Why are we making parenting so...

Parenting is hard. I get it. I’m the mother of two. I have had my share of worries and stresses. I have had internal battles with myself because I let my baby watch Baby Einstein before the age of two. I have...

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Ask a Sleep Expert: 6 Month Sleep...

Q: “My 6 month old normally sleeps 6:00pm - 7:00am but has been waking around 5:00am some mornings as I think she's going through some major milestones. I just leave her to fall back asleep but sometimes she cries for...

One Foul Swoop

How is it that everything I was holding onto to keep my little girls ‘babies’ could be gone in one foul swoop? We talked up giving their soothers to Santa’s baby reindeer for six months…half of a year! And...

Soothers

Soothers were something that we never had a choice on. With our girls being born two months prematurely and without mature sucking skills (babies need to have a suck that is both coordinated and strong to be able to...

Baking with Kids

Baking is one of my favourite things to do. I’m not the best baker. I’m ok. I make things that taste pretty good but don’t always look pintresty. But I enjoy it. It both stresses me and relaxes me at the...

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Barilla Lasagne Roll Ups

Ingredients 12 Barilla® wavy lasagne sheets 7 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided 1 lb zucchini, diced 1/3 inch 1 bunch asparagus, sliced 1 eggplant, sliced thin 5 ounces goat cheese 1 container, 15...

7 Top Tips for Navigating Holiday Stress

It’s the holiday season, which means stress for most. Whether it’s the shopping, or entertaining, spending time with your least favourite family members or running between holiday gatherings, it’s a new level of...

I loathed arts and crafts...until now!

I’m going to just come out and say it: I absolutely am not a fan of arts and crafts. In fact, I am so not artsy and crafty, that I tend to steer my kids away from anything that might involve markers, glue, sparkles,...

Giving Up Control of Christmas Gifts

Our children are not lacking in Christmas gifts. We have a lot of family nearby which eases some of our gift giving burden. When I was growing up the gift giving responsibility belonged solely to my parents. There...

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Massaging Baby's Back

The back routine is very comforting and is a favourite amongst infants and toddlers alike. This is an excellent way to introduce a short amount of “tummy time” that is important for infant development while also...

Babysitters

When I was growing up I remember having a couple of babysitters who would come over and watch me and my brother. It was always the same faces; the teenagers in our neighbourhood who we knew from seeing out on the...

I Dropped My Last Baby Off at Daycare...

Knowing that we weren’t having any more kids after our third has always been bittersweet for me. When we had our first, I couldn’t imagine what it would be like to have another baby or how to even keep TWO kids...






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