My Hazelwood Necklace Has Helped Me!


Where do I even begin? Up until a month ago, I had not heard of hazelwood. BUT, as soon as I was introduced and investigated a bit, I was sold that I had to try it out to see if it could help me with my skin issues as well as my digestion. I am happy to report that indeed, hazelwood helps! I have three physical “ailments” that I am going to share with you in this post. The purpose of sharing is NOT to complain, but rather to help you understand how my Hazelwood Necklace has helped me! You … Continue reading

Give the Gift of Health This Holiday to the Men in Your Life

Men's Health

No doubt your own health is very important to you and so is the health of your family members and friends too! Am I right? When thinking of what to gift this year, here are some ideas for how you can give the gift of health to the men in your life: Gym Membership Perhaps you know people in your life who would like a gym membership, but have had a hard time with the cost. This is a fantastic time to gift a gym membership IF a membership has been on their wish list! AND if they already have … Continue reading

Controlling Your Holiday Sweet Tooth

Low Sugar Banana Muffins

I have always had a sweet tooth, for as long as I can remember! As much as I try to control my sweet habits, the holidays seems to creep in and treats are all around me. I will admit that I have been known to let it go during the holidays and not worry so much about my sweet intake, however recently, I have tried to maintain some control as diabetes does run in the family and I also try to remind myself what it feels like in January to start off the New Year even further behind than I … Continue reading

Getting Kids Involved in the Kitchen

cooking with kids

As each year goes by, my kids are ready to take on more responsibility in keeping our household running and clean. I am a firm believer in family contributions! I want my children to grow up taking their own, age-appropriate initiative in our home. Is this a high hope? Possibly, but by creating routines, providing them with opportunities to feel pride over their contributions and setting expectations when they are younger, I am setting a plan in place for success. At east, that is my hope! Right now, one of my daughter’s biggest interests, in the house, is to learn … Continue reading

Does Your Child Have A Lazy Eye? {Giveaway}

Nexcare Eye Patch

When I was a young child, I was diagnosed with having a lazy eye. I was in grade one when they first discovered this as my grade one teacher originally suspected that I might have had epilepsy. I couldn’t see the chalkboard and I would squint and widen my eyes in a unique manner that had her concerned. I was sent down to Sick Kids Hospital where they assessed me with the outcome of having amblyopia (a lazy eye). The treatment required me wearing an eye patch for many hours during the day, including during school hours. This had me … Continue reading

How to Teach Children How to Wash Their Hands

live clean giveaway

My hands ALWAYS have to be clean. I cannot stand it if I have dirty hands. It is to the extreme folks! I am a bit of a germaphobe, but that is not what I am talking about. I am talking about the feeling of “not clean” hands. You know that feeling? Perhaps you don’t. Perhaps you weren’t blessed with first child syndrome like I am. Do you know what I’m talking about: first child syndrome? My Mom blames my persistent need to always have clean hands on being a first child. You see, as her first child, she constantly … Continue reading

Parental Influence


Parents often influence their children more than they realize. More often than not, the influences that stick with us for life are those that come from day to day living. I often wonder what parental influence I will have on my children, what day to day behaviours, actions and choices I make will stick with my children into their adult lives. Growing up, my Mom was in charge of the grocery shopping, meal planning and cooking (among many other very important things). My Dad had some household jobs, but he had a very demanding job that often required him to … Continue reading

Well-Being at All Ages

Well Being At all Ages

Our health is so much more than what we feel in our bodies; it also extends to our emotional and mental well-being at all ages and stages of life. Something that might sound like a concern that only an adult would face can affect kids, too, and at all ages – even preschoolers. Pressure, worries, and anxiety are also things young people struggle with as they grow up. As adults, our first thoughts might be to ask, “What do kids have to stress about?” Work, bills, and other responsibilities might top adults’ lists of stressors, but young people have a … Continue reading

Mom, Do You Take Care of Yourself Last?

women's health

Have you ever heard of the saying, “take care of yourself first, because if you are not taken care of, you will not be able to care for your children”? I have heard this saying many, many times and it rings through in my head every single day. I believe it. It is true. If I am not taking care of myself, it will definitely be a lot more difficult to care for my family. AND if I am not demonstrating that I care to take care of myself, what kind of role model am I setting for my children? … Continue reading

Make Oral Health a Priority for Your Entire Family {FREE Printable}

oral health

People who have poor oral health habits are affected physically, mentally and emotionally. Because of this, it is SO important to me that my children learn how to care for their teeth properly at a young age so that they can benefit from good oral health in their future. Being proactive about caring for your mouth leads to good oral health! We started very early on caring for our children’s teeth. I wiped my kid’s gums with a wet cloth from the time that they were only months old. My daughter was easy to get into a good oral health … Continue reading