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How to Keep Your Spirits Up When You’re Stuck at Home Longer Than Expected

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that the last year has been unlike any other! Last year we experienced it all, from feeling excited about being home with our families, struggling to balance working from home full-time, wiping away a tear as we cancelled trips and vacations, and going stir-crazy from …

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Finding Balance As a Teacher Working From Home During the Pandemic

While the vast majority of professionals have noted massive daily changes to their work and home lives during the pandemic, teachers and educators are among the hardest hit. There are several reasons educators are faced with more challenges and hurdles, from needing to acquire entirely new skill sets to finding work-life balance while working from …

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Where To Find Hand Sanitizer Online in Canada

When soap and water are not easily available, hand sanitizer is a quick and effective germ-killing agent. A single drop will significantly eliminate disease-causing viruses and bacteria. However, in order to best kill germs, the best sanitizers come with 60% alcohol content. While there are alcohol-free cleansing products available as well, they are generally not …

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For Seniors in Palliative Care, Time is Precious — Help Them Make the Most of It

Conversations about palliative care are never easy. How can families balance the desire to ensure their loved ones stay independent and active with the need to ensure that they have access to the best quality care? What is the best way to ensure the comfort of seniors without putting them at greater risk of accident …

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Meal Delivery Services – Can They Really Help You Save Money?

Meal delivery services have exploded onto the scene over the last few years. Social media feeds are brimming with sponsored ads of pre-packaged food, and we all know someone who swears by the quality of chef-designed meal plans. But are meal kits worth the hype, or more importantly, the money? In a survey conducted by …

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5 Tips for Recovering Your Romantic Energy After Having a Baby

Disclaimer: This blog post was sponsored by K-Y and YMC. Opinions expressed belong to Mommy Kat and Kids and are not influenced in any way. When it comes to getting frisky, there hasn’t been much that can take the wind out of my sails. I’m a high-energy person and that carries over into every area …

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4 Things Families Dealing with Eczema in Children Should Know

This post was sponsored by Pfizer Canada. Opinions expressed belong to Mommy Kat and Kids and are not influenced in any way. Please view full Terms and Policies. I’ve always been close to my brother and sisters and as the oldest child, their problems were my problems. So, when my sister, Brenna, developed severe eczema …

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Is Your Child Nearsighted? Here Are 4 Reasons To Consider CooperVision MiSight Contact Lenses!

It can be a pretty big shock to suddenly learn that your child has a vision problem. When my husband was diagnosed in his tween years, he told me that he had no idea how poor his vision was. It wasn’t until he put on his first pair of glasses that he knew just how …

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The Best 7 Items to Have for an Outdoor Fitness Workout

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by AfterShokz and PTPA. Views expressed belong to Mommy Kat and Kids and are not influenced in any way. After an unusually harsh winter (including the coldest February Saskatchewan has had in 80 years), spring has come early to the prairies. And I couldn’t be happier about it! Being able …

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Protect Your Home and Your Family By Testing for Radon

For most of my life, I lived in a century-old house in small-town Saskatchewan. And while I loved the community and our established property with its large size and mature trees, the house itself was desperately outdated. Now, after moving into my family’s custom-built dream house, life couldn’t be more different. While we’ll have lots …

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How Head Lice Treatments May Be Harming Your Kids

Have you had an encounter with head lice yet? If you have school-aged children, statistically speaking, you’re likely to come up against them at some point. Lice have been present wherever humans are for centuries, and they’re especially prevalent among our younger kids. Schools, daycare facilities and other places where kids are playing close together …

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MegaFood Baby & Me Supplements Help Keep Moms and Babies Healthy-Giveaway

When I was pregnant with Cormac, I got a little bit obsessed with proper nutrition. I took both a prenatal vitamin and an Omega-3 supplement. I also tried to eat as healthily as possible, though it wasn’t easy considering my huge cravings for sugar! The hardest thing about taking my vitamins was how they upset …

