Tweet If your child has a food allergy, they’re not alone. It’s estimated that up to 5 million children in the US have a food allergy and one in every 13 Canadian suffers from a significant food allergy. So how do you keep kids with food allergies safe when they’re away from home? Dropping [...]
Tweet There’s an old African proverb that says “It takes a village to raise a child.” As mothers, we know this all too well. Raising children to be happy, healthy, educated, and compassionate individuals (and maintaining sanity while doing it!) is the world’s biggest role and responsibility. And while we certainly need teachers, doctors, coaches, [...]
Tweet Life is busier than ever, and among the pressures of full-time jobs and school, it’s difficult to spend meaningful time together. Here are some ways to connect as a family and inspire change in your home, your community and your world. Nurture the “Village”: Use birthdays and other occasions to gather the important [...]
Tweet Games aren’t just for kids — adults love them too! On “Family Day” grab your family and friends and challenge them using these fun and active winter game ideas! Marble Garbage — Team members must find a marble in a garbage bag full of snow using snowmobile gloves. Dogsled Pull — Each team must [...]
They are growing up and I realize that although I love my children even more than the day they were born, the “way” I show them my love has to change. Here are just a few ideas on how to love your tweens and teens….
Tweet We are in the midst of a snow storm and today has been declared a “snow day”. What better excuse to have some fun outdoors?! Here are some simple and fun outdoor winter activities that my family and I are trying out: SNOW TOSS Roll a small amount of snow into a ball. Try [...]
Tweet Happy Thanksgiving Canada! I try to be grateful everyday, but Thanksgiving is special because we all focus on being grateful together. I am blessed with two wonderful children, a supportive husband, a successful business, and great friends. I started thinking about the additional millions of little blessings, which although obscure, I am also grateful [...]
Tweet Going to school is a great new chapter in your child’s life, but the stress of those three dreaded words “back to school” starts to build as those lazy summer days come to an end. Here are some tips on how to make the transition easier for you and your kids as they return [...]
Tweet I should be so excited that summer is right around the corner, right? Well I’m not. It is that time of year again where school is coming to an end, and I am filled with so many different emotions. My kids will bring home all their books and past artwork (some of which [...]
Emotional Energy: Are You An “Innie” or An “Outie”? Take the quiz to find out your personal energy type.
Tweet We all know the boundless energy our children have each and every day, and if we don’t have similar energy levels ourselves, it’s not long before we’re running ragged trying to keep up. While most people tend to think this kind of energy comes from physical stamina, research shows that 70% of our overall [...]