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Lindsay Taylor is a lover of all things food, nutrition, and pregnancy and writes about how to cook for bump, baby, and beyond at the ginger root blogWith a Master’s in Health, Lindsay is trying to master raising two daughters to be brave and to pick themselves up when they get knocked down by life, or by the two large dogs that insist on living in their house. Try not to be jealous that the first beach vacation her 2.5 year old and 7-month old went on turned out to be a week in Northwest Territories in March. Follow along on instagram: @the.ginger.root and twitter: @gingerrootca.

15 Mom Instagrammers to Follow For Lunchbox Inspiration

If you want to pack easy, healthy and fun lunchboxes this year for your little ones, forget staring aimlessly into your pantry and racking your brain trying to think of ideas to fill those new yumboxes.

Simply follow your favourite lunchbox luminary and let your Instagram feed plan your school lunches all year long.  Here are 15 of my favourite to get you started.

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When Your Nesting Instinct Doesn't Kick In Until the End of Mat Leave

When Your Nesting Instinct Doesn't Kick In Until the End of Mat Leave

Did you ‘nest’ in the final weeks of your pregnancy?

I think I’m finally experiencing the instinctual kick of adrenaline that has you obsessed with scrubbing floors, organizing the pantry, prepping freezer meals, and climbing up on ladders to clear away teeny tiny dust bunnies. There’s just one small inconsistency to the fact I’m experiencing it. You see, I’m not pregnant. In fact, I’m the opposite: preparing to go back to work after a year-long maternity leave.

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3 Easy Steps to Increase Your Momfidence and Reduce Your Mom Guilt

3 Easy Steps to Increase Your Momfidence and Reduce Your Mom Guilt

Have you ever stopped to consider how confident you are as a parent? Mom confidence, or as I like to call it, Momfidence, is an underrated topic in our world of parenting hacks for everything from potty training in 12 hours to getting more than four hours of sleep a night.

But why is that? Confidence as a parent is related to less stress, more feelings of calm, and more self-kindness. I don’t know about you, but I could benefit from a little bit more of all three of those in my life.

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Motherhood Then & Now: A #Canada150 Retrospective

Motherhood Then & Now: A #Canada150 Retrospective

We all complain about the same #momproblems, right? Diapers, getting kids to eat more than grilled cheese, getting anywhere in a car with crying toddlers. Not to mention that thing we used to do for 9 glorious uninterrupted hours a night. It’s a shared bond. 

What if I told you we actually have it pretty good? Really good, in fact. 

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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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