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Happy Chinese New Year 2015!

Gung Hey Fat Choy! Happy Chinese New Year 2015! The Year of the Goat It’s Chinese New Year 2015!  This year is the Year of the Goat!  Though the Chinese word 羊 (yáng) is a generic term that refers to a sheep, goat or ram, many Chinese people believe that the animal in the Chinese zodiac is […]

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Making Chocolate with Kids

I just re-read the title of this post and had a giggle.  I really hope everyone realizes this post is about making chocolate confections together with your kids and not kids being the ingredient! If there’s one thing for certain in this house, it’s that my six year old daughter loves cooking, creating, and helping in the kitchen.  She’s […]

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Valentine’s Fun with Kinder Surprise! #kindermom

Valentine’s Day was once upon a time for us a day of romance, hearts, chocolate and all things ooooh la la!  Well, fast forward a few years and we’ve got a Little One in the picture.  Valentine’s Day for us now is still about hearts and chocolate, but more about doing things to make our loved […]

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11 Adorable Valentine’s Crafts

Can you believe Valentine’s Day is in but a few short days?  It seems like February just crept up on us and now it’ll be Valentine’s Day! How crazy! Love Valentine’s Day?  Love crafts?  If you and your kids love to get your craft on, here are some fun (and adorable) Valentine’s crafts you can […]

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Recipes

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Filipino Siopao

It’s incredible how certain sights, sounds and fragrances/scents can transport you back to a certain time and place.  The senses can bring you back to a special moment in time. I find food has a way of doing this.  Every now and then, I’ll have a dish that reminds me of simpler times.  I relive childhood […]

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CANADA VOTES! Thai Kitchen #TKeveryday Recipe Challenge

If you’re like me and love cooking, entertaining, and trying out new recipes (especially when the recipes are from friends or fellow moms), you’ll certainly appreciate all the mouthwatering #TKeveryday recipes that have been flooding my Twitter and Facebook streams recently. In celebration of 2015’s Chinese New Year, 5 Mommy Bloggers have been selected across Canada […]

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10 of the Most Delectable Valentine’s Treats

It’s February! That means Valentine’s day is just around the corner! Chocolate, flowers, puffy hearts, candies, and all things pink and red!  It’s hard not to get excited about the day of love!  Yes, every day is a special day, and love shouldn’t be declared on just one day out of the year. However, we […]

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Lifestyle

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Healthy Lunches Twitter Party with @GoodInGrain! #MyKidsLunch

As parents, our kids are our priority. We want to make sure they’re happy, healthy, safe and thriving. Part of this is ensuring that our children eat a healthy, balanced diet. One thing we did with Little One was that we taught her to “eat a rainbow” at every meal. I’ve found that packing her […]

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Thank You to Canada’s Cold Weather Heroes! #TideColdHero

I try not to complain about the amount of snow we have and about how cold it is outside, but the blustery weather and subzero temperature sure make it hard to not wish Spring were right around the corner!  We love outdoor activities and playing outdoors, but even Little One has said that the wind […]

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Great Teaching & the Ontario College of Teachers

There’s no doubt that teachers play a significant role in the lives of students.  From a young age, I recognized the time, dedication and work teachers put into their students and their classes.  Not only do teachers educate, but they also help students flourish and get prepared for the world outside of the classroom. I […]

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Travel

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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 […]

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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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Memories of PEI

As a little girl, I fell in love with the stories of Anne  Shirley (and Green Gables) and  as a result, I fell in love with PEI.  I read L.M. Montgomery’s books and thought what an incredible gift she gave to people around the world.  I often stopped to think about how much joy she brought […]

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Farm Life

Farm Fridays

Why Do We Vaccinate Our Cows? By Crooked Lake Farm

The following post was written by Jill from Crooked Lake Farm.  As a fellow farmer, Jill wishes to engage with other farmers as well as educate non-farmers on what farming is about and what happens on a farm.  If you have any questions you wish to ask, please feel free to leave Jill a comment […]

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Living on a Beef Farm – Why do we do it?

With all the social media shares on agriculture that have come about with the #farm365 movement started by Andrew Campbell (aka: @FreshAirFarmer), it’s great that farmers have a voice and are able to share the realities of farming.  @NurseLovesFarmr has been a long-standing #agvocate and it’s great to see so many others out there sharing and […]

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5 Reasons Why I Came Back To The Farm

The following post was written by Jill from Crooked Lake Farm.  As a fellow farmer, Jill wishes to engage with other farmers as well as educate non-farmers on what farming is about and what happens on a farm.  If you have any questions you wish to ask, please feel free to leave Jill a comment […]

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