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Big Batch Easy Cheesy Weekday Mac and Cheese Recipe

We are lucky enough to live next door to friends of ours who have young kids around the same age as ours. Having built-in buddies next door means lots of impromptu play dates and last minute throw-whatever-we-both-have-together meals. A few days ago, we decided last minute to have lunch together (and had other friends with kids join us as well--it was a big crew!). I had some cheese that I needed to use up, as well as a costco supply of noodles in the pantry, so decided on mac and cheese. I called my Mom to ask her for her quick and easy mac and cheese recipe, and she guessed at the amounts of each ingredient (she never measures). As luck would have it, it turned out great! This recipe was so quick and easy and everyone loved it (including us Moms). It was slightly chaotic, so I didn't have a chance to take too many pictures, but did … Read More...

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14 Signs Your Healthy Eating Habits Aren’t So Healthy

Healthy Eating Gone Awry: Take The Orthorexia Test There's healthy eating, and then there's obsessive eating.  When innocent attempts to eat healthfully, such as cutting back on processed foods or eating more fruits and vegetables turns into a pre-occupation, or obsession with eating healthfully 100% of the time, and a mega-restrictive diet regime of only the purest of foods, there is an unhealthy (and scary) shift into the world of disordered eating. Read the whole post     … Read More...

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The Game-Changing Question Parents Of Picky Eaters Need To Ask

Sitting down to dinner can seem like a daunting task if you have a fussy eater. As a Mom of little ones, even the task of making a healthy balanced meal can seem challenging enough, but when your child refuses to eat it, you might wonder "why do I even bother?!" I've been there, and I understand how frustrating it can be. A few months ago, while sitting at the dinner table with my two young kids, waiting for my husband to come home from work, I became increasingly frustrated with my son. He was slouched over his plate, head resting beside it on the … Read More...

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What to do when you have a snack-obsessed child

Is "Mommy, can I have a snack?" something you hear several times a day, most days? If it is, you're not alone. It's easy to create a chronic snacker when you're a parent to a little one--their appetites are all over the place, they often don't finish their meals and can be selective with their food choices, and often "snack foods" are more appealing to them. It's also a lot easier to say "sure, you can have a snack", then "no, you cannot have a snack" which often results in a "hangry" meltdown.  With some patience and perseverance, you can definitely … Read More...

Recipes

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My Top Five Slow Cooker Recipes

  A slow-cooker can be a life-saver on busy days, allowing you to have a home-cooked hot meal ready when suppertime rolls around. I find that it saves me the stress of trying to figure out what to feed my family at the last minute, … Read More...

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Blueberry Cornmeal Cobbler Recipe

One of the many reasons that I love Summer is because of the fresh berries. Not only are they packed full of vitamins, antioxidants and fibre, but blueberries also taste delicious and are really convenient when you have small children (they are … Read More...

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Time to change concept

Sarah is going back to work!

September has always been my favourite month of the year. Not only is the weather usually lovely here in Calgary (I'm knocking on wood right now), and the colours beautiful, but I also think of September as a new beginning or a "fresh start". … Read More...