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Supermom In Training: LEGO everything!!

I'm at the stage with my almost 6-year-old that we are LEGO OBSESSED. We have countless constructed vehicles overwhelming my son's bedroom (got some great advice from my professional organizer friend Allison of Everything In Place - look for a post soon on organizing kids' spac...
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Recipe: Greek yogurt chicken salad sandwich

From the plump grapes to the sweet cranberries, this lightened up sandwich won’t even taste healthy! PROMISE! Ingredients 2 cups leftover rotisserie chicken 1/2 cup diced red onion 1/2 cup diced apple 1/2 cup grapes, halved 1/4 cup dried cranberries 1/4 cup slivered almonds 1/2 cup...
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Recipe: Kids school lunch ideas

Here’s the thing — kids are fickle. One day, they love a certain granola bar and the next day they despise it, for some odd reason. They tire of certain foods, so switch up their choices often. OPTION #1 Turkey + Cheddar Roll-up Fresh Berries Yogurt Trail Mix  OPTION #2 H...
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Little Readers: Happy Birthday from the Very Hungry Caterpillar

Join The Very Hungry Caterpillar for a celebration of everyone's special day. This beautiful book features Eric Carle's bright, colorful artwork of birthday surprises--from presents to balloons, and of course, cake--with The Very Hungry Caterpillar making an appearance alongside each one. Th...
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Houses & Homes: C by GE media event

My son was obsessed with Wall-E when he was younger. We watched that movie almost daily. It scared me on so many levels! I mean, a dystopian future in which we humans have destroyed the earth with waste and become so lazy, obese and disconnected from other humans that even handholding feels strange?...
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Recipe: Maple Pecan Crunch Eggy Bread

This recipe is easy to make in advance, and has many of the familiar festive spices in the custard, making it perfect for Christmas morning. The tart blueberries and yogurt give a beautiful balance to the rich sweetness of the eggy bread (a.k.a. French toast). Ingredients 1 large loaf “r...
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Food & Drink: RISE Kombucha media event

I first tasted kombucha several years ago. It was the RISE Chlorophyll kombucha. It was alright. Kombucha is like a fine wine - it is an acquired taste. My husband had already acquired the taste (because he worked, at the time, for a trendy tech company in Montreal that had a RISE account and always...
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Healthy Body: 5 weeks of radiation

When I talk about what I’ve been thru with my health, I always feel like I’m singing the 12 days of Christmas. Double mastectomy... 6 months of chemo ... 5 weeks of radiation ... The up side: it’s to ensure any microscopic cancer cells are killed. Yes, I thought chemo w...
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Supermom In Training: I want to co-sleep as much as my son

There was one thing my husband and I vowed when we had our son almost six years ago: no sleeping in our bed. And he never did. Not even once. Until he was 4... and I decided that I wanted to sleep with him. I wanted to cuddle him and fall asleep to the sound of his methodical breathing. And I figure...
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Recipe: Easy Roasted Acorn Squash Macaroni & Cheese

Squash is loaded full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants as well as fibre which are all important for proper health. Squash has a naturally sweet taste and soft texture, which makes it appealing to kids and adults who aren't particularly fond of most bitter-tasting vegetables.  Ingr...
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Recipe: Crockpot spaghetti

Spaghetti and meatballs = the ultimate comfort food. It's already no-fuss, but throwing everything into a slow cooker makes it even better and easier! Ingredients For the meatballs 1 lb. ground beef 1/4 c. bread crumbs 1/4 c. freshly grated parmesan 1/4 c. freshly chop...
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International Women's Day - What it means to be a woman, from our blogger Daniela

“I am woman hear me roar” ???? GOOD GOD we are complex creatures and YES complicated at times!! Allow me to explain (or to try anyway)... When I say complex, I mean we are like onions - we have layers and layers and layers and layers of stuff. We must be strong (and most of th...
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