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 parts of the country, those days of playing at the park or whipping up a salad with the spring crop of lettuce are still weeks away. So how can we make sure our families are eating right and exercising?
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 Secure Safety Squad, I was asked to share some of my favourite tips for getting in shape. Here are my top three tips for starting a maintainable fitness routine:
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 are snacking on them until February! One of my personal favourites? Butter Tart Squares! These gooey treats have all the rich flavour of butter tarts without all the work of making and filling the tiny shells!
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 boys. The only problem is that finding great eco-friendly products can sometimes be a challenge, especially living in small town in a rural area.
That’s why I was so excited when LittleEcoFootprint chose me as one of a handful of fabulous Canadian women to be one of the company’s Mom Blogger Experts. LittleEcoFootprint is a brand new company that delivers boxes of carefully selected eco-friendly products for moms and babies right to your door! It sounded like a program that I would absolutely love and I was so excited to be a part of it. [Read more…]
Now that my boys are around other children for the majority of the day and the weather has gotten chilly, the start of the inevitable cold and flu season is here. In fact, just last week I had to bring Zackary home from school early because his stomach was hurting. It was a good thing I did; a few minutes after getting him settled on the couch with a blanket and a bucket, he started vomiting.
For the most part my boys are incredibly healthy and hearty. Born and raised on the prairies, they’re resiliant kids that tend to beat back colds even when other children are knocked out by the latest virus. But when they do get sick, they really get sick! That’s why I try to make sure that they’re always as healthy as they can be.