Life Lesson for Mommy #148:

Infant child baby kid hand with medical insulin syringe

The Vaccination Question?

Ah, to vaccinate or not to vaccinate? That is the question. A billion dollar a year industry question.

I’m making this post for my friends and family members who have questions about vaccines, if they’re safe, and if they should get their kids vaccinated.

I will tell you up front, that I’m not anti-vaccine, I’m pro-information. By now I think most of us know that we the public are never told the whole truth, and that’s just based off current and past events where the government has lied or just selected on not telling us the whole story.

News and spine chilling breakthroughs like this article really make me uncomfortable and nervous.

Eek! And it makes me painfully afraid of the fact that I vaccinated both my children, and I myself was vaccinated as a child. I explain later in this post why I decided to do it- and this was before I knew about the article above… Anyways, lets get some perspective!

1) Your Government Is A Habitual Liar.

In many cases Canada follows some of it’s medical practices from the United States (not all but some). Accepting a lot of the research that they have, which was sponsored and paid for by pharmaceutical or chemical companies. One company is Monsanto. Monsanto is company of many faces. It developed the biochemical weapon Agent Orange which the United States sprayed on Vietnam during the war. To this day children are born with serious birth defects and diseases Vietnam. From this company was developed the GMO- that thing you eat in almost every food your government says is safe…except it’s not. Well the safety part is up for scientific debate.Two Shots with a Vial on American Paper MoneyGlysophate which is sprayed on these GMO crops because they’re constantly trying to kill weeds that have become immune to the previous spray, was being totted around the scientific world as SAFE for decades. And then it came out that maybe, just maybe it’s not so safe. Maybe it’s more carcinogen then safe. Sorry about that….Enjoy your cancer broccoli… :S

Tons of research is out there that is completely ignored or shot down simply because the pharmaceutical company or ‘seed company’ like Monsanto says it is. And they go to great lengths to counter these reports even if it’s half ass’d.

 Lets not forget they try to crucify people, even people like Dr. Oz who is against GMO’s and glysophate simply because the science isn’t completely correct on them. He was hammered publicly before a government panel…but guess who was on that hammering panel- people paid for by Monsanto and Big Pharmaceutical companies- that portion didn’t make the news.  But lucky for us, the Internet provides.
Not to mention the United States has in the very recent past of actually introducing diseases into the general public simply to see how ‘people got sick’.

This clip is just to show that the Government can and has lied.

As mentioned in the youtube clip the Syphillis Studies list goes on

Here’s a bunch of others….
How CIA did fake vaccines in Pakistan and India

History of medical abuse- this is important because it puts the next link into perspective

First Nation TB experiments. clinical trials

Phew! That was a lot to read and watch right? Well there’s more, so clear your day! 😛

2) This Is All Just Conspiracy Stuff- Not Real Stuff.

You’re probably going to say, well Ms. Blogger lady, these experiments with vaccines and what not were done a long time ago and these experiments aren’t happening now because they were already experimented and it’s 2016…Well to you I say, you’re stupid to think the government ever stops experimenting. They have a track record of lying, why the hell would you think for a second they’d suddenly become honest.

Big Pharma isn’t called big pharma for no reason- they make trillions, they need you to be sick. If they can spread and experiment with these past vaccines, there is no saying that they won’t introduce illness into a population simply to see how their ‘vaccine’ works- that’s the easiest and cheapest clinical trial ever and they make money on it.

Ah what’s that? Smells like the Ebola virus and that miracle vaccine! :S Yikes

Dictionary definition of word conspiracy

Conspiracy theory is a term coined to create doubt on a plausible theory, well get ready for a dose of reality cause some crazy conspiracy theories turned out to be true- and below is 1 that was wildly put down, until it turned out to be true. Like operation NorthWood for example- might want to google that one, fun read…

And yes there are crazy (like crazy crazy) theories out there, but you just have to apply some common sense, a habit of crossing checking and you’ll have your truth.

3) Polio Vaccines To The Rescue!

Nope, not today. Bill Gates spear headed the cause to cure India of it’s polio- except the well known oral vaccines – suspected for causing parallelization, caused just that, people were paralyzed. This was early on being called out but anti-vaxx’ers were slammed by the general medical community calling it a conspiracy theory nut job blabber.

They used all the science they could to say it wasn’t happening and it was rare…Then it turned out to be legit not so rare. No apology was issued and they haven’t really stopped. Oh and guess who makes this Oral vaccine in India? MONSANTO.

Bill Gates has a nasty habit of being kind of a hypocrite. He talks about helping the impoverished and saving them from curable diseases like Polio but invested millions in a controversial security company called G4S- which is well known to be helping Israel to ethnically cleanse. He also invests heavily in oil companies that do so many horrible things, everything from moving Iraqi oil to oiling up an ocean or two. Their business is war, occupation and ownership of Oil at the expense of human lives.

