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Taming Runaway Grocery Bills

I know a lot of you have noticed your grocery bills not just inching but spiking over the last couple of years. Ours certainly has. On the one hand I’d

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Do It Better at a Birthday Party

I just recently finished what seems to be Scarlett’s birthday season–Every Spring is when the majority of her friends celebrate a birthday. Scarlett likes to make her cards and draw

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Do It Better at the Park

Parenting is so easy, isn’t it? I mean, really, what’s involved – patience, creativity, readiness? Am I leaving anything out? When all those elements are at work (and let’s throw

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Do It Better…At The Movies

What’s your favorite movie treat? Mine is Raisinets. Now that I finally got around to taking Scarlett to her first movie, the girl can’t get enough. It was in January

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Our Trip to the Sugar Bush

Esme and I just finished one of my childhood favourite’s Little House on the Prairie. I’m so excited that she’s old enough for us to dive into chapter books. I

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Table For Four (Year Old)? Experts Weigh In On Eating Out With Kids

The last time we took the kids out to a restaurant, Ben and I took turns taking Julian for a walk down Queen Street. Which would have been fine except

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Picky 101: Got a picky kid? Try these tips! Part 1

Before I had kids I made all the predictable, obnoxious claims that I was not going to tolerate picky eating. If you just let kids know you’re not going to

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Ace Your Holiday Health with Theresa Albert

I had the good fortune to chat recently with nutritionist and author, Theresa Albert about her new book, Ace Your Health; 52 Ways to Stack Your Deck. Honestly, I’ve been

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No More Broken Plates

Look at that face. That is, so clearly, not the face of a boy who will sit nicely and be fed. No waiting like a chump for the spoon to

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

The link between cooking and healthy eating inspired Laura and me to get our kids into the kitchen – and start this blog. I also think of my family’s weekly