Parent Problems: How to Help Your Teen with an Eating Disorder

Watching your child struggle with an eating disorder is frustrating and can make you feel helpless. Remember that you’re not. People with eating disorders need ongoing love and support, even when they aren’t in a place where they can readily accept it. Let your child know that you will never give up on them and […]

Four Ways You Can Smash Your Day

It goes with the territory, but many of us moms have grueling busy schedules to adhere to each day, that often, come to the end of the day we can feel deflated, not good enough and riddled with mom guilt. It isn’t easy and each day can often be the same. But, it doesn’t need […]

How Does Baltic Amber Help With Teething?

Disclosure: This post contains sponsored content and/or paid advertising. With absolutely zero side-effects, the restorative properties of succinic acid contained in Baltic Amber effortlessly acts as a pain-reliever, anti-inflammatory, and a central nervous system stabilizer. Given the fragile condition of teething, parents, and children are both figuratively and literally ‘on-edge.’ Seeing that, Baltic Amber provides […]

Weekly Menu No. 20 (Slow-Cooker/Freeze Ahead Meals)

This week I’m feeling tired, and I just want to keep dinner simple and easy to make. I browsed the web, checked with google and then compiled my list of easy go-to meals. I’m sharing the menu with you now, and all week I’ll be posting my easy-to-follow guide on how to make these meals […]

Modeling a Healthy Lifestyle to My Teenagers

The old saying “Do as I say, not as I do” doesn’t really work, especially when it comes to raising teenagers. Child development scholar Jean Piaget identified that children at age 11 begin to start to be able to understand more abstract concepts. What does that mean for parents? Well, for me, it meant I […]

5 Things Moms Can Do For Best Stress Relief

If you feel your home environment is a bit stressed out lately and your children found you worried and irritated mostly, it’s good to give yourself a way to check on your stress and get some relief. Here are five mom stress-busting tips which can help you. See which one of these is good according […]

A Family Day At Fun Haven (Ottawa)

On cold days, when it’s much too cold to force the kids outside to play we need to be creative when it comes to finding indoor activities that we can all enjoy and that are not hefty on our wallets. We recently visited Fun Haven — what’s this Fun Haven? Fun Haven is an indoor […]

Secrets to Keeping Teen Skin Healthy

Teenagers often don’t have it easy when it comes to their skin, in part due to their changing hormones. My daughter is no exception. Acne, oiliness and clogged pores are all problematic and hard to keep under control.  But with a few simple tips and the help of some fantastic products, your teen’s skin will […]

Meal Planning FAQ and Weekly Menu No. 19

I get so many questions about meal planning that I decided to share a brief FAQ to help you get a better understanding of meal planning and what it is. Firstly, I’m not an expert. I’m just a mom who grew tired of eating the same meals every week and wanted to stop spending money […]

Getting Our Laugh On at Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club

It’s been ages since Rick, and I had a no-kid event, but we recently scored complimentary tickets to see a live comedy show at Yuk Yuk’s Ottawa Comedy Club. Of course, this was a night to get glammed up and let loose. Ok, we put on our best pair of jeans!! If you didn’t know, […]