2 cups natura rice milk
2 medium yukon potatoes baked
1/3 cup goat gouda shredded
1/4 sautee onion
1/2 tsp dill
1/2 tsp rosemary
1/2 tsp salt
2 pieces of turkey bacon
Place first 7 ingredients into a vitamix and blend slowly increasing to high after blended add turkey bacon and blend low. Serve warm Yield 4 cups
Jocelyn began with Hayden Fitness Studio in December 2013 after the birth of her second child, six weeks post natal. Weight 180 pounds. She attended HF monthly two sessions per week in Mommylicious/Fitlicious.
January 16, 2014
March 15, 2014
May 13, 2014~ 175 pounds
September 24 ,2014 ~168 pounds
December 1, 2014~156 pounds
|Year~2014||January 16||March 13||May 13||July 29||September 24||December 1
|Weight||180 pounds||168 pounds||156 pounds|
|Chest at nipple||42.5||41.5||41.5||38.5||39||38.5|
|Waist below bb||41.25
Pre pregnancy Jocelyn was 156 pounds. Jocelyn attended HF two sessions per week until May/June 2015. She also was trail running until April, 2015 until sore hips, pelvis and small tear took her away to rest. (approx 26 weeks) This was baby number three delivered at 37 weeks. At 35 weeks Jocelyn weighed 199 pounds.
October 2015~Returned to HF 5 weeks post natal midwife approval
November 5, 2015~182 pounds
December 2015 Snowshoeing
January 4~Started ReNEWU 12 week meal plan
January 14, 2016~170 pounds
|November 5 2015||January 14 2016||February 2016||March 2016|
|Weight||182 pounds||170 pounds|
|Chest at nipple||42||41|
|Waist below bb||43.5||41|
Stay tuned to hear more about Jocelyn’s progress since starting the ReNEWU meal plan.
Blend grains together in a vitamix until whole oats disappear. Pour into bowl. In the vitamix blend the cashews and rice/almond milk until cashews disappear. Then slowly add the grains back in until well blended. Batter should be thin.
Heat your cast iron skillet or grittle on medium high. You’ll turn it down to medium once it’s hot.
Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the the top of the crepe is no longer wet & appears cooked. (Flipping is optional)
To get the crepe out of the pan, you will need a thin, wide spatula. Go gently around the edges, lifting the edges of the crepe away from the pan, then remove the entire crepe. Adjust the heat as necessary.
Place each crepe on parchment paper lying flat then freeze in an air tight dish.
Green Smoothies http://www.transformationswellness.net/recipes/greensmoothies.asp
The easiest and fastest way to pack a lot of extra nutrition into your diet, boost your immune system, and even to lose weight!
BENEFITS OF GREEN SMOOTHIES: increased energy • full of disease fighting antioxidants • easy to digest and absorb the nutrients • more fiber for improved digestion and natural weight loss • improved skin complexion • perfect fast food. Green smoothies make it easy to meet your daily needs of 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables. DRINK YOUR VEGGIES!
Ratios (per serving): 1½ cups fruit (loosely packed), 1 cup leafy greens (tightly packed), 1 cup liquid.
Immunity boosts: powdered probiotics, olive leaf extract, elderberry extract
Protein boosts: protein powder, nuts or seeds.
Superfood boosts: hemp hearts, flax meal, ground chia seeds, spirulina, chlorella.
Detoxification boosts: ground chia seeds, food-grade diatomaceous earth (anti-parasitic), aloe vera.
Good fats: nuts, avocado.
Tummy soothers: ginger, superfine Pascalite powder, powdered probiotics
Hormone Balancers: Maca powder
Flavor enhancers: cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, fresh ginger
Electrolytes: coconut water
Omega’s: flax meal, ground chia seeds, hemp hearts
Directions: Rinse and scrub all produce. Peel/rind all citrus fruits, bananas, melons and ginger. Remove seeds/pits/cores. Soak nuts in water or almond milk overnight before blending. Grate carrots, beets and other root vegetables or lightly steam to make them softer before blending. Blend all fresh or frozen ingredients in a blender until smooth. Serve immediately, freeze or store in refrigerator for up to 72 hours. For optimal benefit, consume at least 1-2 servings daily, as snacks or meal replacements. Eat at least one regular meal daily. Although any blender will do, you will burn up a regular blender pretty quickly with daily use; we recommend VitaMix or BlendTec.
