Tag Archives: health

How to get your teens moving: Hoodwink or clever parenting?

Think about how much you and your kids are active in relation to how much you sit.  Humans were not made to sit, they were made to move. Muscles need to be worked, blood needs to be circulated, lungs challenged … Continue reading

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“Mama needs a drink!” Is it time to rethink our drinking?

The Rethink Your Drinking campaign has me thinking. Thinking about standard drink sizes, the long and short term health effects of alcohol use and when zero alcohol is the limit. It also has me thinking about my kids. When I … Continue reading

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Top five self-care tips for single parents

Parenting can pull you in so many different directions. One second it’s the most wonderful experience ever and the next you are pulling every last hair out of your head! Parenting is tough and, at times, can be all the more challenging when … Continue reading

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The secret to raising a smart, healthy baby; it’s not what you think

Expose them to nature. The benefits of nature during childhood are endless: Nature enhances creativity, problem-solving and curiosity as it provides endless opportunities for learning with tons of exciting things to play with. You may find both you and your … Continue reading

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Parent self-care: The benefits of taking some “me time”

Five reasons you should eat an avocado a day!  This headline appeared on my Facebook feed last week and got me thinking, not about avocados but my overall eating habits and self-care since I became a parent.  What do I … Continue reading

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Staying safe and staying healthy at the splash pad

In my opinion, nothing beats a splash pad for free neighbourhood summer fun! I especially love how kids, families, friends and neighbours of all ages come together to play and enjoy the cooling water jets and wafting mist. My girls really loved going to the splash pad, … Continue reading

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Did you know Halton Region is testing and monitoring beach water?

The beaches of Halton Region are the perfect summer destination to relax, play and spend quality time together. I feel so fortunate to live in a region that boasts so many spots for family fun in the water.

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