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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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One Meal for the Whole Family

One meal for the whole family: how to not short-order cook and still be successful In Facebook groups for parents, with clients, and among friends, I hear it all the time: Meal times with kids are stressful. We are faced with not only what to fix day after day, but also the confusion of what... Read more »

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Why Speech Language Pathologists Love Super Simple

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, and as a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) it is my favorite time of year because it gets people talking about speech and language development, spreads awareness of hearing and communication disorders, and helps get children much needed early intervention. Speech therapists work on many different communication skills, one... Read more »

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Finger Foods for Toddlers: Go-To Staple Meal Ideas

Toddlerhood is such an exciting time of development, especially when it comes to feeding and what foods our children are increasingly able to eat. With this season of transition however, some parents struggle to come up with easy meal ideas that are appropriate for toddlers.  For parents transitioning off of purees and solely to table... Read more »

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How to Handle Sugar in the Diet : a Sticky Subject Simplified

Marshmallow peeps, pastel covered candies, and Cadbury eggs are all around us at the grocery store. Ironically, it is also National Nutrition Month and a time of year when registered dieticians make a point to help teach the public how to make more informed food choices and develop sound eating and physical activity habits.  With... Read more »

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