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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 table and playing with his food--something that seemed to be happening quite often at dinnertime. Lately, he didn't seem interested in the dinner meal and was either restless, playing with his food and asking to be "done". I remembered a blog post that my friend Andrea Nair (who is also a … 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...

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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 … 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...

Recipes

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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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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...