Category: Holidays

What are your favourite Easter traditions?

It is tradition in our house to colour Easter eggs, but this year I wanted to make it a slightly different experience. Commercial dyes for eggs include FD&C Food dye colours including:  Yellow #5, Yellow #6, Red #3, Blue#1, and Blue#2.  Although we are not ingesting these dyes directly, the kids are getting the dyes […]

DIY Crafts for Kids

I love crafts!  However, I was never really good at them.  When I find crafts that are easy, fun and end in a smile from my kids, it is a WIN! I decided to make my son’s classmates crayons for Christmas this year.  The hardest part of this craft?  Peeling the paper off the crayons! […]

Vitamin D

Fall is synonymous with the vibrant colours of leaves, cooler temperatures, and of course for kids, the fun of dressing up for Halloween! However, in my nutrition practice with the start of fall is the time I pick up extra Vitamin D.  Although, not truly a vitamin, it is also considered a hormone in its […]

What??

Boy oh boy where do I begin?  A dear friend of mine sent me an article called “Detox Cleanses may not live up to the hype” on CBC news.  Although this article is geared more towards detox products that you would buy at a health food store or pharmacy, I still felt it was important […]

Day 12 of the 12 Days for Good – CELEBRATE THE GOOD

  This has been a wonderful 12 days!  Thank you to the House of Friendship for providing an avenue for people to give back, bring joy and uplift in any way that felt comfortable to them! I think it is an appropriate time to reflect on the blessings I have been given in 2013.  I […]

Day 9 of the 12 days for Good – HOSPITALITY

  As the kids and I settled in by the Christmas tree last night, we turned on the TV to find the movie How The Grinch Stole Christmas.  Such a great movie and a perfect message for the theme of the day today! I think the Whos in Who-Ville can teach us all something.  Music […]

Day 8 of the 12 days for good – SOLIDARITY

What can you do?  How can you join forces with your friends and family to create a spirit of unity? Friday is a PD day for the kids, so my kids and I are going to make dark chocolate almond bark and deliver it to our friends and family.  Life gets so busy and it […]

Day 7 of the 12 days for Good – INCLUSION

  Watching my kids in their Christmas pageant this morning was amazing!  Two of them had a role that they felt comfortable with and my youngest, made his own role!  With so many ages and personalities on the stage you wonder how the pageant all came together.  The reason?  INCLUSION.  All the kids were there […]

Day 6 of the 12 days for Good – PEACE

  Tired?  Not enough hours in the day?  Wanting to give and help out, but you know that means sacrificing something in your life because there is no room to take on 1 more thing. How do you create peace within our community if you are stressed out, burning the candles at both ends and […]

Day 5 of the 12 Days for Good – HEALTH

  The word health can encompass so much, but what came to me today, was the connection between laughter and your immune system.  Studies show that you can actually increase the function of your immune system and extend your life by laughing!  It doesn’t cost you anything, so isn’t worth letting some of your worry […]