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Mom’s Easy Apple-Raisin Muffins

PLEASE NOTE: This is a sponsored article by Mabel’s Labels My mom is an expert baker. I can speak from experience. Although I unfortunately didn’t inherit her superb baking skills, I did seem to acquire her knack for modifying and updating recipes to include healthier ingredients. We never follow recipes exactly and this easy muffin… Continue reading Mom’s Easy Apple-Raisin Muffins

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Whole Wheat Maple Banana Flax Muffins

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

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Crispy Lentil, Spinach and Feta Fritters

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

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Raising Homework From the Dead: 5 ways to make it alive again

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

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My Top 10 Educational TV Shows for Kids!

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!

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Inspiring Kids with Science (and a Gummy Bear Investigation)

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)