Best Ever Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Best Ever Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Every year on Good Friday my son and I make hot cross buns.

The tradition began when he was barely big enough to stand on a chair and scoop flour. In those days, baking together was a way into learning and a celebration of the senses. We counted cups and teaspoons, smelled all the spices and called them by name, examined the wrinkles on the raisins, nibbled at the… Continue reading ...

How A Frugal Mindset Can Help Save The World

How A Frugal Mindset Can Help Save The World

The solutions to many extraordinary worldwide problems can, perhaps, be found quite ordinarily through the application of a frugal living mindset. Continue reading ...

5 Things Your Parents Did Right That You Can Learn From

5 Things Your Parents Did Right That You Can Learn From

Old school parenting may seem ‘old school’ to many, but our children can benefit greatly by stepping back in our past as children and applying these ideas as modern parents. Continue reading ...

Items That Always Go On Sale in January

Items That Always Go On Sale In January

January is a good month to get deals on some items.  Here are the top items that go on sale in January.

If you are anything like me, you probably don’t feel like buying anything new right now.  Christmas can be a huge personal and financial stress for many.  The pressure to get ‘stuff’ can be overwhelming for many people. … Continue reading ...

Why Global Music is Good for Children (and their Parents)

Global Music Is Good For Children

Like all forms of music, global music is good for both mind and spirit. But it has the added the benefit of helping children become more aware of the diversity of the world around them. Is world travel with your kids not in the budget? Why not try bringing the music home?

The Beauty of ‘Ugly’ or Imperfect Produce

The Beauty of 'Imperfect' Produce

Imperfect or ‘ugly’ produce is making its way to grocery stores in Toronto. Despite the negative connotations of these labels, these fruits and vegetables are actually uniquely beautiful for several important reasons. Continue reading ...