Health

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…

Realistic Resolutions for Your Health in 2017

Note to readers: I will be working with Bayer on a series of sponsored posts throughout 2017. As I’m sure you know, opinions are always my own. I’m not big on official new year’s resolutions. Even in terms of health, I don’t smoke, I hardly drink (some of my friends would tell you that drinking […] Read more…

The Perfect Guide For Women’s Health and Happiness – From a Woman Whose Wake-Up Call Changed It All

I’m all about women helping other women. (Or, really, people helping other people…but sometimes women need it more.) Paying it forward is essential: I love to answer questions from new bloggers or or aspiring TV guests, I support teacher candidates from faculties of education every year, and I’m happy to offer some words of wisdom […] Read more…

A Healthy School Helps Children Succeed: Guest Post from Ophea

Today I’m opening up the blog for a special guest post from Chris Markham, Executive Director and CEO of Ophea. ******* Come September, if you walk through the doors of one of Ontario’s certified Healthy Schools, you’ll see student leadership in action—plus some serious fun underway. Students might be whipping up healthy smoothies, leading heart-rate-raising […] Read more…

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