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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 Club and some exciting freelance writing projects. Over the past few months, however, I've been feeling the desire to work with clients one on one again (you're likely not surprised if you know me at all!). I started brainstorming about how I could possibly re-open the doors to my private … 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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Refreshing Summer Dessert: Grilled Peach Melba Sundae

  I had never grilled peaches until I received this assignment by Canadian Living to test our their July feature recipe "Grilled Peach Melba Sundae". Not only was I excited about grilling peaches for the first time, but I was also excited by the fact that I got to test out a new tasty dessert (and so was the rest of my family).Prepping the recipe was slightly more labour-intensive than I anticipated. Although the extra time that it took was totally worth it, I do wish that there was an easier way to peel and pit fresh peaches … 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...