Featured Canadian Product: ComfySleep Buckwheat Hull Pillow Review

Featured Canadian Product: ComfySleep Buckwheat Hull Pillow Review

Pillows filled with buckwheat hulls? Seriously? Yeah, that’s what I said too. But apparently they’ve been used for centuries in Asia and are becoming more popular in North America.

Guide to Food Preservation III – Jam, Jelly and Fruit Preserves

Guide to Food Preservation III – Jam, Jelly and Fruit Preserves

As berries and other fruit come into season in Canada, many people make their own fruit preserves so they can enjoy them all year long.  Even more appealing is the control you have over what goes into each jar, allowing for creativity, healthy choices, and the omission of chemicals. One of the most popular ways […]

The Big Guide to Planning and Building an Outdoor Kitchen

The Big Guide to Planning and Building an Outdoor Kitchen

Outdoor kitchens are becoming more popular and more elaborate in Canada.  Planning and building them can become quite involved and it’s more than a little overwhelming. This guide is designed to help you through the planning stages so you can focus on the end result.

What are the Health Benefits of Maple Syrup?

What are the Health Benefits of Maple Syrup?

Sap running is a very Canadian sign of Spring! Families visit their local sugar bush to learn about the process of making maple syrup, while children enjoy the taste of maple taffy and maple sugar candy. It may come as a surprise that such a sweet indulgence could be good for us, but it is.

Tips for Travelling with Physical Challenges ©

Tips for Travelling with Physical Challenges ©

Canadians with “disabilities” and physical challenges may struggle to plan vacations and other travel. While this includes those with permanent physical challenges, such as paralysis, the truth is that many other people have physical problems that make travel intimidating and scary. Seniors and those suffering from less visible challenges like arthritis, can also struggle with […]

Review: Hampton House Frozen Popcorn Chicken [Updated]

Review: Hampton House Frozen Popcorn Chicken [Updated]

I used to be a big fan of KFC Popcorn Chicken.  I’ve been hunting for a frozen alternative ever since the KFC quality went dramatically downhill. I’ve tried several frozen versions, but like most frozen, breaded chicken, they left much to be desired. I don’t know what these products have against flavour, but time after […]

Can I Afford to Stay Home with my Kids in Canada?

Can I Afford to Stay Home with my Kids in Canada?

Many Canadian parents would like to stay at home with their young children. The thought of sending them to daycare or leaving them with a stranger pulls at our heartstrings and causes both anxiety and guilt. On top of that, life gets very busy when you’re trying to raise children and look after your home. […]

How to Raise an Entrepreneur

How to Raise an Entrepreneur

You’ve seen them on Dragon’s Den, those young Canadian entrepreneurs who look like they were born into the role.  One thing virtually all of them share, is supportive parents who nurtured and encouraged them.  You can be the kind of parent who helps your child pursue life as an entrepreneur too. The skills you equip […]

All of the Best Non-Surgical Ways to Stop Snoring

All of the Best Non-Surgical Ways to Stop Snoring

“STOP SNORING!” Whether it’s yelled during the night or a message received loud and clear with a kick, people who snore are well aware of how annoying it is to others. It’s annoying to the person who is sawing those logs too. Desperate for a good night’s sleep, those who do it (and the people […]

10 Ways for Kids to Pass the Time on Christmas Eve

10 Ways for Kids to Pass the Time on Christmas Eve

Remember it? The magical anticipation that made Christmas Eve painfully long? If you allow yourself to go back there, I bet you’ll still find that amazing feeling of excitement in your stomach. Helping kids through the torture of time can turn into some Christmas traditions and create memories that you’ll all treasure.

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