Sandy's Blah, Blah, Blog

I started Oh Baby! Magazine with my husband during my first pregnancy. My love of writing and my obsession with magazines paired with my husband’s many skills have proven to be a great combination. I'm from Toronto - born and raised - and I've been married for eight years. Since the inception of Oh Baby! I've had two babies, Andreas and Alexandra . What a ride it's been! I’d like to share with you my struggles with trying to find this so-called – and I think unachievable - “balance” I keep reading about… Follow Sandy E on Twitter




My big sigh in the sky

Three weeks on a family trip in England. Three weeks, where after the first few days, Nick and I looked at each other and realized that we really missed daycare. Yes, it’s true, I’m not embarrassed to admit that we were really tired and wished we could have just dropped our kids off at daycare – even just for a few hours. At 2.5 and 5 they are busy, busy, busy and we felt old, old, old. Our family is awesome, and we felt so welcomed,...

October 27, 2010 Read Blog


Imagine…A Healthy Halloween

Halloween can be a parent’s worst nightmare. Just picture those sugar-infused little bodies that ultimately crash at the end of a late night in the form of one doozy of a tantrum. Now that’s a scary Halloween. How are you going to deal with your little gremlin this October 31st? Here are my top six tips for parents to survive Halloween, avoiding the extreme sugar highs and lows: * Plan a pre-holiday family meeting –...

October 27, 2010 Read Blog


The Ugly Tooth

People keep telling me it will get better, that the sleepless nights will cease and Emma will fall into a great routine, and I believed them. Slowly but surely things got better, she began eating solids, her bath time routine down to the minute, napping twice a day, and the most miraculous, sleeping though the night! But lately she has done a 360° for the worst, waking up at all hours, not napping, crying inconsolably for hours on end, and...

October 14, 2010 Read Blog


The gas we pass…

Yes. I’m going there. I’m going to write about gas. So much fun. I have to be honest here, even though I’m not an overly gassy person, I have to admit that in my family we find gas very funny. Farts and burps make us giggle. No two are the same. I do try to teach my kids that if they need to burp or fart they should do it quietly and ideally – they should be done in private. I think this is mostly impossible to expect from...

October 13, 2010 Read Blog


Gone Tubing

Not that kind of tubing silly! There’s no snow in London right now… but lots of rain! We went on the Tube. The Underground… you know, “Mind the Gap”. With three babies, a two and a half year old and a five year old. Fun, fun, fun! It was an adventure… There are no stairs at the local tube station, so we had to help each other down with the strollers – worked out ok as there were a lot of babies, BUT five adults. We...

October 8, 2010 Read Blog


Wordless Wednesday: England Edition

Help! My kids are being held prisoner by giant bears!

October 6, 2010 Read Blog


West Coast Mommy

Emma Lee is editor of Vancouver's urbanbaby & toddler magazine, which she founded in 2003, after she had her first baby. Since then, the print magazine has grown, doubling its distribution in its first few years, garnering a 64,000 readership, as well as launching an online version complete with clickable ads, a blog and a subscriber-based enewsletter. She is married and a mother of two children.

October 5, 2010 Read Blog


It’s a baby extravaganza!

If you love babies, then boy are you going to be jealous of me. I’ve come for a family vacation to England to meet the newest additions to my family. First there is the lovely Eftihia – yes, you too can say this: F – Tee – Hee – Ah. See? Easy peasy. She’s the oldest at eight months and she’s the lovely creation of my sister in law Zoe and her husband Mike. She’s the prettiest little girl with such big...

October 5, 2010 Read Blog


The art of Christmas shopping…

I am a pro Christmas shopper... not going to lie. A few of my friends have asked for my tips and tricks of how to Christmas shop... because really I’m THAT organized! LOL. Yes I start shopping in October/November but hey I’m usually done by mid-November and they’re wrapped by December. I’m a planner. I need to have everything organized and don’t like leaving anything to the last minute. Honestly I’ll never understand...

October 4, 2010 Read Blog




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