Our Lives


A spoonful of sugar… This past week, Olivia and I had some sugary fun making Rice Krispies Treats for the #TreatsforToys campaign with Rice Krispies and The Salvation Army. And, as you can tell, my […]


crispy sweet potato fries

Janice here with a sweet and crispy sweet potato fries recipe and spicy honey mustard dip that tastes as incredible as it sounds. Thanks so much to Wish-Bone® for sponsoring this delicious post. Whether you […]


Treats for Toys Rice Krispies

This holiday season, Kellogg Canada will donate $20 to the Salvation Army for each toy-inspired treat a Canadian uploads to RiceKrispies.ca. The Salvation Army will, in turn, use the donations to buy toys for children […]

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Lollipop Pancakes Recipe

Janice here with some adorable breakfast time fun — lollipop pancakes! Yes, we are making pancakes even more fun and delicious with little pancake pops, dressed up with yogurt “icing” and sweetened with a drop […]


Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie

Don’t let Olivia get all the cookies… A few weeks ago, I posted this recipe for Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. I am linking back to it today in case you missed it – […]


Blueberry and Avocado Frozen Yogurt and Smoothie

This is Janice, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom, with a frozen yogurt recipe and a smoothie recipe that will satisfy your sweet tooth, while fueling your body with vitamins, protein, and healthy fats. Thanks […]


Halloween Photos Link Up

Somehow, after a week of heavy rain, the clouds retreated just about the time that Vancouver trick or treaters were getting into character and applying their last strokes of makeup. It was so nice to […]

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When I first heard the story, I reacted cautiously. I don’t jump on bandwagons and I don’t want to take part in social media lynchings. In a conversation with a friend, I even expressed concern […]


mammogram reminder

Susan here with the continuation of my “Mammogram Monologue”. I’m helping Hanes, as part of a sponsored campaign, to spread the word about their partnership with the National Breast Cancer Foundation and encourage women to […]

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Taylor Swift 1989

Olivia shaking it off… Yesterday, Olivia and her cousins, Julia and Sophia, had some fun celebrating the release of Taylor Swift’s new album, 1989, by shaking it off with a life size Taylor Swift cut-out. […]