Organic Food: Is it Safer and More Nutritious?

Do you try to eat organic? All organic? Some organic? If it’s on sale? Why do you eat organic? Or why don’t you? Do you know why your life and the life of the planet might depend on it? What is organic? The term “organic” refers to the way agricultural products are grown and processed. […]

Seeing the Forest Through the Trees?

I had such big plans for this year.  The kids entering full day school was going to be my window of opportunity to really push and start up the new career that had started here.  I was going to take on more teaching and talking engagements, design and launch a new site, develop a huge […]

Dairy Free Butter Chicken

This has become a stand by dish around here.  It ain’t pretty, it’s easy, fast and the kids love it.  The best part is I can eat it and these days it feels like there isn’t much I can eat.  I know boohoo poor me but the list of forbidden foods has grown….again! It started […]

Head Lice Repellant

YAY!!!  Another thing to bring home from school!!  If it isn’t the endless list of colds, viruses and illnesses, the pockets full of wood chips or sand to clog the washing machine, the bags full of unfinished art, it’s the dreaded note that YOU have a child with head lice!! OH the shame….. Here are […]

Real Mama Life = Humiliation

In the on-going struggle to reclaim my health after years of illness with an auto-immune disease I am now subject to this kind of humiliation….apparently best served by the deft hands of my children. My doctor has sent me for ‘stool testing’ (bare with me, it gets worse) to be collected at home (thank god) […]

Chocolate Raspberry Oatmeal

Even though my household is slowly moving toward a mostly Paleo diet we are struggling with breakfast for the kids.  I can happily eat dinner leftovers but the kids are fond of breakfast foods…..and don’t want eggs everyday.  I have been making huge batches of low-grain granola that is eaten with either almond milk or […]

Vapour Rub

Have you ever watched that show My Strange Addiction?  Yeah me neither…..but did you see the one episode where the woman would eat tubs of Vick’s Vapor Rub?  She said that she loved the smell so much that she had to eat it……..I guess it makes more sense than eating the stuffing out of throw […]

Vegetable Stock and Curry Sweet Potato Soup

We have now come out the other end of ‘tag you’re it’ stomach flu.  I always think I have somehow managed to avoid what ever the kids have brought home but oh how the mighty do fall. Auto-immune diseases and all I actually fared pretty well.  Everyone else in the family spent at least 12 […]

Make your own Baby Bum Spray

My kids are now 5 1/4 years old now.  They are learning to read and write.  They are going to be in grade one in the fall.  So why write about baby stuff?  Well I have had a few email questions about what I did when it came to diapering my kids.  So I thought […]

Chicken Noodle Soup

Sometimes we got so caught up in the ‘other’ that we miss the simple.  This week my husband got sick with a bad cold or a flu.  He has an amazing immune system so a cold for him is a slightly runny nose and the need for an extra couple of hour of sleep a […]