Saving lives and killing them at the same time. But wait, Bill Gates also believes that climate change is happening mostly because there are too many people on earth- so population control is needed on top of carbon taxes. What is population control, I’m glad you asked. It means LESS HUMAN BEINGS NEED TO BE LIVING.

Eventually because of the huge backlash he got for investing in G4S, he divested.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation exposed

I don’t know about you, but I don’t really trust a man who is so hypocritical and won’t even admit that these polio vaccines have destroyed the lives of so many young children and that HPV vaccine testing was in fact happening on these people who didn’t consent to it. And never paid out any money to those affected because meh who cares they’re 3rd world guinea pigs.


You can kinda get what’s happening here…and yes it’s freaking scary. I’ll leave you to panic for a moment……… You’re okay? Lets trooper on!

4) So Who Is Telling The Truth?

With so much information coming at you from the internet, your doctors and the mainstream on what is safe when it comes to vaccines, what is a parent to do….who do we believe?
Well here’s a piece that might help put things in perspective on who we are believing when we believe the research our medical system is basing their belief on:

Dear Jon Stewart, from a Doctor

The ultimate power is in your hand Mr. and/or Mrs Parent, you make that powerful choice. As I did. And I chose with great hesitation and prayer to vaccinate. Because yes the gov’t is total crap and they lie like crazy and they can knowingly introduce disease through these vaccines and YOU nor your Doctor or the Nurse giving the shot would know it. Like this article showing how the FDA knows there is high levels of arsenic in your chicken which can cause cancer and serious illness but they won’t change anything…

But I made my choice simply because a) we travel a lot, especially to and from China b)I’m sending my kids to school which requires them to be up to date with vaccinations. c) I will explain this last reason at the end.

5) Do Vaccines Prevent Stuff Then?
….well yeah, maybe?…not like they say it does. In some cases like we saw last year, it was a vaccinated child who started the measles outbreak that year. In fact, every few years there is an outbreak to basically create the business of vaccinations- and yet it’s being pushed that these vaccines are creating ‘herd resistance’…except it’s not with kids who are actually vaccinated causing the outbreaks..

And yes you can say it keeps having outbreaks because dumb parents aren’t vaccinating? But that’s not what happened in Disney Land…

Ouch so much for herd immunity… :S

6) Are You Qualified To Have An Opinion When You’re Not A Medical Professional?
YES, you are.

It’s the biggest mistake that people think we shouldn’t question what doctors/nurses and experts say. The medical field in this country is designed to teach doctors and nurses ‘what paid for science’ looks like and have them preach that to us. I won’t argue that many advancements have been made through research, and we now live longer healthier lives. But we also have to pay a lot more for drugs that cost pennies in 3rd world nations that can’t afford them. And we also have a lot, like a lot more cancer in our population. The cancer rate can be said to be a combo hit between environment, products that we use that all seem to be laced with cancer causing agents, to our food etc. So we cant’ just blame vaccines. But there is a link between vaccine and vaccine injury-which has in reality harmed and ruined the lives of many thousands.

We also have growing number of cancer patients that doesn’t follow a proper pattern vs population growth (in comparison to even 50 years ago) when there were barely any vaccines.Yeah we have greater chances of living through cancer and living longer fuller lives with cancer- but 1 in 2 will get cancer (that’s not a mistake, 1 in 2). If you get cancer, you make Big Pharma money…that doesn’t bother anybody? to put that into perspective, half of the people on my fb are going to get cancer and live longer with it, but they’ll just be paying for it and suffering through it until that cancer takes them painfully to death. I don’t know about you, but that’s not making me feel better. Nobody is going to ask why the numbers are so amazingly staggering!? 1 in 2 should scare you- A LOT. hands holding family figure on wooden background

Are you qualified to have an opinion?

Just remember, we were told just 15 years ago that Iraq had WMD’s when the government knew it didn’t. We were told the government is not spying on you- when they were and still are. What relevance is this to anything, well the LYING part is relevant. If they can lie and say perfectly innocent countries with perfectly innocent people have WMD’s, invade and destroy their country, killing millions- you think they won’t be able to hold a straight face while telling you vaccinations are totally safe?We were told a lot of things for a long time, and now we’re being asked to ignore growing access to studies out there that prove that the science we’re following around vaccines isn’t actual truth but fudged numbers. just for fun, here’s some stuff on vaccine court- it’s a legit thing. some facts on how vaccines do in fact have a dark side.

