Parenting

I can’t believe this tastes so good. New Recipe!

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I just made this chia seed porridge (or is it a pudding?) and I really can’t believe how good it actually tastes.   And oh, so, so healthy!   It’s vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and our children love it. Chia seed:  ~ they are a complete protein ~ an amazing source of good fat ~ they aid in weigh loss ~ More than half of the ... Read More »

10 Reasons Why We Are Building An EarthShip Home (Photos)

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So, I get it.  If you are like I used to be,  you hear “sustainable living” or “off-the-grid” and you picture a community of people living together without the comforts of ‘modern day’ amenities. What if I told you that there is a type of home that’s cheap to build, cheap to maintain, a home that provides all the free food ... Read More »

9 Reasons To Choose Local Over Organic

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9 Reasons to choose LOCAL over ORGANIC 
(when only one option is available)                         We buy and eat organic as much as possible, and whenever it’s available (and affordable). The issue with buying organic is: 1) it’s not always available 2) it’s not always affordable (for most families) A couple of points ... Read More »

Mexico, here we come!

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2 kids, 3 dogs, 8 bags and a partridge in a pear tree             Well, we’re off!   We left Fredericton at 5am for our 6am flight.  Our bodies are here, at the airport, but our minds are still in bed….maybe it’s because of the 4 hour ‘sleep’ we got last night, or maybe it’s ... Read More »

How To Use Activated Charcoal

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  Activated Charcoal                 What is it? Activated charcoal is a nontoxic, odorless and tasteless black powder that has been used for years to treat many various things in the body. It can be made out of wood, bamboo and even coconuts.Charcoal is an antidote as it adsorbs most toxins and poisons before they can ... Read More »

4 Toxic Chemicals This Study Found In Our Halloween Costumes

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It’s that time of year again…orange and black adorn most retail outlets, spiders, witches, skeletons and goblins adorn many neighboring doorways, windows and lawns. Halloween is a fun tradition that many of us enjoy. Most parents are aware of the toxins found in candy and the ‘treats’ collected by their precious wee ones. But what about those scary costumes? What ... Read More »

Top 5 Tips for Homebirth Dads

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  I birth our son Maddox, our firstborn, in our hometown’s hospital. I’ve always thought back to how perfect it was: bringing my son into the world, hospital staff just standing back, letting me ‘do my thing’. It was an un-medicated 7 hour birth. I’ve always looked back so fondly on the experience.  That is,  until I had my daughter at home, surrounded by ... Read More »

Would you believe what’s in these popsicles?

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I have so many fantastic childhood memories.   Decorating our freshly picked Christmas tree, our yearly trips to Prince Edward Island, and of course biking, the beach, and everything that has to do with summer…including lots of popsicles! Whenever we heard that cute little tune coming from the ice cream cart or “dicky dee”, we’d drop whatever we were doing,  grab some pocket change ... Read More »

How Safe is Homebirth?

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  How Safe is Homebirth? by Yolande Clark                 “Birth is as safe as life gets”–Harriet Hartigan Becoming a parent is one of the most significant life events, and from the moment of conception, every mother is preoccupied with providing the very best for her child. Birth itself is no exception. The birth ... Read More »

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