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I’m Hungry: Chicken Enchilada Casserole

For those of you who were lucky enough to spend your spring break in Mexico, and those of us who wish we could have…make it a Mexican night and try this yummy and very mild dish that will have even smallest family members shouting Ole. Ingredients: 1 large onion finely chopped 1 tbsp oil 4 cups diced cooked chicken 4oz ... Read More »

I’m Hungry: Alphabet Food

We know getting kids to eat can often be a challenge – so why not kick off the month with this fun approach to meal planning and eat your letters!  Start with A and make your way through the alphabet each evening including a food that starts with the letter of the day. The kids will have fun helping come ... Read More »

I’m Hungry: Feta & Tomato Stuffed Chicken

My friend gave me this recipe at my wedding shower, over 13 years ago and it’s always been a perfect busy week night solution.  I laugh every time I pull out the card it’s written on to see her comment on the top that “even she can make this”, since she’s never been one for the kitchen.  But she’s right, ... Read More »

I’m Hungry: Breakfast for Dinner

Getting frustrated with meal ideas? No time to prepare a dinner after a long day? Take the pressure off and have “Breakfast for Dinner.” Go ahead,  scramble some eggs, throw some whole grain bagels in the toaster, grab a few local sausages from the market and get those tummies filled. It’s a family favorite in our household – not only ... Read More »

Let’s Party: Costume Ideas

Still need to pull together a costume for your little one? Here are some quick and easy ideas we found that might help give you some inspiration! What could be more perfect for a little Bluenoser on Halloween than a Fisherman costume? If you don’t have a child sized fishing rod then a branch and some string would work too! ... Read More »

Time Well Spent: Be a Fool

Bring on the laughter this April Fool’s with a few fun pranks the whole family will enjoy. If it’s fun and brings you all together for a laugh – it’s Time Well Spent in our books. Got Milk? – sneak a few drops of food colouring into your milk carton to give the kids an unexpected surprise when they go ... Read More »

But Mommm: Flu Shot

Deanna will be back on the blog next week so we’re sharing a post from our Urban Parent St. John’s mom blogger, Sara Dunderdale on a pretty hot topic this time of year. You may not have noticed, but I have been blog-less for a few weeks now. Why, you ask? Because I have had the flu. My last three ... Read More »

I’m Hungry: Strawberries

Ahhh Strawberries!!  A sure sign of summer…and of my childhood. Spending sunny afternoons in my grandmother’s garden picking them was a tradition. Hulling them with my dad was a competition (that I usually won!). Making them into jam with my mother was a ritual.  But spreading that jam on a piece of homemade bread was a pure delight! Of course ... Read More »

Bookworm: Scary Reads

    Special thanks to Halifax Learning staff member, Brittany Curran for this great selection of scary Halloween books for kids of all ages!   Witches by Road Dahl Set in both the U.K. and Norway, Witches is the story of a young boy and his Norwegian grandmother, who warns him about crafty, cruel women plotting to get rid of ... Read More »

Lessons Learned: Do you Censor?

Special thanks to the team at Halifax Learning for this great blog on whether or not we should be censoring what teens and tweens are reading!   Blood, sex, violence, suicide, self-harm? Where do you draw the line when you are trying to get your tweens and teens to read? Motivating children’s reading in an older child can be a ... Read More »