7 Sleep Tips for New Moms (and the surprising news about what won't work!)Dear New Moms,
don't kill the messenger. Also, you're welcome (keep reading to see why).
Sincerely, ClaireA new study from the University of Toronto's School of Nursing has found that common sleeping tips and tricks do not have a measurable increase in the number of sleep hours a new mom and her baby will get during the first 12 weeks after birth. The same study also found that these...
Surviving Breast Cancer (and what you can do to help!)SponsoredRecently
we told you about a fundraiser for an important cause, specifically the Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End Women's Cancers
. This 2-day walk through scenic Toronto in September directly benefits women's cancer research and patient care at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.
Why should this matter to you? Statistics tell us
that 1 in 9 Canadian women will develop breast cancer...
Toronto Event: Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End Women's CancersSponsored
It's a sobering statistic: approximately 1 in 7 Canadian women will be diagnosed with some form of breast or gynecological cancer in their lifetime (source: EndCancer.ca
). As scary as that sounds, there is also good news. Early detection is on the rise, survival rates are climbing, and treatment options are expanding!These advancements have mass awareness campaigns and fundraisers to...
Fun, Fitness, and a Fine Charitable Cause: Save the Date!Sponsored
Most of us have a Cause near to our hearts and we do what we can to support it. Usually that means putting money in an envelope or training for a marathon, but the charity we're introducing you to today is really putting the "fun" back into fundraising.The SickKids Foundation
raises funds on behalf of The Hospital for Sick Children
, a pediatric health science centre for patient care...
Pregnancy Sickness and What I Have in Common with Kate Middleton I have a ton in common with Duchess Kate. Actually, I'm pretty sure if we met we'd be instant best friends. Here's why:
1. We're both natural brunettes
2. Both married to a Prince (mine might be figurative)
3. Entrepreneurial family
4. Excellent British accent (one might be faked)
5. Bald(ing) husbands
6. Love of hats
7. Love of shoes
8. Baby due this summer
3 Recipes For Healthier Alternatives To French FriesI love fries and I can't have a burger without them. I have a bit of a sweet tooth, but truth be told, my salty tooth is bigger. My only issue is that I know fries aren't exactly the healthiest option. So I decided to come up with three healthier alternatives to french fries. Hopefully these options will satisfy my cravings and I won't have to feel guilty about eating them.
These fries aren't going...
6 Healthy 100 Calorie Snacks To Try
The other week, I asked the Chick community what their favourite healthy snacks were
because lately I've been a cheat. Chocolate, cake and cookies, I'll be the first to admit to having a sweet tooth! I'll also be the first to admit that these aren't always the smartest choices, especially when you consider how many
nutritious, low cal tasty treats are available and really easy to make!...
Dealing with Cramps, Period.
Periods suck. Period. They are no fun, and we don't need to pretend that they are, but we do need to get on with our lives when they hit.
As a cramp sufferer, I've become an expert at dealing with them and trying to put on a happy face (no matter how much I want to punch the next person who speaks to me, blame PMS). So, here are a few tips, tricks and do's and don'ts for...
Post Holiday Health Rescue: 5 Detox Drinks
Overindulging is a well known holiday tradition, right? Only, after the holidays are done, Present Alexandra is not such a fan of Past Alexandra's decision to observe that tradition. I don't know about you but I don't think I can look at another plate of turkey. Or mashed potatoes. Or stuffing. And please, don't even offer me any sort of chocolate or cake.
To help get...
5 Bad Snacking Habits Made Healthy
You may already know that I'm a huge snack fiend
. I love my munchies while at work, on the go or just lazing about at home. And speaking of lazing about, you may already know that when it comes to food and cooking, I can be a bit (ok, a lot) lazy when I'm making a meal for one. It's so easy for me to just go to the coffee shop, eat a processed snack or if I'm feeling especially...