A gem of a shopping find

Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping ~Bo Derek So in my last post when I mentioned that great little day trip or camping trip at Rock Glen and I was mentioning how I came across this great little find of a store.  Well really it's not "that" little, I think unfortunately somewhere in my years if something isn't department store size it equates to being small as opposed to simply smaller.  And this place has utilized absolutely every inch of their store ...
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Mothers Day…my perspective.

There is no other gift as great as that of your mother.  To have a “present” mother and one that takes you on the journey of mother and daughter is what every girl deserves.  At times the woman who births you isn’t the same one that nurtures you, supports you, shows you your value…your worth and drives you to be the best you that you can be. Whether you are a biological, adoptive, step mother legal guardian or otherwise; if you are the female figure raising children it is through you that t...
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Happy Mother’s Day

One of the things I love most about what I do is meeting so many fabulous parents and getting to know so many moms and babes.  I have been so fortunate to meet many great moms along the way whether that be in my baby sign language classes, my workshops, through guest lecturing and/or working with those with barriers. Biological mom, foster mom, adoptive mom, legal guardian, Aunts....and any other woman who are the people who nurture, care and set an example for others ... Happy Mother's Day!...
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Stuffed Zuchinni Boats

As a vegetarian I am always in search of different veggie recipes and I have got to say I hit the jackpot with this one!  I have no idea why Ive not posted it before as I make it so often. : ) One of the things I really like about it is that its very forgiving and you can mix it up.  Obviously I don't eat meat but I did many years ago and something that would pair nicely with this is chunks chicken or even bacon mixed in with it.  So if you have leftover chicken one night you could pop it in ...
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I know, I know…

You get them up in the morning, feed them and get them ready for the day.  You pack a “to go” bag when leaving home.  You teach them languages and comprehension.  You teach them manners and don’t accept bad behavior; correcting it when it happens.  You reward them when they’ve done something good and the rest of the time you give them goodies for no other reason than you can.  You tell them to go lie down because it’s bedtime/nap time or just quiet time.  You get on the floor to play and w...
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No Bake Oatmeal Bites (Easy modified to Gluten Free if you like)

This is  a super quick and easy little treat to make and again child friendly; they'd love to get their hands in there! You can modify these in so many ways to be more healthy or more of a treat; whatever strikes your mood that day.  Any of the ingredients can be left out or replaced; just be sure to keep in mind the end result of the texture.  IE if you leave out the hemp seeds then drop the Peanut Butter or Honey measurement just a tad. This is the non gluten free recipe but for those th...
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Fudgy Walnut Brownies (gluten free) – after the Kale chip disaster!

Merry Christmas Eve everyone!! It's Christmas eve day and I've got a few things on the go in prep for the big day....So I started off with the best of intentions in doing something healthy and different for a snack....Kale chips.  I stumbled on them on line and gave them a go today and what a mistake they were.  Firstly when it came time to flip them they looked like something you'd smoke, not eat.  Tobacco folks tobacco!  Reminded me of the days on the farm and the dried up tobacco leaves and ...
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Energy Bars/Crackers

Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food.- Hippocrates   Energy Crackers I have these pretty much daily and not only are they satisfying bu they are incredibly healthy! They are a little tricky to transport but I just put them in a container as opposed to Ziploc and I'm good to go. I often have these just before or after a work out and with hummus when possible to get the good balance of carbs and proteins,  They are super easy to make which is great when we all val...
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Toons for Toddlers – See the Wiggles Big Birthday!

Toons for Toddlers- your child’s First cinema experience! Have you ever tried to take your little one to enjoy a movie in the theatre?  The normal animated fare the big studios…the lights go dark, the sound booms through the speakers and after two     minutes your little one is scared? Or you find after an hour they lose interest and won’t sit through the length of the feature? There is a mom out there who has helped solve this problem with the creation of ‘Toons for Toddlers’ (www.toonsfo...
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