Date Night Giveaway – Toronto FOOD & WINE Festival

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Date night…the myth parents of young children hear so much about, but rarely get to experience. Well, I have a fabulous giveaway today that will give you the perfect date night, or date day, experience. Put your babysitter on hold, so that you can attend the inaugural Toronto FOOD & WINE Festival at the Evergreen Brick Works, […]

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How to Host a Food Revolution Day Party with Kids

how to host a food revolution day party with kids

It is almost Food Revolution Day! On May 15th, and over the following days, there will be Food Revolution Day events taking place around the globe. Quick reminder: Food Revolution Day is an initiative created and championed by chef Jamie Oliver. Supporters of Food Revolution Day believe in the need for food education to be brought […]

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Tips for Getting the Most Out of An Organic Produce Box

tips for getting the most out of an organic produce box

Once again, the fabulous folks from Toronto’s Green Living Show have challenged a group of bloggers to Go Green for the month of March. During the month I will be trying out awesome products and services that help families lead greener lives. The best part – I will be sharing my experiences and the products and services […]

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Connecting Kids with Food: FoodShare Toronto

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One of my blog/personal goals for 2015 is to find more ways to connect kids with food. I feel passionately that children need access to nutritious food. Last week, I had an opportunity to attend FoodShare’s one day “Recipes for Change: School Grown Solutions for School Food” summit. On this single day I learned about the […]

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Literacy and Pancakes – Learn with Food

literacy and pancakes

Food is the focus of many books. This weekend we decided to explore Eric Carle’s classic book, Pancakes, Pancakes! So, it was easy to decide what to have for breakfast on Sunday…pancakes. Unfortunately, by the time I got to the kitchen, camera in hand, the pancakes batter was done, the pancake flipping was done and the […]

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Build a Graham Cracker Love Shack

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Christmas has the sweetly decorated gingerbread house and Valentine’s Day has the over-the-top love shack. When I was in high school the B-52’s were a favourite band and their song “Love Shack” inspired many memorable dance moves. I believe there is even a video recording of our class involved in a massive recreation of the […]

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Grocery Shopping Made Simple: Click and Collect

grocery shopping made simple click and collect

I think we all are looking for ways to simplify our lives. My Facebook feed is filled with articles about “getting organized” and “ways to simplify in 2015”. While we didn’t make any explicit resolutions, we are always looking for ways to use our time wisely. This is one of the reasons why I am […]

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Getting Organized for the Holidays with Rubbermaid

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Okay, we are quickly heading toward Christmas. The kids are done school, my husband will be starting his last minute shopping (any day now) and this weekend is going to be filled with Christmas baking. At this time of the year I love being organized. I write a million lists, I track every activity and […]

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Christmas Themed Lunch for Kids

christmas themed lunch ideas

I am so excited about today’s post. A few days of the week, my kids stay for lunch at school. The lunches I make are usually pretty boring. I try and get creative…sometimes I include funny little jokes and the odd time I will add special treats. Well, I’ve decided to kick things up a […]

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