Kim Becker {aka MommyKnows}
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Happy New Year

in Family, General, Photography, Real Food / Easy Meals

I never make resolutions, but 2012 is going to be different! This year I've made not one, but three promises to myself. I'm going to have a green smoothie every day. So far, so good. I'm going to take photo everyday in 2012 and publish to my Flickr account. So far, so good. I'm going [...]

gingerbread house

Gingerbread Houses 101

in Family, General, Real Food / Easy Meals

The kids and I have been making gingerbread houses for years. Probably 7 or 8 years with Elizabeth, Sam and Georgia and I made them with Hayley when she was a wee girl too. Many, many moons ago I tried making, cutting, baking and assembling my own gingerbread house from scratch. It was a disaster, [...]

spy eye cookies - Secret Agent Josephine

O Is For MommyKnoOows – Secret Agent Josephine Book Tour, Spy Cookies Craft and Giveaway!

in Family, General, Product Reviews, Real Food / Easy Meals

I know that MommyknOws doesn't start with O, but I also knOw that I'm super excited to be today's stop on the Secret Agent Josephine Book Tour. I've been a HUGE fan of Secret Agent Josephine's blog for many years, because she's enormously talented, kind (yep, that's obvious from her posts) and so, so creative. [...]


Easy Halloween Zombie Make-up Tutorial

in DIY / Tutorials, Family, General

If you haven't guessed already, I'm NOT one of those moms that minds a scary Halloween costume. Truth be told, I'm not a huge fan of Halloween in general and I really don't like 'commercial' costumes at all. I'd rather have a homemade zombie over a Disney princess any day. I don't encourage gory, but [...]


I’m a KINDER Mom …

in Family, General, Product Reviews

Yay, I'm a KINDER Mom and my status amongst my children is at an all time HIGH! They're all Kinder egg lovers. I've always included Kinder Surprise eggs in our family holidays - in Christmas stockings and in Easter baskets. They're always a staple at the movies, where they come as part of the 'Kinder [...]


School Lunch Ideas – Part One

in Family, General, Real Food / Easy Meals

Today is Georgia's first day of Grade One. Here in Central Alberta that means, it is also her very first day of 'all day' school. Today she'll eat her very first bagged lunch. Her only option for the next several years. Our elementary schools do not have cafeterias. Therefore, it is necessary to pack a [...]


Baby Bunnies

in Family, General

If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter or then you'll know that we have a new addition to our family. His name is TJ (I call him, "Charlie"). Elizabeth brought sneaked him home in her purse from a rodeo she was in a couple of weekends ago. I think Charlie is a much better [...]


Black & Decker Ultimate Sandwich Contest – Curried Chicken Salad with Apple & Pine Nuts

in Family, General, Photography, Product Reviews, Real Food / Easy Meals

I love a challenge, so when offered the opportunity to participate in the Black & Decker Ultimate Sandwich Contest using the Black & Decker Convection Countertop Oven I said, "yes, please!" and put together my favourite sandwich. Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich with Green Apple & Pine Nuts (Serves 4) 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast [...]


Blogher … Here I Come

in Family, General

Today is the day. I'm off to my very first Blogher conference thanks mostly to the folks at LifeMadeDelicious who are shipping the LMDBloggers from all over Canada to sunny California for some blogging fun! I can't wait to see this friend, this friend and this friend ... and so many more! I'm a little [...]


Strawberry Fudgy Pops Recipe

in Family, General, Real Food / Easy Meals

The kids and I have been experimenting with all kinds of frozen treats. Our favourite so far are these ... Strawberry Fudgy Pops. I blogged the recipe over at my Mom-On-The-Go blog at LifeMadeDelicious! MK xo