A Collection Of Stories - by Mothers, for Mothers.

  • How Young Is Too Young?

    This past week, my daughter Charlie was told about 9/11 in her classroom at school. She is seven. SEVEN!  It hadn't even occurred to me that this would be a possibility. Charlie...

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  • How We Care

    Guest Post by Shira Leuchter:       Earlier this week I attended a forum on the particular challenges of working in theatre and being a parent. One of the...

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  • Taking Over!

    What do you do when your children are taking over your space? I'm not talking about leaving toys here and there, or making a fort out of couch cushions, I...

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  • Being Present

    I've been doing this thing lately where I close my eyes and try to visualize every detail of my childs face. Do I know every freckle? Can I see the...

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  • Apple Cake

    Today was the first gathering of my Organic Kids Cooking Group. I am excited to  be sharing wholesome recipes with children in my Laurel Canyon kitchen - today was all...

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  • Vegan Banana Date Bars

    I have a friend who is from Iceland. He is the father of two beautiful girls and he bakes the most delicious banana bars. These bars are vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free,...

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  • Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

    These cookies are really good. I mean, really so good. They are soft and chewy, bursting with flavour and full of just the right amount of natural sweetness. Will it...

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  • Carrot Tahini Raisin Muffins

    I have developed a bit of a mini-muffin obsession. More specifically, a sugar-free, nutrient-packed, mini-muffin obsession. Things have escalated to such a level, that when friends come over there is...

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  • Strawberry Banana Loaf

    I grew up in Ontario, Canada where the strawberry season lasts only a few short weeks and the winters stretch on for endless months. We would go berry picking every...

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  • Snacks: Veggies + Food Boards

    I have stopped buying pre-packaged snacks. This began as an experiment a few months ago - I was curious about whether or not my kids would complain if I only...

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  • Snacks: Apples + Bananas

    Recently I decided to try something new. I stopped buying snacks. Think about that for a minute. No chips, pretzels, popcorn, seaweed, bars, crackers. None of it. Why would I...

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  • Skip The Purees

    The best bit of information I ever received from a fellow mother was in the form of a passing comment: "I did Baby Led Weaning with my son…" Weaning, as...

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  • Kids and Food

    This may come as somewhat of a surprise, but I do not love to cook. Let me elaborate. I do not love to cook while my kids are melting down...

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  • Rainbow Beet Bites

    Lately, I have been thinking a lot about cooking in colour - about how satisfying it feels to look at a plate full of vibrant foods. I have been using...

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  • Sweet Potato Cakes

    I'm not great with leftovers. They tend to sit in the fridge until mold starts to grow and I feel less guilty about throwing them away. This morning when I...

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  • Chocolate Matzo

    I love matzo! I love it fried, I love it with melted cheese and I love it with chocolate! It is that time again, where Jews all around the world...

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  • Morning Coffee

    In a perfect world, mornings are reserved for playing music. Practicing, improvising and writing. Ideally the house is quiet, the rain is falling, the coffee is steaming and I start...

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  • Staying Home

    I feel as though I have woken up and suddenly, out of nowhere, I am a stay-at-home Mom. Obviously this didn't happen overnight - there were lots of small decisions...

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  • Green Pancakes

    Breakfast for dinner! This is what happens when recovering from an unnecessarily epic day of travel home from the holidays. A fridge, post-travel, is usually a little bare, but we...

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  • Cheese Dream

    One of my favourite foods from childhood is the Cheese Dream. You won't know what this is, because my Mother made it up! She discovered early on that when something...

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  • A Hug

    Last weekend my Dad was in town for a visit. The girls were in heaven, and my husband I got to sleep in and take some very rare time for...

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  • Green Muffins

    There has been some inquiry into how I handle all the candy on Halloween. The short answer is, not very well. I know, I know, it's supposed to be a...

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  • Immune Boost

    "Are you sick?" This is the question my husband asks whenever he sees ginger and lemon out on the counter. I have been making this immune boosting tea for a...

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  • Lazy Chicken Soup

    My Mother used to make chicken soup from scratch all the time. I remember it being a huge ordeal - an enormous pot, filled with chicken and veggie scraps simmering...

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  • On Becoming A Mom

    For as long as I can remember, I always wanted to be a Mom. I had visions of strolling blissfully down the street with my babe snuggled close, and of...

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  • Most Versatile Food

    Nothing makes me cringe more than the traditional kids menu. Why oh why do we continue to present our children with enriched white empty carbs devoid of any nutrition?  I...

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  • Sleep

    Oh sleep.  I messed up on sleep.  When I had my first daughter I swore I would never be one of those Moms whose lives are ruled by naps.  My...

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  • Cooking With Toddlers

    In my past 5 years of motherhood, I have learnt (through trial and error - no official studies have been done) that the more I involve my kids in cooking,...

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  • Home Sweet Homebirth

    'My mom’s a midwife, so I grew up with home birth as my normal. As the oldest of four, I have very vivid memories of my youngest brother being born....

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  • The Non-Maternity Maternity Dress

    We love our dresses, not only because we get to share them with our little ones, but because of how they transform into something truly unique on every single person...

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