All I want to do during this pregnancy is streeeeeeettttttch. As soon as I wake up, when I’m walking around, when I’m cooking, seriously all day everyday… stretching is what my body craves more than chocolate! Well, kinda 😉 Our bodies are growing to make room for that little baby, which means that things are bound to shift around. A lot of pregnant women wake up feeling stiff or sore because of this, and stretching is the best way to alleviate that discomfort. Stretching is also going to help you in labour by keeping your muscles flexible and strong! I chatted with one of my most trusted sources – my chiropractor (who also happens to be my brother!) to bring you the top 10 best stretches for pregnant women. So here we go!
We all know someone affected by multiple sclerosis, as it affects 1 in every 340 people in Canada. This is the highest rate in the world. MS is classified as an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. It attacks the protective covering of the nerves, which is called myelin, causing inflammation and often damage. MS is anything but a routine disease and has unique effects on every individual. It’s unpredictable and can be extremely physically and emotionally taxing. I have three close friends who are living with MS and I feel compelled to help in any way I can, which in my case is through my blog.
The MS Society of Canada has been researching and helping those affected by the disease for 70 years now. They have recently released the MS Wellness Toolbox that has me so super jazzed because I think it’s something we can all learn from.Read on
I still consider myself a new Mom and I’m not entirely sure if I have the street cred yet to post about this, but here we go anyway. I’m not going to tell you a right way or a wrong way to approach your picky eater nor do I hold any judgement or place blame on parents. This is simply my experience – the things that have worked and the things that haven’t. My intention is to help any parent looking for a solution with what to do with a picky eater.
What’s wrong with having a Picky Eater?
First and foremost, the biggest reason for not wanting a picky eater is risking proper nutrition. The reason we eat food is to nourish ourselves, and enjoyment comes secondary (much to the chagrin of many). I’m not saying we can’t enjoy healthy foods, but nutrition should come first, taste second. Read on
Move over double-shot-extra-foam-coconut-milk-cappuccino. Theres a new treat in town. Let me introduce you to Starbucks’ newest and healthiest snack. Meet HoneyBar. They might be new to me and you, but these babies have been around for quite sometime. 25 years to be exact! So rest assured these guys know what the heck they’re doing when it comes to quality, taste, and overall yumminess.
Think Sesame Snaps… but better and better for you. They’re held together with one simple ingredient: Honey. The simplicity of these little bars is what drew me to them in the first place. Less is always more when we’re talking ingredients. My favourite, Sweet & Salty, is made with 6 super pure ingredients:
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This just in – there’s a haute way to wrap one’s food now! Today, we’re talking about preserving & toting your food around in the newest, hippest way possible. Beeswax Wrap – the perfect alternative to plastic wrap I also have a surprise giveaway for you down below, so keep on readin’!
I first saw this bee-autiful boss lady on Dragon’s Den and thought, I need to meet her.
Her name is Toni and is the founder of Abeego, a company that makes beeswax-coated fabric food wrap. If you’re not familiar with beeswax wrap, allow me to give you a run down. You use it in place of plastic wrap, containers and bags to preserve your food. The material it’s made with allows your food to breathe, allowing exactly the right amount of oxygen through. Sound counterintuitive? Let’s put it this way… think of the skin of any fruit or vegetable. Lemons, for example, have a thick & porous skin that keeps it nice and fresh. Toni tells it like it is:
“If living food needed to be wrapped in airtight wrap the rind, peel or skin would be airtight. It’s not. Secondly, it’s inspirational. It looks good, feels good, smells good and fosters a healthier relationship with food”.