7) Tylenol is like legit science safe.
It is true, that if not vaccinated and exposed to the disease children might get really sick, so what if they are injected with something designed chemically with that formaldehyde. Yeah I do get that our bodies produce levels that are naturally occurring, it doesn’t matter that it doesn’t even raise the baseline levels in the body itself when injected, and it does matter if we are exposed by environmental formaldehyde that isn’t naturally occurring- the point is- IT SHOULDN’T be there. Naturally occurring and chemically created are 2 different things people!But why, when it’s totally safe!?To that I say: Tylenol.

Pregnant woman are told that Tylenol is perfectly safe to take during pregnancy and is not harmful to the baby. I have a big surprise for ya! Turns out, the science was wrong. Male babies seem to have reproductive issues that are life lasting….yeah…wtf.

So for 50+ years it was for sure real science legit safe and now with new science we’re being told whoops sorry. If you use too much you’ll give birth to boys who might have problems reproducing…

Um, after my accident I took lots of Tylenol out of painful desperation, and thankfully during my pregnancy with my son those hormones kicked in and I didn’t need to take much – I hate myself for even taking the few I did. But the point is that science isn’t a forever fact. I know that’s what these ‘scientists’ act like it is, but the fact is: it’s not an actual fact. (That’s a lot of facts!)It’s only a “fact” based off the limitations of science we know today. In 50 years our children might grow up and one day it might finally come out that vaccines aren’t safe.

And what are we going to do then? Who is going to take responsibility, it’s sure not going to be your government. I guess we can all get together and do a class action lawsuit against the government, the makers of the vaccine itself and our medical system, but will it take away the disease from the infected children?And at the worst, in 50 years it comes out that it is actually very safe! Then you’ll feel like a moron- simple as that.

Fun fact, the big bang theory which I was taught and believed in for all my life, might be under review now…and by under review I mean it might have not happened….

Horray for science!…so if they can get these things wrong with so many decades of saying this theory is right and anyone who doesn’t believe in it is a nutjob….then what about vaccines. I will credit that vaccines can be tested and we know from experiments done on populations under the guise of vaccinations, that it’s real testable science so therefore it’s more sciencey?? And The Universe can’t be tested and such but it’s still real sciencey science…Wait what?

8) Well then whiney-pants blogger momma, why did you vaccinate then?

With all that heavy stuff and my complete distrust in the government I still vaccinated my kids- yes I totally did. Cried and prayed like crazy, but I did. Because in the end, I would rather my children live than be at risk of death. I know, I know how could I possibly do it with news like this:, I was scared. Because I know saying that’s not happening in the ‘west’  (however shallow as that may sound) might not be so correct. Our western population has been tested on before in the past, and there’s nothing to stop them from doing it.The United States took in Nazi scientists who committed horrible serious crimes against the Jews during the holocaust in experimenting on them medically with god knows what, and hired them into different research fields, such as science, medicine and military after Hitler was brought down….we’re going to trust this?(This article is a bit hard to read considering the writer almost relishes the science behind the holocaust)
List of medical shots for baby concept of vaccination
Here is my reason:
c) If you ask any maternity nurse who has seen children come in struggling to breath, hooked up to wires, tubes and heart monitors, or having to sit down with the parents to deliver the bad news or call the morgue for pick up…you will know, that no matter what, you still want to give them a fighting chance to be alive. It is true, that they might still get really sick, they might be injected with something designed chemically to hurt them in other ways, but living here that was a risk I had to take. Because of the amount we travel, the place we live in (British Columbia being a hub for travelers from different Asian countries that seem to always carry that damn measles bug!) I chose to do it. NO just because I did it, doesn’t mean you have to do it too.9) You are the Parent!You are the parent. You did everything you can from the moment of conception to birthing to this moment to create the safest possible space for your children. You want to keep them happy and healthy, and vaccinations really scare you because there has been so much hoopla around it. But don’t be confused. Because there are facts that we can’t dismiss. Yes vaccines do prevent, how much and how effectively is the contradiction though.Your babies are yours and you have to sit down and map out a lifestyle. If you don’t get these vaccinations and eat GMO’s and expose them to chemicals- guess what you’re killing your kids anyways.Here’s a fine example of how Corporations decide to make choices for us.

Yeah….and this is something that is readily available for purchase, no warning, nothing. Even though they’re using something that is known to cause cancer, they’re not going to do anything about it, and you’re going to go ahead and use it.

So think about it clearly. Being anti-vaccine or pro-vaccine isn’t the bubble we should be putting people in. You are either pro-information or not. You are either pro-lifestyle choices or not. In your course of life, you will be about different things and change your mind about different things a lot, but one thing remains the same. We all want to live as long as possible as healthy as possible and want the same for our kids.