Almond Butter & Jelly : 2 cups spinach, 2 cups unsweetened almond milk, 2 cups red grapes, 2 bananas, 4 Tbsp almond butter.
Almond Butter Cup: 2 cups spinach, 2 cups unsweetened almond milk, 2 bananas, 2 Tbsp almond butter, 3 Tbsp cacao powder.
Apple Pie a la Mode: 2 cups spinach, 1½ cups unsweetened almond milk, 3 apples, 4 pitted medjool dates, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp nutmeg.
Apricot Ginger: 2 cups spinach, 2 cups unsweetened almond milk, 6 apricots, 1 banana, 1″ piece ginger.
Avo-Banana Kale: 2 cups kale, 2 cups coconut water, 3 bananas, ¼ avocado.
Banana-Berry: 2 cups spinach, 2 oranges, ¾ cup coconut water, 1 cup strawberries, 1 cup blueberries, 2 bananas.
Basil Orange Blast: 2 cups spinach, 2 cups unsweetened almond milk, ¼ cup basil, 2 oranges, 1 pear, 1 cup grapes.
Berries Jubilee: 2 cups spinach, 2 cups coconut water, 1 cup pitted cherries, 1 cup mixed berries, 1 banana, 2 Tbsp chia seeds.
Berry Berry Quite Contrary : 2 cups kale, 2 cups coconut water, 1 cup blueberries, 1 cup strawberries, 1 cup raspberries, 2 Tbsp goji berries
Berry Protein Bash: 2 cups spinach, 2 cups unsweetened almond milk, 1 cup strawberries, 1 cup blueberries, 1 banana, ½ cup almonds, 4 Tbsp vanilla flavored protein powder.
Berry Zinger: 1 cups arugula or mustard greens, 1 cup spinach, 2 cups unsweetened coconut water, 1 cup mango, 1 cup raspberries, 1 banana.
Blackberries and Cream: 2 cups spinach, 2 cups unsweetened almond milk, 2 cups blackberries, 2 bananas.
Blue Avo-Pineapple: 2 cups kale, 2 cups coconut water, ½ avocado, 1 cup blueberries, 1 banana, 1 cup pineapple.
Blueberry Basil: 1 cup spinach, ½ cup alfalfa sprouts, ½ cup fresh basil, 2 cups coconut water, 2 bananas, 1 cup blueberries, 2 Tbsp flax meal
Blueberry Cobbler: 2 cups spinach, 2 cups coconut milk, 2 cups blueberries, 2 bananas, 2 Tbsp flax meal, 1 tsp cinnamon.
Brain Booster: 2 cups kale, 2 cups coconut water, 1 banana, 2 green apples, 2 Tbsp flaxseed oil.
Brain Fuel: 2 cups spinach, 2 cups coconut water, 2 ripe pears, 1 mango, ½ avocado.
Cantaloupe-Grape Sweetness: 2 cups spinach, 2 cups unsweetened almond milk, ½ cantaloupe, 1 cup grapes, 2 Tbsp coconut oil.
Cantaloupe & Coconut Cream: 2 cups spinach, 1 cup coconut milk, 1 whole canteloupe, 1 Tbsp chia seeds.
Carrot Cake: 2 cups spinach, 1½ cup coconut milk, 2 carrots, ½” piece ginger, 2 pears, 1 cup pineapple, 1 banana.
Celery-Apple-Kiwi-Ginger: 1 cup spinach, ¾ cup celery, ¼ cup parsley, 2 green apples, 2 kiwi, 1″ piece fresh ginger, 1 Tbsp lime juice
Chai: 2 cups spinach, 2 cups unsweetened almond milk, ½” piece ginger, 2 pears, 1 banana, 1 tsp cardamom, 1 tsp cinnamon.
Chia Chai: 1 cup spinach, 1 cup alfalfa or clover sprouts, 2 cups coconut water, 2 bananas, 3 dates (optional), 1 Tbsp chia seeds, 1 Tbsp maca powder (optional), 1 small piece fresh ginger, ½ tsp ground cinnamon, ½ tsp ground cardamom.
