I don't know if you guys already saw this online, but it was something I had to share and blog about because not only does it hit close to home, having a child born with problems, but the outpouring of human emotion as Jimmy Kimmel shares on the birth of his son born with heart disease is something you just have to … [Read more...] about Jimmy Kimmel Shares His Emotions on The Birth His Son Born With Heart Disease Must Watch!
Did you know that moms are consuming between three to four soft drinks per week? I know for me I drink at least a slurpee a day. Not great, but it's become a bad habit. The average soft drink contains 10 teaspoons of sugar per container, and the average 355 ml glass of orange juice has just 8 tsp. A good majority of moms are not making any effort to replace pop with healthier … [Read more...] about Challenges with Sugared Beverages Being Ignored
Having spent the past 3 weeks going back and forth to the hospital to visit my mom who had a heart attack recently and is waiting to undergo open heart surgery, I began to notice while wandering around the hospital how everything is so not made for people in wheelchairs or physically incapable of proper mobility. All patients have is the nurses button to help them get … [Read more...] about How to prepare for Aging or Living with Disabilities
Many Canadians have a hard time balancing the morning rush. You know what I am talking about. You get up, kids get dressed, eat breakfast, you put the coffee on for yourself and find yourself scrambling to grab what you hope is a healthy lunch for you kiddos. I know for us, finding the right balance of enough fruits and veggies, protein and dairy for my kids is a daunting … [Read more...] about Health Canada Eat Well: Healthy Choices for School Lunches
It seems every time I log onto social media, someone is sharing how sick they are. And it's been no different in my house this past week. Monkey came home Friday with a croupy sounding cough. I knew immediately that it wasn't going to be a good weekend, or week for that matter. A notice came home with him, regarding the current outbreak of the flu, the noro-virus and … [Read more...] about How to protect your family against the flu and cold season?
Michael Garcia a waiter at Houston restaurant Laurenzo's was so disgusted by a comment made toward one of his long time (and littlest) patrons of the establishment he works at, that he put his job on the line and refused to serve a couple after they got up and moved tables. The waiter then heard the comment made by the father of the family about 5 year Milo who has Down … [Read more...] about Laurenzo waiter sticks up for a special needs child
When my husband and I got married all we wanted more than anything was to have a baby together. A child unites a family, bringing you closer to each other and creates a sense of unity that isn't comparable to anything else. I have a child from my previous marriage and so does my husband, yet when we tried to conceive it wasn't easy for us. We knew that in vitro fertilization … [Read more...] about #ivf4bc families are important no matter how they are created
Did you know that one child dies every three weeks from a TV tipping over? I know it's not something we (hubby and I) ever thought about when we thought about safety in our home and our kids. I mean I thought my television was safe where it was, perched on top of my Ikea shelf stand. I was wrong! A new report collected reveals that there has been a 31% … [Read more...] about Safe Kids Worldwide Sanus Report Child Deaths Injuries from TV Tip-overs
As a parent having the right health information at hand is extremely important to me. I can't rely on Doctor Google for everything, since a lot of the health information found online in forums is by others and not actual medical facts. Plus during an emergency it's easy to forget things, important things like allergies, medications and health history when you are focusing on … [Read more...] about Be Prepared in Minutes with Telus Health Profile Tool
Silk Canada is helping our environment and you should be too! Reducing our carbon footprint is something that more and more families are becoming aware of in order to help aid the environment we are leaving to our children. Some of the things our family does to help reduce waste and space in our landfills: Recycle all materials in our blue bin (glass, water bottles, … [Read more...] about Reduce your carbon footprint with Silk Canada
It's a family staple. Hot dogs and KD or a wiener on a bun fresh off the grill smothered in relish, ketchup, mustard and onions. It's considered a cheap meal for our kids when we cannot afford anything else for the week. But should we be saying goodbye to the hot dog to avoid Cancer? Scientists have concluded: Processed Meats of any, consumed even in small quantities now … [Read more...] about Should we say goodbye to the hot dog to avoid cancer?