Think “summer,” and what comes to mind? Long days. Sun. Sunscreen. The cottage. Cold beer. Swimming. Lounging with a book. Chips. Bike rides. Ice cream. Beer, chips, ice cream….too bad the most delicious things that we crave the moment the calendar flips to June are also oh-so-bad for … [Read more...]
10 Things About Parenting That Are The Absolute Worst
Let me just assure you before you warm up those troll fingers to type some snarky comment—I adore being a mom. I’m thankful, I’m honoured, and I’m well aware of how lucky I am to have two wonderful, challenging kids. But (and there’s always a 'but'), sometimes I admit there are downsides to being a … [Read more...]
Can An App Make Healthy Eating at Restaurants Easier?
Eating healthy is hard. Eating healthy while out is even harder. Throw hungry, picky kids into the mix and you’ve got yourself a storm. As much as you’d like to feed your kids nutritious meals all the time, fast food just seems so much easier. Thankfully there’s an app for that. The National … [Read more...]
Healthy, Fit And Happy: You Deserve It!
If I am honest, being healthy and staying fit is a daily struggle for me. Some days going for that after work run seems like way too much effort and dialing for take-out is way easier than cooking up a healthy, balanced meal. Just last week, after an extra-long day in the office, I skipped my … [Read more...]
We Want To Know “What’s In The Bowl”?
Childhood milestones run the gamut. There are those that we want to remember by marking down in baby books (think first smile, first tooth, first step). There are those we’d rather forget, but will likely remember, (I’m thinking “first visit to the ER”, “first temper tantrum in a public place” and … [Read more...]
The Importance Of Eating Breakfast Before School
We've all heard it before and, at this point, I am sure we have all had to say it before too. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It gives you the fuel you need to get through your day. And while it is important for everyone to eat a balanced breakfast, it is essential for child to have … [Read more...]
Jamie Oliver, Porn Star
Mommy-porn star, that is. Seriously. What else would you call a tall, strapping, blue-eyed, blond man who loves being a dad, loves cooking, has the most awesome British accent, and a house in the English countryside? Everything in his new book, Save With Jamie, looks delicious. It's … [Read more...]
My First Time
I don't know what I was waiting for. Maybe I was afraid I wouldn't like it? Maybe I was afraid I wouldn't do it right? Would it satisfy my husband? Would it disappoint him? I decided to go for it. I'd waited long enough and I decided tonight was the night. I cooked salmon for the first time … [Read more...]
Committing to a Healthy Mind & Body
I have spent most of my life in a less-than-perfect relationship with food and a self-sabotaging approach to eating, and in my quest to be "thin" have tried to deprive myself skinny. Since tweenhood and maybe even earlier, the way in which I have viewed my body is neither as gift nor temple but as … [Read more...]
Gwyneth Paltrow’s New Cookbook Not to Everyone’s Taste
Stop the presses. Gwyneth Paltrow (40) has written a new book. The actress-fashionista-rock star wife-mother-GOOP owner's, latest cook book is called "It's All Good: Easy Recipes That Will Make You LOOK GOOD and FEEL GREAT" and it's already number one on the Amazon best-selling books list. Let … [Read more...]