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 and Alexandra . 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

Wordless Wednesday: The Reluctant Skiier

A smug Alexandra at Smugglers' Notch, Vermont.

February 29, 2012 Read Blog

Common Mistakes & Safety Tips for Baby Car Seats

Some parenting jobs never get any easier, and using car seats is one of them. Safer cars, clever engineering, sturdy anchoring systems and updated laws have all helped reduce the number of children who are seriously injured or killed in traffic collisions. But selecting and installing the right car seat for your child — and your vehicle — is still a challenge. GM Canada Ltd., Baby Car Seat Experts Inc. and Wee Welcome are sponsoring free...

February 29, 2012 Read Blog

Q & A: My 11 week old wakes every few hours

Hi Rosemary, My 11 week old Nathan does not yet sleep through the night. He was getting better, waking up ever 4 hours after being put to bed at 9 to 930. For a couple of weeks now his wake times have changed to waking up after 5 hours of being put into bed between 830 and 930 after which he gets up at 3 hours and than 2. I'm not sure what happened. I also find that he resists naps during the day sometimes. Please...

February 27, 2012 Read Blog

CLICK: One of those moments that you wish you could capture and put in a bottle…

Yesterday my kids all wanted to walk to school – it’s only a five minute walk from our house but we usually bike because as you know, every extra morning minute is like gold – at least in our house. Those actual three minutes saved by biking ensure that all of the kids teeth get brushed or that I get everyone’s hair done, not just the first person I happen to start with. So off they went, out the back door and towards the path that...

February 27, 2012 Read Blog

Road Trip – Part II

What am I thinking? I was stressed out the last time we planned a family road trip. Mostly because my daughter is not a fan of 1)   Being told what to do 2)   Being stuck in a car seat for more than 10 minutes 3)   Being told what to do Our trip to NYC was a success. I can honestly say it went well, puke and all. Yes, my little one is a puker, but she let it out (twice) and then we were able to get on with our journey. We...

February 24, 2012 Read Blog

Celeb Mommies Share the Ups & Downs of Motherhood with CelebrityBabyScoop

As parents, we can all relate to having ups and downs with our kids.  Many of us struggle to find the right balance between career and family.  CelebrityBabyScoop sat down with some of our favorite celebrity mommies to find out how they juggle it all and asked them to share some of their favorite and most challenging motherhood moments. Sherri Shepherd on the best and most challenging parts of motherhood: “My son, man, when he grabs my...

February 24, 2012 Read Blog

The Myth of Cry It Out!

In my travels I have come to realize that parents are a bit confused about what cry-it-out means. Cry-it-out is not a method in itself. There are so many different types of sleep training methods that use cry-it-out but there are so many different ways and variations of it. Cry-it-out simply means that with whichever method you have chosen to use for your sleep training process, that there will inevitably be some crying involved. There are 3...

February 24, 2012 Read Blog

The Knot Genie

Really, it’s some kind of miracle. My 4yo has very long hair, it’s a little curly and it’s pretty fine, so it tangles quite easily. Up until now, I’ve been using a detangling spray on her hair and I’ve been brushing it twice a day one section at a time. A few weeks ago I received a sample of this “miracle” brush called the Knot Genie. I was skeptical. To be completely honest it looked like a brush you would use to groom a...

February 22, 2012 Read Blog

Five Reasons to Join a Moms & Tots Group

Joining a moms and tots group in your city is an excellent way to meet other moms to develop new friendships and support. Being a parent is certainly rewarding, but it can be challenging at times.  Have you ever heard the saying “It takes a village to raise a child”? What if you are living in a city without family close by? What if you are the first in your circle of friends to have children? Joining a moms and tots group gives you the...

February 22, 2012 Read Blog

A Grandmother’s Decision to Leave a Legacy

Dr. Dhun Noria is not only the distinguished Chief of Laboratory Medicine at The Scarborough Hospital but also a proud new grandmother. Her circle of friends includes laboratory specialists, nurses, obstetricians and other healthcare providers. Cellular function and blood systems are an integral part of her everyday life and so when her daughter- in-law became pregnant, the decision to store the umbilical cord blood stem cells was top...

February 22, 2012 Read Blog

Move over Martha…I got this!

So M’s 3rd bday is coming up and man this one is driving me crazy! She wanted a Cat in the Hat theme this year, and it’s like pulling teeth to find anything “Seuss-esq" here in Canada. Me, being the party planner that I am still everything is under control... kinda! Sign made, balloons ordered, all the accessories including making Thing 1 and Thing 2 out of clay and feathers done! Cake, cupcakes, cake pops, candy table - CHECK! Even...

February 22, 2012 Read Blog

In a Soap Utopia

I have found a new product that I am currently in love with. For those of you who don’t know, I have always tried to be an activist for locally grown and made products. This year I’ve again made a pledge to buy more from small independent artists, designers, crafters and farmers. Being a crafter myself, I understand the love and dedication that goes into these products, and in buying them I feel like I am giving something back to my fellow...

February 21, 2012 Read Blog

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