Health

Support Healthy Blood Sugar Levels with Natural Products from Orange Naturals

November is World Diabetes Month and even though nobody in our immediate family suffers from diabetes, my boys do have a history of it in their family and it really makes me think about what they’re eating each day. With so much sugar in the food that we eat, making sure that my boys aren’t …

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Halloweeen Tricks and Treats for Healthy Teeth from Orajel and Arm & Hammer Spinbrush

Calling all ghosts, ghouls and goblins! This All Hallows’ Eve, while wicked witches are brewing their cauldrons and zombies are creeping through the night, we suspect that you and your kids will be chanting “trick or treat!” With all the candy enjoyed this Halloween, it’s important to take care of those pearly whites. Luckily with …

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Keeping the Family Healthy with Tangy Yogurt Fruit Shakes

With both my boys in school for full days this year, we’ve embraced the back-to-school routine pretty happily. My oldest, between extra-curricular activities and playing with friends, is often out of the house more than he is in it during the week. And my youngest, despite some worries on my part, absolutely loves Kindergarten and …

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Stay Healthy this School Year with Homeopathic Treatments from Orange Naturals

It’s almost time for my boys to head back to school and that means that I want to make sure our family is all feeling healthy and energized for the days ahead. From back-to-school shopping to those first long days of classes, there’s no more important time to ensure that we’re eating right, getting lots …

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Join the Sobeys #PotluckChallenge and Support Food Revolution Day #FRD2014

Despite the fact that my mother and father were both lawyers and often worked long hours with minimal free time, neither one of them ever really embraced the concept of “convenience food.” I think it was partly a result of my mom being born in Europe and raised with a more European upbringing and partly …

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Five Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep from the National Sleep Foundation and P&G

A good night’s sleep is something that is simultaneously essential and elusive for so many parents. Whether we’re struggling to get our children to sleep or trying to get a proper night’s rest ourselves, we tend to have problems getting the sleep we need. Recently I flew to Cincinnati for a very special P&G All …

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Be a Winter Warrior with Handy Health Tips from Church & Dwight-Giveaway

Even though March has arrived, winter is not letting go easily this year. In fact, just this morning Southern Saskatchewan had six inches of snow and temperatures of minus 30. When winter hangs on like this, staying healthy is important, so it’s time to be a warrior, with a little help from Church & Dwight! …

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Raise Your Voice with Avril Lavigne to Support the Women’s College Hospital Foundation #WCHFRaiseUrVoice

Music has the power to do so much. It moves us, inspires us, and sometimes even helps us give back to our community. Recently Avril Lavigne, the Canadian singing sensation, partnered with the Women’s College Hospital Foundation to create a cover of Keep Holding On for charity. But the best part is that the song …

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Get Prepared this Winter with the Achoo by Kleenex Cold and Flu Predictor-Giveaway

Saskatchewan was just hit with its first big snowfall of the winter and that means that the season of shovelling snow, ski pants and sneezes is here once more. For the most part, my boys are quite hearty and don’t get sick too often. But already this year I’ve noticed that Zackary and Benjamin have …

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Make Sure You’re Ready to Start a Family with a Daily Multi-Vitamin Such As Nestle Materna

When I was a young newlywed and ready to start a family, I knew that I needed to make sure my body was healthy and able to handle the strain of pregnancy. I limited processed foods and sugar in my diet, ate plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables and took a multi-vitamin every day. And …

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Learn About Cord Blood and Tissue Banking with LifebankUSA and Enter to Win One of Two mamaRoo Bouncers Worth $260

I am so lucky to have two wonderful, healthy children to fill my days with their energy, and even though they often wear me out and sometimes drive me crazy, I treasure every moment I have with my rambunctious boys. So when one of them gets sick, my entire focus is on helping my sons …

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Get Healthier with Herbal Magic Sensible Weight Loss Programs and Natural Supplements

When it comes to losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle, it seems there are two main challenges that most people encounter. The first is developing an appropriate eating and exercise plan. The second is finding a way to battle the cravings that tempt dieters to overindulge in unhealthy foods. Herbal Magic tackles both those …

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Beat the Heat! Four Tips for Exercising Safely When the Weather Gets Warm

Spring took a long time coming, but the weather is finally warmer and the season for outdoor activities has arrived! Exercising outside can seem like a no-brainer. When the sun is shining and there a fresh breeze blowing, who would want to be closed away indoors? But hot days bring their own challenges when it …

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Three Easy Food Substitutions for Healthier Family Eating with IronKids Gummies Vitamins

While New Year’s Resolutions may be popular with many, in my opinion there’s no better time than spring to make healthy changes to your family’s lifestyle. Kids are getting more exercise, fresh fruits and vegetables are in abundance and an increase in sunshine has most people feeling positive and motivated. Getting healthy has never been …

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Reduced Allergen Ford Canada Vehicles are Nothing to Sneeze At!

There aren’t many people that don’t suffer from allergies in my family. My sister and niece have eczema, my brother reacts to certain animals and my oldest son and myself suffer from seasonal allergies. Minimizing exposure to allergens has always been something I care about. But I didn’t realize that about 30% of Canadians suffer …

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Three Tips for Surviving March in Good Health with IronKids and Adult Essentials

March has to be one of the most difficult months to stay active and eat right. After long days of winter, the only thought in the minds of most parents is when the snow will melt, the sun will shine and the stores will be filled with fresh, flavourful fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, in most …

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Keep Your Belongings Safe While You Get in Shape This Year with Master Lock-Giveaway

Now that the New Year is here, many people have made getting into shape their goal for 2013. It can be hard to get started but with a little consistency, fitness experts generally state you’ll be looking and feeling better in as little as four weeks. This month, as part of the Master Lock Live …

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Butter Tart Squares Make a Delicious Holiday Recipe Without All the Work

When the holiday season rolls around, the presents are secondary to the food in my mind. For at least a month before the big day, I cook and bake all kinds of goodies to store in the freezer for Christmas. In fact, I usually make such a huge quantity of goodies that friends and family …

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LittleEcoFootprint Will Let You Discover New Eco-Friendly Products for Mom and Baby Every Month

For the most part, I always try to make eco-friendly choices when I’m choosing products for my boys. I do this partly because I like to try to minimize my family’s impact on the earth but even more because I want to make sure that I minimize the toxins that come into contact with my …

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Oatmeal Crisp Joins General Mills’ Green Banner Family #LMDConnector

Most Canadians already know that Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios can help lower cholesterol thanks to the oat fibre the cereals contain. The distinctive green banner across the boxes is the way that General Mills lets consumers know the cereal contains oat fibre. But now, another cereal has donned a little green! Oatmeal Crisp is …

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Seven Healthy Ways to Satisfy Your Child’s Sweet Tooth

No matter what good habits we try to teach our kids, they have a natural fondness for sweet foods. That doesn’t mean they’re destined to spend their lives eating cupcakes and junk cereal but teaching them about healthy choices doesn’t automatically override their preference for sweets. Most moms weren’t surprised when the world’s largest member-based …

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