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DIY Hand Sanitizer
DIY Hand Sanitizer Spray

Nothing can replace hand washing when it comes to staying clean and sanitary, but if you’re out and about it’s a great idea to carry some hand sanitizer just in case. Our spritzer version can be used on hands or surfaces as a quick disinfectant spray. Here’s what you’ll need to make 1 1/3 cups:... Read more »

Spreading Joy #6 - Kindness Rocks
Spreading Joy #6 – Kindness Rocks

Can you imagine just for one moment, if instead of all those apocalyptic films of humanity trying to survive a zombie contagion, that instead the future held a worldwide kindness contagion? Kindness and love spreading over the Earth in a beautiful ripple effect. Think back to a time when you were feeling low, down in... Read more »

Healthy Habits for Warm Weather
Healthy Habits for Warm Weather

Spring has sprung! Or almost, at least! When I think of Spring and Summer time I think of being outside, swimming, enjoying the sunshine and when it comes to food – I think of cooling, delicious, healthy foods that work well for ourselves and our children’s bodies. When we eat foods that are local and... Read more »

Autism: Different Than You Might Think
Autism: Different Than You Might Think

Autism. Seeing or hearing this word can impact people in so many different ways. For some, it’s an everyday word. It may remind parents of their child and light up their face. Or it may be a word that describes who they are as a person. For others, it might remind them of their child’s... Read more »

Valentine's Snack
Valentine’s Snacktivity Round Up

February….a month of all things red, pink, sweet, and full of love! I like to get my kids involved with making red and pink foods all month long that are tasty, nutritious, and not loaded with sugar! One idea is to add roasted beets, beet powder, red peppers, or fresh/frozen berries to your favourite pancake,... Read more »

Heart wall hanging
Spreadable Joy: Post-It Note Affirmations

Introducing The Spreadable Joy Series February. The month of chocolates and roses. The month of love. Some love it, some not so much. For lots it is an opportunity to ‘show’ their loved ones how much they care. For others it is just another month the shops take advantage of the shoppers in an act of commercialisation.... Read more »

Food on Blue Placemat
Six Lifestyle Tips for Combating Seasonal Affective Disorder

Did you know that winter blues are a real thing?! “Seasonal Affective Disorder” (SAD) is very real and sometimes we forget that this can affect children too. If you and/or your kids are feeling a little down this winter, here are a few tips for brightening your spirits. 1. Be intentional about vitamin D intake.... Read more »

Noodle & Pals
Help Kids Use Their Noodle (and Pals)

Noodle and Pals are well loved Super Simple characters and songs that I, as a Speech Language Pathologist, frequently use in speech therapy sessions. I will pick some of my favorites to share ideas for how you can support speech and language development at home all while having fun! Why do I love Noodle and... Read more »

Prenatal Yoga Pose
3 Prenatal Yoga Poses for Each Trimester

3 poses you can do daily to support your growing body through each trimester. Shortly after beginning my journey in teaching prenatal yoga, I became pregnant with my second child. To say that being pregnant myself while teaching other mothers how to love and support their bodies during this time of transition has been very... Read more »

Kids eating Spaghetti
Tips for Toddlers in Restaurants

Going out for dinner with your toddler doesn’t have to be stressful – although I know it can be! We can’t always predict how they are going to behave in public or whether or not they will eat what we order them. Here are a few tips and tricks that may help you in making... Read more »

Holistic Milk Alternatives
Holistic Alternatives to Dairy

Many babies and toddlers develop sensitivities to dairy. The truth is that dairy is not natural to human beings, meaning that our bodies don’t always recognize the ingredients and break them down properly in order to be digested well and entirely. Although dairy may have benefits, it can be very irritating to our digestive system.... Read more »

healthy christmas treats
Healthy Christmas Treats

Cookies for Santa Clause and carrots for the Reindeer…it’s all about balance! But sometimes, during the holiday season, there can be an imbalance of less nutrient-dense foods and more sugar-packed treats. If you are looking to add a few more healthy snacks to your holiday spread without sacrificing on taste or presentation I’ve got you... Read more »

fun meal times
Making Meal Time Fun & Appealing

Do you have a picky eater on your hands? Is it tough to get your child to eat their vegetables? As parents, we can sometimes feel like we’re failing if our children aren’t eating things that we know are good for them. They may throw the food they don’t like on the floor or refuse... Read more »

5 Tips to Get Started with Cloth Diapers
5 Tips to Get Started with Cloth Diapers

So you’re considering cloth diapering? Great news! Given that the average baby goes through 5,500 diapers from birth to potty, and that it’s estimated that one single disposable diaper takes around 500 years to decompose in landfill, there’s never been a better time to make the switch. Using cloth diapers isn’t hard, it’s just different... Read more »

Taking Your Kids to the Grocery Store
Taking Your Kids to the Grocery Store

What words come to mind when you think about grocery shopping with your children? Chaos? Distraction? Battles, Exhausting? If you answered “yes!” to any of these, you are not alone! Most parents would agree that any and all of these words may be applicable at times. But did you know that taking your children grocery... Read more »

baby massage
Infant Massage Therapy and How it Helps Baby Sleep

Infant massage helps to increase the bonding between the baby and their parents or caregiver. It teaches both the caregiver and the baby how to relieve stress while helping to increase relaxation through the use of touch. lt helps to stimulate the development of various systems of the body (digestive, circulatory, musculoskeletal system) lt helps... Read more »

how diet affects your child's sleep
How Food Affects Your Child’s Sleep

When our kids don’t sleep, we don’t sleep either. It is one of the hardships that come with being a parent. The world, unfortunately, doesn’t stop or pause for us to catch up on the sleep that we need – we must get up and go about our day, go to work, get our kids... Read more »

Fruits and Veggies in Heart Dishes
Preventing and Relieving Constipation in Children

It is no fun for your little one when they are suffering from constipation..and no fun for you either! As parents, we would do and try anything to help relieve our child’s discomfort. The good news is that constipation is usually temporary and we can help them by ensuring that they are getting the right... Read more »

Child in Yoga Pose
5 Simple Yoga Moves for Toddlers

Yoga is becoming increasingly popular; there aren’t many cities you could go to without finding a yoga studio with a variety of different classes. However, one of the more recent trends in yoga is Story Time Yoga. This is a 30-45 minute class targeted to children between the ages of 18 months and 5 years. ... Read more »

Preparing Lunch
Five Secrets to Lunch Packing Success

Whether you have a child in Mom’s Day Out only a couple of hours a week, a preschooler in daycare full-time, or a school-aged child needing packed lunches for elementary each day, the back to school season often comes with a bit of lunch packing anxiety for most parents. To help combat the concern of... Read more »

Child Crying over Dinner
What is “Normal” When it Comes to Picky Eating?

If you read the post here on How to Handle a Picky Eater, you hopefully felt empowered to take action in a variety of ways with your picky eater. With advice on where to start when you already feel stuck, this article outlined four main areas parents can begin to work through to better approach... Read more »

Mom and Son Preparing Smoothie
Getting Kids Involved in the Kitchen

There is great value in having children in the kitchen as we prepare meals and baked goods. It can lead to a bigger mess at times and some recipes may take a little longer but the benefits for our children are priceless! The feeling of autonomy and the opportunity to contribute are wonderful for the... Read more »

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