Cinco De Mayo Cookies


Just a little bit of fun to have for May the 5th – or any day you want a little treat!   Mexican-themed restuarants and bars are embracing Cinco de Mayo as a day of…

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread


Healthy lunch snacks are always a welcome addition to the recipe book! This healthier banana bread is perfect to throw in your kids lunches with dried fruit, a yoghurt, and carrot sticks on the side. A simple and healthy ‘treat’ recipe, it is dairy-free, contains no refined sugar, and is made with 100% whole grain flour.

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Parenting Levels


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Fun and Healthy Easter Ideas


If your children are like mine, they have reliable ‘sugar dealers’ outside the home: coaches, teachers, friends’ parents, and grandparents, not to mention the Easter Bunny. You might feel like it’s out of your control, but there are lots of creative ways you can cut down on the amount of candy and chocolate your kids consume. Here are just a few ideas!

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Making Connections: #ECMChat


It’s not always practical to get together and hang out with other parents. Whether it’s breastfeeding, bedtime, sports practice, or just being too friggin’ tired to go out the door, we can’t always find the…

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Raising Healthy Eaters: It’s Worth It!


The same parenting strategies that have lead to success in an other areas will work with food. Repeat, reinforce, praise! Your kids want to please you, so make sure you find a reason to praise their efforts at healthy eating whenever you can. Always combine your praise with education – tell them why that food is good for them. Not sure why? Google it!

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The Struggle Is Real


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DIY puzzles to work on fine motor skills


Have an old magazine around? Turn it into a learning game! Full page photos, from ads or articles, work best, but really any photo can work – a page from the newspaper, something you print…

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Mother’s Day Gifts


Looking for some new ideas on what to get Mom for Mother’s Day? Here are a few of my favourite things. My first Mother’s Day as a Mom was in 2012. My husband, our 10-month-old…

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Bottomless Chicken Pot Pie


Here’s a comforting dish for a chilly evening. Dairy-free, packed with veggies and flavour, and topped with wholegrain biscuits. Yum! The recipe calls for pre-cooked chicken, so be sure to plan ahead.

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