Sandwich Bags: Eco Fab Mama Review and Giveaway

I stumbled across an online auction a few weeks ago.  The items that I bid on, and won, were a set of re-usable sandwich bags. Bright, colourful and personal, these are the perfect addition to your child’s lunch bag! There are two kinds.  One that is fold-and-go, entirely fabric (see the tall ships, above) and … Read more Sandwich Bags: Eco Fab Mama Review and Giveaway

September 2012 Newsletter

September 2012 Family Events in Kamloops Thank you to: Discover Your Natural Strength Crossfit                        Tumbleweed Toys Twisted Fae Fibre and Baby Works                            Fit By Design, Kamloops _______________________________________________________________ KamloopsParents.Com Family Market Fall 2012 October … Read more September 2012 Newsletter

Spark! Kamloops

Showcase your family in the next Spark! App

(And support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kamloops & Region)

The first Spark! app has been downloaded in 49 countries and was a #2 best-selling educational app on the App Store this year.

But, we are certain the next version – Spark! Kamloops – will be even better.


Because the story starter your family submits might be part of it.

PLUS – all money made from the app will support programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kamloops & Region.

Spark! Kamloops will be the-first-ever community-created iPhone app on the worldwide App store and we want as many Kamloopsians to participate as possible.

We encourage references to local places, attractions and events. This is our opportunity to put Kamloops in the worldwide spotlight! The $.99 app will be available for download in 155 countries around the globe.

Ready to Submit YOUR Story Starter?

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Kids with Cameras Week Ten

If you are out and about this summer, let your little ones try their hand at some photography and share their pictures with us! We would love to see their photos and to have you complete this scavenger hunt challenge! One lucky entrant will receive a prize package from KamloopsParents.Com! This is the last week … Read more Kids with Cameras Week Ten

Your Food Is Telling You Something: Food Intolerances

Katie Schleppe introduces some background for a number of parent experience stories that we will be sharing over the next few weeks, about living with food intolerances and children.  Do you have a story to share?  Email

Katie introduces herself, “I am a Nutrition Coach based in Kamloops.  Nutrition and Wellness Coaching covers such a wide variety outcomes and goals both on a personal level and in some context group levels.  It is so easy to get caught up in solutions that worked for others, one pill wonders, and the latest trends.  As a Nutrition Coach I am so proud to work with all of my clients to reach their own personal goals as well as uncover the real food irritants and personal obstacles at hand.  Every person is a unique individual with their own goals, and their own road to reaching those goals.  I am so excited to be working with to reach out to every single one of you. If you have any questions or stories to share I would be so honoured to hear from each and every one of you.  So until next time… in good health, cheers!”

In today’s food world we need to decipher between a food allergy and an  intolerance. The research between the two can be overwhelming, leaving you feeling further behind than informed. Plain and simply a food allergy will create a reaction in the body.  This becomes a fight between the body’s antibodies and histamines, and substance that is trying to fight off.  On the other hand we may see similar yet not severe reactions when we have food intolerances.  Common symptoms of an intolerance are bloating, gas, cramps, heartburn, headaches, anxiety or irritability, stomach pain, vomiting or nausea, etc.  A food intolerance is more of a disagreement with, or an irritation at most, to a body’s defense system rather than an attack against it.

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