Chocolate Chia Protein Booster: 2 cups spinach, 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, ½ cup coconut milk, 3 frozen ripe bananas, 2 Tbsp chia seeds (soaked in almond milk overnight), 8 Tbsp chocolate flavored protein powder.
Chocolate-Covered Cherry: 2 cups spinach, 2 cups unsweetened almond milk, 2 cups pitted cherries, 2 bananas, 1 tsp cinnamon, 3 Tbsp cacao powder.
Chocolate Mint: 2 cups romaine, ¼ cup fresh mint, 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk, 4 Tbsp cacao powder, 2 pears, 2 bananas.
Cilantro Ginger: 1½ cups kale, ½ cup cilantro, 2 cups coconut water, 1 orange, 1 mango, 1 banana, 1 cup blueberries, 1″ piece fresh ginger.
Cilantro Limeade: 1½ cup spinach, ½ cup cilantro, 2 cups coconut water, 3 bananas, 1 lime, 1 inch piece ginger.
Cilantro-Mango Detox: 1½ cups spinach, ½ cup cilantro, 2 cups coconut water, 1½ cup mango, 1 cup pineapple, ½ avocado.
Citrus Breeze: 2 cups spinach, 2 cups coconut water, 1 mango, ½ cup pineapple, 2 naval oranges, 1 banana.
Citrus Crush: 2 cups spinach, 2 cups coconut water, 6 clementines, 1 cup pineapple, 1 banana.
Coco-Ginger Zinger: 2 cups spinach, 2 cups coconut water, 1 pear, 1 banana, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 inch piece ginger.
Cold Fighter: 2 cups kale, 2 cups coconut water, 1 banana, 1 cup pineapple, 2 cups mixed berries, 2 tsp elderberry extract (optional)
– Cran-Apple Nut: 2 cups greens, 1 cup freshly-squeezed orange juice, 1 cup coconut water, 1½ cups cranberries, 1½ cups apple, 2 Tbsp almonds
Cranberry Kale Cooler: 2 cups kale, 2 cups cranberries, 1 cup coconut water, 2 bananas, 2 oranges, 1 lime.
Creamy Wonder: 2 cups spinach, 2 cups coconut water, 1 avocado, 1 cup frozen mango, 1 frozen banana.
Cucumber-Grape Punch: 2 cups kale, 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 2 cups grapes, 1 cucumber, ½ avocado, 1 banana, ½ cup pineapple, 1 Tbsp chia seeds.
Energy Berry Booster: 2 cups spinach, 2 cups coconut water, 2 cups strawberries, 1 cup mango, 1 Tbsp chia seeds.
Fallin’ for Apples: 2 cups spinach, 1½ cup unsweetened almond milk, 2 apples, 1 pear, 1 banana.
Free Radical-Fighting Super Smoothie: 2 cups spinach, 1 mint leaf, 2 cups coconut water, 2 cups cantaloupe, ½ cup blueberries, 1 apple, ½ lime.
Ginger Zinger: 2 cups kale, 1½ cups coconut water, ½” piece ginger, 2 oranges, 2 pears, ½ avocado
Guava Passion: 1 cup spinach, 1 cup alfalfa or clover sprouts, 2 cups coconut water, 1 banana, 1 mango, 1 passionfruit, 1 cup guava
Healing Cranberry Cleanser: 2 cups kale, 1 cup coconut water, 1 cup cranberries, 4 oranges, 2 bananas, 4 Tbsp ground flaxseed.
Honey-Kissed Nectarine: 2 cups spinach, 2 cups coconut water, 2 nectarines, ½ honeydew melon.
Kiwi Berry Punch: 2 cups spinach, 2 cups coconut water, 2 cups mixed berries, 1 banana, 1 kiwi, ½ avocado, 2 Tbsp chia seeds.
Kiwi Mango Avocado: 2 cups kale, 2 cups coconut water, 2 kiwi, 1 mango, 1 banana, ½ avocado.
Kiwi Strawberry Twist: 2 cups kale and dandelion greens, 4 oranges, 2 cups strawberries, 2 ripe kiwi, 1 banana, 1 lemon.
Kiwifruit Tango: 2 cups kale, 1 cup coconut water, 1 cup water, 1 avocado, 2 kiwi, 1 banana, 1 cup mango, 1 cup pineapple.
