The Importance of Self-Care for Parents

More and more I am amazed (and overwhelmed!) by the responsibility of being a parent. I am constantly asking myself “Am I doing the right thing?”, “Is she getting enough veggies, enough exercise, enough fresh air?” I’ve come to realize it all boils down to this: the better I am at taking care of myselfContinue reading “The Importance of Self-Care for Parents”

Elderberry Syrup for Cold & Flu

Sambucus canadensis, or Elderberry, is one of our favourite herbs┬áthis time of year. It acts deeply on the respiratory tract, decreasing congestion (quickly at that!) promotes detoxification through our pores and digestive tract – helping us prevent and recover from the flu! It’s powerful but gentle and safe – and a definite go-to if youContinue reading “Elderberry Syrup for Cold & Flu”

Back To School: Well Child Check-Up

In light of Back to School, The Pear Tree will be offering Well Child Check-Ups for the next two weeks!! Many children who experience restlessness and an inability to focus during class time are in need of certain nutrients and vitamins.┬áThese check-ups assess general health and development to ensure your child starts school on theContinue reading “Back To School: Well Child Check-Up”

Thinking outside of the (lunch) box

This fall a big change is happening for my family. My daughter starts kindergarten in September. Although she has attended day care on occasion, most of her care to this point has been at home with the help of our extended family. Having a child in school presents a couple of challenges that make meContinue reading “Thinking outside of the (lunch) box”