3 Low Sugar Summer Treats

3 low sugar summer treats you can share with your kids… Treat #1 – Frozen Fruit Brittle I first made this recipe for a Valentine’s Day treat. It was such a hit that I’ve continued to make it! Be sure to keep this chocolate recipe handy…it makes a great topping

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Strawberry-Lemon Lime Soda

Strawberry-Lemon Lime Soda In a 1.5L mason jar, combine: 1/2 c strawberry extract (see jesssherman.com/strawberry-lemon-lime-soda/) 1/2 c whey (see jesssherman.com/strawberry-lemon-lime-soda/) juice from 2 lemons juice from 1 lime fill the rest with pure water (do not use chlorinated tap water as the chlorine will kill the bacteria in the whey)

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Mod Mom

For the Glowing Mom on the Go By Crystal Skiehar | Back in Balance A Centre for Wellbeing Denim is a tried and true wardrobe staple that can be found in our closets year round. Dress them up or dress them down, take a drive out to the country or

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Farmer’s Markets

Farmer’s Markets OTTAWA FARMER’S MARKETS: Byward Market You’ll find fresh fruits, vegetables, crafts and other vendors in one of Ottawa’s most historic neighbourhoods. Vendors typically operate May to October. http://byward-market.com/en/about-us/outdoor-market/ Ottawa Farmers’ Market (Lansdowne Park) Sundays from 9am-4pm, the Ottawa Farmers’ Market showcases local farmers, small-batch artisan producers and artists

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Summer Baby Wearing Tips

Summer Baby Wearing Tips Question: What can parents do to stay cool in the hot summer months while wearing their baby? Answer: There are not a lot of carriers that will truly leave you feeling cool and breezy while carrying a child. This is due to biology: a mom’s body

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On the Importance of Connecting

I’ve been swamped – I mean swamped – by my to-do list this spring. It has left me yearning for time to slow down and connect with my children, my partner and the rest of my family. Our summer has become the perfect way to do that. Spending time outside,

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Help! My Baby Doesn’t Sleep!

Help! My Baby Doesn’t Sleep! We know more about the human brain, how undeveloped it is at birth and the causes of night waking than ever before. The human baby today is no different than prehistoric babies. Yet parents are more obsessed with controlling their infants sleep patterns with the

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Providing Support After Pregnancy or Infant Loss

Providing Support After Pregnancy or Infant Loss Although the majority of pregnancies end with the birth of a healthy baby, it is estimated that one in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage (loss up to 20 weeks of pregnancy), and approximately 7 in every 1,000 pregnancies end in stillbirth (loss after

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Full Spectrum Doulas: Offering Care and Support Throughout the Pregnancy Spectrum

Full Spectrum Doulas: Offering Care and Support Throughout the Pregnancy Spectrum A Full Spectrum Doula is someone committed to supporting the whole spectrum of reproductive experiences and outcomes. They strive to bring the doula model of care to trans people, girls and women who are experiencing abortion, adoption, surrogacy, miscarriage

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Taking Care of Your Back

Taking Care of Your Back nicBecoming a new parent is hard work; your body gets put into all kinds of positions that you have not previously had to worry about. During pregnancy, 50-90% of women experience lower back pain (Study from the Journal of Orthopaedics). Often, this pain will continue

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