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 (6) and Alexandra (4). 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




Partying With Fisher-Price

I love a great party. Always. So much in fact, that sometimes when I think, “I’m kind of tired, I’ll just go for an hour and then come home,” I’m almost always still the last to leave. I was recently invited to Lena’s home along with a great group of women to celebrate the holidays and to find out what the hottest toys are from Fisher-Price this year. I jumped at the chance because, as I said, I love a good party and I was excited...

December 11, 2014 Read Blog


Caldo Verde

I love soup. I really love soup, it’s one of my favourite things. My grandmother always had a pot of soup on the stove and I never turn away a bowl. My kids don’t really enjoy eating it, but that’s slowly changing. I figure the more I make it the more they’ll eat it and actually grow to love it. I mean, what’s not to love? Caldo Verde is one of my favourites. I grew up eating collard greens and kale and this is a Portuguese...

December 3, 2014 Read Blog


Top 10 things I loved about being pregnant!

I absolutely loved being pregnant. I would try for a third, but there is usually a baby at the end of those nine to 10 months and well, to be honest, two is about all that I can handle at the moment. As the editor/co-founder of Oh Baby! Magazine I think a lot about pregnancy and here are the top 10 things that I loved about being pregnant: 1. Showing off my belly. I strutted my stuff daily. Tight t-shirts, bikinis on the beach, and not to...

November 5, 2014 Read Blog


Shoes, shoes, shoes.

My family loves shoes. Can you guess my daughter’s first word? Shoe. She is still a shoe lover. Back to school is quickly approaching and like most parents, I usually use back to school as a time to buy my kids new shoes. I don’t usually go over the top like some. I don’t buy an entire wardrobe for each kid, but they do each get school supplies (depending on age), a new outfit for the first day and a new pair of shoes. I’m a fan of...

August 18, 2014 Read Blog


Got Breast Milk?

There are some really warm and fuzzy images of new moms with their babies at their breasts. Minutes after birth, she’s smiling. And you can’t hear it, but you know that baby is rhythmically sucking and swallowing milk. Of course he is — because everything is perfect. In reality, the baby is likely falling asleep after every other swallow of colostrum and the mom is uncomfortably wearing what seems like the largest sanitary napkin ever...

July 22, 2014 Read Blog


Say no to booze for 9 months ‘mkay?

I’ve had two babies and both were planned. I was actively trying to become pregnant both times. Both times I made the decision to not drink alcohol… just in case I was pregnant. Thankfully I was okay with this. I know a lot of people may struggle with the difficulties involved in giving up something that you love during pregnancy. At the risk of sounding judgey, giving up alcohol during pregnancy is just the beginning of things that you’re...

March 12, 2014 Read Blog


February: The Month of Love

I am a sucker for Hallmark holidays and while some people get stabby about seeing Valentine’s Day paraphernalia in the stores right after all of the Christmas stuff is moved out, I love it! I definitely learned from the best, my mom. She always gave us cards for every ‘holiday’ you can think of. It’s fun and who doesn’t like getting cards from loved ones? Lately I’ve been feeling a bit of the winter blahs and have been thinking...

February 5, 2014 Read Blog


The Celebrity in Me

I do it too. We were talking about tabloids and celebrities in the office and it seems that I get a kick out of the “Celebrities do it too” pieces. I mean of course they do “it” too. They are people too (gasp!) and they have stuff that needs doing. So I thought it would be fun to be narcissistic honest about the things that I do… sometimes beyond my better judgement. I take my kids to the park… okay that’s a lie. I don’t...

January 29, 2014 Read Blog


The Awful Loud Truth

My voice can get pretty loud sometimes, I am naturally a loud talker and I come from a family of loud talkers. Confession time: I sometimes yell at my kids and I hate it. My son is super sensitive to this and he has asked me why I sometimes yell. I’m not going to lie, when he asks me this, it breaks my heart a little bit. While I’d love to say that I never raise my voice at my children, it’s not true. I do sometimes. Way more than I’d...

January 21, 2014 Read Blog


With this gift, I thee dread…

I love buying gifts for people. I get immense satisfaction when I give someone something that I know they love. Almost to the point of smugness. I get that not everyone enjoys this. Not because they are mean or bah humbahging (not a real word I know) all over town, but they just don’t like the pressure of having to get something ‘good’. The fact that someone even thought about getting me a gift is lovely. If they put in a little extra...

December 11, 2013 Read Blog


Stuff It!

I love Christmas. It’s a great time of year. I really enjoy giving gifts to friends and family and I love all of the parties and the food. It’s a lot about the food. There are certain things that I never eat all year but always eat at Christmas. This year I’m hosting Christmas and while it’s a little scary and maybe slightly anxiety inducing, I’m happy that it’s happening chez moi this year. Every family has traditions and every...

December 4, 2013 Read Blog


What to Look for in a Travel Rewards Credit Card

I have a confession to make: I am terrible with credit cards. Let me clarify before my mother freaks out: I don’t carry a balance (thankfully those days are over) but what I mean is that considering how many credit cards are in my wallet (both business and personal) I have never really had a card that ‘works’ for me until recently. I love to travel, and we have family that we visit in England, so some of my friends were surprised when I...

November 25, 2013 Read Blog







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