Also keep in mind that everything in your environment has been in contact with some sort of chemical- from when you’re born to your death. Everything from your food, your water, the clothes you wear, to the street you live in. People forget that vaccinations aren’t the only thing out there that can seriously make us ill. Wifi connections are readily available everywhere- that’s extra radiation following you everywhere increasing your cancer risk. Own a cell phone? Yep you’re probably going to increase brain cancer risk. If you live in downtown of any city, chances are your cancer risk will also increase due to car pollution. The foods you eat have been sprayed to death with different chemicals and an organic label doesn’t mean it’s actually organic, it can still be from a GMO seed (which is guaranteed to have been sprayed chemically).

If you drink organic tea’s, the leaves were collected from 3rd world nations, chances are you are drinking industrial run-off, and if it’s in a tea bag- well that’s plastic you’re ingesting. The clothes you wear? Is it from China or a 3rd world country? Well then say hello to the thin film of chemical spray that doesn’t wash off. Everything will kill you on this planet unless you’re off the grid out in the middle of nowhere. And that’s the argument a lot of Vaccine pushers make to anti-vaccine people. And to this I agree, everything can kill you, thats true.

But my goal in life is to reduce as much of that risk of terrible diseases as possible. If a patient is at risk of being diabetic because their parent has it, doesn’t mean they will for sure have it. You can keep yourself in check with diet and exercise and living a healthy lifestyle, and at best wait out that diabetes until your old age. The point is you wanna give yourself and your family the best chance. So you’re already buying organic and making healthy meals at home, and you’ve even got a garden out back to supply you with good food. Heck you might have even switched from wifi to direct cable plug in, and you’re even saving money to switch to organic cotton clothes, etc etc  So why wouldn’t you want to know why these vaccines are causing the kind of injury they are- rare or not. Why aren’t you given all of the information that should be your right to have.

Why wouldn’t you want to know why big pharma companies have contradictory information and ignoring any other study conducted. Cell phone companies insist that radiation from a cell phone can’t cause any cancer….Um have you seen the multiple other studies that are saying, there is in fact a link?

List of medical shots for baby concept of vaccination ClinicalTrials

We wouldn’t be good parents if we didn’t ask questions and didn’t question the authority that governs us. They are supposed to be elected officials into the government there to serve you, you have no fear in demanding answers or change.

That is your damn right. You are a citizen and you have every right to know ALL of the information. Not just the science based research the companies themselves did. Such as the scientists who found that eating GMO’s caused tumors in rats. Remember now, his research isn’t something Canadian Food and Safety is accepting to rethink GMO, in fact instead they kept the big pharma science and have now allowed for GMO salmon to be sold in our stores. And how much science went behind that GMO salmon to be considered safe by the FDA? The study was based on 6 fish…Yeah.

And the real question is, why are things being labeled safe, when in fact there is no long term testing on humans and we don’t actually know the true impact on a humans health. Enter this GMO scientist who found rats with tumors, who should have changed our governments mindset when it comes to ‘acceptable science’.  The point is, the truth is sketchy on these studies done by Big Pharma, and the science however sensible isn’t without flaw. Cause remember now Monsanto and these GMO companies say with their science and studies say GMO’s are safe… we know, they’re not. So why are they so arrogantly tooting the vaccines are safe horn when there is a reasonable and very real doubt. Why isn’t anything changing when things come to light?

If the science on ‘science solid’ things like GMO’s are sketchy made by the same people who have their hands dipped in Big Pharma, then why can’t vaccinations also be sketchy especially when there is so much ‘fraud’ surrounding them. At the end of the day, the same people make money. Feed you to get sick, vaccinate you to prevent getting sick, while injecting you with something that could make your sicker….it’s a dirty game but it’s happened in our history before, there is no saying it’s not happening right now.

We want to live free, not just talk about freedom. Which is why we need to push our governments to do a less bias job in telling us the truth, and not just fixate on how much money they can make off of sickness and disease. We need to force pharma groups to work in not just the best interest of money, but in the interest of actually saving lives without costing so many lives with so many lies.

So keep that in your mind. And make your choice. To vaccinate or not vaccinate. That is the question. There might not be one true answer.

Now after reading this, you might be scared and even more terrified and even more confused on what to do. All I can say, is do the best you can. You live here with what you have and are being dealt the cards you got. Make the best decision you can. Don’t be afraid of the system, or other random people on line. People will think or do whatever they want anyways, you don’t need to climb on to any pro or anti anything bandwagon. Just do what is right for you.

I’m sure you will make the best and most right choice for your child and your family.

Good luck!

Life Lesson For Mommy #147:


Diabetes and Blood Pressure.

Diabetes and Blood Pressure stuff isn’t pleasant. Canada and the US has some of the highest rates of Diabetes among 34 developed countries. It’s not actually as shocking as you think though. Considering the lifestyle that most of us live. The foods we eat, the stress levels, time crunch, etc etc. But eating healthy has become a huge trend in the last decade, but it’s actually also become a lifestyle where we become foodies- which might not always be good. It’s good to love food and be passionate about it, but the downside is that we’re not really focusing on portion control and even though we may be making healthy food choices, we might be eating foods that are not helping our blood sugar or our blood pressure.

