“SNACKS 101” – Back to School – Back to Routine

Great time to get all little hands on deck. Take advantage of all things in season. With “Snacks 101” There is something for everyone.   1.“An Apple a Day”- A fresh Ontario Apple, or other seasonal fruit, is a delicious, healthy snack any time.   2.Quick Blueberry Pancakes: Add fresh Ontario Blueberries to prepared pancake mix.   3. […]

Get your kids excited for Back-to-School

  Back to school is just around the corner and it is never too early to get your kids geared up for going back.  In fact, with a little enthusiasm and persuasion, you can generate a little excitement. Here’s how: Get the class supply list early and look it over with your kids.  Compare the […]

Fall into Freshness

Prepare for back to school with fresh food ideas          Salads Stuffed Tomatoes Combine cooked Ontario corn kernels with diced Ontario tomato, sweet green pepper, green onion and minced fresh parsley. Split fresh Ontario tomatoes in half, hollow out and fill with mixed ingredients.  Add a splash of your favourite vinaigrette dressing. […]

Back to School with Mom in the Know

We are back to school and quickly settling into our routines.  Luckily, my kids have not be overwhelmed with homework yet as they ease back into the school year.  I know it is coming   and this year I am going to be prepared.   I want to make sure that my kids are set up […]

BACK TO SCHOOL : BACK TO ROUTINE – EMBRACING THE NEW NORMAL.

1.Build your Back to School Toolbox: All the tools we need to complete homework are in the box: pens, pencils, calculators, computer. We used the school supply list provided from our school to make sure we filled our boxes with everything we would need for our work space. If you kids like to find another spot […]

Setting up for Homework Success

We are back to school and quickly settling into our routines.  Luckily, my kids have not be overwhelmed with homework yet as they ease back into the school year.  I know it is coming   and this year I am going to be prepared.   I want to make sure that my kids are set up […]

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue. You are the Best Teacher and I Nominate You!

 Nominate your favourite teacher for the 2015 Capital Educators’ Award   Teachers play a critical role in our children’s lives, and yet, we rarely get the chance to let them know just how much we appreciate them. You now have a chance to show your gratitude and make a teacher’s day (or year!) by nominating […]

MARCH BREAK FUN!

Julie and the kids make bird feed, paper flowers and prints.   Providing a supplemental food will help ensure birds have enough energy to stay warm. Calorie-rich black sunflower seeds and preservative-free suet are great choices. Place feeders at different heights to attract different species. Platform feeding areas attract jays and grosbeaks, while titmice and […]

Back to School Breakfasts

Get Cracking in the Morning with these Large Batch Egg Recipes Watch as Julie demonstrates three fresh egg recipes to get kids going in the morning.  Large batch recipes make it easy to provide your kids with delicious breakfast options packed with protein and fresh ingredients. Recipe links below:   >   Baked Oatmeal Cups […]