Author: Sheri

Amazing prizes at the #AFCommunity Twitter Party!

Last summer I was walking the dog when I came across a boy’s bicycle laying on the ground. Upon closer inspection, I realized that this was my son’s bike. I texted my son and asked him to check the garage and sure enough, his bike was missing. We think his bike was stolen when the garage was accidentally left open. If the door from the garage to the house was also open, they could have come right inside our home. Today I don’t have to worry about the garage being left open or the doors left unlocked because we have...

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Dealing with Carb Cravings While Eating Keto

Whenever I tell someone about eating Keto and how my husband and I have lost a combination of over 70 lbs this year, I’m told “I could never do that”. I understand where they are coming from because I would estimate that my diet used to consist of over 80% carbs. I couldn’t imagine eliminating them, but I did, or at least I cut them back dramatically. Cravings still happen and today I’m going to share how I manage some of my most demanding cravings while still maintaining a low carb diet. The biggest challenges that I’m faced with are...

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100 uses for Arm & Hammer Baking Soda

I’m sure you’re all familiar with that little orange box in your fridge, freezer or baking cupboard. Arm & Hammer™ Baking Soda has been helping generations of Canadian families cook and clean for decades, and they are continuing by creating a list of 100 uses for baking soda! Over the years, the team at Arm & Hammer – with the help of their loyal fans – have come up with more than 100 uses for baking soda and I’m sharing some of my favourites here. Baby, baby, baby. Baking soda is an all-natural cleaning product that’s gentle enough for...

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A Couple’s Escape to the Islands of Loreto

I was enjoying the passing scenery while bouncing along a dusty gravel road in a packed shuttle bus with my husband. There were several varieties of cacti dotting the desert, with the mountains resting in the distance. Our heavy-footed driver took a quick turn then eased onto the brakes just as we approached a security barricade. It seemed as if we were in the middle of nowhere but the secured entrance and signs for drivers to slow down indicated we were approaching our destination. It wasn’t long before the Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto came into...

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Things you should never say to someone with IBD

Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are both forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), an autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to attack the digestive system. Despite being an increasingly common disease in Canada and many parts of the world, IBD is rarely discussed and generally misunderstood. As a parent to a child with IBD and a member of various online support groups for families like ours, I am often faced with comments that show a general ignorance about the disease. There was a time that I didn’t understand IBD either and I knew people living with it. Once...

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