Enjoy your Vitamin D with Stonemill Bakehouse

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Kids are active, especially during the summer months. The beautiful weather mixed with the luxury of a summer vacation, means children find themselves waking up earlier and going to bed later. Their daily activities can range from biking, hiking, treasure hunting and so much more.

As a mom, I know how important activity plays in the life of my children. I also know how important it is to keep them healthy, which includes making good choices for snacks and meals! Stonemill Bakehouse recognizes the importance in making the right food choices. They are the first company in English Canada to introduce Vitamin D into their breads!

Vitamin D

As a mom, I think this is fabulous. The breads that include Vitamin D provide  25% of the daily value of vitamin D per serving (2 slices), which is considered by Health Canada as “an excellent source of vitamin D.”  There is almost as much vitamin D as what’s found in one cup of milk! During a day, my children will easily eat 2 slices of bread and they never even have to know they are eating healthy! 

Stonemill believes in the “3 P’s” philosophy: people, planet, prosperity. Pretty neat that they’re a company that is so passionate about corporate social responsibility

Vitamin D Stonemill Bakehouse

Stonemill Bakehouse Vitamin D Breads:

  • Chia – 6 Supergrains 
  • Sprouted 3 Grains – 3 Grains & Oatmeal 
  • 11 Whole Grains – Grains & Honey 
  • 12 Whole Grains – Sprouted Rye 
  • Omega 3 – Sprouted Flax and Sunflower & Walnut 
  • Fibre & Fruit – Cranberry Pumpkin Seed 
  • Flax & Chia – Supergrains 
  • Sourdough – Multigrain
  • Sourdough – Classic French
  • Sourdough – Hearty Bavarian Rye
  • Sourdough – Belgian Whole Wheat   

Stonemill bread is primarily available in Ontario. They have limited distribution in Quebec and Atlantic Canada. If you have trouble finding the bread in your area, please reach out to Stonemill via their Facebook page here and they’ll let you know if there’s a store in your area that carries their product. 

Right now, you can snag an exclusive $2 coupon for Stonemill products when you visit Stonemill Bakehouse on Facebook!

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Organic Foods for Baby #BabyGourmet

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My youngest was never a fan of baby food. As often as I tried, he flat refused most of the time. For him, it has always been breast milk or bust. However, now that he is able to feed himself, he loves it. It makes me think that all along, he just wanted to be independent and feed himself! {hehe}

Recently, he was introduced to Mushies and it was love at first taste! They are perfectly bite-sized and snack-time ready. I consider them one of the best organic foods for baby, especially my baby!

Organic Food for Baby

Mushies come in 2 yummy flavours, Banana Berry Greek Yogurt and Fruity Greens! My son can never seem to get enough of them. They are perfect for his little hands and we take a pack on-the-go! He gets to relax in his stroller and snack away on Mushies! Organic Food for Baby Mushies

Mushies are freeze dried and contain nothing artificial eas well as no sugar added. My son pops them in his mouth and they melt just like that! He loves it! If he had to pick a favourite, I think he would go with the Banana Berry Greek Yogurt, but it would be a close race. As a mom, I love knowing that what he is eating is as good for him as it is safe!

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Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Magical Sleepover DVD

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Some of the best childhood memories I have were at sleepovers. What kid doesn’t love staying up late, watching movies with a friend and laughing until it hurts!

Dora the Explorer

Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Magical Sleepover Episode Synopses:
 
Dora’s Museum Sleepover Adventure
Journey into a painting with Dora, Boots, and Diego on their quest through a world of giants, unicorns, knights and more!  The trio must return Prince Miguel’s magic cape to the castle to break the spell that has turned him into a lion.
 
Dora’s and Sparky’s Riding Adventure!
After Dora helps Sparky the horse feel better, she needs to take him back to the barn.  She will need the viewer’s help to avoid prickly bushes, falling rocks and Swiper too. 
 
Dora’s Super Soccer Showdown
Get ready for a big game in Brazil with Dora and the Golden Explorers as they take on a team of monsters in the Big Cup Soccer Tournament! 