Lava Guava: 2 cups kale, 2 cups coconut water, 4 oranges, 2 cups guava (or substitute papaya), 1 mango, ½ avocado.
Lemon Pear Cleanser: 2 cups romaine, 2 cups coconut water, 2 pears, 1 lemon, 1 banana.
Mango Ginger Immune Support : 1 cup celery, 1 cup parsley, 2 cups coconut water, 1 cucumber, 1-inch piece ginger, 3 cups mango, 1 lemon.
Mango Mandarin Madness: 2 cups spinach, 2 cups coconut water, 2 cups mango, 3 mandarin oranges, 1 banana.
Melon Mixer: 1 cups spinach, 1 cup kale, 1 cup coconut water, 1 cup watermelon, 1 cup honeydew, 1 cup canteloupe.
Minty Sunrise: 2 cups spinach, 2 mint leaves, 2 cups coconut water, 2 bananas, 1 cup raspberries, 4 peaches.
My Heart’s Romaine: 2 cups romaine, 2 cups coconut water, 1 cup strawberries, 1 cup blueberries, 1 clementine, 1 banana.
Orange Cooler: 2 cups kale, 2 cups coconut water, 2 oranges or blood oranges, 2 cups pineapple, 1 banana.
Orange Jewels: 2 cups spinach, 1½ cup unsweetened almond milk, ½ lemon, 1 banana, 2 oranges, 1 cup pineapple.
Orange Julius: 2 cups kale, chard, spinach or romaine, 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 4 navel oranges, 1 banana, 1 tsp vanilla extract.
Peach Dream: 2 cups spinach, 1 cup coconut water, 2 cups grapes, 2 peaches.
Peaches and Cream: 2 cups spinach, 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk, 1 frozen banana, 2 cups frozen peaches.
Peachy Kale: 2 cups kale, 1 orange, 1 cup coconut water, 1 cup mango, 2 peaches, 1 apple.
Peachy Keen: 1 cup spinach, 1 cup kale, 2 cups coconut water, 3 peaches, 2″ piece ginger.
Pear-Mango Tango: 2 cups kale, 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk, 2 pears, 1 cup frozen mango.
Pina Colada: 2 cups spinach, 2 cups unsweetened almond milk, 2 cups pineapple, 1 banana, 2 Tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes.
Pineapple, Kale: 2 cups kale, 2 cups coconut water, 2 cups pineapple, 1 banana.
Plum & Apricot: 2 cups kale, 2 cups coconut water, 2 plums, 2 apricots, 1 banana.
-Pomegranate Citrus Punch : 2 cups spinach, 2 oranges, 2 cups coconut water, 1 cup pomegranate seeds, 1 banana.
Pumpkin Spice: 2 cups spinach, 2 cups unsweetened almond milk, 1 cup pumpkin meat, 1 frozen banana, 1 cup mango, 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice, 1 tsp vanilla.
-Raspberries & Cream : 2 cups spinach, 1½ cup unsweetened almond milk, 2 cups raspberries, 2 oranges, 1 bananas, ¼ cup cashews.
Raspberry Lemonade: 2 cups kale, 1½ cup coconut water, 2 cups raspberries, 2 lemons, ½ mango.
Razzy Granny: 1 cup spinach, 1 cup kale, 2 cups coconut water, 2 cups raspberries, 1 granny smith apple.
Rhubarb Pie: 2 cups spinach, 2 cups unsweetened almond milk, 1 cup rhubarb, 4 apples.
-Skin Cleanse: 2 cups spinach, 2 cups coconut water, 2 cups pineapple, 1 avocado.
Skin Refresher: 2 cups kale, 1 cup coconut water, 3 cups watermelon, 1 cup cucumber, ½ cup mint, 1 lime.
-Skinny Super Smoothie: (adapted from the Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead juice recipe) 1 cup kale, 4 celery stalks, 2 cups coconut water, 1 cucumber, 2 green apples, 1/2 lemon, 1″ piece of ginger.
Spinach Papaya: 2 cups spinach, 2 cups coconut water, 2½ cups papaya, 1 banana.
