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15 Oct

How to Pack a Healthy Lunch for Picky Eaters

2017-10-15T13:11:04+00:00 By |Categories: Meal planning, Nutrition, Picky eating|Tags: |6 Comments

My daughter started kindergarten and my son started grade 3 this year. It’s a bitter sweet time. While I wish summer would last forever so we can do fun things (almost) all the time, I think it’s important for them to go back to school to learn new things, connect with their friends and make new ones. It’s also important [...]

20 Jun

Tasty Tuesday: Heavenly Dairy-Free Rice Pudding

2017-06-20T07:10:58+00:00 By |Categories: Dessert, Nutrition, Picky eating, Tasty Tuesdays|Tags: |5 Comments

I made many versions of this rice pudding recipe. Each time, the unanimous “thumbs-up” from my entire family eluded me. So I kept trying. Until this last version. The winning version. Everybody - husband, 5 year old, 8 year old, my parents and I - LOVED it. Yes, I know it’s summer. You are thinking “I am not turning my [...]

04 Jun

Fun Giveaway! Lovely Glass Pendant for Girls

2017-06-03T19:47:32+00:00 By |Categories: Giveaway, Interview, Interviews and Giveaways|Tags: , |63 Comments

If you remember the previous two giveaways with Kathy Lycka’s art, then you might also remember how in love I am with everything she creates. Kathy Lycka is a Calgary-based artist who is known for her:                                                Prints                                      Greeting cards                                     Original paintings                                     Glass pendants                                         Earrings Kathy ships her artwork worldwide (Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Australia, etc.), [...]

28 Apr

Mama Stories – Jen Snyder

2017-04-28T06:04:04+00:00 By |Categories: Mama Stories|Tags: |8 Comments

I met Jen Snyder through a mom entrepreneurs Facebook group we both belong to. Jen has a very successful Facebook group for bloggers. She is very involved in her group by answering every question she receives and by asking questions and challenging the groups’ members to better balance blogging, motherhood and life in general. I helped Jen with a health problem one of her [...]

21 Mar

Tasty Tuesday: Cookies! Almond Sugar Cookies!

2017-03-18T11:09:00+00:00 By |Categories: Dessert, Nutrition, Picky eating, Tasty Tuesdays|Tags: |14 Comments

Unlike the rest of my family, I am not one to marvel at the deliciousness of cookies. I much more prefer muffins, cupcakes and other “cakey” desserts. And maybe because I am not easily impressed by cookies, I can definitely recognize a delicious sugar cookie when I see one. This is one of them. Trust me! I was looking for [...]

07 Feb

Tasty Tuesday: Yummy Baked Carrot Oatmeal Hearts for Valentine’s Day

2017-02-06T14:50:57+00:00 By |Categories: Breakfast recipes, Nutrition, Picky eating, Snack recipes, Tasty Tuesdays|Tags: |14 Comments

It’s not Valentine’s Day if we don’t eat a heart-shaped dessert, right? So I had to come up with a dessert that is not only delicious, but also healthy, filling, great as a snack, and easy to pack and take to school. Nutritious and delicious baked oatmeal with carrots. My kids love it, my husband and myself love it, and [...]

31 Jan

Guest Post: Jenny Finke from Good for You Gluten Free

2017-01-30T13:26:02+00:00 By |Categories: Food allergies/sensitivities, Nutrition|Tags: |14 Comments

I invited Jenny Finke, health and nutrition coach, to talk with us about foods that are naturally gluten-free and foods that are important for people with gluten sensitivity or celiac disease to eat. Jenny Finke was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2012 and has been gluten-free ever since. She helps people start and find success in their gluten-free journey through her signature Go [...]