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Have You Tried an Art Box for Your Kids?

Have You Tried an Art Box for Your Kids?

Pip & Vix Subscription Art Boxes  I had the pleasure of meeting Pip & Vix at the Baby and Family Fair this past weekend in Vancouver, and their subscription art boxes caught my eye. It is a BC company founded by two Moms with a passion for art. I love the idea of...

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Ghost, Goblins and Hallowe’en Treats

Ghost, Goblins and Hallowe’en Treats

Not all Hallowe’en treat have to be filled with food coloring and copious amounts of sugar. I know, I know, it's once a year and the sugar they consume isn't the end of the world. But there are a number of these “once a year” events and they add up. The thing with...

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Mother’s Day Giveaway

Mother’s Day Giveaway

With just under two weeks until Mother’s Day, I came up with my top ten gift ideas for the moms in your life. Obviously we know a handmade card from our kids is all it takes to put a smile on our faces, but sometimes it is nice to be given a little something extra. My...

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Holiday Crafts: Borax Crystal Ornaments

Holiday Crafts: Borax Crystal Ornaments

I'm thankful for holiday crafts, such as these crystal ornaments. With the holiday season seeming to just fly right by and my to-do list not getting any smaller, crafts get pushed off the list to help with keeping sane. This is why I am very thankful for my...

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11 hours ago

This Healthy Mom

Spent the day Christmas shopping with my mom. Confession - I may have just started! I wasn’t all that successful but look at these adorable cookies that Tiffany & Co. CF Pacific Centre was giving out to their customers. The girls and I are excited to eat them😋

#christmasshopping #christmaslist #tiffanyandco #jewelry #presents
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2 days ago

This Healthy Mom

We are a butter family!
Everything tastes better with butter😍. Read this if you are not convinced.The great debate over whether butter is better than margarine still exists although it is a shame that butter has been unfairly demonized. Butter contains many healthful components, including lecithin, which helps your body break down cholesterol. It is also a rich source of the antioxidants vitamin A, E and selenium which are necessary for the healthy functioning of the adrenal and thyroid glands. Butter is made from cream and contains a wide range of short- and medium-chain fatty acids, as well as monounsaturated and some polyunsaturated fatty acids. The dangers of butter’s saturated fat components have been blown out of proportion; remember, not all saturated fats are equal.

Naturally saturated fatty acids like those found in butter have vital and protective properties. While it is important to limit excess consumption of saturated fats, especially the long-chain ones found in red meat, a balanced diet should contain the beneficial saturated fats found in butter.

Organic butter is one of the few foods available in our supermarkets that still contains natural conjugated linoleic acid an essential fatty acid with fat-burning and cancer-fighting properties. We all love the taste of butter. Try my Better Butter recipe. Use 1 lb (500g) of salted organic butter and 1 cup (250mL) of any natural cold-pressed oil, such as borage, flax or high oleic sunflower oil. Cut butter into eight pieces and put into food processor with the oil and blend until smooth. Spoon into a covered container and refrigerate. Not only will you have better butter, but it will remain soft in the refrigerator. Makes 2 cups (500 mL).
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