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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, which is worth the bit of planning that it takes to prepare a slow-cooked meal. Because it's getting cooler outside, and we're all craving warm comfort foods (and because school and work are both in full-swing), meals in the slow-cooker are ideal for us right now. If you haven't invested in a slow-cooker, do it and do it now. You won't regret it. They range from about $25-$100+ and come in different shapes and sizes. I picked mine up from Superstore and love it (it was on the cheaper side). Make sure you buy one that has a "warm" setting, so that when the cooking time is up, it automatically … Read More...

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".  Around this time of year, I make it a priority to set new goals, both personal and professional, and decide what's working for me and what's not. I've been lucky enough to spend almost a year and a half at home with my two little ones, which has also given me a chance to focus on my blog over at the Yummy Mummy … 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 the best and most nutritious finger food!). Both my three-year-old son and my one-year-old daughter devour them by the handful on most days. It's easy to find both organic and conventionally grown berries at most stores right now, but I personally prefer to go to the farmers market and pick up a pint of BC … Read More...

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Eight Summertime Snacks For Moms And Kids On The Go

Now that my little guy is all done preschool for the year, I'm finding that we are filling up our mornings with play dates, playground visits and running errands. With two little ones in tow, I'm finding that I always need to have lots of snacks and drinks packed to get us through the mornings. Instead of scrambling right before we leave, I've gotten into the habit of preparing and packing up snacks the night before so that we can grab them and go. Even if you're not heading out, having snacks ready in the fridge is always nice. Here are a few of our … Read More...

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Setting Mealtime Boundaries For Your Child

As the parent of a preschooler and baby, I know firsthand how stressful mealtimes can be. They are certainly not relaxing by any stretch of the imagination, but they can be enjoyable and less chaotic if boundaries are set. It's up to us parents … Read More...