Encourage Children to DREAM

Encourage Children to DREAM

We need to encourage children to DREAM! On my very first day of school, when I was in Kindergarten, I was encouraged to dream. I remember being asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. I was also asked to share my favourite food. I recall randomly throwing out “firefighter” and “oatmeal” as my choices, two completely random things that sat on a piece of paper above my cubby for the entire school year, staring me in the face. I liked oatmeal, but certainly didn’t love it. Perhaps that was what I had for breakfast that morning, I … Continue reading

What Would YOU Do if You Won FREE GROCERIES for a YEAR? {Giveaway}

Free Groceries

When you become a parent, your world changes completely. The answer to one, simple question can change over night when you become a parent. For me, prior to having children, if I were to answer the question: What would you do if you won free groceries for a year?, my answer would definitely be considerably different compared to after having children. The great news is, you have an opportunity to win FREE GROCERIES for a year as well as six $1000 Food Basics Gift Cards! This free groceries giveaway is called the Food Basics “I Want It All Event”. Here’s … Continue reading

Did You Know That Caffeine Intake is Directly Related to Eye Health?

healthy drink

Yes, you read that question properly. Last week, I learned that my caffeine intake is directly related to eye health. Who knew? I sure didn’t. Here is what happened… About a month ago, I started to notice that I was experiencing muscle spasms in one of my eyes. This was happening in my dominant eye, so when the spasms occur, it is very noticeable. At first, I didn’t think anything of it, but when it started happening on a daily basis, I began to wonder if something else was wrong. The final push that made me visit my eye doctor … Continue reading

Healthier Butter Tarts

Healthier Butter Tarts

I know, I know, you don’t believe me that there is such thing as HEALTHIER Butter Tarts, but please do know that I have found the solution! And the best part is that it combines my Grandmother’s Traditional Butter Tart Recipe and makes it slightly healthier. Now, I want you to understand that I am not magical, these are definitely not HEALTHY Butter Tarts, but they can be considered a HEALTHIER Butter Tart, so read on to find out how I discovered this. The goodness of a Butter Tart is all in the FILLING, would you not agree? That is … Continue reading

Grandma’s Butter Tarts {RECIPE}

Grandmas Butter Tarts

Butter Tarts are definitely one of my weaknesses! I absolutely love how they melt in your mouth. My favourite kind are with just a few raisins. This recipe is from my Grandmother. When I was in University, my parents left me alone for the entire summer as they went up to the cottage. I was so excited to have the house to myself, but specifically, I was excited to bake in the kitchen. My Mom didn’t love it when I asked to bake in her kitchen (I think it was because of the mess that I often created as I … Continue reading

Easy School Lunches with Schneiders Simply Lunch {Giveaway}

Schneiders Simply Lunch

I know that I really shouldn’t leave packing lunches to the morning, but I do. It is our routine and I just cannot seem to get into the habit of packing up lunches the night before, despite the fact that it would make our mornings smoother! That is why when I was introduced to Schneiders Simply Lunch, I was very excited! There are mornings where we all sleep in and packing lunches is a last minute panic. There are two lunch kits available: Ham & Cheese lunch kit includes smoked ham slices, Colby cheese, wheat crackers and chocolate chip cookies … Continue reading

Give Mama the Gift of WINE!

Gift of Wine

Do you ever have “one of those days”? Of course you do! All Moms have “those days” – some more often than others. After a long or difficult day, I often enjoy sitting down with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine to unwind. Giving myself permission to have the gift of wine is something that I need to do more often! Sometimes, when I still have some unwinding to do, I will go on a walk, plugin my earbuds and listen to my favourite music. I know some friends who enjoy taking a nice, long bath. Whatever … Continue reading

Orange Naturals Spring Defense Kit Giveaway

Orange Naturals Spring Defense Kit Giveaway

Last week, I shared with you a recipe for Homemade Probiotic Frozen Yogurt. It is the perfect time of year to think about making your own frozen yogurt, as the weather starts to get warmer. However, with the warmer weather and the spring changes, also comes those dreaded allergies. Today, I’m bring you an opportunity to win an Orange Naturals Spring Defense Kit Giveaway to help you (or your family members) tackle those seasonal allergies! I never used to have allergies. However, something happened after becoming a Mom and I am now blessed with seasonal allergies as well as a … Continue reading

Are You Emergency Prepared in your Home? {Giveaway}

Prepared for an Emergency

Do you know what to do in an emergency situation like a fire, earthquake, flood or ice storm? If stuck at home with your family, would you be able to make it 72 hours until help arrives? It may seem like a hypothetical situation, but considering Canada experienced 6,235 forest fires and 169 earthquakes in 2015, being emergency prepared is something that every household should consider. Including your children in the plan is important as well. Being emergency prepared may not only help your family in an emergency, but it may also help with the survival of friends and neighbours. … Continue reading

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