Earth Day Fun for Kids #KinderMom #KinderSmiles

Little One learned from a very early age that as citizens of the Earth, it is our duty to take care of our planet by treading as lightly as possible.  We compost, practice reduce-reuse-recycle, use cloth napkins and reusable shopping bags.  We also pack litterless lunches.  We heat the house in the Spring with passive solar […]

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Should Screaming Kids Be Banned From Restaurants?

You know the situation.  You’ve probably witnessed it before or you’ve probably been the parent of a child throwing a tantrum at a restaurant. I recently read yet another story about a restaurant banning screaming children.  This time, the story on Global News featured the Facebook post from The Lobster Pound and Moore. The restaurant […]

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Thankful Thursday

I know that parenting is not easy and we’re constantly learning how to parent the best we can.  After an extremely busy work week and after the time change last weekend, the energy in this house has  been a bit “off”.  Little One has been extremely tired and emotional.  She’s happy and laughing one minute […]

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Clean Water Family Kindness Challenge #PGMom

Little One was asked me what the definition of an oath was.  The simple answer for a six year old to understand is “an oath is like a promise”. Me: You know in Sparks, you say a special oath? Little One: Yes. It’s “I promise to share and be a friend”. Me: That’s right. Does […]

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Thai Mango Salad Dressing

One of my absolute favourite salads is a good Thai Mango Salad.  Of course, living on Manitoulin Island, I try to use mostly ingredients that are found locally and that we grow on our farm.  Sadly, we obviously just don’t have the temperature to grow tropical fruit.  Not only are we in Canada, but we’re […]

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Soupe aux Petits Pois

My six year old is an unusual child.  She has a refined palate for someone so young.  She’s not shy to tell me whether she thinks a dish needs more seasoning or whether it needs more acidity.  How she knows this, I have no clue! She certainly loves flavours from all over the globe and […]

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26 Fun Easter Treats!

The weather is warming up, the sun is shining, and the birds are chirping!  It’s definitely starting to feel like Spring! When I think Spring, I think of grass peeking through the snow and flowers blooming. I also think about Easter dinner with family and all the dishes to make!  We love sharing a meal […]

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Everybody Lies #StreamTeam

I pride myself on being honest with my child.  When she was a toddler, she learned the proper words for parts of the anatomy.  There was none of that “little girls have cupcakes and little boys have turtles”. Very early on, it was “girls have a vagina and boys have a penis”.  I was so […]


BIG NEWS, Glama Gal Tween Spa Fans!

I’m not going to lie.  I love getting pampered.  I work hard, so a treat day at the spa is something I look forward to.  It’s good for the mind, body and soul. My little one loves spa days too.  An afternoon at Glama Gal Tween Spa makes for a fun experience.  I’m excited to […]

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Disney World & Family Time

Our Disney story began a few years ago, when Little One was a pint-sized tot, totally in awe of all things Disney.  A friend gave her Wall-E and a family gave her UP.  The rest was history…or, just the beginning!  Soon after, Little One just had to collect as many Disney DVDs as possible.  She also REALLY […]


Lobster Chowder

After spending a week on Prince Edward Island, I really miss having fresh seafood every day.  Since I am suffering from PEI withdrawal, I just had to whip up this delicious Lobster Corn Chowder for my family.  True, it just isn’t the same as having fresh lobster from PEI cooked for me, but this recipe from […]


The Magic of Prince Edward Island #travel #PEI

There’s a certain charm to Prince Edward Island that visitors are aware of as soon as they set foot on the island. From the red sand shores and farmers’ fields, to the great sand dunes at Dalvay, every which way you look, there are stunning vistas. It is a veritable feast for the eyes. The […]

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Farm Fridays

Who Are You?

The following post is written by contributor, Jill from Crooked Lake Farm.  Jill shares stories of the real side of farming and life on a farm. To read more, follow her on her blog and engage with her on Twitter. Okay, so now you have “Who Are You” by The Who running through your head. […]

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Carry On As A Farmer

The following post is written by contributor, Jill from Crooked Lake Farm.  Jill shares stories of the real side of farming and life on a farm. To read more, follow her on her blog and engage with her on Twitter. Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. […]


Grain Farmers of Ontario ~ March Classic #GFOClassic

Hubby’s family has been farming for generations.  Though we live on a working beef farm and raise cattle, we also grow corn, barley and hay.  I know that there are many grain farmers of Ontario that produce far more grain than we do, but we produce grain nonetheless. Admittedly, I did not grow up on a […]

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