Fruit for example is sugar, though it’s not refined but eating too much isn’t a good idea. When I was pregnant with my daughter, at 5 months I became gestational- I couldn’t believe it. I was eating tons of good food, especially fruits. And that might have done me in. Don’t forget about the random bursts of sugar in the foods we eat- such as sauces, grilled chicken etc etc

Salt can sneak into any food, and you might not even know how much you’re eating. Roughly 2300mg of sodium (or 6 grams) is equal to 1 teaspoon of salt. We are only supposed to take in about 460mg of salt a day…that’s a big big difference.

Eating out, and eating foods that we may not realize has excess sugar  and salt could be all stacking against you. Everyone knows that chocolate bars are bad, but not many people know that sushi rice has sugar in it. Or that a lot of restaurants add sugar and salt into a lot of their foods to give it a balance of flavours – salty and sweet and it might not be obvious to your tongue. You might also not know that a lot of sauces like BBQ sauce has tons of sugar in it on top of tons of salt. Now imagine eating BBQ chicken salad at lunch- with all that extra sugar and salt going in.

Now salt doesn’t affect your blood sugar levels but you have other things to worry about for that- like blood pressure. Both are scary and have to be maintained properly. As a gift from my son’s delivery, I was diagnosed with Preclampsia and the high blood pressure is permanent for me since it runs in my genetics. I am on medication to control it, but the ideal would be to lose some weight and control my salt in take and perhaps even be medication free!

Reading Sneaky Labels

Salt and sugar is sneaky, and it’s literally in everything we buy. When I finally learned how to read labels, I realized damn, even healthy food has crazy amounts of salt and sugar. Even naturally occurring sugar and salt, is STILL sugar and salt and it still impacts your body. And a lot of people don’t know that. They think because the label says ‘no added sugar’ that means that it’s sugar free or the natural occurring sugar is somehow not going to do anything to your body. But it does, and it’s not good.


So how does one make healthy choices with all these presumably healthy choices out there that have all these unhealthy amounts of sugar and salt in it? You’re probably thinking, well then I’ll  watch out for how much sugar  and salt I take in a day. That’s not how it works exactly. To avoid something like diabetes- like with any other illness, weight control, healthy eating habits and water is the best way to ward off health problems. And its difficult sometimes when you’re buying food at the grocery store or eating out, to know exactly how much sugar  and salt you’re taking in. Reading labels is a must and don’t just fixate on calories- look at the whole label especially sugar, sodium and carbs.

But with so many things to look out for, with so many options, and so many rules and things to keep in mind, how does one filter out and do a proper diet without having to insanely plan everything. Because lets face it, moms especially already have tons on our plate and sometimes we don’t always have time to make the perfect pinterest healthy meal. So we need something that is easy to plan and make.

And this is where the diabetic and Salt diet comes in. It’s a lifestyle change, but it’s exactly what we need in North America to get back on track to proper eating.

Eating Out, Even Healthy Can Be Bad

When I go out, it’s always big portions, tons of salt and sugar and tons of unhealthy fats. So that’s the first thing I had to eliminate. There is no ‘healthy’ restaurant. Even the uber vegan all organic GMO free restaurants have to use tons of sodium and sugar to make that food taste flavorful. Problem is you don’t know how much of it is in your meatless burger and baked sweet potato fries…

At least when you’re purchasing your food at a grocery store, you can see the full label and ingredients. But don’t be fooled with the ‘only 50 calories’ fluff, check out the sodium, carbs and sugar…you’ll see they make it up in crazy there…

Portion Control Is The Key!

Literally eat what you want, but keep the size down! You have to look at your plate and see how much of this bad food is occupying your plate. For example, you can make a healthy pizza at home, with thin crust, low sodium pizza sauce, tons of veggeis and delicious cheese on top, but don’t think you can just chow down the whole pizza. That’s a lot of salt, sugar and carbs horking in all at once. Instead, 1 or 2 slices and a side of roasted veggies should fill up that plate. So you can have that slice of cake, but it better be an actual proper slice yo! LOL


My Gestational Diabetic Diet

I felt really healthy and good during the time I was gestational- weird of me to say. But I had lost 20lbs alone from simply changing when and how much food I ate. Since then my weight has fluctuated with my anxiety and physical pain issues. And every time I reaffirmed to do better, I always fell off. But this time, I dug up my diabetic diet sheet and decided that I’m not going to fail this time! With diabetes running in my family, coupled with the fact that I was gestational diabetic with both pregnancies makes me a prime candidate in getting it- and I don’t want it. I already have blood pressure issues, I don’t want diabetes complicating my health and my life.