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Keep Bones Strong and Remember Your Daily Calcium Supplement with These 5 Tips

Disclosure: I am part of the Orange Naturals Mom Ambassador Program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own. Did you know that one in three women will suffer a fractured bone due to osteoporosis in their lifetime? Or that both men …

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Why I’m Telling My Mother about the Higher-Dose Flu Vaccine for Seniors

I’m a strong believer in the importance of seniors in our lives. While my own grandfather helped to form my initial opinions on how much seniors contribute to society, I’ve had the privilege of knowing so many other amazing seniors as well, from employers to neighbours to family friends. So, with cold and flu season …

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Tired and Stressed? Try These 3 Tips to Help You Get the Sleep You Need

When I was younger, I had some pretty serious issues with insomnia. Some nights, I’d drift quickly and easily off to sleep without a second thought. Other nights, I’d find myself tossing and turning for hours on end, finally falling into a light doze only to suddenly wake up unsure if I’d ever been asleep …

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Keep Your Family Smiling with These Tips for National Oral Health Care Month

Having parented through childhood caries, dental surgery for both my boys and upcoming braces for my oldest son, it’s no secret that I’m passionate about dental health. National Oral Health Care month is the perfect annual reminder that it’s important to pay special attention to our teeth and our overall oral hygiene, since good dental …

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Get Through the Dreariness of January with these 5 Mood-Boosting Ideas

Personally, I’ve never found January to be a depressing month. It starts with a holiday and it ends with my birthday, which makes it a-okay in my book! But for many, the cold, snow and emotional let-down after the holidays make it a month that leaves much to be desired. If you’re one of those …

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Join the Hellmann’s Real Food Movement and Help Teach Your Kids Where Their Food Comes From!

This post was brought to you by Hellmann’s® and JONES Voice. When it comes to the food I feed my family, I’m passionate about fresh, real and wholesome ingredients. Jeremy and I both love cooking and we know that no matter what type of new dish we’re trying, using products made with high-quality ingredients makes …

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uHoo, the World’s Most Advanced Air Quality Sensor, is Available for Pre-Order Now

As somebody that suffers from both virus-induced asthma and seasonal allergies, air quality is something that’s often on my mind. Most of the year, I’ll breeze through each day breathing easy, but every once in a while I’ll wake up and find myself sneezing and wheezing for hours on end. While the trouble breathing and …

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Build Muscle Strength with 4 Simple Yoga Poses and the Gaiam 5mm Reversible Yoga Mat

With warm summer days quickly approaching, not to mention a wedding in the fall, getting into shape is a top priority for me right now. I’ve set some realistic goals, come up with a workout plan and for the last two weeks, have been making healthy eating and exercise a priority. In addition to daily …

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Be Informed – Learn About Symptoms of PBC and Protecting Your Liver

Years ago, I started having intense stomach pain that radiated into my back and came in waves of agony. After twenty minutes to an hour, the pain would fade away and I’d quickly forget about it, assuming it was something I ate…until the next attack. A friend helped me realize that I was likely having …

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Understanding the Nutrition Facts Table Helps Keep You Healthy and Could Win You Free Food! Try the #FocusontheFacts Quiz-Giveaway

When I was a child, my mom taught me the basics of good nutrition in all kinds of ways. She cooked from scratch often, shunned takeout and convenience food and always checked food labels when shopping. Almost as soon as I learned to read, I’d also learned that the first ingredient listed on a product …

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Lower Stress and Keep Your Heart Healthy with 3 Simple Steps #ONatural

Between getting engaged, Valentine’s Day celebrations and starting to plan a wedding, matters of the heart have been very much on my mind this February. And while love and romance are always common themes for the month, February is also a great time to remember to take care of your heart! After all, a strong …

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Help Little Ones Breath Easy this Winter with Boogie Wipes and Boogie Mist

