Month: January 2017

Healthy Habits for the New Year

The start of the New Year is the perfect time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future. It can also turn into a very hectic time, with children going back to school, winter sports starting and work piling up after a few weeks of relaxation. In the past, January has flown by and New Year’s resolutions quickly go out the window. This year start the New Year off right, with healthy habits that your whole family can benefit from. Here are four simple changes that could turn into life-long habits. Good luck on your adventure!...

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Inspire Learning with Technology

Playtime is essential for helping kids learn. They get to experience the world around them and take in valuable information. However, not all devices and toys provide the same level of entertainment and education. When you want to delight your kids and motivate them to learn at the same time, hand them one of the following gadgets. Fisher Price Fun-2-Learn Smart Tablet Your little ones will be ecstatic when you hand them a tablet of their very own. This affordable gadget has six modes to help your kids learn phonics, typing, music, letters, and numbers. It can also help...

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I will not be silenced

Today I scrolled through facebook and came across a facebook post from someone stating how ridiculous it is that Canadians were participating in the Women’s March on Washington. I’m paraphrasing, but his comments indicated that he believed the march was taking place in a bid to change the presidency of the United States or at least stop some of the changes that Donald Trump has stated he wants to make, which will not happen. I responded in the long winded way that I often do, sharing a story about being a young single mom at a time that the Provincial Premiere...

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Keto Chicken Carbonara Recipe

My husband and I started the new year with some major changes in how we eat. I’ve long heard about the benefits of eating a diet higher in healthy fats with very few carbs, like the keto diet. As a carb addict, this never sounded that appealing to me but the scale isn’t appealing to me either so I decided to give it a try. So far things are going really well. I enjoy the food that we are eating and I don’t feel hungry or deprived. Here is a recipe I created that fits into the keto diet...

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A grocery list that you won’t forget

I like lists. I make “to do” lists and idea lists, packing lists and bucket lists, chore lists and of course …. shopping lists. Each week I make a menu and research which ingredients I need, and then I look through the fridge and cupboards and write my list in the order that the items appear in the grocery store.  Maybe I’m a little OCD too, but that’s a different post. Most of the time I hand that list to my husband who does a lot of the grocery shopping. He is better at going to the store and...

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