Health

Cuso International, Helping Mothers Around the World: Giving Back

Cuso International, Helping Mothers Around the World: Giving Back

I had a lot of fear about childbirth from the moment I found out I was pregnant with Miss M. When the time finally came, I discovered that, unfortunately, my fears were not unfounded.

Her birth was a very long, traumatic ordeal with several touch-and-go moments. Right after she was born, she started having significant breathing problems and ended up being whisked to the NICU.

Now, because of the care she received during my labour and delivery, and in the NICU post-birth, she's a happy and healthy six year old.

Other mothers aren't so lucky though.

I recently learned about Cuso International, a charity that sends trained Canadian medical volunteers around the world to make pregnancy and delivery safer for moms with their Maternal Health program.

Halifax Parent & Tot Fitness Classes with Port City Strollers

Halifax Parent & Tot Fitness Classes with Port City Strollers

If you aren’t singing nursery rhymes while you do squats yet, you will be after you take one of the new Port City Strollers fitness classes!

Courtney Ceponis is the owner of Port City Strollers and she is launching a new strolller fitness program aimed at parents who want to put exercise back into their lives and have fun and connect with their child and other parents at the same time.

BONUS: She's offering free trial classes this month for anyone interested in trying out her fun classes before the regular program kicks off in January!

Five Easy Slow Cooker Meals To Save The Day

Five Easy Slow Cooker Meals To Save The Day

I asked some local bloggers for their best slow cooker meals and they didn't disappoint. We've been working our way through the list and they've all been fantastic so far. Bookmark this post so you have plenty of family-friendly options to make you look like a rock star at dinner time too.

FOCUS ON THE FACTS: Nutrition Information For Your Family During the Holidays

FOCUS ON THE FACTS: Nutrition Information For Your Family During the Holidays

I think it’s especially important to consider nutrition during the holidays when we are entertaining and party-going more than ever. Our little kids trust us to make smart choices for them and the Nutrition Education Facts Campaign gives you the tools to read the Nutrition Facts table properly.