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Homemade Lemon Pepper Mayonaise
When life gives you lemons, make lemon pepper Mayo! Mayonnaise that’s sold in stores is highly processed and the fragile vegetable oils used in making these sauces are rancid by the time they have been made into the product and hit the shelves. Eating rancid oils creates free radicals... Read more
Encouragement & Praise – What’s The Difference?
In an earlier blog, I discussed “Encouraging your Child”. In this blog, I will look at highlighting the differences between encouragement and praise and the effects of each on your child. We live in such a “praizy” (praise and crazy) society it is important that we recognize the ill... Read more
I want every day to be a “WIN”
“Winning” is not something that happens to me often.  I don’t buy lottery tickets, but if someone throws one in my stocking at Christmas, it’s never a winner.  Not even $1. I have won a few giveaways here and there online and on friends sites, but generally, it’s safe... Read more
The Power of Prevention
One of my teachers used to say, “A healthy lifestyle is a form of gratitude” and I’ve never forgotten it. It perfectly describes how I felt when I started to get in tune with my health and wellness, and has evolved throughout my studies of nutrition, yoga and optometry.... Read more
Toi & Moi Soiree -January 25th- hosted by Dynamic Women in Action
Lately, I’ve been hearing more and more about Diane Rolsten and the Dynamic Women In Action.  I’ve recently connected with Diane online and am very excited to be attending a posh event she is hosting this weekend in North Vancouver (so that I can finally meet her AND other... Read more
Everything you need to know about the ModernFamilyExpo 2014 (+ WIN The Ultimate Date Night!)
On February 23rd, 2014, the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier in North Vancouver will be hosting a great event for Vancouver families!  The ModernFamilyExpo, presented by Whole Foods, will showcase eco-friendly, healthy, active solutions for the whole family – giving families simple tools to live greener, healthier lives. The goal is... Read more
The best salad dressing EVER!
I actually really love salads.  Only if they have LOTS of great stuff in them (cheese and fruit and avocados really do it for me!) and only if the dressing is REALLY good! If salads are not your thing, I promise you that this recipe for my homemade salad... Read more
The colicky baby
How many of you have survived a colicky baby?  My first born was colicky.  The crying would start at 11:00 pm and continue typically until 5:00am the next morning.  After the first couple of hours of jiggling, pacing and rocking, I don’t know who was crying more, me or... Read more
Life with TWO! (Hang in there, mamas and papas!)
Once baby number 2 arrives, the #1 question from all your friends that currently have one child is: “So, what’s it like with TWO?”. ‘It’, of course referring to LIFE. And oh man… let me tell you… does LIFE ever take on a whole new meaning! Now that Madeleine... Read more
Meal planning to help keep us on track (& two yummy recipes!)
I go through phases where I am so on-the-ball and organized for a couple of weeks and then I am literally scrambling to keep my head above water for the next little while.  My biggest struggle is dinner time.  Figuring out what I feel like making, while taking into... Read more