It may have been a pretty mild winter in most parts of Canada, but that certainly didn’t mean that there were no colds and flus making the rounds! In fact, my boys both spent almost a month with stuffy noses and occasional bouts of coughing. One of the hardest parenting jobs has to be comforting …

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All Kids Get to Play with the Igniting Fitness Possibilities Program at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

With childhood obesity on the rise and outdoor play declining, the importance of physical activity is something that’s been heavily emphasized in recent years. Parents are being made more and more aware of how crucial regular exercise is for their child’s overall health and well-being. And new programs are making it easy for kids to …

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Is Your Partner’s Snoring Making You Crazy? Request a Free RANA Snoring Consultation Now!

This post was sponsored by The 7th Chamber. Opinions expressed belong to Mommy Kat and Kids and are not influenced in any way. There’s not many things more destructive to a good night’s rest than sleeping with somebody that snores. In fact, it can drive a partner to take pretty extreme measures to get some …

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Celebrate Movember by Helping Your Man Stay Healthy with These 4 Tips

November is half over and that means that many of us are seeing a lot more mustaches than usual thanks to the annual “Movember” celebration designed to raise funds and awareness for men’s health issues. From prostate cancer to depression to heart disease, there’s no shortage of diseases that prey on the men in our …

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Dietainment is in Every Child’s Day! Take the Pledge and Help #StopDietainment

While driving my boys to school a few days ago, I asked them if they had any items on their Christmas wish list. Benjamin, my youngest son, told me that he wanted a Nintendo 3DS (something he’s wanted ever since his brother received one), and a Power Wheels vehicle. He described the drivable, battery-powered vehicle …

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Treat Stuffy Noses and Coughing with Boogie Wipes and Other Natural Solutions

Even though we’ve had one of the nicest autumn seasons I can rememeber here in Saskatchewan, that hasn’t meant that we haven’t had the customary fall illnesses! In fact, both my boys just recently went through one of the worst colds they’ve had in years. Fever, coughing, stuffy noses…they were two unhappy boys for a …

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Stopping Damaged Self-Esteem in Children Means We Need to #StopDietainment

When I was a teenager, I was absolutely in love with women’s magazines. I started out reading magazines like Seventeen, with its stories about young celebrities, makeup tips for teens and articles about getting “him” to like you. But I soon graduated to the more mature women’s magazines: Cosmopolitan, Elle and Glamour, to name a …

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Scare Cavities Away this Halloween with Tips from Truly Radiant

While fall isn’t my favourite season, I do enjoy it quite a bit, and especially its celebrations. Who doesn’t love indulging in a big piece of pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving? And Halloween has always been one of my favourite holidays, both for the fun costumes and the delicious candy! But fall baking and leftover Halloween …

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You Can Earn Free Groceries When You #EatMoreStars with #GuidingStarsCA #PCStars

Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables is its own reward when it comes to good health, and over the last few months my family has had the chance to do just that thanks to the PC Guiding Stars Program. The new initiative makes it easy to find healthy food with a simple rating system that …

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Help Your Family Feel Its Best for Back-to-School with Advice and Treatment from Your Shoppers Drug Mart Pharmacist

One of the worst things about a minor ailment is often the hassle involved in getting treatment. Mild medical conditions like acne or seasonal allergies likely won’t cause any harm if left untreated, but they are incredibly frustrating at their worst and can certainly make comfortable day-to-day living much harder! Unfortunately, finding solutions often involves …

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Treat Summer’s Bites, Bumps and Bruises with Homeopathic Remedies from Orange Naturals #ONatural

I love almost everything about summer, but it does cause some extra challenges when it comes to keeping my kids healthy and happy. Days spend outdoors are fun but they result in plenty of bug bites, bruises and scrapes as well! This year, I’ve been turning to products from Orange Naturals to help treat my …

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Mastering Basic French Cooking with Motrin #MakeitHappenMonday

