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Why I Haven’t Had a Date Night in 12 years

I recently experienced something very new and different. For the first time in over 12 years, I had a night away from the kids with Daddy-o.

Yes. The first time in over 12 years.

the unhealthy side of healthy food

The Unhealthy Side of Healthy Food

Healthy eating is something many of us strive for but the truth is there are times where our efforts to make healthy choices actually end up being on the unhealthy side of healthy food!

Foods for fall

10 Fall Foods Your Family Should Try

Fall is a great time to explore the fruits and vegetable aisles at the grocery store or farmers market; so many varieties of squashes and colourful root vegetables await discovery.

Surviving Sixteen Years and Six Kids

I recently celebrated my 16th wedding anniversary to Daddy-o. When I say “celebrated,” I actually just mean that we both “remembered.” It has been a busy sixteen years and I’d be lying if I said we’ve actually remembered all of our anniversaries.

What you can say to a parent with an autistic child

What you CAN Say to a Parent of a Child with Autism

There are often discussions about what NOT to say to parents about their children with autism. I wrote about it myself – how some innocent questions and comments can actually be painful for a mama raising a child with autism. Although well meaning, some comments have the opposite of the intended effect.

Nutrition during weightloss and dieting

Nutrition You Need While Losing Weight

January is resolution time and many people vow to exercise more, eat less, loose weight, get more active and while I applaud all efforts to lead a healthier lifestyle, it is important to remember that in an effort to cut calories, you don’t want to cut out key nutrients.

Marriage Makeover

Marriage Makeover

We recently celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary. While that may not have meant much fifty years ago, it is a milestone by today’s matrimonial longevity standards. More impressive

Preventing childhood obesity

Preventing Childhood Obesity: Focus on Overall Well-being

The statistics are scary. Childhood obesity is on the rise and parents are becoming increasingly anxious over every bite of food their children eat. Parents often ask me what they need to tell their kids to prevent them from a lifetime of weight issues and my answer is, “Say less, do more.”

Allergy Free Kids Room

A Safe Haven

Children of all ages treasure their bedrooms – it’s their refuge, their castle, their playroom and their safe haven. They spend as much time there as they can but is this space actually healthy for them?

Should you get the flu shot?

To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate…

H1N1 and the Health of My Family By Valerie Wood, ERT – Emergency Response Training Everywhere I seem to turn, I hear opposing facts and figures related to

Why I Haven’t Had a Date Night in 12 years

I recently experienced something very new and different. For the first time in over 12 years, I had a night away from the kids with Daddy-o.

Yes. The first time in over 12 years.

the unhealthy side of healthy food

The Unhealthy Side of Healthy Food

Healthy eating is something many of us strive for but the truth is there are times where our efforts to make healthy choices actually end up being on the unhealthy side of healthy food!

Foods for fall

10 Fall Foods Your Family Should Try

Fall is a great time to explore the fruits and vegetable aisles at the grocery store or farmers market; so many varieties of squashes and colourful root vegetables await discovery.

Surviving Sixteen Years and Six Kids

I recently celebrated my 16th wedding anniversary to Daddy-o. When I say “celebrated,” I actually just mean that we both “remembered.” It has been a busy sixteen years and I’d be lying if I said we’ve actually remembered all of our anniversaries.

What you can say to a parent with an autistic child

What you CAN Say to a Parent of a Child with Autism

There are often discussions about what NOT to say to parents about their children with autism. I wrote about it myself – how some innocent questions and comments can actually be painful for a mama raising a child with autism. Although well meaning, some comments have the opposite of the intended effect.

Nutrition during weightloss and dieting

Nutrition You Need While Losing Weight

January is resolution time and many people vow to exercise more, eat less, loose weight, get more active and while I applaud all efforts to lead a healthier lifestyle, it is important to remember that in an effort to cut calories, you don’t want to cut out key nutrients.

Marriage Makeover

Marriage Makeover

We recently celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary. While that may not have meant much fifty years ago, it is a milestone by today’s matrimonial longevity standards. More impressive is

Preventing childhood obesity

Preventing Childhood Obesity: Focus on Overall Well-being

The statistics are scary. Childhood obesity is on the rise and parents are becoming increasingly anxious over every bite of food their children eat. Parents often ask me what they need to tell their kids to prevent them from a lifetime of weight issues and my answer is, “Say less, do more.”

Allergy Free Kids Room

A Safe Haven

Children of all ages treasure their bedrooms – it’s their refuge, their castle, their playroom and their safe haven. They spend as much time there as they can but is this space actually healthy for them?

Should you get the flu shot?

To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate…

H1N1 and the Health of My Family By Valerie Wood, ERT – Emergency Response Training Everywhere I seem to turn, I hear opposing facts and figures related to H1N1

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