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Getting Active When You Have a Baby or Toddler

Getting Active When You Have a Baby or Toddler

Get in shape and ready for spring and summer with baby and/or toddler in tow

As I sit here and write this, the snow is blowing past my window in the middle of March. I’m sure I am not the only one looking forward to warmer days, green grass and spending more time outdoors. We are coming into what I call a personal trainer’s “January.” Soon we will have that one really nice warm day when we pull out our shorts, put them on, and (gasp) realize they don’t zip up as well as they did last summer, if they zip up at all!! 

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Smooth Moves: 4 Springtime Smoothie Recipes and a Chance to Win a Cookbook

Smooth Moves: 4 Springtime Smoothie Recipes and a Chance to Win a Cookbook

There is no denying it - my family loves smoothies! My kids love them for breakfast and afterschool snacks and I even send them to school for them to sip at their desks (disguised as water in reusable steel bottles of course!).  I usually make them with a combination of fruit, a handful of vegetables, some cinnamon, occasionally a knob of ginger, chia seeds and a source of protein like some yogurt, nuts or hemp seeds.  To keep costs down and variety up, I buy big bags of organic frozen fruit at Costco and toss that into the blender rather than fresh fruit.

 

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Achieving Your Natural Birth

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As a naturopathic doctor and doula, many of my patients are interested in having a natural birth, either at the hospital with minimal intervention or at home. Unfortunately, women with this goal often feel unsure about whether it is possible and safe for them. It has sadly become the norm to consider labour and delivery as a medical procedure that must be performed in a hospital. However, it doesn’t need to be that way, especially for low-risk and healthy pregnancies. For the majority of women, with the necessary education, preparation, and support, a natural birth is a very attainable goal! My mission as a naturopathic doctor, doula, and birth educator is to help women understand how to prepare for a natural birth without letting our culture of fearing the birth process take over.

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Helping Little Ones Adjust to the Clocks Moving Forward

Helping Little Ones Adjust to the Clocks Moving Forward

Time really does fly, especially when you have kids. How is it already March?! The sun is shining, Wiarton Willie, our Ontario groundhog, predicted an early spring, and the clocks are moving forward again. Get ready as Daylight Savings Time kicks in again at midnight on Sunday, March 12th.

All parents dread the time change - the Fall Back is definitely the hardest with early risers often waking REALLY early. At least in the Spring we move our clocks forward. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but children don’t “sleep in” when the clocks change. Now we lose an hour of sleep and your cranky children might get even crankier, impossible though it may sound!

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BULLETPROOF

BULLETPROOF

Mommy brain: Au revoir, ciao, goodbye forever.

I’m sorry, but if you want me to buy your product, make sure it’s healthy coffee with a twist of special brain growing elixir. Then, tell me it will help me get thin and I’m yours for life.

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