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Traveling with Baby

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Traveling when you have kids can be tricky, but traveling with a baby is even trickier! A road trip of only a couple hours can easily turn into double that when you consider diaper changes, feedings, etc.

Thankfully, over the years I have gotten better at traveling with baby. The most recent trip we took with my youngest was almost a breeze compared to years before. Make it easier on yourself and check out my traveling with baby tips for ways to keep your sanity and enjoy your trip!

Traveling with Baby

Don’t rush. One of the worst things you can do for your travel plans and for baby is to rush. You need to be able to pace yourself and consider the drive there just as exciting as reaching the destination. You want to be able to pull off at a rest area or stop for a snack if the mood calls for it. Remember that traveling with a baby calls for more travel time. 

Come prepared. You know your baby’s routine better than anyone. Do your best to bring familiar items, such as a blanket, stuffy, etc. The necessities are a must, such as diapers, wipes, change of clothes and so forth. Also, if baby is eating solids, make sure you have a food bag ready for his/her snack time/feeding. Keep these within easy reach and at the ready.

Provide a comfortable environment. When traveling, baby can quickly feel out of his/her comfort zone. Do your best to make sure the environment is calm, which means don’t crank the radio. Make sure baby has a familiar toy on hand as well as play soothing music if that is something he/she responds to. Also, it doesn’t hurt to sing lullabies on the drive there.

Change diapers. It can be very easy to forget to check for soiled diapers when the baby is in a car seat. It is a good idea to stop every couple of hours to check. There is nothing more uncomfortable than sitting in a car seat with a messy diaper. Plus, it is a meltdown just waiting to happen.

Get out of the car. If you are traveling a fairly long distance, you are going to want to make periodic stops to stretch your legs and give baby some time away from the car seat. This could mean a walk around the rest area or a shopping trip.  

Focus on family-friendly locations. When booking hotels, choosing activities, etc. you want to remember baby. A family-friendly establishment allows you to enjoy your trip as well as recognize baby’s needs.Traveling with Baby Base

One traveling with baby must-have product is the Baby Base 2-in-1 from Ingenuity. It is perfect to bring along so that baby can set up in the hotel room, on the living room floor while visiting family, etc. For older babies, it attaches safely to a dining room chair for use as a booster seat! There is a tray and a 3-point safety harness to make it even better. The tray even stores beneath the seat, making it travel ready!

Traveling with baby shouldn’t be a headache. Enjoy the trip, follow my tips and be ready for some baby-time adventure!

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Planning a Picnic

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Summer time has always been filled with hot weather, water parks and endless adventures. This is especially true for those with children. A child looks at summer like the ultimate time of year to play all day and stay up late at night! Plus, no school!

Summer also means picnic season! Planning a picnic is not only fun, but also a great way for families to share the summer time together. Check out my tips on planning a picnic and get ready for some serious picnic-tastic times!

Planning a Picnic

Check the weather. No matter what you have planned, you never know what Mother Nature is planning. Check your local weather forecast an hour or two before your picnic to make sure the weather is accommodating. If not, you can also plan your picnic under cover or even in a tent!

Choose the appropriate location. Whether you are surprising the kids with a picnic in the backyard or an outing to a local water park, make sure your picnic location suits your needs. Do you need shade? Are their public bathrooms available? These are all things to consider when deciding on a location.

Determine your menu. There is something to be said for picnic-perfect eats. Sandwiches, wraps and right out of the package-ready foods are ideal. You want no-mess if possible.  

Planning a Picnic

Pack supplies. Coming prepared is a must. There are must-have staples such as a blanket to sit on, utensils if necessary and a trash bag for cleanup. Making sure the food and drinks make it safely to the picnic location is also top priority!

With kids, I love to pack our picnic using Stuck on You Lunchboxes. They are the perfect size and easy to carry! Did I also mention they come with different colour and design options? You can personalize the lunchboxes to fit your child’s personal style. My daughter has the Penny Scallan Embroidered Lunchbox, which is ridiculously cute!

The Stuck on You Kids Drink Bottles also fit perfectly in the lunchboxes and are spill-proof. Plus, I use the personalized labels to make sure they have their names on their supplies.

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