It Happens Once in a Blue Moon

Have you ever responded to a question with, “once in a blue moon“, or thought, I haven’t done that in a blue moon? I think many of us have and of course, we mean it generally as a colourful way of saying, I haven’t seen you in a while, or, it’s been ages since we talked. Photo by Ganapathy Kumar on Unsplash Like a lot of older sayings, “a watched pot never boils” springs to mind, the passage of time and technology have changed the significance, or at the very least, the impact, of these … [Read more...]

Management Solutions for Bladder Leakage

Bladder leakage is the involuntary loss of bladder control. Beyond the physical impact of the condition, bladder leakage can have a broad-reaching effect on one’s emotional, mental and social life. As a woman who has experienced bladder leakage, I know firsthand how vital it is to have the proper protective products available. Otherwise, fear of leaks, which can be both uncomfortable and embarrassing could limit my everyday activities. Without the confidence of knowing I am protected, … [Read more...]

Four Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. With the exception of the super cold weather, (It was minus 24 degrees Celsius here yesterday...not counting the wind chill, Brrrrr.....), I really don't mind January. This is the time of year for cozying up in front of a crackling fire or enjoying the warmth of a wood stove. Plus, a new year is a blank slate where you can write the next chapter of your life. There’s no time … [Read more...]

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Wonderful 2018!

We want to take this opportunity to thank all of you, the readers of Older Mommy Still Yummy for making this past blogging year so much fun for us! Whether you glance through an article or read every word, comment or not, enter a contest or drop by for a recipe; we are so thankful you have taken the time from your busy day to visit with us and our blog. Honestly, it means so much and gives us such enjoyment. We are taking a few days away from blogging to recharge our batteries and spend … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

11 Blog Conference Essentials

I’m really excited, and a little bit nervous, to be attending my first blog conference! In my “other life” as an Operating Room nurse, I, along with my peers, attended many conferences, but this is different. I have never, in real life, met any of the people who will be there. Plus, I am also carpooling and sharing a room with two people I have never met. But, what the heck, my motto has always been, if you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I will always dance! I have communicated … [Read more...]

Autumn in Southern New Brunswick, Canada

Although I love the summer and I’m already missing warm summer evenings sitting on the deck, there is just something so absolutely beautiful about the autumn of the year. In my part of the world, Atlantic Canada, we have four VERY distinct seasons. Title:  Wood’s Farm Photo attribution: Catherine White, Oak Lawn Images Just in time for our Canadian Thanksgiving celebrations, the sky takes on this wonderful deep shade of blue and the deciduous trees put on a magnificent display of the … [Read more...]