One Day One Walk to Support Cancer Patients and Research #OneWalkShoeSelfie


  So what are you doing on September 12?  Seriously, do you have any plans for that day?  In  you are in the Toronto area there is one event you need to know about.  On Saturday September 12, 2015 amazing group of people will be walking the streets of Toronto to raise money for the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.  As you know I have a very personal connection to cancer

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Mango Pineapple Smoothie Dairy Free


  As the fall approaches, I start thinking about the kids going back to school, and start prepping for fast breakfasts that can be whipped up quick and ate on the go.  It seems like back to school is already such a busy time, but this year is even more hectic for me as it is also back to work time after being off on maternity leave. Now that I will have 3 kids, as well as

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5 Ways To Spend Time Outdoors This Summer


  Summer is here and it is time to get outside and embrace the warm weather while we have it.  We know all too well just how quickly the snow will be here again.  But there is more to summer then just backyard BBQs, although those are pretty delicious too.  Looking for fun ways to spend time outdoors? Here are some great ideas for kids and adults, too! You can

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How To Have A Healthy And Happy Summer


  Summer has arrived which means things are about to get crazy! Kids are home from school, vacations are planned and it’s time to get out and enjoy the sunshine. If you are anything like me you have your summer all booked up. On my days off I want to be sure I am outside and enjoying the sunshine. With all of the craziness, it can be hard to find the time to take care

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Nutrition Labels 101: Decoding Food Nutrition Labels #FocusOnTheFacts


  There used to be a time when food was simple - you grew it, caught it, or bought it from a local shop or farmer.  Things have drastically changed over the years, and now we have bountiful grocery stores and access to foods from all over the world.  Food has now become big business, and like any business come marketing.  When you head to the grocery store now it can be

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Kick Cancers Butt One Step At A Time – #OneWalkShoeSelfie Twitter Party


The word no one wants to hear... cancer.  And lately it seems to be coming up a lot in my life.  From friends with abnormal pap smears and uterine polyps to others undergoing a lumpectomy... everyone knows someone touched by cancer.  Recently friend and fellow blogger Renee from My So Called Mommy Life was diagnosed with cancer.  Now a 33 year old mom of 2 young kids has to

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My Kid Is Sick – How To Tell If It Is Allergies Or A Cold


Guest Post by Katrina My daughter has allergies. When she first started demonstrating symptoms I thought she had a cold but after about a week I started to get concerned as the symptoms were not going away. Then I realized - it's not a cold she just has allergies. How To Tell If It Is Allergies Or A Cold Symptoms allergies and cold share: Runny nose Stuffy

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Fun And Easy Ways To Keep Kids Clean


 Guest Post by Katrina Can I just say something for a second - It's SPRING! Well, more like - It's no longer winter! Which after the winter we just had here in Southern Ontario is good enough for me. I have been spending as much time as I can outdoors now that the weather is warmer. In my haste to spend as much time as possible outside I did forget one thing. Outside is

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How to Prevent Heat Stroke – What to look for on those sunny hot days


  When we are enjoying the outdoors with our little ones we tend to be diligent about the sunscreen and hats but it’s important to remember how easily children can over heat if over dressed or just out playing in the sun. A fun afternoon play date in the park can quickly turn serious if your child gets heat exhaustion or heat stroke.  Knowing the signs to look out for and

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Watching, Waiting, Wondering – We all know someone dealing with infertility


Did you go through a phase where it seem like everyone was getting married?  It felt like every time I turned around I was going to another engagement party, buck & doe, bridal shower or wedding.  Man that was an expensive, but fun time!  Then we moved on to the baby phase.  You know when everyone is swapping stories about pregnancy symptoms and guesses of "boy or girl"

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6 Tips To Prepare Your Child For Their First Visit To The Dentist


  It is something we don't often think about but maintaining good oral health is just as important as making sure your are physically active. All parts of your body need to be working at their best to have you looking and feeling great physically, mentally and socially from childhood until your senior years.  This includes eating a well balanced diet (including whole

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Make Sure You Get The Most Out Of Life Everyday


  Here is what life looks like with 3 kids: 5am - Woken up by the baby who wants to nurse.  Feed her and sneak in a few more precious minutes of sleep 7am - Woken  up by my 4 year old who tells me it is time to get his 2 year old brother out of the crib 8am - Make everyone breakfast, and then spend the next 30 minutes asking the kids to EAT their

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