When things are not going well

We all have days when things are not going well. You’re grouchy. You’re tired. You have no cream for you coffee. Whatever the reason, you find yourself spiraling and you know an explosion is imminent.  So what do you do? In my humble opinion, you have two options..

Option One ~

Life without a Cellphone

Prepare yourself for some shocking information. I do not have a cell phone and neither does my husband. This is a conscious choice that we make, checking in every now and then to see if it’s still the right thing for  us. I fully admit that there are great benefits to having a cell-phone; instant…

Wake Up and Smell the Eco Coffee

I know I’m getting my coffee beans from across the world, so I have no illusion of being eco friendly on this point. But. There is a but.  There are ways to make your coffee habits friendlier to this earth and to you too! First, if you can, buy organic coffee beans: This has a threefold…

Benefits of BabyWearing

When a baby is held in a caregiver’s arms, she is experiencing the world at the same physical level of adults; she sees more, touches more, feels more, and hears more than babies who are carried at knee level in a stroller or car seat.

Natural Pink Icing with Beet Juice

But what do you do when your child wants pink cupcakes? Well, I’m happy to report that I have an answer you will love. Beets my friend. Beets.

How to Cook with your Kids

There are so many things we want our kids to learn; Sports, languages, dance, gymnastics, pottery, karate, swimming, piano. The list is pretty much endless. All of those things are great and have their place, but cooking is one thing that gets overlooked a lot.

Kids in the Kitchen

When we take the time to teach our children kitchen skills we are giving them a gift that will have a positive impact on the rest of their lives. And, as an added bonus, one day when they have acquired some real skills, they won’t just be “helping” us in the kitchen, they will be preparing us dinner. Now imagine that…

3 ways to Have Fun in January, Victorian Style

Poor January. After all of the merriment and festivities of December, January often stretches out in front of us endlessly. But it doesn’t have to. Whenever the weather gets too cold or there’s a cold or flu running its course and we are home-bound, I always turn to one of my favourite books for inspiration: Mrs. Sharp’s Traditions: Reviving Victorian Family Celebrations of Comfort and Joy.