Lifestyle

GI Rescue Recipes for Kids: Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Chia Muffins

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Fall is pumpkin season and we are indulging in it all, from Pumpkin Spice Lattes to Pumpkin Carmel candles. YUM. One of the biggest challenges on the Low FODMAP diet is finding baked goods and easy-to-grab snacks that taste great and are kid-approved. “Always on the run” is part of our mom lifestyle and in order to adhere successfully to this limited diet, it’s important to stock items you can have at the ready or take to activities and in the car.  These muffins are not only delicious, but they are also dairy-free, nut-free, gluten-free and low in sugar. More importantly, they are perfect for satisfying all your ...Read more.

Travel | Beautiful & Scenic Victoria

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Every year we travel to Seattle for several weeks to visit family and escape the heat in Phoenix, but it had been years since I'd been to Victoria, British Columbia. I decided to take Christina up on the Victoria Clipper to see the beautiful city and stay at the Fairmont Empress, which presides regally over Victoria Harbor. Known for its history and world-famous high tea, staying at the Empress has been on my bucket list for years. Plus, we have relatives in the area, so it was a terrific opportunity for some quality family time. All in all, we had a wonderful, memorable trip and can't wait to go back! Leaving ...Read more.

Travel | Kid-Friendly Fun in San Francisco

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San Francisco is a terrific place to take your kids! From the cable cars to the museums and bay cruises, there is a lot to do. The City by the Bay has a super unique personality too, which makes it a fascinating place to soak up a different city culture, while still in the US. I used to live in the Bay Area in the early 1990s and spent a lot of time in San Fran, but I hadn't been in several years, nor had we taken Christina to one of our favorite US cities. We decided to stay at the Fairmont on Nob Hill, which is fabulous and top-notch with terrific bay and city views, plus you can walk out the door and catch a ...Read more.