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  • Mama to Mama: Favourite Cookbooks

    The internet is an all powerful resource when it comes to pinterest-worthy pies and genius make ahead work lunches. Food blogs are amazing and abundant! But sometimes if feels good to reach into your own private library and cook a favourite from a stained and tattered cook book. Especially when you live on a remote…
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  • Mama to Mama: Holiday Traditions

     Mama to Mama: Holiday Traditions Feliz Navidad! I have two young boys. Christmas is, understandably, their favorite holiday. (Thanksgiving is mine.) And as we are Hispanic, our family traditions are Spanish in origin. On the 1st of December, I place the Nativity crèche “stable” out. Every Sunday, we add a few animals, palm trees and angels….
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  • Mama To Mama: Family Music Inspiration

    Check out our favourite albums, artists, or songs that appeal to the whole family. From swear-word free classic rock hits, to “Kids music” that is actually awesome, read on to find out the tunes that are setting the tone in these Green Mama homes. “Since my partner and I play in a band together and tour with our 2.5…
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  • Mama to Mama: Date Night In

    You can’t always get a babysitter and hit the town with your beloved. Sometimes you need to reconnect and it’s Tuesday.. read on for our favourite simple and sweet date night in ideas.   My partner and I are both work-at-home/ stay-at-home parents to our toddler. Everyday is basically a date night in for us!…
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  • Mama To Mama: Family Friendly Games Ideas

    “My favourite games are outdoor games that involve running around, because they are free, I like to run, and I like when my two-year-old runs so much that he has an excellent nights sleep 🙂 We often set up simple obstacle course races in the park, like through the spray park over all the bridges,…
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  • Mama to Mama: EASY MEALS

    It’s been a long day. Work, mama-ing, and what ever unscheduled fire you had to put out, didn’t leave time for a shop. But dinner must be made. Read on for some last-minute, super-easy dinner inspo. Forgetful Salad “Place whatever bread (or potatoes) that you have, in a bowl. Celery? Excellent. Chop that too. You…
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  • Mama to Mama: Surviving Summer Vacation

    Summer is the time of the never setting sun. Long lazy days at the beach. Picnics in the park. Unstructured time to follow your bliss… Or is it the time of year when 2 and half months of nothing stretches out before you, a mini van full of kids asking for you to drive them…
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  • How to keep kids busy without resorting to screens PART THREE

    Even before I had children, I loathed going to a restaurant with blaring television sets. If I wanted I watch telly, (that’s where I keep my gelato), I would do so at home. The entire point of going to a restaurant is to drin..er, I mean – break bread, with your friends and family. When…
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  • How to keep kids busy without resorting to screens PART TWO

    “You know how little kids always love to play with the cardboard boxes at Christmas? Well, it works in the summer and with older children too! The bigger the boxes the better – check with your local appliance store if they have any empty fridge or freezer boxes that they don’t mind parting with. Then…
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  • How to keep kids busy without resorting to screens PART ONE

    My relationship with screens has evolved since having children and through my own research and awareness. Here’s the dichotomy: most of my work as a writer and researcher happens on the computer and, yet, I know the cost of being on the screen. For me, that cost includes back and neurological issues, the reprogramming of my…
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