-Strawberry Basil & Cream: 1½ cups spinach, ½ cups fresh basil, 2 cups coconut milk, 1 cup strawberries, 3 bananas.
-Strawberry Crush: 2 cups kale, 2 cups coconut water, 2 cups strawberries, 4 oranges, 2 Tbsp unrefined coconut oil.
-Strawberry Mint: 1½ cups spinach, ½ cup mint, 2 cup coconut water, 1 mango, 2 cups strawberries.
-Strawberry Mint Popsicle: 1½ cups spinach, ½ cup mint, 2 cup coconut milk, 16 oz frozen bag of strawberries, ¼ cup dates.
-Strawberry Peach Refresher: 2 cups bok choy, 2 cups unsweetened almond milk, 1 cup strawberries, 2 cups peaches.
-Strawberry Pina Colada: 2 cups spinach, 1 cup coconut water, 1 cup strawberries with tops, 1 cup pineapple, 1 banana. For an extra sweet crunch, sprinkle hemp hearts and unsweetened coconut flakes.
-Strawberry Rhubarb: 2 cups spinach, 2 cups unsweetened almond milk, 1 cup rhubarb, 2 cups strawberries.
Sweet Tang: 2 cups kale, 2 cups fresh-squeezed orange juice (6-8 oranges), 2 cups frozen blueberries, 3 frozen kiwi.
Summer Cooler: 2 cups spinach, 1 cup coconut water, 1½ cup watermelon, 1 cantaloupe, 1 banana, 1 mango, 2 Tbsp chia seeds.
-Sunshine In A Glass: 1 cup spinach, 1 cup de-stemmed collards, 3-4 navel oranges (juiced), ½ pineapple (about 3-4 cups).
Sweet Date: 2 cups spinach, 2 cups unsweetened almond milk, 2 cups pitted cherries, 2 dates.
Sweet Pear: 2 cups spinach, 2 cups unsweetened almond milk, 4 pears, 1 banana, 1 tsp cinnamon.
-Tropical: 2 cups spinach, 2 cups coconut water, 1 cup pineapple, 1 cup mango, 2 bananas. Optional: ¼ cup coconut flakes, 2 Tbsp hemp hearts.
-Tropicolada Fiesta: 2 cups spinach, 2 cups coconut water, 1½ cups mango, 1 cup pineapple, 1 banana, 1 Tbsp lime juice.
-Vitamin C Immunity Booster: 2 cups spinach, 2 oranges, 1 cup coconut water, 1 banana, 1 carrot, 2 cups strawberries, ½ cup blueberries. Boosts: powdered probiotics, olive leaf extract, elderberry extract.
-Waldorf: 1 cup romaine lettuce, 4 celery stalks, 2 cups coconut water, 1 banana, 2 red apples, 1 cup grapes, ¾ cup walnuts, splash of lemon juice
Watermelon Splas: 2 cups spinach, 3 cups watermelon pieces, 1 nectarine, 1 apple, 1 banana.
Nannysitters Placement Agency specializes in connecting families in Kelowna and the Okanagan with fabulous fully-screened, local nannies to fulfill their childcare needs.
We offer professional childcare in the comfort of your own home, resort or hotel room. Whether you need anoccasional babysitter, a temporary nanny or a full-time nanny, a nannysitter will provide your little ones with the best possible care in your absence.
The Nannysitters Story
Christina Dean – Director of Operations
Christina is the proud founder and principal operator of Nannysitters. She combines her training in Business, Child Development and Family Dynamics with over 14 years of experience in the childcare industry both in Canada and the United Kingdom. Christina has an in-depth understanding of family-nanny dynamics, and excels in guiding families and nannies towards long-lasting and positive relationships. Having worked as a nanny for many years, and now having gone through the experience of hiring a nanny for her own daughter, she has an even deeper understanding and appreciation of the processes involved. Christina’s community is important to her, and she and her family enjoy regularly connecting with children and families at various festivals and events!
Sophie Tustain – Family Consultant and Recruitment Coordinator
Sophie joined the agency in early 2009 as one of our fabulous nannies. Originally from England where she studied Education and Early Years, she has over 10 years of experience working with children and families in both private and commercial settings. When it comes to children and families, Sophie has an amazing wealth of knowledge and insight which she draws upon in her role as a Family Consultant and Recruitment Coordinator. She still nannies regularly, and is often seen out and about enjoying the many child-friendly parks and activities which the Okanagan has to offer.
