Health & Lifestyle

The Rise of Cooking at Home

Talk to anyone and you know that cooking at home has become commonplace again! Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a

The Three Brothers, by Marie-Louis Gay

The Three Brothers

From world-renowned author and illustrator Marie-Louise Gay, a story about three brothers who set off in search of wild animals in a changing climate.  This

The Name I Call Myself

The Name I Call Myself

Meet Ari, a young person who doesn’t like to be called by their birth name Edward: “When I think of the name Edward, I imagine

Sweet Green Smoothie

Sweet Greens Smoothie

Get some goodness into your child’s diet with a green smoothie. This simple smoothie recipe is packed with nutrition, and tastes like a sweet treat so kids love it, plus the ingredients are easy to find year round – fresh or frozen.

Calm Kids with Breath Like a Bear

30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere An essential part of your back-to-school kit for 2020.  Help your child learn

Celebrate Canada with this Campfire Dessert

No campfire? No problem! This oven-baked dessert dip packs all the gooey chocolatey-marshmallow goodness of the classic fire pit treat, no flames required. Keep it traditional and dive in with graham crackers or achieve sweet-and-salty nirvana and enjoy with potato chips.

Family Mealtime

Family Meal Time

I love the idea of family meal time and think its important to “break bread” together. But forcing children to stay at the table will not achieve that “happy family” time you aspire to create. Instead you’ll get whining moaning and other misbehaviors that sabotage your efforts.

Keep Kids Hydrated and Safe During a Heatwave

Are you Keeping Your Kids Cool? Young children are more susceptible to dehydration and becoming ill in hot weather than healthy adults. Children’s bodies don’t tend to cool down as efficiently which leaves them more at risk than during a summer heatwave.

Kids School lunches

Checklist for Healthy Back to School Lunches

There seems to be two camps on school lunches– on the one side we have those that take great pride in creating amazing works of art that are beautiful to look at and also healthy to eat.

Farmers Markets & Pick Your Own

Guide to local farms in York Region and Durham. Find country markets selling fresh fruit and vegetables, sweet corn, organic produce, pick your own strawberries, berries, apples and family fun farms, petting zoos and hayrides!

Dealing with Picky Eaters

Feeding Picky Eaters

When my kids were toddlers, I did at times dread dinnertime. I would prepare a variety of meals composed of what I felt to be healthy, appealing foods. As toddlers most of those meals ended up everywhere but in their tummies, walls, floor, evenly distributed all over the high-chair.

Naturally flavoured water

7 Simple Ways to Start Eating Healthier

Learning healthy eating habits is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your family. Understanding that healthy food matters and healthy choices do taste good is vital to maintaining a healthy lifestyle for our children as they get grow.

Preparing Healthy Foods with your Family

Learning about food is a very important step in helping kids make healthy choices. Balanced, nutritious meals will enable them to feel fit, strong and ready to take on their daily activities – both at school and at play! It is ideal to teach your children about good eating habits from an early age…

The Rise of Cooking at Home

Talk to anyone and you know that cooking at home has become commonplace again! Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a

The Three Brothers, by Marie-Louis Gay

The Three Brothers

From world-renowned author and illustrator Marie-Louise Gay, a story about three brothers who set off in search of wild animals in a changing climate.  This

The Name I Call Myself

The Name I Call Myself

Meet Ari, a young person who doesn’t like to be called by their birth name Edward: “When I think of the name Edward, I imagine

Sweet Green Smoothie

Sweet Greens Smoothie

Get some goodness into your child’s diet with a green smoothie. This simple smoothie recipe is packed with nutrition, and tastes like a sweet treat so kids love it, plus the ingredients are easy to find year round – fresh or frozen.

Calm Kids with Breath Like a Bear

30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere An essential part of your back-to-school kit for 2020.  Help your child learn

Celebrate Canada with this Campfire Dessert

No campfire? No problem! This oven-baked dessert dip packs all the gooey chocolatey-marshmallow goodness of the classic fire pit treat, no flames required. Keep it traditional and dive in with graham crackers or achieve sweet-and-salty nirvana and enjoy with potato chips.

Family Mealtime

Family Meal Time

I love the idea of family meal time and think its important to “break bread” together. But forcing children to stay at the table will not achieve that “happy family” time you aspire to create. Instead you’ll get whining moaning and other misbehaviors that sabotage your efforts.

Keep Kids Hydrated and Safe During a Heatwave

Are you Keeping Your Kids Cool? Young children are more susceptible to dehydration and becoming ill in hot weather than healthy adults. Children’s bodies don’t tend to cool down as efficiently which leaves them more at risk than during a summer heatwave.

Kids School lunches

Checklist for Healthy Back to School Lunches

There seems to be two camps on school lunches– on the one side we have those that take great pride in creating amazing works of art that are beautiful to look at and also healthy to eat.

Farmers Markets & Pick Your Own

Guide to local farms in York Region and Durham. Find country markets selling fresh fruit and vegetables, sweet corn, organic produce, pick your own strawberries, berries, apples and family fun farms, petting zoos and hayrides!

Dealing with Picky Eaters

Feeding Picky Eaters

When my kids were toddlers, I did at times dread dinnertime. I would prepare a variety of meals composed of what I felt to be healthy, appealing foods. As toddlers most of those meals ended up everywhere but in their tummies, walls, floor, evenly distributed all over the high-chair.

Naturally flavoured water

7 Simple Ways to Start Eating Healthier

Learning healthy eating habits is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your family. Understanding that healthy food matters and healthy choices do taste good is vital to maintaining a healthy lifestyle for our children as they get grow.

Preparing Healthy Foods with your Family

Learning about food is a very important step in helping kids make healthy choices. Balanced, nutritious meals will enable them to feel fit, strong and ready to take on their daily activities – both at school and at play! It is ideal to teach your children about good eating habits from an early age…

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