When it comes to home-cooked meals, I tend to resort to the classics of my childhood. I was never picky, lucky for my Mother, and would even eat my veggies. As an adult one of my favorite vegetarian dishes is Eggplant Parmesan, or Melanzane alla Parmigiana as my family calls it. It is seriously one of the most simple dishes to prepare as long as you have a few staple ingredients on hand, and can be whipped up quickly. The most labor intensive part is preparing the eggplant, but this can be done is so many ways the options are endless. […] Continue reading →

I’ve mentioned in the past that I cook for a total of six people every night. Four adults including my parents, my husband and I, and the two children. This can be trying because everyone has their own likes and dislikes, and I’m not talking about the kids. Not only does everyone have their own tastes they prefer, but there are some diet restrictions as well. I usually end up making something that I hope will please the kids most, but recently my Mom has cut gluten out of her diet for medical reasons, and to support her I have […] Continue reading →

Photo via Olafur Eliasson`s Website I don’t know about you, but I for one take electricity for granted. It is just something I have always had, and when I lose it, even briefly, I often wait eagerly for its return so that I can proceed with my day. It is hard to believe that there are still 1.2 billion people in this world who lack electricity. A staggering number. Luckily there are innovative minds out there that are thinking of new ways, eco-friendly ones even, to help find solutions and solve problems such as this. An Icelandic designer, Olafur Eliasson, is […] Continue reading →

I came across this clever little product and had to share it, especially with camping season just beginning and everyone going through their gear,  making sure they have everything to hit the wilderness. The Terra Kids Camping Light is the perfect accompaniment for any child that loves camping and the exploration that comes with it. The reason I love this product so much, is two-fold. First, it is one of the few products on the market that does not use batteries. Anyone that has a child that has gone through a flash-light and fort phase knows how frustrating a kid […] Continue reading →

Way back when I was pregnant with my second child, and my first was on the cusp of his first birthday, my husband and I ventured out West to Southern California for a family vacation. It was a memorable trip that left me wanting more, and one of my most fond memories is of the delicious food we ate while there. Have you ever tried something at a restaurant that you loved and tried to replicate it at home? I have done this a handful of times, and one of those dishes was a very simple pasta we tried at […] Continue reading →

I don’t know about your children, but it seems that mine are often pushing their pricey toys aside and taking matters into their own hands. Lately they have been creating “paper toys”, which are basically superheros which they color and ask me to cut out for them. They literally play with these for hours, and I am left wondering – Why do I spend any money on toys when they take so much pleasure in something so simple? molly-meg is on to this idea, with their line of Mood Switch Stickers! Available in three different styles – girl, boy or […] Continue reading →

Lately my three-year-old and I have had something in common that has never occurred before – we are both having a hard time getting in all of our fruits and veggies everyday. This is of course, normal behaviour for him, but abnormal for myself, and since I am growing a baby, I need to be getting as many nutrients I can in my body on top of my prenatal vitamin. When I was presented with the opportunity to read and review 201 Healthy Smoothie & Juices for Kids by Amy Roskelley – founder of SuperHealthyKids.com – I jumped at the […] Continue reading →