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4 Summertime Essentials with Boiron Canada #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 08/22

| July 21, 2016 | 70 Comments
4 Summertime Essentials with Boiron Canada #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 08/22

Summer is the time of the year when you and your family want to spend as much time as possible getting outside and exploring what the outdoors has to offer. My family is no exception. Whether we are in our backyard or we are on the road, there could be times when the unexpected happens. […]

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Get Healthy Eating Advice from a Loblaws Dietitian!

| July 18, 2016 | 13 Comments
Get Healthy Eating Advice from a Loblaws Dietitian!

Eating healthier is a goal many Canadians, like me, are trying to achieve. The problem: there is so much information being given about what you should and should not be eating that it can become confusing and frustrating to figure out what advice to follow. I was really happy when I was asked to see […]

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If Your Child Is Showing Symptoms of ADHD, There Is Help Out There!

| July 5, 2016 | 4 Comments
If Your Child Is Showing Symptoms of ADHD, There Is Help Out There!

ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders related to children. It is often initially diagnosed in childhood but can also last into adulthood. In general, a child should not be diagnosed with ADHD unless the core symptoms associated with the disorder reveal themselves early in life (usually before the […]

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Have Confidence with #PoiseImpressa Bladder Supports

| July 4, 2016 | 4 Comments
Have Confidence with #PoiseImpressa Bladder Supports

Stress Unitary Incontinence (SUI). What is it? SUI happens when pressure is placed onto the bladder, causing the involuntary leak of urine. Did you know that 1-in-3 Canadian women keep quiet about this condition and that it impacts on their quality of life? SUI makes some women feel ashamed for having to constantly worry about […]

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Made in Canada Must-Haves for This Canada Day #ChurchAndDwight

| June 28, 2016 | 5 Comments
Made in Canada Must-Haves for This Canada Day #ChurchAndDwight

  Canada Day has become synonymous with family gatherings, fireworks and cross-country road trips. If you live in Ottawa, it can mean a trip downtown to join in on the fun and the festivities on Parliament Hill! And, while it’s a day of celebration, long car rides or one too many Beaver Tails can leave many […]

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5 Great Prenatal Fitness Options in Ottawa

| June 27, 2016 | 8 Comments
5 Great Prenatal Fitness Options in Ottawa

If you’re an expectant mom, you’ve likely heard that exercising throughout pregnancy can bring with it a host of benefits for both mom and baby: it can give you more energy, reduce your chance of developing gestational diabetes, help you stay more comfortable and pain free throughout your nine months, reduce stress and may help […]

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Ditch Diapers Easier with the Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership Toolkit! #PottyPartnership #Giveaway CAN 07/25

| June 21, 2016 | 79 Comments
Ditch Diapers Easier with the Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership Toolkit! #PottyPartnership #Giveaway CAN 07/25

Ditch Diapers Easier with the Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership Toolkit! Potty training. It is a milestone in a child’s life that parents look on with fondness and with a bit of frustration. Each of my kids had a different experience with learning how to use the potty, so we had to use different approaches to get […]

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Change The Way You Feed Your Children With a Little Planning

| June 17, 2016 | 10 Comments
Change The Way You Feed Your Children With a Little Planning

  Change The Way You Feed Your Children With a Little Planning Families on the run today often find it difficult, if not impossible to make good food choices. One way to ensure that meals are as healthy as possible every day is to take time to plan. Menu planning is decidedly the most important […]

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How to Raise Confident, Healthy, Happy Children

| June 14, 2016 | 14 Comments
How to Raise Confident, Healthy, Happy Children

Do you want your child to live a life filled with joy, meaning, health and purpose? Who doesn’t want that for their kids?! What about for yourself? Here is the twist about parenting – in order for our children to live a life full of joy, meaning, health and purpose, we have to demonstrate it by living […]

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Pump Up Your Allergy Relief Contest with Nasacort Allergy 24HR!

| June 13, 2016 | 3 Comments
Pump Up Your Allergy Relief Contest with Nasacort Allergy 24HR!

Allergy season is in full bloom! Did you know that nearly one quarter of all Canadians suffer from allergic rhinitis? This statistic certainly does not surprise me as, unfortunately, I am one of those people with bad sinus congestion that inflame my sinus cavity up to my forehead, thus giving me painful headaches.  Nasacort Allergy 24HR is a powerful anti-inflammatory available […]

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12 Tips to Improve Your Sleep and Prevent Adrenal Fatigue

12 Tips to Improve Your Sleep and Prevent Adrenal Fatigue

What is stress? Any life change, whether positive or negative is a stress on the body.  The adrenal glands which sit on top of the kidneys pump out cortisol, also known as adrenaline, in response to stress. Normally cortisol is higher in the morning and lower at night.  It peaks in response to stress to […]

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Your Whole World Is On Your Shoulders

| May 31, 2016 | 6 Comments
Your Whole World Is On Your Shoulders

  Your Whole World is on Your Shoulders Now that your little one is born, you’re learning what putting baby first means to your body. While prioritizing your child is normal, taking care of your health is equally important. Let’s face it – lifting an infant several times a day is hard work, and can […]

