50 Things We Can All Do to Help Save Our Planet

Every year Earth Day sparks discussions on what we can do to help clean and protect our environment. But really shouldn’t every day be Earth day? There are many little things we can all do to help our planet. Here are 50 suggestions: 1. Replace the incandescent light bulbs in your home with compact fluorescent bulbs. Fluoresecent bulbs give you the same Read More …

Anxiety in Children & How Parents Can Help

Parenting is an adventure of highs and lows, joys and frustrations, and many, MANY questions along the way. One of the things I often have trouble with is dealing with my daughter’s anxiety. I noticed that my daughter from a very young age was “different.” She would become fussy in the midst of strangers, overcrowded rooms, and new places. As Read More …

Red My Lips!

  I recently came across this incredible campaign on Facebook, dedicated to raising awareness about sexual violence and victim-blaming. The Red My Lips campaign founded in 2012, is a non-profit organization which encourages women (and even men) to wear red lipstick for the entire month of April (Sexual Assault Awareness Month) to raise awarness, increase the public’s understanding about sexual violence Read More …

Building Healthy Self-Esteem in Young Children

Self-esteem refers to how much we value and believe in ourselves. Self-esteem also plays a major role in how successful our children will be. Children with healthy self-esteem will usually be confident in their capabilities, embrace challenges, and be willing to learn new things. Children with low self-esteem may feel unimportant, incapable, and be unwilling to try new things due Read More …

Why Choose Organic Food?

Organic food is becoming more popular as the newer generations become more aware of the potential risks of consuming conventional foods. When I became pregnant with my first child about five years ago, I decided after alot of research that I would feed my daughter an all-organic diet. I was able to find organic baby food, cereals, and snacks, and juices at health food Read More …

The Dangers of Consuming Canned Foods

Canned foods, are inexpensive, convenient, and non-perishable, making them popular purchases at grocery stores. Although we know that fresh foods retain their nutrients better than canned foods, we still buy them not knowing the risks of using canned foods in our diet. DID YOU KNOW… 1. The insides of the can are coated with the plastic bisphenol, commonly known as Read More …

Green Cleaning: The Less Toxic Approach to Cleaning

My latest obession is natural cleaners. It all started last year as my daughter’s normally manageable asthma spiralled out of control. When my daughter started kindergarten last year, she was exposed to many irritants such as dust and mold which left her struggling to breathe. The anxiety of starting school probably had more to do with the severity of my daughter’s asthmatic Read More …