Meal Planning & Prepping For Busy Lifestyles

Meal Planning

If you, like many people, you have such a busy life, that making homemade, healthy meals each day is a constant struggle. Instead of just giving in and going through the local drive-thru or ordering pizza three nights a week, why not give meal planning and meal prepping a try? Here are some options to help save time, money, and still prepare healthy meals each day for your family. Meal Planning & Prepping For Busy People What is Meal Planning? Before you can start your meal prep, you need to … Continue reading

Dealing with Chronic Back Pain

Chronic Back Pain

Have you ever had a sore back? Well, I have and it has been almost 4 years of dealing with chronic back pain. I have complained to my Doctor in the past, but when you visit for more than one issue, it seems that they only focused on the first problem described. I now have a new Doctor and we are looking into the issues that weren’t before. If you are experiencing back almost daily and it last longer than a few months then you probably have chronic back pain. … Continue reading

Fresh From the Farm- Healthy School Fundraising

fresh from the farm

It is the beginning of the school year and our school is starting its first fundraiser. In June, I received approval from the Principal to order Fresh from the Farm fundraising kits. I thought that this would be a perfect way to raise money and give everyone some healthy, farm fresh products. Farm Fresh Ontario – Healthy School Fundraising Fresh from the Farm: Healthy Fundraising for Ontario Schools Fresh from the Farm was designed to provide a healthy fundraising alternative to schools by selling Ontario-grown fruit and vegetables. Since 2013, 1165 … Continue reading

Halloween Centrepiece Ideas – Shabby Chic

Halloween Centrepiece Ideas

To continue with your shabby chic décor style for Halloween, consider adding a centrepiece to your dining room table. This is great simply for an added decoration, or when you plan to have family or friends over for a fun meal. Here are some shabby chic Halloween centrepiece ideas. Halloween Centrepiece Ideas Planter Box With Mini Pumpkins and Gourds When you are short on time, this is an easy centrepiece you can throw together with basic items found at your local dollar or craft store. All you need is a … Continue reading

Staying Motivated with Three Inspiring Gifts

Mama Bear’s Haven received these inspiring gifts for staying motivated from Quatro Publishing for review purposes on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own as always. Some days we could all use a bit of motivation to drive us to our goals. Have you ever heard a quote that inspired you or makes you wonder? What about words of wisdom from others? Do you keep a notebook or calendar for staying motivated? In a world that judges you, be the inspiration, not the judge. Now that school has started, why not make … Continue reading

Exhibition Place Home of the CNE – 2018 Highlights

Exhibition place

Each year thousands of families head down to the Exhibition Place home of the CNE to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Canadian National Exhibition. Visiting each year is part of our Family Traditions. Exhibition Place Home of the CNE – 2018 Highlights This year we headed down to the CNE on the last weekend of  The Ex. It started off a rainy day, but shortly after we entered the gates, the rain let up. We purchased our daughter a wristband so she could go on the rides all day. … Continue reading