By Joanne Smith on July 30th, 2019
I hope you are all continuing to enjoy our beautiful summer weather. My son Levi was home for a visit from Edmonton last week. They have had a lot of rain there and he was so happy to come down to our land of sunshine and warmth. He spent as much time as possible outside ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Joanne Smith on July 16th, 2019
The Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede is almost here. The queen and princess have just been crowned and my congratulations to Queen Rayelle Smith and Princess Dionne Freimark What a wonderful opportunity to be Ambassadors for our area. I remember when my boys were young and the Stampede queen and princess visited their school. It ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Joanne Smith on July 2nd, 2019
Summer is officially here! School is out, the warm summer sun is shining in the sky and summer storms have started. I love the thunderstorms but I could definitely do without the hail. I have a few pots and perennials looking somewhat sad with some shredded leaves and bent branches after last Thursday’s storm. At ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By medicinehatnews on June 18th, 2019
There are so many wonderful things about spring and summer and one of them is eating outside in the warmth of the sun. Last year my son Josiah and his friend Steven added on to our deck in the back yard. It is absolutely beautiful and we have been using it a lot. Most of ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Joanne Smith on June 4th, 2019
Snacks are an important part of a healthy diet. If chosen wisely they are a vital way to get the 50-plus nutrients we need every day. They are an excellent way to stay nourished between meals and help avoid overeating at meals because of increased hunger. Snacks are especially important for children. They have smaller ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Joanne Smith on May 21st, 2019
Chicken is a staple in many households. When I was pregnant with my last son Benjamin, the famed guest writer, I was extremely nauseous off and on throughout the pregnancy. Lemons were a big help but red meat, especially raw ground beef made me feel ill just glancing its way. Consequently we ate a lot ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Joanne Smith on May 7th, 2019
So it’s going to be a challenge to follow the last column guest written by my youngest son Benjamin while I was struggling with a cold. Thank you so much to everyone who commented on how much they enjoyed it. And no I did not write the headline; my editor actually picked that one. And ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Joanne Smith on April 23rd, 2019
Family mealtime, regardless of your family, is always unique and often a highly entertaining experience. Growing up in Joanne Smith’s household, as the youngest of her four boys, this was especially true. As many of you may know, an essential part of my mom’s philosophy is eating together, regardless of busy schedules, appetite, or how ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Joanne Smith on April 9th, 2019
Easter is a bit later then usual this year. In fact it’s so late this year it’s actually during final exams at both of my son’s and my daughter in-law’s universities. That means they won’t be able to come home for Good Friday or Easter Monday. Did you happen to hear my very big sigh? ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Medicine Hat News on March 26th, 2019
With the Nutrition Month theme in mind let’s take a look at more ways to Unlock the Potential of Food. Food has the Potential to Prevent with a nutritious diet potentially preventing both chronic and acute illness. One-third of cancers can be linked to poor diet, obesity and lack of exercise. Almost 80 per cent ... Read More »Be the first to comment!