Parenting · Pregnancy · Wellness

Surviving the first trimester (especially when you have a toddler at home)

It’s been a while since we’ve posted to the blog, but I’m excited to share some news that might help explain some of my absence: I’m pregnant! Exciting, right? Although I have to admit, I’m pretty nervous to admit it. I find that after two miscarriages, there is fear that comes with announcing a pregnancy,… Continue reading Surviving the first trimester (especially when you have a toddler at home)

Everyday Parenting · Food Allergies · Wellness

Things you need to know before an Oral Food Challenge.

Regarding food allergies and oral food challenges, please always consult with your doctor or allergist and follow his or her advice always. This post is intended to be a source of information only for allergy parents, and oral food challenges should always be performed in consultation with your physician or allergist and always in a… Continue reading Things you need to know before an Oral Food Challenge.

Wellness

Jackie’s Anytime Resolutions for a Healthier, Happier Me

It’s summer! Time for vacations, relaxing on the beach, and spending quality time with friends and family. I don’t know about you, but I have never associated the summer months with making big changes. More often than not, things get put on hold. You hang out in a kind of limbo until the backyard BBQs… Continue reading Jackie’s Anytime Resolutions for a Healthier, Happier Me

Food Allergies · Parenting

When my biggest worry was having a picky eater…

Kathleen O’Hagan is a Toronto-based writer, food lover, and most recently, mom. Before she met her baby boy, Kathleen imagined the foodie adventures they’d have together—as they tried out new and delicious restaurants across the city. That dream died the day he was diagnosed with several food allergies. After she went through a mini mourning… Continue reading When my biggest worry was having a picky eater…

Mental Health · Pregnancy

Speaking up: How revealing my pregnancy early helped me cope with miscarriage.

I want to start this post by mentioning that this may be a trigger for some readers re: pregnancy loss and miscarriage. It’s raw and somewhat fragmented, but it’s real. Miscarriage is never a light topic. My intention for this post is to remind myself and others that we are not alone in this. I… Continue reading Speaking up: How revealing my pregnancy early helped me cope with miscarriage.

Everyday Parenting · Food Allergies

The perfect on-the-go snack: MadeGood Foods

  This past weekend we were cottaging with our friends in Muskoka. There were a total of fifteen people – five families with five toddlers all under one roof. It was certainly a full house! And with that many toddlers, I’m sure you can imagine the chaos and the mass of emotions we had to… Continue reading The perfect on-the-go snack: MadeGood Foods

Recipes

Recipe: Homemade pizza (with 5-minute dough)

I am constantly on the lookout for easy dinner ideas that don’t take a lot of time. Here at my house, we often get caught up with activities during our day that by mid afternoon, it’s time to start to think about what’s for dinner. Pizza is one of those easy take out options that… Continue reading Recipe: Homemade pizza (with 5-minute dough)

Local Businesses · Parenting · Toronto East · Wellness

My secret to getting my butt out the door and into gear

This week on the blog we are talking about self care. When you’re a parent, it’s so important to carve out some time to attend to your own wellness. It is way too easy to put all your energy into your kids’ health and wellbeing and consequently neglect your own. I know, because that is… Continue reading My secret to getting my butt out the door and into gear