I’ve seen a lot of mamas ask what other stay-at-home-moms do to help offset the financial burden that can come along with having multiple children. I’ve been one of those moms. I don’t want my husband to be the only breadwinner (that’s a big responsibility!), I want to contribute financially, I want our kids to … More Working From Home/Travelling With Kids
I literally JUST posted about feeling good as a mother and a woman, about perceiving yourself in a positive way so others perceive you in a similar fashion. But I just have to share something else quickly. I’m sitting here, outside on one of the hottest days in the Niagara Peninsula this summer. I love … More Kids and Responsibility
So many people tell me that I seem so laid-back and easygoing, that I’m cool, calm, and collected, and that I seem “so relaxed”. I blush and smile and thank them, but in my mind, my eyes are bulging out of their sockets and I’m thinking, “you must be crazy!” How can I appear to … More Moms: Think Positive; Be Positive
Last week, I was interested in getting some feedback on what people consider “healthy” lunch options for kids. (For anyone, really). While I did see some replies with things like hummus, beans, and raw veggies, the majority of replies I got contained whole wheat breads, whole grain wraps, etc. There is a myth floating around … More 21 Healthy Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Lunch
What? A lettuce wrap? My kid will never eat a lettuce wrap! I once thought that, too. Even though my kids love vegetables, and salads, they seemed to dislike the idea of lettuce wraps. The trick, I found, is to let them watch me prepare them, and fill them with colourful things that they like. … More Kid-Friendly Lunch #1: Lettuce Wraps
While my mom was visiting and helping out after the birth of our fifth baby, she made these wonderful little breakfast balls. Since she’s pretty heavy into the health food, I asked her what’s in them, knowing that it was only healthy ingredients. They’re so simple and quick to make; no baking, no mess (even … More Mom’s 3-Ingredient, No-Bake Breakfast Balls (updated)
I’m on a bit of a quest. I’d like to find some healthy lunch ideas for my kids. There are plenty of ideas out there, but many of them include breads, pastas and other things. A lot of people would think an egg salad sandwich is healthy, or maybe even gluten-free pasta. The trouble is, … More Easy, Quick and Healthy Kid-Approved Lunches
Since we are Canadian, I just want to take a moment to say Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians! We are a little unsure about what we’ll be doing today to celebrate, as the weather is not looking too favourable, but the kids really want to see a parade and some fireworks … More Happy Canada Day!
I decided to list my DON’T’s first… As they are more important not to do than the DO’s! These are not in any particular order. Feel free to comment below with any tips and tricks you’ve learned when travelling with your kids! DON’T’s wait until the day-of to configure the arrangement of luggage in your … More The Do’s and Don’ts of Travelling with Many Kids
Well, anything is possible, so they say. I mean, we did it – packed, travelled in the van for hours, flew on 2 flights and made it to our destination. A reminder that my kids are 6, 5, 4, 2 1/2 and 10 weeks, and I had my mom helping me (hubby isn’t with us … More Travelling With 5: Is It Possible?