21 Days of Gratitude Challenge {Printable + Giveaway}

For me, October has become a month to focus on GRATITUDE. Because we celebrate Thanksgiving in October, we are already mindful of giving thanks. Not only that, my Norwex team also practices 21 days of Gratitude. Because I look forward to this, for so many reasons, and one of the items that I am most grateful for is my health, I wanted to share some non-traditional ways to be prepared for this upcoming cold season. With some crazy colds already floating around, I feel grateful every single day that my hubby, kids and I wake up healthy. I have created … Continue reading

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

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

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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

MagPop: a Healthy Drink

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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

How to Manage Holiday Stress

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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

After School Routine Chart #ONatural

After School Checklist

The school year is now well under way. We have had a couple of weeks now, to figure out our after school routine. Have YOU figured out an after school routine that works for you and your family? Once you have found an after school routine that works for you, you will notice that your children may be more calm and have less meltdowns. My son is very prone to meltdowns, he often has a hard time regulating himself, especially when he is tired or has been sitting still for a long time at school. I have found that when … Continue reading