With Father’s Day coming up I’ve enlisted the help of my bestie, Daniel MacKinnon, to do the dad-grooming gift-shop for me (’cause he doesn’t have kids, and has the time). Here, he shares his top 10 products geared towards dads (and some for moms!) that look as good as they perform.
Founder of Chefs for Oceans, a foundation that educates and builds awareness for sustainable seafood, Ned Bell is also the executive chef for Ocean Wise and serves as a member of the Loblaw Food Council. What we discovered during our one-on-one chat is that he’s passionate about wanting families (including his own) to think outside the box when it comes to making a meal.
I’ve always been an A-type personality and as soon as the warmer weather hits, I naturally start thinking about spring cleaning and become a woman with a mission (much to the dismay of my entire family). Lists are made, days are marked off in the calendar and each room undergoes an entire re-org. I’m not gonna lie this may take me weeks but I take comfort in the fact that this only happens once a year, and then I’m in my happy place.
Allison is the owner of September Project. In her own words, it’s ” all about unique and honest messaging (i.e., stuff you actually think and want say to the people you care about) delivered simply and beautifully in a way that lets the words do the talking. Today she’s using the power of words to share her personal experience of miscarriage which we all agree should be an on-going and open-hearted conversation instead of a secret.
Recently I found myself packing up cold-weather gear and heading west to Calgary. Yep. Calgary. Forget a vacation of sunning myself under an umbrella and listening to the sounds of the waves while I snooze…No. This mom took her husband and two kids for an all-inclusive week of visiting friends in Calgary in the winter. Here are a few of my fab #momfinds.
When Sara Celik, a naturopathic doctor and spokesperson for Renew Life, invited me to try a cleanse, I was truly meh about it. After talking me through the process and serving up sensible answers to my long list of questions, I was still skeptical—but willing because she suggested a cleanse that wasn’t a full-on fast so I wouldn’t get so furious.
When you have a knock-out virus, don’t try to convince yourself that your A-Type and OCD impulses will beat the germs that are bringing you down. Instead, take a deep breath (well, as deep as you can) and surrender to the upside of being a sick mom. Here’s how to bring on relief that will help you stay in the game and ease your aches, chills and annoying cough.
It’s the first day of spring and we thought we would rev up your reading list with the books that have inspired some of the moms we have met over the last year (believe it or not, Love, Emoem, is celebrating it’s first birthday in just a couple of weeks!). Whether it’s on your Kindle or waiting on your bedside table, these are the pages that are moving our real moms, mind, body and soul.
Ixtapa and its neighbouring towns on Mexico’s West coast has serious cred. Artists Damien Hirst and Julian Schnabel are spotted in the beachside village of Troncones and luxe hotel chain The Viceroy has an outpost in Zihuatanejo. We, however, were going on our first trip with a group that included 6 parents and 4 kids, so a surfer inn without a kids’ club or a haute boite for grown-ups only wasn’t on our hit list. For our first trip with vacation buddies, here’s how we made Ixtapa fit our multi-family squad.
What I’ve finally figured out (ta-dah) is that lunch time is my clean-eating time. Here’s the hitch though…making clean food is a bitch. There’s a lot of slicing, dicing, pureeing, soaking, stewing, rolling, baking and other prep that I don’t have the time or patience for. What’s a girl to do? Order in (without breaking the bank).