Health

Self-Care Tips & Win a Bayer Prize Pack worth $250

(Read to the end for an awesome giveaway!) I once attended a presentation as part of a course I was taking where the speaker critiqued the self-help industry, making a point of how selfish it is of us to spend so much time focused inward. While there were nuggets I agreed with (some hours spent […] Read more…

Viva La Dolce: Celebrating Sweetness and Beauty

Today I’m sharing a special guest post from a beautiful blog, Viva la Dolce (you should definitely check it out on Instagram too – gorgeous!) Enjoy! ******* My name is Danila and I am the founder and editor of the blog, Viva la Dolce (www.vivaladolce.com). I started my blog with the intention of creating a […] Read more…

Summertime Style and Beauty Tips

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. Summer is on the way (or so I’ve been told) and it’s time to start thinking about some summertime style and beauty tips! Get your feet ready. While I love the latest messages about bikini bodies (if […] Read more…

Love Your Pharmacist: Heartwarming Stories

As you may remember, in March (Pharmacist Awareness Month) I was part of a Shoppers Drug Mart campaign looking for stories about amazing pharmacists. The results were overwhelming, and Shoppers Drug Mart chose one winner from each participating blog, who will receive a $500 gift card. Here is my winner’s story: I love my pharmacist […] Read more…

Did You Know Your Pharmacist Can…? Plus Win a $500 Shoppers Drug Mart Gift Card!

Of course your pharmacist can fill prescriptions. Everyone knows that. But in honour of Pharmacist Awareness Month, I’m sharing some lesser-known services that your pharmacist can take care of for you…and the chance to win a $500 Shoppers Drug Mart gift card!! Now, did you know that your pharmacist can… Administer flu shots? Administer other […] Read more…

March Break Wish List

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. Our March Break this year is shaping up to be a much-appreciated staycation. We work hard (and by “we”, I also mean my girls, 10 and 8) and I know we’re very excited to […] Read more…

Meanwhile, On Kate’s Instagram…

While I still love to delve into topics here on the blog, I also do a lot of “microblogging” on social media. I have the most followers on Twitter, but I’m finding almost zero interaction there lately (is it just me?) so I post a lot to Facebook and Instagram, where my followers seem much […] Read more…

Teach Kids To Fight Germs #SDMFluFighters

Not long ago, I wrote an article for Parents Canada magazine all about teaching young kids not to spread germs. I interviewed a doctor – more specifically a pediatric infectious disease specialist – who said, “The number one way to reduce bacterial germs in any environment is to vaccinate your kids. Not only are they […] Read more…

When to Keep Sick Kids Home – Plus $150 Shoppers Drug Mart Prize Pack Giveaway

“Mommy, I don’t feel well…” We’ve all been there (despite good hygiene, lots of sleep and vaccinations such as the flu shot), and many of us have struggled with staying home from work or arranging alternate child care for our sick kids. It’s not easy! According to a recent Shoppers Drug Mart poll, 30% of adults […] Read more…

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