Kids & Company Blog
How to Deal with Picky Eaters

If you are the parent of a picky eater it’s easy to understand how frustrating this might be at times, however, studies show that picky eating is a normal rite of passage for children. Picking eating can often be avoided or be less of a problem if you expose your child to a variety of… [read more]

The Benefits of Eating Together as a Family

With any family whether big or small, there’s no doubt that it’s a challenge to enjoy a family meal together. Work commitments, sporting events and school schedules are typically what keep most families from enjoying this valuable family time together. However, research shows that children who have meals with their families are more likely to… [read more]

Kids in the Kitchen: Getting kids interested in cooking

The thought of getting your little ones involved in the kitchen might seem like a huge step, but it doesn’t have to be! Having the kiddies help out can be as small as letting them choose which fruit they get as a snack each afternoon, or sprinkling a garnish on top of a finished dish…. [read more]

What’s the deal with gut health?

After a long-weekend of indulgences, you may be thinking about your families and your own health. A few too many hot dogs, scoops of ice cream or handfuls of chips may leave you with some unpleasant effects in your tummy. A poor diet can cause good bacteria in our gut to go out-of-wack. An imbalance… [read more]

Easy and Kid-Friendly Road Trip Snacks!

If you’re Canadian, you likely have something on your mind. I know I do…. The long weekend! It’s finally (almost) here! Many Canadians take this long weekend as an opportunity to drive to the lake or cottage, go camping, or take a road trip somewhere new with their family. As you likely know, travelling in… [read more]

Ripe for the Picking!

In the summer months, you don’t have to travel very far to buy local berries because they grow in every Canadian province and U.S state! My family and I always count down the days to when we can get our hands on these juicy, delicious treats.  Hand-picking berries or other fruits is a wonderful (and… [read more]

How to Introduce the Concept of Money to Children

I had the opportunity to interview the lovely and wise Lesley-Anne Scorgie on how to introduce the concept of money to children. Lesley-Anne is a best-selling author, speaker, soon-to-be mother and well-known financial guru. We began our discussion speaking about what age children start to understand the concept of money. Lesley-Anne mentioned her own experience… [read more]

Decrease your Waste in the Kitchen!

It’s without a doubt that the kitchen is the biggest waste producer in most households. Between food waste and packaging, there is a ton of garbage that comes from the kitchen. It’s estimated that more than half of the food produced in Canada is lost or wasted, which is almost $2,000 of food wasted per… [read more]

DIY Superfood Popsicles

Superfood is a word you likely hear quite a lot. Although there’s a ton of buzz around superfoods, there’s also some confusion. What exactly is a superfood? What makes them so super? Should my children be eating these foods every day? Alright … let’s start at the beginning. What is a superfood? While there is… [read more]

What is STEM learning and does my child need it?

   We are currently expecting our fourth and the one major insight I have after seven years of parenting is this: kids, like real people, are all very different. Our three kids have vastly different personalities, interests, skills and needs. I’ve been surprised at how uniquely we need to structure their routines, boundaries and education… [read more]