my home. I began thinking that not only did I want harsh cleaning chemicals OUT of my house, but it became very important to change the types of products that we were using on our bodies too. The skin on our body is our largest organ and it soaks in everything. Because of this, I am always reading ingredients carefully and becoming more … Continue reading

2016 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: Supporting Small Businesses

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

I love Valentine’s Day! While it is not a holiday that we have to celebrate, it is always a fun one and I tend to go all out with it in our home. Consider this post a Valentine’s Day Gift Guide with some great gift ideas that also support small businesses. For the kids, there are two great gift ideas that I would love to share with you along with many other Valentine’s Day activities: I’m a huge fan of Curiosity Box as a gift idea because it is the gift encourages creativity and keeps on giving! Choose from one … Continue reading

FREE 2016 Planners

FREE 2016 planners

Who wants to be motivated, inspired and organized? I don’t know many people who would answer NO to any of those things mentioned above. Motivation and inspiration are two things that keep us going, whether we realize it or not. AND being organized helps us to manage our day-to-day lives, achieve our goals, help make our dreams come true and keep us sane throughout the process. We are all different and as different people, we all thrive best using different “systems” to keep our lives organized. Some people are “paper and pencil” types and some are digital peeps. Some people … Continue reading

2016 Brings a New Me!

Amanda Gobatto

In 2015, I turned 40. I guess this means I need to change the “I am a 30-something year old Mom….” in my About Me section, don’t I? To me, age is just a number. I didn’t realize it at the beginning of the year, but somewhere in the spring of 2015, I learned that 2015 was going to be about change. A NEW ME. Motherhood had fully defined me for 10 years and I decided that I needed to make it a part of me instead of ALL of me. Last year, I: took my new job to a … Continue reading

How to Manage Holiday Stress

reducing holiday stress

Between the baking, the shopping, the wrapping, the cleaning, the cooking, the entertaining and more, the holiday time can often be rather overwhelming both on our emotional and physical well-being. Holiday stress can come in so many different forms including fatigue, illness, anxiety and more. Many of us have a difficult time learning how to manage holiday stress. This Christmas, my family traveled from the 23rd until the 27th. The kids were out of routine (sleep, eating etc.), as were hubby and I and while we truly enjoyed visiting with family, our time away definitely did take its toll on … Continue reading

All He Wants for Christmas is Something GREEN!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Christmas is quickly approaching, and to be honest I was struggling with my youngest this year as all he kept telling me is he wanted something green. There are so many things that are green and I wanted to know exactly what he wanted. Every time he would say, “Mommy something GREEN, you know what I want”. Huge mommy fail as I had no freaking idea…until he saw Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on TV and he yells, “Mommy something GREEN!” Are you kidding me, my youngest was asking for something that was HUGE when I was younger and I was … Continue reading