Maureen Stein – Booking Agent
Maureen relocated from Vancouver to join our team in early 2010. She began her adventures in nannying over 8 years ago as an au pair in France, and has been working with children ever since in the United Kingdom, Burnaby, and now Kelowna. She loves living in the Okanagan, and enjoys connecting with all of the wonderful children and families whom she meets through the agency every day. In addition to nannying, Maureen is our assistant booking agent, and also helps to organize and coordinate workshops and social events within Nannysitters.
Theresa Dunnigan – Family Consultant and Recruitment Coordinator, Calgary
Theresa has over 15 years of experience in the childcare industry, with an emphasis on developing and facilitating parent-education courses and children’s programming. Her experiences include working as an Early Childhood Educator in a large group centre, and as a Special Education Assistant for the Calgary Catholic School Board. She has also worked as a nanny for over 10 years, and knows first-hand what is involved in creating strong and healthy nanny-family relationships. Theresa’s insightful guidance is sought-after and appreciated by every family she works with. Theresa now resides in the Okanagan, but maintains strong ties with the Calgary childcare community. She also has two happy, healthy grown children of her own.
Our outstanding team of nannysitters includes Professional Nannies, Teachers and Early Childhood Educators. With an impressive roster of over 50 wonderful nannies available for on-call babysitting, we are able to accommodate most requests.
We believe that every interaction a child engages in helps to shape their understanding of the world around them; therefore, our nannies take every opportunity to enhance your child’s experience by engaging with them in a positive and supportive manner.
All of our nannies reside in the Okanagan and have been fully screened in person to ensure that they possess (at minimum) the following skills and qualifications:
• Current First-Aid certificate
• Clean Criminal Record Check
• Minimum 19 yrs of age
• Fluent written and spoken English
• Minimum 2 yrs of childcare experience in a professional setting
• Knowledge of age-appropriate play and activities
• A genuine interest in healthy child development
• Outstanding references
Thank you for choosing Nannysitters to fulfill your childcare needs.
Here’s what some of our happy clients have had to say about our services:
“My wife Susan and I first contacted Nannysitters 18 months ago in order to find childcare for our 3 young children. Christina and her team have been nothing short of phenomenal in their level of care, expertise, and service provided over the duration of this time. On the rare occasions when our regular (fabulous) nanny is unable to work for us, Christina is always prompt and efficient at finding us a well qualified substitute. I can’t recommend them enough!”
~Dr. Kenneth Lawrence
It was nice meeting you on Saturday night. I just wanted to let you know how pleased we were with the nannies you provided for our event at Manteo Resort on Saturday. The parents were very impressed with Beth and Stephanie and appreciated the activities and supplies they had ready for the children.
Please convey our compliments to Beth and Stephanie. Thank you again for providing such professional, yet caring nannies. I’m sure we will be calling on you again the next time we have a similar event in Kelowna.”
“Dear Christina and Sophie,
Just a quick email to let you know how happy we were with Amber on our recent visit to Big White. She was just terrific! She engaged with our 3mth old in a really genuine loving and caring way, consequently we felt totally at ease leaving our daughter with her while we skied. She was also extremely flexible, helpful, happy and a real pleasure to have around – a thoroughly lovely human being. We couldn’t recommend her highly enough. Thx again and all the very best.”
We just wanted to say thank you for assisting us with our childcare needs whilst on holiday. We found Alice to be very personable and easy to be around and she was fabulous with our children. We would definitely employ her again and cannot recommend her highly enough. Many thanks and kind regards.”
I just had to say the BIGGEST thank you for introducing us to Carla. She is an extraordinary person as well as truly amazing with kids. Our kids said she was “The best babysitter ever… a 10 out of 10″!! We have had some great sitters so that is a big compliment!! We were sad to say good by to her. Thank you so so much. I will be sure to recommend your company to any friends traveling your way.”
~The Miller Family
Just thought I would give you a quick update on Amanda. She is amazing, she is so good with our daughter. I only wish I found her sooner. She is extremely patient and attentive with her. Olivia just loves her. We are moving at the end of the month and we are really going to miss Amanda. She has made my life so much easier and is a huge help to our family. I would not hesitate in recommending Amanda to anyone who is looking for help. Thanks for finding her for us.”
