My husband and I had a bit of a scare when we first moved into our home. At first, I thought we had just inherited an old, but perfectly functioning, washer and dryer set. But when it took me three cycles to get our sheets dry, I’d had enough. We went out and bought a pair of energy efficient washing machines the next day. When they arrived at our new house and started to install them, my husband couldn’t believe what he saw. The dryer duct was completely clotted and we were likely one more drying cycle away from an electrical fire. He took care of that messy job and we both breathed out a cautious sigh of relief. What else could be going on in our home?
What’s a girl to do when she ends up with too many sweet potatoes in her pantry? A question every girl asks themselves from time to time… maybe? As soon as fall hit, I was so JAZZED about all healthy fall comfort foods and went a bit crazy stocking up of root veggies, pumpkins, and yes… sweet potatoes. So when I looked in my pantry the other day and noticed that some of my fall produce was looking a bit tired, I thought, what better to do than to bake with them? So, I made these super healthy, super nutritious, super yummy, toddler-approved sweet potato muffins 🙂
No, I’m not talking about that F-word… I’m talking about the word FAT and other less-than-flattering words people use to describe themselves and others. “I need to lose at least 10 pounds”, “I hate how fat my arms are” or worse… “look how fat she is!”. Sound familiar? We need to talk about what we say around our children and how phrases like these can impact a child’s body image for the rest of their lives.
I grew up around comments and conversations just like this and they’ve had a hugely negative impact on me. As a child, I became increasingly judgmental of others, and even more critical of myself which ultimately led to a negative body image and eating disorders.Read on
We just came back from a family trip in Quebec City and I cannot stop raving to family and friends about the place. As soon as we landed it felt as though we were in a different country all together. Perhaps somewhere in Europe. With streets and buildings over 400 years old, Quebec City is a history book just waiting to be explored by visitors. One of our favourite historic buildings was actually the hotel we stayed in. Located directly in the heart of old Quebec, the Auberge Saint Antoine is nestled between the Museum of Civilization and a smattering of art galleries and cafes.