Author: Sheri

Six Essential Apps for Managing Your Busy Life

Parents have so much to handle. You raise a family, maintain a steady job (or several), and keep track of the minutia of daily life. Thanks to technology, you don’t have to remember everything on your own. Apps help you manage your to-do lists, plan meals, and synchronize everyone’s schedules. Your life won’t be any less busy with these apps, but it might be a little more organized. Cozi Image via Apple.com Free iOS and Android app Cozi is the ultimate family schedule organizer. It’s a calendar, a to-do list, a recipe book, and more. The best part about...

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I’m going Keto, what do I eat?

In the Getting Started blog post I recommended some keto snacks to have on hand when you switch to a low carb/high fat diet. Now I will share some of the low carb meals that we ate in our first few weeks. Hellman’s Parmesan Chicken without the bread crumbs. This is a recipe I have made many times before, so it wasn’t a huge adjustment for anyone in the family. I put asparagus and cheese sauce on the side. Another regular in our house is the omelette. My husband is a bit of a master at making omelettes, so he...

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50 Ways Your Canadian Side is Showing

There are many Canadian stereotypes out there and some of them are true. Here are fifty ways that you might be showing your Canadian side. You can turn any statement into a question simply by adding “eh” to the end. Poutine is a staple in your diet. Mayonnaise is a perfectly acceptable condiment for french fries. No brunch or picnic is complete without butter tarts. You buy milk in bags instead of jugs or cartons (although you can buy those too). You like your beer strong. You have ordered a double double before. When you order iced tea, you...

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Eating Keto: Getting Started

My husband and I decided to start 2017 with a new plan for losing weight and living healthier, the Keto Diet. Despite the word “diet” in the name, Keto is a way of living rather than a short term diet. We have been following the keto plan for two months and I feel confident that I can continue this long term. I’ve been sharing my weight loss on my personal facebook page and the result has been many questions about what we are doing, so I am going to share our steps in a series of posts. I am...

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Planning and prepping for a family? Questions and answers to get you started

Whether you’re considering becoming a parent for the first time or having a second (or third), it’s an experience that can be both exciting and scary at the same time. How long will it take to get pregnant? Should I start tracking my cycle? How do I care for a newborn? Will I ever fit into those skinny jeans again… all good questions and while I don’t have all of the answers, here are a few questions and answers to get you started and on the right track. How can I keep track of my cycle? Simple! Pick up...

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