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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 tame your snack-loving child and create a more manageable feeding structure.  Create more structure around eating times: According to Ellyn Satter's Division of responsibility of feeding, you as the parent are responsible for the what's, when's and where's of feeding, whereas your child is … 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...

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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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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...