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Can a Non-Profit Urban Food Initiative Alleviate Food Insecurity?

Posted August 19, 2014 by Arya M. Sharma, MD

Healthy eating (especially produce) is well out of reach for many who have hungry mouths to feed (despite ivory tower experts who proclaim that you can eat healthy for under $2 a day if you only follow their “tips”). As food insecurity is certainly one of the key drivers of obesity especially within the lower […]

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Family

Road trip to Arnprior, part two (green spaces, a crazy moth, and a side of fries)

Posted August 6, 2014 by andrea tomkins

Click here for part one of this post about our road trip to Arnprior. So we left Macnamara Nature Trail and decided to continue our journey. We had no plan, no schedule, no nothing, which is how we ended up at a tiny beach down the street from the trail entrance. A lone picnic table […]

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Family

Road trip to the ‘Prior, part one (walking ferns, old ruins, and poop)

Posted August 5, 2014 by andrea tomkins

We were itching for something to do with the kids in Ottawa and we wanted it to be free, or very close to it, so we decided to ignore our recent experience(s) with mosquito-infested hikes and find a new trail to try, this time closer to home. Mark did a bit of research and we settled […]

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General

Camping = outdoor parenting

Posted August 4, 2014 by andrea tomkins

Thanks to everyone who commented on my post about taking car camping to the next level. You’ve given us lots of great advice and ideas. I definitely feel inspired, but whether I can convince the rest of the family to come along for the ride is another story. (!) Speaking of advice, we published some helpful tips from […]

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For hire: professional chauffeur

Posted July 21, 2014 by Amy

For hire: Professional chauffeur (uniform will consist of shorts, black tank and flip-flops) Rate: Free, but accepts hand-drawn pictures with inventive spelling captions and rainbow loom bracelets Vehicle: Slightly dented, scratched-up SUV (bonus ground-up organic Cheerios on floor) If interested, please contact Snarky Mommy. But you’ll have to call her cell phone, because she can’t [...]

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