I have a lot of different interests and hobbies, but if there’s one thing that I especially love, it’s a challenge. The type of challenge doesn’t matter as long as I’m trying something new and that passion has led to so many great experiences, from swimming with whale sharks to perfecting restaurant-quality Chinese fried rice. …

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Don’t Let Problems in the Bedroom Ruin Your Relationship! Take the RANA Snore Score Quiz! #ad

This post is sponsored by RANA. Opinions expressed belong to Mommy Kat and Kids and are NOT influenced in any way. View full terms and policies for more information. Anyone that’s ever lived with a person that snores knows just how frustrating it can be. After a long day, there’s nothing more blissful than crawling …

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Stop Relying on Doctor Google! Get Expert Advice and Treatment for Minor Ailments from Your Shoppers Drug Mart Pharmacist

Despite the occasional cold or stuffy nose, my boys and I tend to be pretty healthy and I’m very happy about that. Considering the fact that the last time our family had to visit the emergency room, the wait was over six hours, it’s not an experience I enjoy. And most of the time, going …

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Three Ways You Should Make Time for Yourself on Mother’s Day and All Year Long-Giveaway #ONatural

With Mother’s Day just having passed, moms around Canada finally had the chance to kick back and enjoy some much-needed rest and relaxation. And having recharged a bit myself, I’ve realized that moms have a very common tendency of putting themselves last. But when it comes to being a parent, taking care of ourselves means …

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Keep Spring Produce Fresh with 3 Easy Tips and Food Storage Products from GLAD

There’s so much to love about spring, but one of my all-time favourite things about the season is the return of fresh, local spring produce. From tart stalks of rhubarb to locally grown asparagus, there are so many delicious flavours to enjoy in the spring! However, I’ve recently learned that keeping that delicious fresh produce …

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Treat Seasonal Allergies with Homeopathic Products from Orange Naturals #ONatural

As much as I’m enjoying Saskatchewan’s unseasonably warm weather this spring, I’m not enjoying the early onset of our seasonal allergies that comes along with the sunshine and green grass! I’ve mentioned before that I tend to favour natural solutions for allergies and so this year, in addition to some other techniques, I’m treating my …

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Celebrate Oral Health Month with 3 Great Tips from Church & Dwight

April is National Oral Health Month and as most people know, oral health is a topic I’m pretty passionate about! As if dealing with my own problem teeth wasn’t motivation enough, having both of my boys undergo dental surgery as a result of childhood caries made me especially dedicated to keeping their teeth strong and …

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Try These 5 Healthy Alternatives to Chocolate in Your Child’s Easter Basket

Even though I love a sweet treat as much as anyone, I can’t help but feel like kids get far too much chocolate and candy during most holidays. And with Easter quickly approaching, the store shelves filled with hollow chocolate bunnies and marshmallow-filled eggs already have me picturing just how much unhealthy food my boys …

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Keep Kids Healthy While Travelling This March Break #ONatural

Many families across Canada are celebrating March Break this week, a time to celebrate the end of winter and head off on an adventure! My boys and I are no strangers to travel but even so, keeping healthy on the road can sometimes be a challenge. Both boys occasionally have stomach troubles when they’re sampling …

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Lose Postpartum Weight Safely with FitTea #PostnatalFatburner Herbal Supplement-Giveaway

When I gave birth to my oldest son, I had plenty of energy throughout the pregnancy and my body bounced back from the experience quite quickly. I was one of those women that walked out of the hospital in her pre-pregnancy jeans, and with the extra calories I burned breastfeeding I was soon in even …

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Surprise Your Kids with Easy Heart-Healthy Valentine’s Day Snacks

When I was younger, we usually got one or two treats at most on Valentine’s Day. In the morning, we had a special breakfast of heart-shaped Jell-O. Since it was a once-a-year treat we were always very excited about digging into the red jiggling hearts. Later that day, we each received a small heart-shaped box …

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