deborah lowther

5 Tips to Keep Kids Active All Summer

Schools Out! While kids are jumping for joy, parents all over the neighbourhood are wondering what the heck are we going to do to keep the kids busy all summer! While summer camps are great, not all families choose all day camps and even if they do, there are still another 4-5 evening hours that kids are looking for something to do. Being Active & Free Play The benefits…

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly- Get The Facts on Fat

We have been inundated with the term ‘fat free’ in the media, at the grocery store and in health magazines, leading us to believe that going fat free is the healthy route. Truth is, once fat is removed chemicals, sugars, refined carbohydrates and fillers are added to replace the flavour the fat once provided. Consuming fat is OK, even healthy, as long as you know the facts on fat and can distinguish the good from the bad and the ugly!

Pinky Promise: Is the Tooth Fairy Real?

Sometimes kids ask the darnedest questions. On the way to dance classclast night my 8 year old heard something at school and wanted to know if it was true “Can 9 year olds get pregnant?” What??? “I guess it is possible, but it won’t happen to you when you turn 9 in TWO Weeks!” Thankfully we arrived at dance and I avoided any further discussion on that topic! Then on the drive home I reminded her she needed to write the Tooth Fairy a letter as she lost another tooth that day and she had another one for me. “Is the Tooth Fairy real?”

Healthy Routine for Back to School

Forget January, September is when everything starts anew when you have school aged children! I figure I have survived 1065 school mornings so far and every September I vow that this is the year I am going to achieve the perfect back to school morning! We all dream of smooth and calm morning routines where everyone walks out the door…

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