So here’s the diabetic diet. It’s no fancy gimmicks, no gym time, no 5 am runs, no stress. It’s easy and this diet can really force you to change your whole life just be simply changing your food, it can change your mental health too and a bonus it can change the health of your family 🙂

Some tips to go along with this meal planning sheet:

1) Eat on time! When you eat is just as important is how much you eat. Eating on time before you get hungry with small meals and snacks is not a new thing but it can change your food choices all day!
2) Portion control. Again not a new thing, but many people don’t realize that even sweet potatoes are a carb and turn into sugar. So now imagine if you’re eating some roasted sweet potatoes with rice? That’s  carb overload and basically a sugar overload.
3) You can’t just eat all the meat you want. Proteins are good for losing weight, and it’s better to up your protein and down your carb, but too much protein can have a bad affect on your health.
4) Beans and some veggies are carbs- yeah like chickpeas are good carbs and protein combo and can fill you up nice. But if you eat a can full…you might be in trouble.
5) Eat 2 handfuls of veggies before you eat your carb or main.

So here’s how you get started today:


I kid you not, you need to get rid of everything and anything that is processed, full of sugar, salt and carbs. I’m not just talking about candy bars, I’m talking about Sidekicks packages, I’m talking about canned tomatoes that have salt in it, healthy baked snacking chips are FULL of salt, etc etc you get the hint.
Don’t do it in steps- trust me that never works. Take a Saturday, tell the husband to bugger off with the children and you do an overhaul. Check the labels of everything.

Second: Buy ingredients to make things, not things that are already made. If it’s already made for you, it’s probably full of crap you shouldn’t be eating. I’m not saying cut out everything, but you should have 20% packaged in your grocery store cart and 80% ingredients you make things with.

Third: Spend 20 mins a day to look for easy healthy foods and baked goods on the internet and make a grocery list from that. You don’t have to preplan your week, but at least have staples in the pantry. Here is a grocery list to keep stocked up.

Fourth: It’s not going to be hard, as long as you tell yourself everyday that your cravings can just go die! Having a partner, friend or group of people to support you helps tons!

Fifth: Keep a food journal! Everything you eat, write it down! Even the small handful of nuts or a healthy smoothie. All of it. It will help you keep track of how much you are actually consuming vs how much you think you are. Seeing how much you eat also helps the psychology of your brain to realize you are actually getting plenty of food.

Lastly: Water yourself! Drink a lot of water during your day. If you feel peckish for that something sweet, drink water. You can add different fruits and veggies to get the best flavours.

This is the meal schedule. You can print this one out


Now go out there and be the best and awesome you!

Good Luck!

Life Lesson for Mommy #146:


Bento Lunches!

My daughter has always been pretty good with food. But in the last year, since she started preschool, it’s been hard to get her to eat everything on her plate. Sometimes she just doesn’t want to eat, which is fine I don’t force her. But other times, she just doesn’t want to eat what I made and insists on eating something like ‘fries and pizza’.  I do make healthy pizza with small bits of green bell peppers, onions, loaded with garlic in the sauce and even olives, but I can’t make pizza every night. I had to think of a way to get her to eat her meals, good healthy meals that encourage her to try the food even if it’s not pizza and fries.

Then I discovered the bento lunch! It’s a concept in a lot of countries, China, Japan, India to name a few! But Japan’s bento for children is especially wonderful! It’s cute little food characters, appetizing arrangements and tons of colours and textures! I thought this might be it, this might help her to feel excited. And that’s just what happened! She was excited to show her friends her bento, and excited to eat it!

The first bento I made for my daughter!
The first bento I made for my daughter!


Food should be excited and appetizing! With awesome idea’s on pinterest and selection of different tools and tricks to help you make them, these bento’s are easy and fun to make and eat! I honestly find it relaxing to craft these bento’s for her because it got my creative juices flowing, and with awesome recipes online, it’s made packing her lunches easier then ever! It doesn’t take a ton of time as one might think.

Above is left over thin crust pizza I made with green bell peppers and pineapple and cheese, with baby carrots and cut up pieces of peach. That was my first time making one. Now I do more complicated stuff, rice stuffed inside with chicken, cheese, eggs, and whole slew of amazing stuff!

Eat me, I'm yummy!! >_<
Eat me, I’m yummy!! >_<


You can go on pinterest and see tons of great idea’s and recipes to make healthy lunches. Use leftovers from the night before and just revamp ’em to make cute, healthy and wonderful bento’s!

Some tips I recommend!

1) Use stainless steal, not plastic.
I’m not like a plastic nazi, but if you want to pack hot lunches, then go stainless steal.  I got this one for my daughter and this one for me.
I didn’t like the Hello Kitty one to be honest. Because it’s not already sectioned into compartments like the one I got for myself. I have to use cup cake liners to make the compartments- it is cute but I prefer it to be sectioned. I love mine, because it’s perfectly portioned and is great for if you want to stick to a diet! Also encourages you to pack a wide variety of fruits and veggies, and side dishes for a more complete and balanced meal.

