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Cabbage Salad with Sesame Dressing

Cabbage Salad with Sesame Dressing

Easter dinner was hosted at our house this year.  On the menu was cabbage salad with sesame dressing, turkey, scalloped potatoes, Bunny Buns, baked potatoes with bacon, and a variety of tomatoes.  For dessert, I made tapioca pudding and Little One inhaled three oranges.  My mother-in-law baked a Pennsylvania Dutch Raisin Crumble Pie that was too delicious for words.  It came from an old German cookbook, which is a favourite of hers. Easter is always a time for reflection for me.  For some reason […]

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Newborn Nesting ~ @SearsCA #SearsMom

Newborn Nesting ~ @SearsCA #SearsMom

Every time around this time of the year, there’s a sense of excitement and new found energy over here.  With the snow finally melted and the grass coming to life again, what’s not to be excited about?  Milder temperature, freshness in the air, sunshine, and birds chirping cheerfully are all things we are embracing over here! Spring is a time of rebirth and we love seeing all the newborn animals on our farm. Whether they be newborn calves or newborn chicks, they’re all symbol of […]

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#Filipino Leche Flan Recipe #LMDConnector

#Filipino Leche Flan Recipe  #LMDConnector

Whenever I think of the holidays, I think of my grandmother’s Leche Flan recipe.  Whether it be Christmas, a birthday party, Easter or any family get together, my grandmother always made her famous leche flan.  For those unfamiliar with leche flan, it is a popular dessert in the Philippines.  Leche flan (or flan de leche in Spanish) simply means milk flan.  In the Philippines, my grandmother always steamed it over the stove top, however it can also be baked in the oven (in a bain Marie). The Fil […]

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Easter Bunny Buns! Plus, WIN 1 year’s supply of #GayLeaFoods butter or a Waring Pro Double Belgian-Waffle Maker!

Easter Bunny Buns! Plus, WIN 1 year’s supply of #GayLeaFoods butter or a Waring Pro Double Belgian-Waffle Maker!

I was thinking of something fun to make for Little One this Easter, but  I wanted to steer away from the tempting, colourful, pretty, cakes and cupcakes I’ve been known to make for the holidays and special occasions.  I’m addicted to Pinterest and while perusing cute Easter ideas, I found a few “Bunny buns” recipes online.  Not actual bunny buns, but dinner rolls shaped like bunnies! I liked the idea, but used my homemade dinner roll recipe for this. Easter Bunny Buns Adorable bunny-shaped dinne […]

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5 Easter Activities for Kids #KINDERMom

5 Easter Activities for Kids #KINDERMom

Growing up, Easter was a Holiday my brothers, cousins and I looked forward to.  We were raised Roman Catholic and observed Lent, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter.  Easter has always been a special time for us, because it’s also the time that family who live out of town get together for a meal and some family time.  I have fond memories of going Easter egg hunting with my cousins!   Old school pic of my cousins and me circa 1981 perhaps? The first six out of twelve grandchildren o […]

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Memories and Generations + WIN a Mother’s Day Gift for Mom #hallmarkpresspause {Giveaway}

Memories and Generations + WIN a Mother’s Day Gift for Mom #hallmarkpresspause {Giveaway}

My mother always told me “Just wait until you have kids of your own! THEN you’ll understand.” Being a mostly good, respectful (but sometimes bratty, insolent, argumentative) teenager, I tried to assert my independence (while being a dependent), and wanted to be treated like a grown-up (when I obviously wasn’t yet), I’d get into arguments with my Mom. Despite our fights and disagreements, there’s no love quite like the love a Mother has for her children and the […]

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Get Clickin’ with a @WeanGreen #litterlesslunch Photo Contest!

Get Clickin’ with a @WeanGreen #litterlesslunch Photo Contest!

If there’s one thing I am passionate about, it’s making sure my Little One eats healthy litterless lunches.  It means a lot to me for my daughter to not only eat healthy, but to tread as lightly on the earth as possible. This means packing lunches in reusable containers, giving her reusable cutlery, and sending her to school with a reusable water bottle and cloth napkins. I’m not the only  one who takes litterless lunches seriously.  Wean Green feels the same way! Their glass c […]

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The Day We Almost Died. Seat Belts and Car Seats SAVE LIVES!

The Day We Almost Died. Seat Belts and Car Seats SAVE LIVES!

If I weren’t already a vocal car seat advocate, I am even more so now.  Car seats save lives.  I know, because Little One’s car seat saved her life. It was a regular Saturday afternoon and the sun was shining.  Birds were chirping and all was right in the world. One would think that Spring had arrived (despite the mountains of snow and puddles of slush that remained).  I had Little One strapped into her car seat and we were happily chatting when I hit a patch of slush and hydroplaned […]

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Our TTC Journey #ohip4ivf #onpoli

Our TTC Journey #ohip4ivf #onpoli

This post has been in the making for a few months years now.  It’s something I never talk about publicly because I suppose putting it out there would be an admission of its truth.  This is probably the single most difficult post I will ever write. It’s about our TTC journey. I may be vocal and funny online, but when it comes to certain things (like TTC/Trying to Conceive), I’m a very private person. Conceiving a baby and starting a family is something that I always thought was […]

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On Sleep Deprivation

On Sleep Deprivation

I was joking with a friend recently that I think all new moms or moms suffering from sleep deprivation should have their driver’s licences revoked.  It was a joke, but I can see how being a #zombiemom can be hazardous to one’s health (and dangerous to those around us). I’m not a “new” mom anymore, but I still suffer from sleep deprivation. Every week is busy, but this past week was even more so for some reason.  I don’t really know why. Oh, wait. I do.  Little […]

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