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Older Mommy Still Yummy - An older mommy, a former OR nurse, now stays home and is quickly becoming addicted to blogging and social media! Blogs about ~ Life ~ Recipes ~ Staying Healthy ~ Living Green.

CBC’s Harbour Lights Campaign

Even though it’s December 15th...and I am relatively prepared for the upcoming holiday, it didn’t actually “feel” like Christmas until this morning! Leaving the Harbour Lights/CBC 2016 Christmas special Today in the pre-dawn hours I ventured out in the minus 12 degree cold and hit the road for the 30 minute drive to Saint John to meet my sister.  We then headed to the Saint John City Market for the annual CBC Saint John Harbour Lights show. All proceeds raised from this special event go … [Read more...]

Don’t Allow Bladder Leakage to Dictate Your Life!

Even though I know I am no longer 25 or even 35, sometimes when I look in a mirror, I am still shocked at the person looking back. I don’t feel “older”, but that darn mirror doesn’t lie! Boy oh boy, do I ever miss my 20’s and 30’s — these are the years when our bodies are the strongest, our senses are the keenest, and our minds are the sharpest. Even though I don't dwell on it, I do know gradual physical changes happen as we age. Our bones aren’t as strong as they once were, our hair thins … [Read more...]

A Homemade Hot Chocolate Tradition

For many of us, Christmas is a blend of past and present experiences. The sights, sounds, smells and memories of the season often trigger an avalanche of emotions that take you back to the Christmases of yesteryear. For some it’s the aroma of those special cookies baking, you know the recipe I mean, the one that’s been part of your holiday since childhood! For others, it may be the smell of freshly cut cedar or the careful unwrapping of that special ornament that has been in your family for … [Read more...]

Boost Immune Health with These Easy Weekday Recipes

The Christmas season has always been my favourite time of the year! Sure, I do love summer, but there is something very special and cozy about the Christmas holidays. People seem to smile more and just generally be in good humour. However, it's also a very busy time of the year! Not only are there gifts to buy, stockings to fill, treats to bake, a house to clean, school concerts, Christmas plays, and family parties...phew I'm out of breath just thinking about all of this...and there are still … [Read more...]

5 Ingredient Cranberry Squares

If you’re looking for a homemade square that tastes amazing but is simple to make, do I have a great recipe for you! These 5 Ingredient Cranberry Squares are not only easy to make, they are delicious! This is a tried and true, old-fashioned recipe. You will most likely have most of the ingredients already in your pantry. The only thing you may not have is the cranberry sauce. I advise you to make your own cranberry sauce the night before or earlier in the day and then refrigerate to give it … [Read more...]

CLOSED ~ Kellogg’s Treats Make a Difference! {Giveaway}

It’s that wonderful time of year again when snowflakes fall, and festive lights brighten the sidewalks. It’s also time to celebrate the fifth annual Kellogg’s Rice Krispies #TreatsForToys program! To make sure no child goes without the magic of the holidays, the Kellogg’s Rice Krispies #TreatsForToys program has once again partnered with The Salvation Army to encourage Canadian families to create a toy-shaped Rice Krispies treat and submit a photo on TreatsforToys.ca or share it in social … [Read more...]

Turkey Falafel Bites – Appetizer

One of my favourite times of the year, the Christmas holidays are quickly approaching.  It’s funny, but when I think about Christmas, my thoughts are never about gifts, either given or received. My memories always centre on things like family gatherings, seeing old friends, the smell of a delicious Christmas dinner cooking. The emotions a special ornament can evoke as you carefully remove it from storage and hold it gently in your hand for the first time since last season. These are the … [Read more...]

Who Will Care for the Carer? #CareForACarer

If you have ever been the carer for a loved one (“carer” is a term used to describe someone who provides unpaid assistance to someone in need), you will definitely understand what I’m about to say, “being a carer is often a lonely, stressful and overwhelming task”. I know this is true because I have been there. Before their deaths, I cared for my mother-in-law and along with my siblings, cared for my mom when she was in declining health. “Old women in Oxford Church of Christ” by Sami Ben … [Read more...]

How to Make Caramel Squares

Years ago, I made these squares quite often and they were always a huge hit. But for some reason...my age perhaps??.... I forgot all about them until a couple of days ago. I was thumbing through some older recipe books and discovered this recipe, scribbled on a piece of paper, shoved between some pages. I love so much about these squares! They’re caramel, which is a nice change and the caramel frosting is amazing. Plus they’re chock full of coconut and walnuts, so really, how could you go … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ $450 CDN #BlizzardBucks Giveaway, Open WW, Ends 12/4

I don’t know about you, but I am already starting to stress over the upcoming holidays. There is always so much to do! Between buying gifts for everyone on our list, entertaining, lots of big dinners and special treats; cash will be flying out of my wallet faster than a runaway train. If you’re in the same situation and will be going through cash at an alarming rate, do I have the perfect giveaway for you! A group of 27 bloggers, including me, have banded together to lighten the … [Read more...]

Dietitians Can Help You Combat the Fall Flu Spike

Fall has arrived in all its glory! Unfortunately, the not so glorious Fall Flu Spike has also arrived! This is the time of the year when those of us spending our days in enclosed spaces, such as classrooms, shopping malls, office buildings and entertainment venues are more susceptible to becoming sick with influenza and then bringing those germs home to our families. In fact, studies show school children often bring germs home from school and spread them to their parents and younger siblings, … [Read more...]

Chocolate Walnut Ice Box Cookies

The cooler weather these days has me back in the kitchen, baking up a storm and this time it’s Chocolate Walnut Ice Box Cookies. I don’t know about you, but I find I don’t tend to do as much baking during the warmer months, as I do in the fall and winter. It’s most likely related to the hot, humid weather + hot oven = even hotter kitchen equation! I was digging through some old recipes yesterday and found this one for Chocolate Walnut Ice Box Cookies, that I haven’t made in years. I … [Read more...]

11 Remembrance Day Facts

Photo attribution: Oak Lawn Images   "In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, ..." These are the opening lines of Canadian Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae's famous war memorial poem, In Flanders Fields. McCrae, an army surgeon, wrote the entire poem while sitting on the tailgate of an ambulance on May 3, 1915, during the second battle of Ypres, Belgium. His ode to the fallen has become synonymous with Remembrance Day ceremonies around the world. 11 … [Read more...]

4 Tips to Avoid the Dreaded Fall Flu Spike

Even though I am still missing the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, there are so many things about the fall season that I love too.  The gorgeous reds, oranges, and yellows of the deciduous trees, visiting our local Farmer's Market, marvelling at the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables and the brilliant blue of the sky on a cool, crisp autumn day. However, there is one thing about this time of year that I do not love and that is the arrival of the much-dreaded cold and flu season, … [Read more...]