Mummy Madness

I got married and had two children all in 3 years. My son, also my first child, was born with a health condition that required surgery and we spent our first 6 weeks of parenthood in a NICU at a children’s hospital. It was the most difficult time of my life. Even after he came home I struggled with anxiety, depression, fear and anger. I turned to writing and my words slowly allowed me to crawl out of the hole I had dug myself into. I was forever changed. I began to realize that I had the ability to help others who were struggling with their journey in parenthood. As parents, we all have moments where we aren't sure what we are doing. I continue to write and share my experiences in hopes that I can help part the clouds for someone who is struggling.




Halloween with Little Ones

It’s those big, fluffy, cozy costumes that get me. The ones that are meant to keep them warm so they are always soft and fleecy and wrap right up around their heads. Lizards, Skunks, Lady Bugs I love them all. It’s my favourite part of Halloween. When the littlest trick or treaters come waddling up the stairs, in the puffy costumes and big puffy jackets not entirely sure what they are supposed to do once they get to the door. I miss...

October 27, 2016 Read Blog


Your Top Baby Sleep Questions Answered

If you think that you are alone in your baby sleep struggles, I’m here to tell you you’re not. Getting your baby to sleep through the night can be a struggle, one that most parents experience. The good news is that with any sleep issue there is a solution and I’ve compiled some of the more common questions I get asked by parents with sure fire tips for a better night sleep for all. Why does my baby wake up so early? It’s important...

October 26, 2016 Read Blog


How I Found My Parenting Village

It’s one thing to want to have a baby. It’s quite another thing to become a parent. I learned that lesson the hard way within weeks of giving birth to my first child. Julie was everything I had dreamed of and so much more: a picture-perfect newborn who also happened to be colicky. I would plead with her. “Just take a short nap. Please. I need to get some sleep.” But she was too little to understand and too wired to succumb to sleep...

October 24, 2016 Read Blog


Tones for Tots

Introducing ‘Tones for Tots’ - literally the best in class Nursery Safe Furniture Paint from Fusion Mineral Paint. If you haven’t tried Fusion™Mineral Paint yet, believe us when we say you are in for a treat! With Fusion Mineral Paint you can literally ‘Paint it Beautiful’, in just a couple of steps. Quick and easy, environmentally friendly, zero VOC and made right here in Canada, what is not to love? Add colour, reinvent your style...

October 21, 2016 Read Blog


Balance Blades

Imagine your child not falling backwards while learning to ice skate, that’s Balance Blades. A new beginner ice skate with an innovative blade designed to prevent rear falls when the skate starts to slip out from under the child. It also helps them learn to skate and maintain their balance. It takes away the parents worry, while giving the child confidence and ability. Give your child a head start on Balance Blades. www.BalanceBlades.com

October 20, 2016 Read Blog


Baby Blues or Postpartum Depression?

Q. I should be happy that my baby's here, so why am I weepy and overwhelmed? Your wonderful baby may be everything you dreamed of, and yet the challenges of new parenthood can be difficult to handle. The days following your baby’s birth are intense, and emotions tend to seasaw as your hormones surge and you grapple with adjusting to your new role while feeling exhausted from the birth. A touch of the blues The “baby blues” are...

October 20, 2016 Read Blog


Treeclub Kids

Treeclub Kids is a family business that makes wooden toys for babies and children. Made in Canada, their toys are designed to support baby's development. Focused on innovative designs and good workmanship they provide high quality toys that are durable, safe and engaging. Their toys are eco-friendly and natural, made from local hardwoods and finished with organic oils and beeswax. Nurture your baby's natural curiosity with safe, natural toys...

October 19, 2016 Read Blog


Diono Dreamliner Travel Bassinet

The Diono Dreamliner™ is a true home away from home. This lightweight and compact-folding travel bed can be used at home and is also perfectly suited for those little adventures like visiting family or for bigger holidays away from home. www.ca.diono.com

October 18, 2016 Read Blog


Crying & Colic

Traditionally, colic is defined as continual or persistent crying without any apparent reason, typically lasting more than three hours per day, more than three days per week for at least three weeks. It usually begins at around two or three weeks of age, and subsides on its own by twelve weeks. Babies with colic were described as having prolonged bouts of intense, high-pitched crying. Some infants draw their legs up and clench their fists, as if...

October 18, 2016 Read Blog


Wearing Many Hats

It's been over a year since we made the decision for me to quit my longtime career to stay home with our girls. It wasn't a decision we took lightly. We knew that it would mean that money would be tight, we couldn't 'keep up with the Joneses' and some sacrifices would have to be made. But it was the right move for us and we have no regrets. I have nothing against being a working mom. Many of my friends manage to find a balance between work...

October 11, 2016 Read Blog




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