Homemade Probiotic Frozen Yogurt

Homemade Probiotic Frozen Yogurt

The warmer weather is coming and I don’t know about your kids, but mine LOVE a cold treat on a warm day! We don’t tend to keep ice cream in the freezer because it is just too tempting and not a healthy option. BUT, my daughter and I have discovered a healthy cold treat that is easy to make, healthy and delicious! A perfect combo that is welcome in my freezer any time. Let me tell you about our Homemade Probiotic Frozen Yogurt creation.   You can make this delicious treat in three easy steps: Pour some plain or vanilla … Continue reading

3 Steps to a CLEAN Stainless Dishwasher

Clean Stainless Dishwasher

This post about having a CLEAN Stainless Dishwasher is brought to you by Finish and The Co. Are you like me? As soon as you can smell Spring in the air, I get that “itch” or “cleaning bug” to Spring Clean my home, both inside and out. There is nothing more satisfying than knowing that every nook and cranny has been cleaned and organized. There are a few areas that sometimes suffer neglect and I am the first to admit that the inside of my dishwasher is one of those places. However, this is no longer the case for me … Continue reading

Pregnant? New Mom? Visit the Spring Babytime Show 2016

babytime show twitter party

Attending a vendor show when you are pregnant or a new Mom is very exciting, but also can be extremely draining. I highly recommend that you read my tips for attending a trade show post before you attend the spring babytime show 2016 in order to make it the best experience for you (and your little one) as possible. Perhaps you would like to WIN some tickets or some amazing prizes? Be sure to drop into the #BabyTime16 Twitter party! To participate in the Spring Babytime Show 2016 TWITTER PARTY on April 14th, 9-10pm ET, follow the hashtag #BabyTime16 and … Continue reading

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

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Yes, it is SPRING! BUT, just because the season has arrived doesn’t mean that we are getting the full amount of sunshine as our bodies require. Vitamin D is traditionally called the “sunshine vitamin”. In fact, according to the Orange Naturals blog, a large proportion of Canadians are actually deficient in vitamin D. Why are so many Canadians deficient in vitamin D?   It is possible that as a society, we are spending more time indoors than ever. Sun protection has also become a priority for many, which leads to people covering their skin with clothing to protect them from … Continue reading

Tips for Making Your Child’s First Dental Visit a Success

First Dental Visit

Have you taken your child for their first dental visit yet? April is Oral Health Month: focus on your teeth and your oral health! Did you know… there is a direct correlation to a healthy mouth and overall health? For toddlers and preschoolers, this is a good time in your child’s life to build habits that will protect the teeth and lay the foundation for future health. Both of my children showed signs of general anxiety quite early on in their lives. It started off as separation anxiety, but also turned into stranger anxiety and more in certain circumstances. I … Continue reading

What Kind of Lunch Container Option Do You Prefer? {Giveaway}

lunch containers

What exactly do I mean about SAFER school lunches? This time, I’m not talking about WHAT we are packing for lunch, but rather the types of lunch container that we are choosing for our children. Back when my children were starting Kindergarten, I searched high and low for the best lunch container option that was: Easy to open. Easy to close. Was spill-proof. Back then (and it wasn’t that many years ago either), I settled on leak-proof plastic containers for all of the above reasons. The only other option that I considered (for a BRIEF moment) was glass, but decided … Continue reading

Do You Know Your Nutrition Facts and Enter to Win FREE FOOD! {Giveaway}

Know Your Nutrition Facts

We are going to talk about how to read the Nutrition Facts label on the back of food packages. Tips for healthier living are everywhere today, it is often challenging to get the straight up facts. There are new foods and trends popping up what seems like every single day. My goal in this article is to help you make informed choices when it comes to feeding your family. First and foremost, we must always remember that fresh food is always best. Whenever possible, shopping on the perimeter of your grocery store will ensure that your family is consuming foods … Continue reading

Chicken Pot Pie….the CHEESY Version! {Giveaway}

Chicken Pot Pie the Cheesy Version

This version of Chicken Pot Pie will go down in my books as a true comfort food! It is great to have on a cold, wintry day and believe it or not is quite easy to make! If you love cheese, you’ll be sure to love this cheesy version of Chicken Pot Pie! You can use leftover chicken for the recipe OR you can poach fresh chicken specifically for this dish. This cheesy spin on a traditional family favourite of Chicken Pot Pie is definitely a great meal to to serve on a cold winter day. Chicken Pot Pie….the CHEESY … Continue reading

6 Mindful Tips for a Better Child Parent Relationship: The Relationship of Aging

Today, Sophie Turner from Brazen & Co. shares with us her perspective on the relationship of aging as well as… 6 Mindful Tips for a Better Child Parent Relationship Watching your children grow can be so rewarding. Knowing you’ve helped develop sociable, helpful and thoughtful little human beings, who will one day grow up and become whatever they dream to be… just warms the heart. Watching your parent’s age – well, that triggers completely different emotions. Not once did it ever cross my mind when I was a child what it would be like when Mom and Dad got older. … Continue reading

Know HOW You Can Help BEFORE a Heart Attack Happens

common signs of a heart attack

Recently, I have had some more difficult conversations with my parents. The need for these conversations became apparent after we lost my father in law last year. Sometimes it takes a life event (like a death in the family) to make you realize that there are certain conversations you would rather have sooner rather than later. While most of these talks that I have had with my parents over the past couple of months have surrounded around the topic of getting finances in order, the topic of old age and health has also been prevalent. Having The Talk with a … Continue reading