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Fitness Tips for Busy Canadian Moms

| May 17, 2016 | 8 Comments
Fitness Tips for Busy Canadian Moms

Fitness Tips for Busy Canadian Moms   In between round trips to school, extracurricular activities, preparing meals and working, who has time to exercise? Not everyone can be Tracy Moore and juggle two kids, a work life and look fit. Or so many moms think. Fitting in a workout session to a hectic daily mom […]

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Motherhood

| May 11, 2016 | 6 Comments
Motherhood

  I Have A Firm Belief… I wanted to share my thoughts with you on motherhood. My belief is that mothers deserve to own their health, to put their health above all others so they can actually love with all their vitality. Mothers leave the biggest contribution to legacy on this planet. During my childhood, […]

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Spring Spruce-Up for Your Home #AlwaysDiscreet

| May 9, 2016 | 7 Comments
Spring Spruce-Up for Your Home #AlwaysDiscreet

With all of the snow gone, it is finally time to thinking about welcoming sprint into our homes. It can be done in simple ways, or it can involve fun DIY projects to improve an area of your home. Here are some ideas you can use to give your home a spring spruce up! A […]

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Get Back on Track with Jillian Michaels: Hot Body Healthy Mommy #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 05/11

| April 13, 2016 | 36 Comments
Get Back on Track with Jillian Michaels: Hot Body Healthy Mommy #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 05/11

It has been a few years since I had my last child, but my body is not where I would like it to be. For me, I had to ease into a workout routine to begin to accomplish my goal of getting fit again. When asked to review the new mom workout DVD Jillian Michaels: […]

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PANDAS : My Son’s Healing Journey – Part II

| April 4, 2016 | 8 Comments
PANDAS : My Son’s Healing Journey – Part II

  PANDAS : My Son’s Healing Journey – Part II In my last article, I shared with you a very personal story regarding my son’s health. He was diagnosed with PANDAS, which is a temporary problem caused by inflammation in the basal ganglia of the brain.  This inflammation is triggered by an infection, such as […]

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4 Fun “Me Time” Ideas for Spring #AlwaysDiscreet

| April 4, 2016 | 3 Comments
4 Fun “Me Time” Ideas for Spring #AlwaysDiscreet

Never feel as though there is any time in the day for yourself? Now that spring has arrived, maybe it is time to celebrate the start of a new season with taking time for the person who may not be taken care of during the day: You! Take a look at some of these fun […]

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Fitting Oral Health into Our Family’s Daily Routine

| April 4, 2016 | 4 Comments
Fitting Oral Health into Our Family’s Daily Routine

Did you know that April is Oral Health Month in Ontario? It is great that there is a month dedicated to bringing awareness to the health of our mouths, gums and teeth, this action is really important to do all year-round! My family tries to stay on top of our twice daily brushing and flossing […]

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Cracking the Case on Nutrition Facts

| March 29, 2016 | 7 Comments
Cracking the Case on Nutrition Facts

As a parent, I am concerned with a lot of aspects where my children are concerned. One area my other half and I try to be aware of is what our kids eat. We buy a good amount of healthy food, but can you always trust a pretty label? The Nutrition Facts Education Campaign is […]

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Why Are You Still Crunching?

| March 28, 2016 | 11 Comments
Why Are You Still Crunching?

  Why Are You Still Crunching? To be honest, I’m a little surprised that we’re all still crunching in classes, in gyms, on TV, in magazines… a lot. I thought that we would be moving towards more functional, effective core exercises by now but the overload of abdominal crunching in addition to the increased number […]

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The ABCs of Vaginal Dryness and Solutions to Relieve It #AchieveComfort

| March 22, 2016 | 3 Comments
The ABCs of Vaginal Dryness and Solutions to Relieve It #AchieveComfort

  The ABCs of Vaginal Dryness and Solutions to Relieve It Vaginal dryness. Never heard of it before? It sounds like a rare condition women suffer from that is difficult to deal with and to relieve. Let me tell you that is more common than you realize. There are many options that alleviate vaginal dryness […]

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10 Tips for Hiking with Kids to Curb the Complaining

| March 21, 2016 | 5 Comments
10 Tips for Hiking with Kids to Curb the Complaining

One of the greatest activities to inspire active kids and get the family outside is hiking. Enjoying the outdoors and going for a long walk in a majestic forest setting with birds chirping, squirrels running, water lapping at the creeks edge and happy children scampering and enjoying it all is a perfect picture. . .  […]

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4 Ways to Spring into Spring 2016! ~ Giveaway Tickets to Ottawa Women Show ~ CAN 04/07

| March 17, 2016 | 14 Comments
4 Ways to Spring into Spring 2016! ~ Giveaway Tickets to Ottawa Women Show ~ CAN 04/07

March is (finally) here, folks! This is gets me thinking about the warm days of spring that will be here in just a few weeks. Since we will be kissing the winter snow goodbye soon, I want to start to focus on springing into spring this year! Here are four ways I will be celebrating […]

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