The post-pandemic emergency kit goes a step further than the emergency kits we built after the 1998 ice storm in Quebec. It includes the extra flashlight and batteries, emergency food storage, an alternative heat source and resources like cash on hand. 2020 has taught us that our emergency kits need updating. The Pre-Pandemic Emergency Plan Traditionally, the goal has been to prepare for emergencies like natural disasters and extreme weather. The steps below were developed with those concerns … [Read more...] about Building the Post-Pandemic Emergency Kit
Safe travel was a concern even before our lives were flipped upside down by the coronavirus. Hepatitis, e.coli, zika and a host of other threats to our health have been present throughout the years, and health precautions have always been necessary. Many of those viruses and diseases are still of concern today and we need to take the traditional precautions as well as our new pandemic precautions. Safe Travel Before Covid-19 Before and after the pandemic you will want to follow these … [Read more...] about Are You Prepared for Safe and Healthy Travels?
Fall recipes are the ones I enjoy making the most and this creamy carrot ginger soup is no exception. They can often be made using fresh local vegetables and it’s not too hot to be standing over the stove. It is also the time of year that we get to make some of the family recipes that I have been enjoying for my entire life. The Ingredients Unfortunately, my carrots just did not grow as expected this year, so I had to use carrots from the grocery store. This didn't have a negative impact on … [Read more...] about Indulge Yourself with the Rich Flavour of Creamy Carrot Ginger Soup
Today's outfit is a Disney Bounding as Snow White selection. This might be one of my favourite Disney Bounding outfits thus far because I think it is something that could easily be worn and accepted as an everyday outfit, but it's also an excellent representation of Snow White. This is something she might wear when she goes for a stroll on the Boardwalk. What is Disney Bounding? Disney Bounding is the act of dressing to represent a Disney character. It is not wearing costumes, but putting … [Read more...] about Discover this Chic Disney Bounding Ensemble Guaranteed to Remind You of Snow White
What are the symptoms of ADHD? I wish there was a blood test or a specific list of predictable symptoms of ADHD that doctors could refer to, but unfortunately, there is not. For us, there were several things that lead to the diagnosis of our son. It wasn't because he was a high energy toddler. All of my children were high energy toddlers, and only one has ADHD. There were a lot of things combined: he started junior kindergarten as one of the oldest kids in the class, yet he was far behind most … [Read more...] about How do you know if your child has ADHD?
An important milestone in the life of a teenager (and their parents) is the first job. Each child will reach that milestone in his/her own time and the average workplace looks for teenagers who are at least 14 - 16 years of age. As a parent, you may be ready for them to get a job before they express the desire. Here are some things to consider when deciding if your child is ready for his/her first job. Financial Desire Some kids have their hands out for money on a daily basis. They want … [Read more...] about How to Know When Teenagers are Ready for their First Job