Imagine... A Healthy Halloween!

Imagine... A Healthy Halloween!

October 25, 2019 4 min read

Halloween can be a parent’s worst nightmare. Just picture those sugar-infused little bodies that ultimately crash at the end of a late night in the form of one doozy of a tantrum. Now that’s a scary Halloween.

How are you going to deal with your little gremlin this October 31stHere’s a plan for parents to survive Halloween and avoid the extreme sugar highs and lows.

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Back to School & Lunch Ideas For You Too!

Back to School & Lunch Ideas For You Too!

August 22, 2019 2 min read

It’s that time again (I can hear the groan from here)! Time to think about packing school lunches every day for the next school year. I’m thinking that it might  make you want to run and hide. How about something different this year? Take the pressure off and get your kids to make their own  lunch. Yes, it is possible, I promise. 

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Launch Day!

Launch Day!

July 23, 2019 2 min read

July 23rd. It’s a date that I’ve had in the back, front and sides of my mind for about a year. About 16 months ago, I handed in my 122,186 word manuscript to my editor at Penguin Random House Canada, sat back, exhaled and got on with work and life until the next step.

Writing the 122,186 words took a solid four months to write, as in all day, every day. Well, unless I was speaking with a moms group, had a TV or radio segment or a meeting, that is.

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Picnic Recipes for All

Picnic Recipes for All

July 12, 2019 4 min read

Warm weather + outdoor eats = picnic

It’s as easy as that.

Well, after you’ve planned the picnic fare that is. Don’t stress out here, it’s all in the planning. You might think that picking up some grab and go options is good enough, but you can easily whip up some incredible, crowd-pleasing offerings that won’t break the bank or your brain. 

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Plant-based Milk Vs. Dairy Milk

Plant-based Milk Vs. Dairy Milk

November 17, 2017 2 min read

A story written by Leslie Beck in the Globe and Mail newspaper this week caught my attention. It’s about kids drinking plant-based milk over dairy milk. A big topic for many parents. First of all, I’ll say that in my experience, goat’s milk is better tolerated than cow’s milk because of the protein structure. Cow’s milk comes from large animals with large protein structure. Milk offers protein, fat, and nutrients like vitamin A, D, B, zinc, and calcium – all important nutrients – but there are more that are needed for all the growth and development at a young age. 

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