Please note: This post is sponsored by Mabel’s Labels Happy Valentine’s Day! This past weekend, my daughters and I sat down and wrote out some fun Valentine’s cards for the sweet students at their respective schools. The wintry weather also inspired us to do some baking! Cooking with kids is such a great experience –… Continue reading Whole Wheat Maple Banana Flax Muffins
Please note: This is a sponsored post courtesy of Mabel’s Labels. Happy New Year! 🎉 I cannot believe it is 2017. Seriously, where did 2016 go? Last year, my family made an effort to eat less meat. We started with “Meatless Mondays” and now we are aiming for “Meat-free Fridays” in 2017. I wanted to… Continue reading Crispy Lentil, Spinach and Feta Fritters
It’s my first giveaway! 🙌
There has been a lot of negative press surrounding the much maligned “homework” recently. In fact, it has been getting a bad rap for decades. Everyone is touting studies that show little or no correlation between performance and homework, while others say that any evidence that does exist between improved achievement and homework lacks a… Continue reading Raising Homework From the Dead: 5 ways to make it alive again
It is almost Easter long weekend! Tomorrow is Good Friday which means millions of Catholics will be going meat-free.
It is almost Easter 2016! And that means spring is officially here… 🌱
Last month I wrote a piece on Toddlers vs TV: Less is best, but not necessarily realistic. One of my most popular posts to date, it generated some great on-line conversations amongst parents and caregivers on exactly how much TV is “too much”. It also highlighted the fact that, for some parents, avoiding screen time altogether was impossible and… Continue reading My Top 10 Educational TV Shows for Kids!
Hooray! It’s National Chili Day! The perfect excuse to chow down on a bowl of the fiery favourite.🍴
For this post, I will be channelling my inner nerd. 👓 I really am a geek at heart. Most of my family and friends already know this about me. I love libraries and second hand book shops, travelling, taking photos, nature, watching documentaries and exploring the environment around me. My two favourite subjects at school have… Continue reading Inspiring Kids with Science (and a Gummy Bear Investigation)
I am all about lemons 🍋 The versatile yellow wonder is one of the most widely used citrus fruits in the world. An excellent source of vitamin C along with some antioxidants, iron, copper, potassium and calcium, lemons can be added to a multitude of recipes to enhance flavour and increase the acidity. I add lemon to almost… Continue reading Lemony Lentil and Feta Salad