The power of orange

Perspective is a powerful thing By Crystal Murray I’ve been thinking about perspective a lot these last few months since learning about the discoveries of the remains of hundreds of Indigenous children on the sites of former Canadian residential schools.  I was driving home from the office on a Friday night, looking forward to an […]

A young Crystal Murray stands at the water's edge in a bathing suit.

Flex the natural athlete in you

Fuel your kids with the wonders of the great outdoors By Crystal Murray It wasn’t the proudest moment of my elementary school track and field day. I was tucked in under the bleachers peeling away curls of blue paint from the bottom of the seats above my head. I could hear my name being called […]

Stop feeding diet culture

Serving up healthy attitudes for our children  By Crystal Murray Recently I talked with a couple friends about a diet plan one of them was following. One had lost a few pounds and said she really didn’t have trouble keeping to the plan. There were lots of recipes, she never felt hungry, and she liked […]

Sinjin Moser and his mother Nichole eat mac n' cheese

Beyond mac n’ cheese

Mother and son dig into a vegan lifestyle together By Crystal Murray Sinjin Moser makes a mean vegan mac n’ cheese.  The 15-year-old, who attends Auburn High School in Cole Harbour, went vegan a little over three years ago when his mother Nichole decided to embrace a plant-based life style. The change in his diet […]

Vegan Shepherd's Pie

Shepherding in new dinner ideas

This favourite comfort food casserole will warm up even the most confirmed carnivore By Crystal Murray We’ve long associated mealtime, especially dinner, with an animal protein as the core of the meal. Ask a vegetarian or vegan what they are having for dinner and the answer generally involves more creativity.  But plant-based meals don’t have […]

Making the grade

A new school year brings challenges like no other—Our Children is here to help as we learn together By Crystal Murray On the morning of the first day of school, I stopped at an intersection as a school bus passed by. Dozens of little masked faces peered out the windows. I could see the curiosity […]

Stronger together

WE Schools @ Home complements curriculum and helps parents,teachers, and kids connect and stay socially engaged By Crystal Murray Open almost any publication or news site and you’ll see the physical impacts of COVID-19 quantified into understandable units. Infection rates, cases resolved and death toll. The numbers and the evidence are updated hourly but other […]

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