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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Introduction to Baby Cues

One of the biggest challenges for parents as they embark on their parenting journey is to gain an understanding of their child’s unspoken language. Before a baby is able to communicate through verbal language that we,...

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Barilla Grilled Shrimp Penne

Ingredients 1 box penne 24 shrimp, peeled and deveined, 21-30 count 2 tablespoons olive oil ½ teaspoon black pepper, course ground 2 cups baby arugula 1 cup light balsamic vinaigrette 1 lemon 1 tablespoon...

The Very Hungry Pregnant Lady by:...

If your family loves The Very Hungry Caterpillar, you’ll love this little parody! Written especially for the mom to be, it had me smiling from start to finish.~ Sandy By the light of the moon, a very...

My Biggest Parenting Regret

With three kids all two years apart, I haven’t had a lot of time for reflection over the last few years. As many moms and dads can agree, the early years are such a blur that by the time your kids walk into the doors...

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Massage Techniques for Teething

Teething is an expected and often greatly anticipated developmental event in the early days of a baby’s life. The symptoms related to this milestone often vary greatly from one child to the next. For some children,...

The Crap You Don’t Need

Bumbos. Wipe warmers. Sleep sacks. Jolly Jumpers. Becoming a parent is a whirlwind not to mention overwhelming! And I don’t mean JUST because we are now responsible for these little human beings that we love more...

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...






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