Are Probiotics Safe For Your Baby?

Over the last decade or so, there has been an explosive interest in understanding the bacteria that inhabit our bodies.  Supplement companies and researchers have been hard at work investigating efficacy and safety of probiotics as a tool to support health.  But the questions remain for parents:  are probiotics safe for your baby, and are…

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Kicking Sugar’s Butt

I suspect you’re tired of hearing about how bad sugar is.  We all know that. We’re tired of hearing it because it’s addictive, delicious and ubiquitous. We love it.  Our kids love it.  We do our best but there seems to be no escape. But I’ll go ahead and say it again to strengthen your resolve… the…

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Sticking To New Year Resolutions…. it’s not about willpower

January is a time for setting goals and planning. But follow through takes a lot of energy and motivation. Maybe that’s why, according to Forbes magazine, only about 8% of us are successful at sticking to new year resolutions. Your ability to stick to those amazing health goals you set might have less to do…

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Why Probiotics are not the answer to healthy digestion

Are you tired of hearing about the microbiome?  About probiotics?  I’m not.  I’m fascinated to watch our understanding of the body change and evolve. I have a few things to say about probiotic supplements. In recent years probiotic supplements have become  a panacea among alternative health consumers.  Suggested for everything from depression to diarrhea, probiotic…

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Homemade immune booster – Superimmune jello

When the kiddos are sick they usually don’t want to eat much. That’s fine… I generally try to trust the body on this one.  It’s right more than it’s wrong.  This homemade immune booster is a supercharged jello recipe – a nice gentle way to keep their immune systems strong and nourished so they can bounce…

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Fearless Parenting in 2015?

The term Fearless Parenting.  The label has got me thinking.  Am I a Fearless Parent?  Do I want to be? I don’t actually think we can be fearless as we raise our kids.  Fact is, there are a lot of things to be afraid of, for sure.  The very first feeling I remember having when…

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A simple little ninja trick

Last week I was sent a message from our school (our new school, I should add).  It was something to the effect of: “we have arranged for all the students to get freezies at lunchtime on friday.  If you would like your child to be exempt from this activity please let the office know.” So…

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Setting a mindset of possibility (video)

Sometimes its a mindset shift that stands between you and meaningful change. In this post I address a little phrase, or a mindset actually, that can be a real barrier to achieving your goals. Do you fall into this trap?  How do you handle it? Let me know what you think in the comments.

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The Power Of the After School Snacks

September is a transition month. Schedules are changing, expectations are changing, even the weather is changing. For many kids, transitions are a mood triggers. More melt downs, more “crazy” behaviour, or perhaps more exhaustion, apathy, and withdrawal. Different kids, different moods. But often similar underlying issues we can try to relieve once we become conscious…

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5 Insights My 3 Kids Have Taught Me

When I found out I was pregnant with my third child I imploded on the bathroom floor.  Don’t get me wrong… I was happy.  I was healthy.  I had two beautiful boys.  I lived in the country. I had a great partner.  We wanted another child.  And yet that little blue plus sign unleashed from…

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