2) Make awesome details!
Use small cookie cutters, bread molds and rice molds to make beautiful details! It doesn’t have to be fancy, if you have dollar store near you or better yet a Daiso store, it’s pretty affordable at 2 bucks a package. Or you can always try ebay or amazon.  Tons of options here

Cute details with seaweed and toothpicks!
Cute details with seaweed and toothpicks!

3) Use your leftovers.
Set aside a small portion of whatever you make for dinner to make your bento’s. It makes life a little easier. Made meat and potatoes last night? No problem, cut up the meat into cubes or pieces, cut up the potatoes, add some fun shaped pieces of cheese, carrots, broccoli florets. Cut up some fruit into cute shapes and BAM BENTO done!

4) Don’t throw the scrapes!
After you’ve cut your cheese, fruits or veggies into cute shapes, you always have pieces left. Don’t toss it, just eat it! No guilt at all! I always eat the pieces left over. I cut up some cheese and fruit and then chomp down on the little bits left.  Yummers! 🙂

5) Get your kids involved!
Give them slices of cheese and have them cut the pieces out. Got a bread mold, let them press the bread shape. There is always a small job they can do. I have my daughter wash the fruit, or pat the cucumbers dry etc  Give them some responsibility for their food.

And have fun! I learned to really appreciate food and relax. It’s creative, fun and healthy- both mentally and physically! You are what you eat and I want my daughter to be cute and healthy 😉

Good Luck!

Life Lessons for Mommy: #145:

Playroom for kids with Teepee and garlands

Playtime Tents!

My daughters been making forts and making tents these days. I don’t know what it is with forts and kids, but we all made them and gosh darnit they were good old fun! It’s always with blankets and pillows and using furniture to hold it all up. And then her little brother comes and godzilla’s it breaking her little heart.

She still didn’t ask for a tent just help with building one and making sure her little brother didn’t come and bulldoze it. I would help her make it, and it barely fit both of us and any slight movement always forced it down. She was getting frustrated.  And I felt bad. Like iI posted earlier, I did a major overhaul of her toys and now she’s forced to create a more imaginative play time, so I felt like she needed something to pull her space together.

I got the idea finally that I should just buy her a tent! A little space of her own that can’t be bulldozed down by a curious little brother. A cute little spot in her room where she can serve tea to her dolly and teddy bear. Or read books, or draw! It really was the perfect idea! When I told her about it, she was ecstatic!

So I went on the hunt for a cute little tent! And found out pretty fast that tents for kids are pretty pricey! Really cute one like this are like crazy expensive and didn’t have as much space as the picture looks.

Cute but crazy Pricey!!!

And even though I said it was for her, she wanted something my son could play inside too (such a big heart!). So it had to be somewhat gender neutral and big enough for 2 toddlers but also compact enough to fit in a small space. Since they’re kids, they’re going to be rough with it so honestly I didn’t focus on quality too much, just something sturdy and would last a few years.

I also found really easy to follow DIY on making a teepee – this one is crazy easy! I might still do this for my son!

I spent time like a crazy budget momma on the hunt for the best price for the right tent. The options were:

1) This awesome tent, that could fit multiple kids, but not tall enough and lets face it this tent is more outdoors not really for a bedroom.
2) This was perfect in size and thought for sure this was the one- but my daughter pointed out it didn’t look like a tent.

Finally, I found the right one for my daughter! It looked like a little teepee tent. It was the perfect size for both kids, and tall enough too! And the price was just right. Because come on, it’s a tent, and as much as I want to give her the best of the best, I don’t want to drop her school tuition for the future for a tent today- am I right!? It’s more of a teepee then a tent but it still fit ‘fort like’ theme she wanted. And with tons of options for girls or boys or neutral colours like white.

I purchased it and like 3 days it was here! And it’s not that hard to set up!

We decided not to buy play balls for it, and decided to keep her space tidy and free of a lot of clutter- she has troubles with clutter. I think the tent makes a nice addition to her room. Only downside is that it’s not foldable or portable, but I know myself, I’m not going to be taking tents to many places so no big deal.

I honestly bought the cheapest and best tent I could find on amazon, but you can go through and find the one that’s right for you. Keep in mind though, kids can get rough and it might break so don’t break the bank just for a kids tent.

Oh here’s a link to the one I got, it’s right here– it’s really pretty!

Neutral and cute for any room!
Neutral and cute for any room!

My daughter still does make forts- because lets face it, forts are fun! But with this little tent, its a cozy little spot to make imaginative play even more creative and fun!

Good Luck!

