If you are like thousands of other parents right now, the thought of planning out summer activities for the kids is as scary as tackling that heap of laundry! As a mother of two kids, now 11 years and 9 years old, I have had a few years to test out different ideas and “recipes” for…

Summer is upon us and we can’t wait to spend more and more time outside with our kids…but, did you know that your beautiful garden is full of poisonous plants?  Click here to view and print a “Plant Safey” Chart from the Ontario Poison Centre. (358)

There’s a perception out there that doing your part for the environment means shelling out big bucks for newer, more environmentally friendly products. And while it’s true that many green products often cost more initially, there are plenty of deals to be found—if you know where to look. There are programs out there that include…

Baby sign language is signed English taken from American Sign Language. Simple, easy, practical and fun! You probably have heard of baby sign language from one of your friends. Taking a class to learn some new signs, singing songs and meeting new moms is the new and hip thing that parents are doing today with…

Good nutrition can help to ensure a healthy pregnancy. Healthy eating can help to reduce your risk of developing chronic conditions that can affect pregnancy, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity. A nutritious diet can also ensure that you receive the right nutrients to support a healthy pregnancy. General requirements for healthy eating Consuming…

Oral Allergy Syndrome is an allergic response to certain types of fruits, vegetables and/or nuts that may occur in people who have an existing allergy to tree, weed or grass pollen. The itchy, watery eyes, or that sudden tingling, itching or burning sensation in your mouth is all too familiar: it must be ragweed season…

Before you wait in the rain to buy your child that special gift like Harry Potter Lego or Twilight Bella Barbie, consider giving a financial-related gift instead. Money isn’t necessarily a boring gift.  Gifts that teach the importance of sound money management and investment practices can provide valuable lessons that will serve your children for years…

My family doesn’t like rhubarb.  Each spring we rush out to the garden to see the daily development…but we just don’t use the beautiful rhubarb.  I can’t let another year go by watching it waste away.  So, thanks to the new cookbook, “250 Home Preserving favorites”, I have some delicious choices!  Here is the first one I will try……

Kids can be so creative.  I love watching my kids take old boxes, scrap paper, and odds and ends from around the house, to make their “masterpieces”. Here is an old favourite of mine.  Have the kids decorate their guitar and when they are finished, ask them to put on a talent show.  Don’t forget…

What is enuresis? Enuresis (bed-wetting) is the term used for urinating while asleep. It is considered normal until at least age 6. What is the cause? Most children who wet the bed have inherited small bladders which cannot hold all the urine produced in a night. In addition, they are deep sleepers who don’t awaken…