Growing food and family values

There’s something about understanding just how hard you have to work for a 10-pound bag of potatoes that’s really valuable, and not just in terms of money.

Minimizing waste & maximizing community, one nursing bra at a time

When Leah Simeone needed nursing tops, quickly, she knew exactly who to call. A month after the birth of her second child, Hannah, Leah was fed up with her few, worn-out tops, and with shoving towels up her shirt to deal with leaking milk. “I put a call out to my local Freecycle group, and … Read moreMinimizing waste & maximizing community, one nursing bra at a time

How menu planning changed the lives of one Ontario family

Chantal Garneau and her family eat the same thing every day and it doesn’t suck. Not only that, but this type of menu planning has slashed her family’s food budget and eliminated food waste from their lives. If that weren’t amazing enough, she says they also have more energy and time, feel healthier and calmer, … Read moreHow menu planning changed the lives of one Ontario family

Living la vida local: how buying local creates connections and community

A pre-Christmas market haul As a freelance writer and part-time bartender, Saturdays are possibly my favourite day of the week. It’s not like I actually get the day off, per say, but I can usually push off most work-life todos in favour of spending a stretch of time focused on me and the teen. But, since … Read moreLiving la vida local: how buying local creates connections and community

Making dinner a community affair

How three families on one street started a rotating weekly feast It’s dinner time — again. Wait, didn’t we just make dinner last night? How is it that we’re here again today, trying to figure out an interesting, healthy meal, made from scratch, that the kids will actually eat? If you’re like me, that’s the internal monologue that … Read moreMaking dinner a community affair

Checking in with Ceri Marsh, author of The School Year Survival Cookbook

Back in August, Ceri Marsh was one of the first moms featured on the Whole Family Happiness Project. She had just published her second book, The School Year Survival Cookbook, with friend Laura Keogh. At the time she had no idea it was going to be a hit with parents in both Canada and the … Read moreChecking in with Ceri Marsh, author of The School Year Survival Cookbook

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