Life Lesson for Mommy #144:

Small and colorful table and chairs for little kids

Cluttered Environment Creates a Cluttered Mind

My daughter is 4 years old and is going to a private Montessori preschool and we recently had a parent/teacher conference. Now before I get into the conference, I want to touch base on what is Montessori.

Montessori is a hands on form of learning. It is very well recognized and really gets the children engaged in what they are learning through a series of different toys that are tailored for education-such as math and reading. A famous child going to Montessori right now is Prince George! So that’s a plus!

But you really need to learn more about it before deciding if it’s right for your child. And you also should consider that not all Montessori schools are the same, some have more play time, some have less. Some are more tailored to reading some are more for math. If you are interested in the Montessori approach it’s best to talk to the teacher and see the work other students have done; and take your toddler along with you to see how they like it.


If you want to start giving your child the montessori experience there are a ton of free DIY activities on pinterest

Tons of awesome ways to get their little minds working! Or you can take a trip down to amazon and purchase these
Math & Numbers
Counting & Math
Upper & Lower Case Letters
Building words

Trust me, don’t spend the money and DIY it! The process of making it yourself is like craft time and also saves a ton of money! And it does the same thing with the added flexibility of tailoring it to your child.

Anyways, continuing on. My daughter goes to a Montessori preschool as I stated, but it is also coupled with drilling on good old fashioned pen and paper. Because life is not all games and play time. I believe that learning should be fun but taken seriously. It’s what will set them up for the rest of their life, it should be something you help create love for! So don’t badger and push them, encourage and engage them!

So on to the parent/teacher conference! The teacher asked me if she can be blunt so right away I was nervous. I mean I knew my daughter had focus issues and always just wanted to play instead of sitting down to read with me or practice her numbers, but I was not prepared to hear this.

“She is stubborn and distracted”…ouch that hurts. But I had to shake off those feelings and stop myself from becoming defensive and get to the point of why she felt this way. When she showed me my daughters work I could see what she was talking about. My daughter has had some conflicting discipline issues (her grandparents don’t believe in time out or consequences just give her whatever she wants to stop the tantrums- sigh). I thought that might be the cause so I discussed what exactly does my daughter do in class, when and how much does she focus.

The teacher was very good at explaining my daughters day, and what is expected of her. And she is progressing but she does not like learning at all…she gravitates to just the play time and often starts to look around and loses focus, even during crafts. She simply just didn’t want to do anything that wasn’t playing with toys, not even drawing.

I knew right away, that this is the same things I’m noticing at home. Resistance to even read with me, or draw and do crafts. The teacher asked me about her environment at home to get a sense of why my daughter might be so unfocused and distracted. And as soon as she asked how many toys are available to her I knew that this was probably it. My daughter has a lot of toys, and a lot of it was distracting, non-motivational play…basically zombie play. She did have blocks and lego but she usually made castles and thats it. She also has loads of puzzles but she doesn’t want to do them. She also has dolls, drum set, and just a bunch of other toys way too young for her age. The teacher knew it right away, that maybe she’s unfocused because there is no focused play at home. Everything is everywhere and she has loads of stuff to play with.

So I went home and went through all the toys and started to pack up a lot of the stuff she didn’t play with, were too young for her age to play with and just loud distracting colours and sounds….I left her with her puzzles, her books, 1 doll set, her dress up box and her mouse family tree house, and thats it.

In 2 days I noticed a difference in her. She started to play with her puzzles, she even sat down and read with me. Like how long has it been since she did that, I can’t even remember! Her attitude also calmed down, she responded better when I told her no or time out.

I think she honestly needed a overhaul of her toys and all the things that distracted her. She practiced her numbers with me and was eager to see all the check marks and wanted to correct her work when she got an X – I saw that as a huge improvement instead of her  just accepting the x mark and doing nothing about it.

So if you have a toddler who is all over the place, try to clean up your house, put away things in drawers or boxes and keep their toys limited and to things that stimulate imaginative play and not zombie play. For example a toy that you just press a button and the lights flash and a voice comes on- even if that voices is for alphabets, that’s zombie play. Get a puzzle instead, or purchase a kids boardgames that gets them excited and thinking.

Couple that with a solid routine- when is play time and when is learning time, creative time and reading time. These things should all be sectioned into different parts of the day. (Click here to Print this cute weekly schedule for preschoolers)  timetable

And when you get a doll, don’t just get a frozen doll that all they are going to do with is brush their hair. Get a  set, that comes with some accessories like little pets or furniture. It doesn’t have to be pricey! If you don’t want to buy it, grab some dollar store felt material and cardboard and make your own accessories and get their minds going!

There are great tips and tricks on pinterest on sensory play, but try to look into creative play because nothing builds a mind better then thinking and problem solving.

And get rid of all those toys!!

Good Luck!