“I can’t recommend Christina and her Nannysitters team highly enough – Not only has she found me a fantastic permanent part-time nanny who has taken all the stress out of the school pick up for me, she has also found fill-in nannies for me on days that schools are closed or timetable change. I realized after meeting her second ‘fill-in’ that these nannies are not just safe, competent people, they are all quality people who love and care about what they do – My children have enjoyed them and I have felt safe (if still guilty) at leaving my children with them.
So if you want safe, caring quality people to look after your children when you can’t, Christina will find them for you.”
~Dr. Nina Blinkhorn
I just wanted to let you know that I was absolutely delighted with the services provided by Sophie. She was so great with the boys and very informational with us. I’ll definitely be recommending your company to others when they ask. 🙂 Thanks again for a lovely night out!”
“My husband and I moved to Kelowna from Vancouver with our one year old daughter and planned to start work right away. I had already returned to work for a few months after my maternity leave, but had family watching our daughter, when I was away. I was quite apprehensive about leaving her, especially with someone I didn’t know. After my first phone call with Christina, many of my worries were set to ease. She held the same values of childcare as we did and seemed to truly love her job. She reassured me that my high expectations were reasonable and that she felt confident she could find us a wonderful nanny.
The nanny we hired from Christina is amazing! She is fantastic with our daughter– loves to take her on outdoor adventures, makes play dough for her, paints/draws with her and encourages every level of her development. She is a great communicator with my husband and I, and I completely trust her with our daughter.
I have had continued support from Christina and she lets me know of new events happening in my area, helps to arrange play dates with other children and answers any questions that I may have. I cannot recommend this agency enough.”
“We were taking a family vacation with our three kids and wanted to get some time to ourselves. We called Nannysitters and they found us a person in the middle of the Christmas Holidays! The Nanny was great with our kids and we got some much needed time away. Thank You Nannysitters!”
~Scott & Shannon Peckford
“Thank you so much for everything you have done for me! It means a lot to know that people like you are around. You’re kind, knowledgeable, and most importantly you care. You looked after me and I learned a lot from you. I often find when I’m out & being a nanny that I think– would Christina do that? You gave me much more than a job, & I wish you the best with Nannysitters.”
“Your babysitting service is awesome! My little guy is very much a Mama’s boy and cries when separated from me. But when Patty came over the last 2 times she got right down with him on the floor and played with him – he barely even noticed when I left! Made it much easier to leave him for the evening! She put both boys down to bed with no problems and gave us the peace of mind to enjoy our evening out! Thanks Nannysitters, I would recommend you (and do) to everyone I can!”
KelownaNewParent.com and VernonNewParent.com
“We have used Nannysitters since last winter and I have to tell you how impressed we have been with the caregivers you’ve sent us. Not only have they showed up ready to play/read/engage with our son, their high level of professionalism is outstanding! You have SAVED us on so many occasions. Thank…you for hiring the best the valley has to offer, and being so accommodating in meeting our needs. We LOVE Nannysitters! Thank you!”
It was a pleasure to work with your company.
We will definitely recommend your name to fellow Realtors & friends.”
“Thank you so much for sending such a great nanny. The kids were happy and I was very happy to see that! It was great for me to have a few hours to be alone, with some relaxation! ! I will be back in the summer, and we will be calling! Great Service! Thanks.”
It was great having Dana come. She’s a wonderful person and the kids enjoyed their time with her– and Dan & I got caught up on a bunch of stuff!”
Thank you very much for your prompt manner with your services in dealing with our situation and accommodating our needs with such short notice.
Our experience with yourself and Leslie was more than pleasurable.
“To Christina (and staff);
Thank you so much for bringing your quality services to us! Wishing you much success for the years to come!”
~Wes, LaShawn + Calysta
Thank you again for all your assistance over the last 6+ months. I have so appreciated your services and professionalism. Thanks.”
“Thank you for helping us with a sitter on such short notice. Beth was great!!! The kids had a great time with her and we felt very comfortable leaving them in her care. She seemed very caring and kind. If we are ever in need of a sitting service again when we are in Kelowna, we will happily call your service to help us out. Thanks again.”
