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 benefit. It protects the farmers, […]
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Our Gingerbread House may not be perfect, but with the light shining on it just right, it wasn't half bad, and today, that's good enough.
Regardless of your reason for celebrating, the Christmas season can be full of warmth, relaxation, and joy if you take a little time to reflect on what works for you and your family! If you keep the focus on the simplicity of being together you will experience all the true magic the season has to offer.
One of my kids favourite things for breakfast is oatmeal. Oats are a very grounding food full of fibre, vitamins, and minerals. But after reading the book, Nourishing Traditions, I learned there is a certain way that oats (and all grains and legumes) need to be prepared in order to maximize nutrient absorption.