Straighten up Canada! 3 Minutes to Improve Posture {Giveaway}

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Working in a Chiropractic office for seven years, I have seen my fair share of people with back pain. Lower back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide and each year over 11 million Canadians suffer from at least one musculoskeletal condition. This accounts for one-third of all missed days of work, second only to the common cold! Some result from slips or

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5 Reasons To Get Your Flu Shot Today and #TargetPharmacyCA Twitter Party

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I have got a flu shot every year since 2005 - I was still in graduate school at the time, but my lab and office were located in a hospital.  While I HATE needles, the though of making a patient sick by touching the same elevator button or door handle didn't seem fair.  By protecting myself, I was helping to protect them too.  Plus it didn't hurt that they were giving out

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4 Uses of Gravol That Every Mom Needs to Know {Giveaway}

4 Uses of Gravol That Every Mom Needs to Know

Over the past 5 years I have dealt with more puke then I care to talk about.  Becoming a mother is not for the faint of stomach!  From morning sickness to motion sickness Moms deal with it all.  Overall I would consider my morning sickness mild, it was smells like diesel trucks or buses that would have me running for the nearest bush.  So as long as I was careful to avoid them

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Bumps, Bruises and Scrapes Oh My! Restocking the First Aid Kit with #TargetPharmacy

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Along with the warm weather has come something a little unexpected – a barrage of bumps, bruises and scrapes on Monkey and Little Bear.  Now it is not like they have never had a “boo boo” before, but it seems this year the rate at which they are happening has increased exponentially.  I guess I should not be surprised, these boys are always on the move running everywhere, and

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Discovering your neighbourhood with YP App #NewYP

Yellow Pages App for ipad

What’s a mama with a new dress and a kid free night to do?  Head out on a date night with her man of course!  Recently that is exactly what Hubs and I did while the boys had a sleep over at Grandma’s house.  Since we were able to get out for dinner just the two of us I wanted to head somewhere we had not been before.  It is not often this mama gets to get dressed up and go out

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Getting Kids Active with Target Tri-Fun Triathlon #TargetTriFun – Twitter Party & Giveaway alert!

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We all know how important it is to get out and active with our kids.  Children are spending more and more time in a sitting sedentary state.  Between sitting in school for classes, sitting at home to do homework, and of course the ever increasing “screen time” of being in front of a computer or tablet.  It is easy to forget that kids need 60 minutes  of physical activity every

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Let’s Get Heart Healthy #TreatYourHeart

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Working in a hospital I am reminded on a daily basis how lucky I am to have my health.  The only major medical scare I have had in my life was delivering Monkey 2 months early, but other than that it has been a pretty smooth ride and I would like to keep it that way!  As a busy mom it is easy to get lost in our hectic schedule and let things like exercise and a well balanced

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The High Cost of Cancer and Infertility #ohip4ivf #onpoli

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I have shared several stories on Little Miss Kate about the challenges that face infertile couples to create a family.  The road to parenthood can have many bumps along the way, but one that you never expect is cancer and infertility.  I can't even imagine what it is like to be told you have cancer, and that because if it you will lose the ability to conceive.  However that is

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The Road to Parenthood is Not Always Easy #infertility #OHIP4IVF #onpoli

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The road to become parents is different for everyone.  While some people are able to create the family easily, others are not so lucky.  I wanted to share a story with you about the many paths that may be taken to create the "perfect" family. Barb’s Story… I always knew I wanted to be a mom and LOVE children, but finding Mr. Right took more time than I thought it would. 

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Because every man deserves the chance to be a Dad #ohip4ivf #onpoli

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I knew having children would bring joy and love into my life.  What I didn't expect was how much of a joy it would be to watch OTHER people with my children.  Seeing that special bond between Monkey and Papa develop as they talk about tractors and lawn mowers (2 of Monkey's favorite topics).  Seeing how Monkey's eye light up when we visit Grandpa's Fire Hall to see the big fire

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Spend Money to Save Money – Public Funding for in vitro fertilization

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People think babies can be expensive, but preemie babies... they are expensive.  Hospitalization, specialists, therapists, treatments, follow up appointments....  As I am sure many of you already know Monkey was a preemie, born at 32 weeks gestation we spent over a month in the NICU with him before we could bring him home.  I am so thankful that in Canada we do not pay for our

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Itch Free Days with La Roche-Posay treatment for Eczema #itchfreeday

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Living with eczema is not fun as an adult -  the dryness, rash, redness, and itchiness is enough to make a person miserable.  What about when this condition touches a child who does not understand why their skin hurts and why they should not scratch?  Eczema affects 15-20% of children under the age 2.  The causes of eczema are not known.  However it is thought to be related to

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