I hope you know how much we appreciate all you’ve done for us. We’re so happy with all the sitters that have come our way. Our little guy loves all the special attention!!”
We have a newborn baby in the house now and that means that our meals have changed a little. A few weeks ago our sweet new baby girl, Camille Rose Malterre, arrived peacefully in our home by candlelight…..a successful VBAC at home! Our children were all there to witness her birth, though we couldn’t really wake our 3-year old twin boys to be fully present. I put myself on a mildly restrictive breastfeeding elimination diet once she was born to help ease the transition into life outside the womb.
Newborn babies have such delicate digestive systems up until around three months of age. Compounds in certain foods can cause fussiness and crying, excess gas, and even skin rashes in the breastfeeding baby. Luckily it is really simple to just remove the most common offending foods from your diet at birth or before to keep baby calm and happy. I actually removed any dairy I was eating a few weeks before she was born as it can take up to a month for dairy to clear your system. Dairy, specifically the casein protein, is often the cause of a lot of digestive and skin issues in newborns. Our sweet baby girl has been sleeping through the night since she was a few days old and is a very peaceful, happy baby…..just like our first daughter, Lily. She has had a few bouts of fussiness, you know the kind where they are really uncomfortable and want to nurse and then cry and then nurse and then cry and so on. I realized those were the days that I had eaten citrus. Testing it one more time to make sure, we found that this is the one food that I simply cannot eat. I have not tested them all, such as dairy, cruciferous vegetables, or raw garlic, and in fact, I would suggest not testing these three foods for many months. I can eat cooked onions, a little cooked garlic, and tomatoes….oh we have been enjoying tomatoes in all sorts of recipes lately, thank goodness!
|Baby Camille, 3 weeks, with big sister Grace|
I did a great post a year or so ago onNourishing the New Mom with a list of foods to eat and not to eat in the postpartum period. You can refer to that for more information. Below is a short list on the most common foods breastfeeding babies can react to. I would suggest to avoid them all at the time of birth and then if you are feeling up for it, slowly challenge each food in every 4 days, similar to our Elimination Diet. Please note that some babies require mom to go on a much stricter elimination diet, usually eliminating most foods and sticking with only with rice, millet, quinoa, chicken, turkey, yams, squash, salad greens, olive oil, and sea salt for 2 weeks and then slowly adding back in foods like nuts and seeds, other mild fruits and vegetables, and lastly, those listed below to determine the source of baby’s upset.
Foods that most often cause issues in the breastfeeding baby:
Many of of grew up on cold breakfast cereal with cow’s milk. I did a little research and learned how this tradition began, because you see, humans have only recently begun to rely on these processed foods. Our ancestors always consumed real whole foods. Cold breakfast cereals started to become popular in the late 1800’s, when Keith Kellogg discovered a pot of wheat that had been overcooked and then dried into separate flakes. He soon thereafter created Cornflakes and later Rice Krispies. Breakfast cereals are made by a process of extrusion in which ingredients, often starchy foods, are processed at high temperatures and forced through an extruder to create a specific shape. Starchy foods processed at high temperatures create a lot of browning and something called Advanced Glycated End Products, or AGES. Eating these types of foods every morning can wreak havoc on your body.
Breakfast cereals have more things against them as well. They often add a high amount of refined sugars, colorings, flavorings, contaminated low quality vitamins and minerals, and GMO ingredients. Laboratory testing of low quality nutritional supplements shows they may contain contaminants such as chemical solvents, heavy metals, and preservatives such as sodium benzoate, BHA, BHT, etc. Many people are irate that the cereal companies they trusted and fed to their families contain GMO ingredients. You can go read the Facebook pages for Kelloggs, Cheerios, and Nature Valley. They are all lit up right now with comments from concerned people calling them out on their use of toxic GMO ingredients.
The reality is that we shouldn’t be consuming cold breakfast cereal at all, even the natural organic brands. There are far healthier options that will give you long lasting energy, help keep moods and behaviors balanced, and provide the right nutrients for brain function and growth. Try out a few of the options below and see what makes you feel best. This might change daily, weekly, or even seasonally. There isn’t one right way as long as you are sticking with whole organic foods.