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Getting Green at Home

Getting Green at Home

A Healthy Makeover…for your House!

My family and I recently made a big life change: we packed up everything in Toronto and decided to move to the country. Obviously there were a million reasons for this, but when we distilled them, they all boiled down to the same thing: We wanted a better life. 

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Fast, Fancy, and Sustainable Backyard BBQ Ideas

Fast, Fancy, and Sustainable Backyard BBQ Ideas

Eating in the great outdoors: a fast, simple and delicious summer menu that's sustainable, too

The weather has finally warmed up, the trees and flowers are in bloom and after a winter of neglect, it is time to fire up your barbeque! I love eating outdoors. It is relaxed, easy, and nothing beats being surrounded by trees and chirping birds. We love to entertain our families and, as is often the case these days, we have a variety of dietary requirements and preferences to cater to. As a host, it is my pleasure to find great, sustainable options for my guests and I was thrilled to discover how easily this can be done thanks to some of the fantastic Healthy Moms partners.

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The Easiest Way to Get Kids to Eat Veggies Involves Dirt

The Easiest Way to Get Kids to Eat Veggies Involves Dirt

Last night at dinner my almost-3-year-old ignored the rice, chicken and mango on her plate. But guess what? She ate all of her vegetables. This is a total about-face for the girl who would not eat a single vegetable that wasn’t hidden in a pineapple-filled smoothie. This change has been happening slowly over the past year, and the major turning point was planting a few veggies in our backyard last summer.

I know, I know, planting your own veggies sounds like a lot of work, but I promise you it’s not.

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Baby Blues and PPD – What's the Difference?

Baby Blues and PPD – What's the Difference?

If the following sounds impassioned, it is because nothing bothers me more than when a woman’s feelings are dismissed. Two weeks ago I met a pregnant woman who described experiencing depression after her first pregnancy, but received no help or support because she was told by her family physician that she was just going through the baby blues - 5 months after she had given birth. 


Baby blues last 2 to 3 weeks at the most and resolve on their own.

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Probiotics Dos and Don’ts

Probiotics Dos and Don’ts

A common question that I get from new parents is: should my child be taking probiotics? As with any supplement or treatment, the answer should be individualized to each child’s specific health concerns and should be discussed with a healthcare professional. However, I’ll get you started by giving you some dos and don’ts of probiotic supplementation.

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