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When Is My Baby Ready For Solids? (i.e. Ammunition for the Pressure to Start Early)

Published January 20, 2015 at 2:25 pm - No Comments

By: Kristen Yarker Many moms contact me wondering if their baby is ready for solid foods. When is My baby ready for solids? Usually this comes from two places: Worry that their baby isn’t getting the nutrition that they need from breastmilk/ formula. Pressure from family or friends to introduce baby food. Here’s the latest […] IWEBIX Webdesign

Recipes for Fall: Quinoa, Steak and Kale Salad

Published October 1, 2014 at 7:00 am - No Comments

  By: Courtney Hunter, Lethbridge Community Director Finding a healthy recipe that the whole family will love is a tough one! And get this – they want something different every night! Gah! The pressure! This throw together salad will hit the spot! Healthy, yummy and plenty filling to keep those tummies happy. Here’s one of […]

How do you choose classes for preschoolers? Check out these great tips!

Published September 29, 2014 at 7:00 am - No Comments

By: Heather van Mil It seems that life revolves around a school calendar (now that we have one in BC) whether you have school aged children or not, so while big kids are getting ready for class, September often means a return to classes for preschoolers too. But as we all know, time flies! With […]

My dirty little secret

Published September 26, 2014 at 6:15 am - No Comments

By: Heather van Mil I have a secret to share, it’s been weighing on me for a long time. 5 years and 9 months to be exact – how long I’ve been a parent. I confess that….. I argue with my spouse in front of my children. (Pause for the collective gasp) Just about any […]

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Recipe: Chocolate Lava Cake

Published January 26, 2015 at 7:43 am - No Comments

by: Leanne Janzen How delicious do those look?! Pretty yummy right?! Well… THEY TASTE EVEN BETTER! They were a huge hit with the entire family. What you will need: 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips 1/2 Cup Butter (or margarine) 2 Eggs 3 TBSP of flour 1/2 Cup of Sugar 4 Ramekin Dishes How it’s done: Set […]

Hot Find Friday: The Worry Woo Monsters

Published January 23, 2015 at 7:05 am - No Comments

I just discovered the Worry Woo Monsters books and plush toys which help teach kids how to overcome common struggles with feelings. Children often deal with difficult emotions like anxiety, frustration, loneliness, insecurity and fear and don’t know how to cope or even voice those feelings. The line of toys and books is developed by Artist […]

Family Literacy Day

Published January 22, 2015 at 9:18 pm - No Comments

Family Literacy Day is January 27 this year in Canada. ABC Life Literacy Canada is encouraging Canadian families to have “15 Minutes of Fun” learning together this Family Literacy Day. Learning can happen at any time. Practicing literacy together every day has benefits for both children and parents. Here are some great ways to get started: 1.      Read a “wake up” […]

The Adventures of Puss in Boots Debuts on Netflix #Streamteam

Published January 21, 2015 at 2:13 pm - No Comments

January is the month to enjoy indoor retreat with your kiddos. Cuddling on the couch with a blanket and popcorn is one of my very favourite ways to spend an evening with my family. This month on Netflix, Puss In Boots swashbuckles on to the bigscreen with brand new adventures. Why not make this fantastic […]

Packed Lunches for Picky Eaters

Published January 20, 2015 at 2:16 pm - No Comments

By: Kristen Yarker Whether it is for daycare, preschool or kindergarten, packing lunches can be stressful. Parents often ask me for help in planning lunches and snacks for their kids. Especially their picky eaters. They know that they’re stuck in a rut. But they don’t know how to get out of it while still making […]

Recipe: Four Ingredient Banana Cookies

Published January 19, 2015 at 5:10 pm - No Comments

By: Lindsay MacDonald Yes you read that correctly; only four Ingredients in these tasty banana cookies! They are an easy to make, delicious “cookie” that you won’t feel bad about eating! You will need: 2 bananas (mashed up) 2 cups oats 1 tsp vanilla handful of “add-ins” (This can be chopped nuts; choc chips; carob […]

Win: FULL Conference Pass to the Canadian Internet Marketing Conference

Published January 19, 2015 at 9:43 am - No Comments

Are you a blogger, small business owner, social media manager or marketing director or consultant? Join me on March 28 and 29th at the Canadian Internet Marketing Conference in beautiful Squamish, BC! We will be learning from 12 world-class speakers at the two-day internet marketing conference. “This is a conference bringing the best talent – the […]

Hot Find Friday:

Published January 16, 2015 at 7:30 am - No Comments

I saw the TV commercial for and signed up within an hour. (No, this is not a sponsored post and they did not send me the goods for review) Now I’ll admit I am a fan of Kate Hudson so when I saw it was her endorsing it (co-owner or something) it made me […]


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