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5 Things to do with the kids this Autumn

Once again, its autumn - some days it feels like summer, other days it's winter and some! Autumn, however, is the perfect time to have some fun with the kids. Collect Leaves. Children old enough to handle a crayon can make angel faces. Lay a leaf on paper and rub outward with side of crayon, creating a silhouette and making different halo and hairdo effects. Remove the leaf and draw in a chin, a...

Exhausted? 7 Simple tips to Boost your Energy

Are you exhausted? Yeah! Let's face it - it's been a long week. Thankfully we have a few holidays around the corner...but until then...here are few ideas to keep you going: Don't stop moving. Don't! If you haven't had enough sleep, you will be lacking energy (which also will make you want to snack on unhealthy things). Instead of just 'getting through the day', get...

The Humble Cauliflower

Humble and perhaps plain in its natural state, the cauliflower can be transformed into just about any flavour or texture you ask it to! It is a blank canvas ready to be transformed into a cooking masterpiece. In addition to being really versatile, cauliflower has some wonderful qualities. Here are just a few: It promotes Heart Health: Cauliflower helps in maintaining the heart and the...

How is your emotional metabolism?

Emotional Metabolism? Yes, you heard right! It’s the kind of metabolism we don’t always pay attention to but it may be as important to our health as the food we eat. So, what is emotional metabolism, why is it important and does it have a scientific basis? The answers may surprise you! In the video below Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, discusses...

Win with FarFaria: Children’s Books for iPad / Android

FarFaria is a new Children's book app that is available for iPad or Android devices and while there are quite a few apps with children's books that are available, FarFaria definitely stands out from the crowd. FarFaria is more than just books, it is an adventure! There is a whole little world inside this app and children (and adults) will just love it! Is it time for BedTime Bluffs or FairyTale...

Billions of people do this job everyday – would you apply?

Mullen, an advertising agency in Boston, posted a fake "Director of Operations" job listing online and in newspapers. The ad got 2.7 million impressions from paid ad placement, but only 24 people responded, according to Ad Week. The company? Rehtom Inc. (read that in reverse!) When the applicants found out just who holds the title of "World's Toughest Job," some were brought to tears and I am...

Egg replacements for those with Egg Allergies

If you have someone with egg allergies in your household, you will relate to my feelings about eggs. There is nothing quite like baking with eggs. They are like...creamy, binding, taste-exploding wonders but here are a few ideas of what you can replace eggs with when baking in this handy diagram I was sent. I am not sure who created it but if you do know, please feel free to let us know if the...

25 Rules for Mothers of Daughters

A friend shared this with me and I am not sure where this originated from or who wrote it but it is too beautiful not to share! (If you do know, please share it in the comments below) Paint her nails. Then let her scratch it off and dirty them up. Teach her to care about her appearance, and then quickly remind her that living and having fun is most important. Let her put on your makeup, even if...