Taquito Pie … Mmmm…

Taquito Pie

When I learned that hubby and my son had made Taquito Pie while my daughter and I were at a vendor show sharing about Norwex and greener cleaning, I was very eager to have it for dinner! Just over a year ago, my hubby came up with this recipe for Beef Taquitos. They were immediately a hit in our family and they make a great freezable meal too! As delicious as they are – preparing them can be a wee bit time consuming with all of the rolling of tech taquito, so his latest version, instead of calling Taquito Pie, … Continue reading

How to De-Stink Your Dishwasher

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With the change of season, there are a few tasks around the house that need to be checked off of the “to-do” list. One of them is cleaning your dishwasher in order to de-stink your dishwasher and have it run optimally in time for holiday entertaining. It’s important to have a clean dishwasher to help make sure you’re giving the best clean to your dishes for your family and friends during the holiday season. Would you hand-wash your dishes in a dirty sink with dirty water? Likely, your answer is “no”. Think of all the grease and grime build up … Continue reading

Could You Benefit from Better Sleep?

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Up until a couple of months ago, hubby and I had been sleeping on a very old mattress. I’m almost embarrassed to admit how old it was. But, when you’ve got a good thing, you tend to hang on and we held on tight to that mattress for many years more than we should have. I knew it was time to get a new mattress when there were rips in the sides, my body was uncomfortable each morning when I woke up and my body was craving better sleep! When I was introduced to the Leesa mattress, I wasn’t too … Continue reading

Cost Effective Snack Ideas for Kids

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I knew that kids eat a lot, but I never expected just how much it would cost! I’m always on the hunt for cost effective snack ideas for kids as it often feels like they are a bottomless pit! I love to make baked snacks for my kids, but let’s face it, sometimes there just isn’t enough time. I often make muffins first thing in the morning as they are a great breakfast and school lunch food. I also find that they are very cost effective and a great way to include healthier choices (like banana, carrots or zucchini). In … Continue reading

KUBO and the TWO STRINGS {Giveaway}

KUBO and THE TWO STRINGS

KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS is NOW playing in theatres! Will you be going to see it with your children? My kids LOVE to go to the movies! The whole experience is something that they look forward to – right down to the kid sized treats! We often end the summer with a trip to the local movie theatre. This summer, on our list for consideration is KUBO and the TWO STRINGS. Synopsis: Kubo and the Two Strings is an epic action-adventure from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA. Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of Game of Thrones) ekes out … Continue reading

Zucchini Muffins

Zucchini-Muffins

My kids LOVE muffins and I’m even more excited to share that they both love Zucchini Muffins! Who knew that ZUCCHINI MUFFINS of all things could be accepted as part of a delicious dessert? That’s right! My kids happily will accept Zucchini Muffins as a yummy treat after dinner. Recently, I was at a client’s house and I admired her MASSIVE zucchini that had been picked fresh from the garden. It was HUGE, as wide around as my arm, absolutely HUGE! I was inspired to get myself some zucchini (sadly, much smaller in size) and do some baking. One favourite … Continue reading

Protein Packed Pancakes

Protein-Packed-Pancakes

Breakfast is often referred to as the most important meal of the day! This is why I try to ensure that my children get their serving of protein every single morning. One of their favourite breakfast foods is pancakes, but traditional pancakes tend not to have much protein. SO, I decided to come up with a recipe for Protein Packed Pancakes that fills them with protein, but are still very similar to the regular pancakes that they know and love. This recipe is quite easy as it is all mixed using a blender. The clean up is quick and easy … Continue reading

Ten Tips To Keep Your Children Reading Over the Summer

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While we have hit the month of August, there are still five weeks left of summer to go and PLENTY of time for your child to READ! For some children, reading is a part of their daily routine because they love reading. For others, reading is not a preferred past time and they might require some encouragement or even an incentive or two. This blog post is for that later group in order to help you keep your children reading over the summer. Do you need help figuring out how to keep your children reading over the summer? Set a … Continue reading

Summer Survival Guide for Work at Home Parents

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I do love the summer time! There is a certain excitement and joy that fills the air. A freedom that surrounds us. The children have a break from school. Some parents have a break from preparing school lunches or enforcing homework routines. BUT, there are new struggles during the summer months for many parents. I go into Summer Survival Mode as a work at home parent. Here is a Summer Survival Guide for Work at Home Parents Most parents that I have spoken to recently need a survival guide for the summer, regardless of whether they work at home, away … Continue reading

One Way to Make Learning FUN This Summer! {Giveaway}

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Are you looking for some summer activities to keep your children happy and occupied? Do you try to continue the learning process throughout the summer to keep your child’s mind active? Here is one way to make learning fun this summer… If you are within driving distance to Toronto, why not take a day trip to the Ontario Science Centre? The Ontario Science Centre is a fun-filled place where you and your child(ren) can spend an entire day exploring and learning together. There is definitely learning to be done by both young and old. SUMMER LEARNING TIP: Consider visiting @ontsciencectr … Continue reading