School's Out: The Kids Debrief

School's Out: The Kids Debrief

School's out and summer's here! For a debrief on the school year from the kids themselves read the latest on eVitality Voices.
June 29, 2018 by An eVitality Staffer
Mapping Out Summer: Top Tips for Moms

Mapping Out Summer: Top Tips for Moms

Now that the beautiful weather is here it's time to start planning for summer. Get inspired by Shannon Vandermeer as she shares her child-(and mom)-friendly summer plans for her family.
May 30, 2018 by An eVitality Staffer
B.Y.O.V. - Bring Your Own Vegetables

B.Y.O.V. - Bring Your Own Vegetables

Nothing beats walking out to the garden and harvesting your very own fresh produce. If growing your own vegetables seems like your next healthy lifestyle change, here are a few tips on how to get started.
April 28, 2018 by An eVitality Staffer
Spring (Cleaning) is in the Air

Spring (Cleaning) is in the Air

Spring has finally arrived, but wait! Pause that thought. Let’s just do a quick, yet thorough spring-cleaning before we get out and enjoy the sunshine and warm weather...Come again?! This Spring, Shannon Vandermeer shares her favourite To-Do's from the Ultimate Spring Cleaning list, from Closet Clear Outs to Window Washing.
March 29, 2018 by An eVitality Staffer
Meal Prep Made Easy

Meal Prep Made Easy

Menu planning takes effort and time. You really do need to pick a day of the week to sit down and plan out all your dinners for the next week. But, when you take the time to do this, a couple beautiful things happen...
March 01, 2018 by An eVitality Staffer
Celebrating Valentine's Day as Parents

Celebrating Valentine's Day as Parents

Who doesn’t love a good excuse to go out on the town? Valentine’s Day provides the perfect opportunity for a date night with your husband, but having little ones at home can sometimes complicate things. If you're struggling to find a Valentine's Day tradition that fits in with family life I'll share with you what my husband and I have done ever since we had children; we celebrate Valentine’s Day in the comfort of our own home.
February 14, 2018 by An eVitality Staffer
New Year, New Me. Keeping your 2018 Resolutions

New Year, New Me. Keeping your 2018 Resolutions

Are you the type to make New Year’s Resolutions? Change is a good thing and if the new year ahead is the push you need to make that change, bring on the resolutions. Truthfully, there’s no better time to start than today. Here’s to a happy and healthy 2018!
December 31, 2017 by An eVitality Staffer
Regaining Balance this Christmas

Regaining Balance this Christmas

The Christmas Season is nearly upon us and holidays are usually a hectic time of year. This Holiday Season, Shannon Vandermeer tells you how to achieve a little balance.
December 06, 2017 by An eVitality Staffer
Pearly Whites: The Importance of Dental Care

Pearly Whites: The Importance of Dental Care

We all know how important it is to take care of our teeth. We learn from a very young age to brush and floss, as well as visit the dentist regularly. Often when we think of dental hygiene, things like preventing cavities, tooth decay and gum disease come to mind. But have you ever considered that taking care of your teeth contributes to overall health? We know that it's important to eat right and exercise to stay healthy, but it is just as important to look after your teeth as well.
April 22, 2016 by Shannon Vandermeer
Tastes Good and Good for You!

Tastes Good and Good for You!

Nothing beats the smell of homemade cookies – except maybe the way they taste straight out of the oven. As I'm becoming more health conscious, I'm trying to find more ways to cut sugar from my family's diet. At first I wasn't sure how to do this with my favourite oatmeal raisin/chocolate chip cookie recipe. The recipe calls for not one, but two cups of sugar! And to make it worse (or should I say worse for you), a cup of butter! No wonder they taste so good, right? But how can you cut out these ingredients that are not the best for your health without sacrificing taste? I thought I may have found the answer when I stumbled upon a cookie recipe that boasted “Best 3 Ingredient Cookie Recipe.” It sounded easy enough; all you needed was ripe bananas, oatmeal and raisins. I whipped up a batch of these sugar-free cookies, popped them in my kids' lunches and hoped for the best.
April 18, 2016 by Shannon Vandermeer