Mommy Time Out

Hi! I'm Angela Hickman and I'm a Milton mom to a beautiful girl and handsome boy! Yep I have the "Million Dollar" family:) I love being a mom and my wish is to one day be a stay at home mom. It's tough being a full time employee, mom to highly energetic kids and wife to a wonderful husband. There isn't much time for a Mommy Time Out but I always try to find a little time. I love to shop and find new things that help make life easier and sometimes even more fun. My blog is all about the joys and frustrations of being a mom and hopefully helping other parents find products that will help make their life easier.

My self-esteem during pregnancy

I am 26 weeks pregnant and I love it, although I have had some ups and downs. My biggest down right now is the lack of sleep. The baby sits right on my ribs and it has been pretty painful for me. I would say if I got 3 solid hours of sleep at night, I am pretty lucky. My other down is how I feel about how I look. I'm a little frustrated that most of the maternity clothes I own from when I was pregnant with my Princess don't fit me. Everyone...

September 29, 2011 Read Blog

His + Yours = Ours, Or Does It?

Blended families, step families, mixed families, whatever you want to call them, can be joyous or difficult.  Just take a look around at some of what you read on the internet.  You have those families that turn out to be The Brady Bunch and those that turn out to be the Adam’s Family. Make no mistake though, Carol and Mike worked hard to blend this family of three boys and three girls when the cameras were off.  It wasn’t always hearts...

September 26, 2011 Read Blog

Lorex Live Sense Video Baby Monitor

The LOREX LIVE SENSE Video Baby Monitor (LW2401 Series) is a cutting-edge solution featuring sound-activated video recording, two-way intercom, and secure remote access via PC. The handheld monitor is the size of a smartphone, and is completely portable. MicroSD recording allows seamless capture of video content and quick transfers to a computer for backup or for sharing on various social networking sites.

September 21, 2011 Read Blog

Treehouse and Vampires?

The other day I had my 5yr old and 6yr old home from school in the afternoon.  They had some lunch and I put on Treehouse for them to watch while I went upstairs to put the twins down for a nap.  Next thing you know, I hear my 6yr old son screaming at his brother to change the station.  My 6yr. Old has Aspergers and I knew the sound of his screams meant something was scary. Big time scary. I quickly ran downstairs and asked them what was...

September 19, 2011 Read Blog

Behind Bars

It’s September, the kids are back at school, and I find myself in search of a good bar. No, I’m not drinking away my suddenly lonely days. I’m wandering the supermarket aisles trying to find healthy-yet-handy snacks to pack in their lunch bags! Granola bars sound harmless enough, but have you ever taken a good look at the ingredients? Most have at least 10-15 grams of sugar, 5-7 grams of fat, and the second ingredient is almost always...

September 14, 2011 Read Blog

The Reversible Tie Dress

What makes this such a must have piece? • This 100% cotton dress is reversible, think: 2 outfits in 1. • A spill? Not a problem, just turn it inside out and you’ve got a clean back up. • Your child can have fun deciding on what ‘side to wear’ nurturing their independant spirit. • A ‘convertible piece’, the Reversible Tie Dress grows with your child. Adaptable armholes that grow or shrink by way of shoulder ties. An...

September 13, 2011 Read Blog

The Toddler Dictionary

  By: Rebekah Hunter Scott, Writer & Author of "Motherhood Is Easy" Your child is finally using her words! Yay! The months of interpreting her various cries is finally over!  Now she can tell you in plain English what she really wants. Um...not quite. Just because she's speaking in complete sentences doesn't mean she'll say exactly how she feels.  Sometimes she'll tell you the complete opposite.  Sometimes she'll revert back...

September 9, 2011 Read Blog

Mommy vs the “Choo-choo” …the never ending battle

Right from the NICU, “M” used a soother (aka – Choo-Choo) to soothe herself. Well, also in the NICU she had to be taught how to suck because she was born so early. At that time, I would do anything for her to be able to feed from the bottle, just so we could go home! 5 ½ weeks was waaaay past my breaking point. Now that she’s 2 ½ (where has the time gone?) I can’t get rid of the stupid thing! She doesn’t use it during naps at...

September 8, 2011 Read Blog

Five common questions about feeding your baby

Lianne Philipson-Web, founder of Sprout Right, answered five of the most commonly asked questions parents ask when starting to feed their babies: 1. Why should I wait until my baby is six months old to start solids? The World Health Organization and Health Canada both recommend you wait until six months before introducing solids. This will help ensure your baby has the proper neck and tongue muscles to swallow and may reduce the risk of...

September 8, 2011 Read Blog

Keeping calm in an emergency

I recently received a phone call from a parent notifying me that his son could not make a play date to the pool with my step son because he had scraped his arm. With great concern I asked when this happened and how bad the injury was. The father’s reply was “oh a few days ago, my wife tells me it is down to the bone!” Oh dear! “did you go to the hospital for stitches?” I asked.  The answer did not match the description of the injury....

September 7, 2011 Read Blog

Prepare for the unthinkable

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: while eating breakfast in his highchair , your child begins to choke. His face turns red, his lips blue. As you frantically unbuckle his safety belt, your mind races. Do you know what to do? Naturally, it’s difficult to think about worst case scenarios. What if he chokes? What if he is injured? What if his breathing or heart stops? As difficult as it is to fathom, understanding the risks and being...

September 7, 2011 Read Blog

The Lost Teeth

My son went from having one loose tooth to walking out of a routine dentist appointment missing two teeth.  The teeth were loose, so our dentist pulled them out. Painless. There was blood and some crying caused by shock. But a visit to the treasure chest and a blown up latex glove with a drawn on chicken face left him toothlessly smiling from ear to ear. He was extremely mature about putting his teeth under his pillow - not scared at all –...

September 7, 2011 Read Blog

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