Baby Bottom Line

My name is Lisa, a GTA Mom... and the Mom behind The Baby Bottom Line. I love Mommy sites, product testing and dishing about them with other Moms! I am a mother to a preemie princess born in March 2009 and a Mama’s boy born in December 2012. I am the one person that if you don't want a truthful answer...don't ask me the question. Yes, I will tell look fat in that dress, no..those shoes don't go well with that belt...or don't bother buying that baby product because you'll never use it! Trust me, sometimes you just need a truthful answer, hear that someone else has gone through the same thing or just someone to talk and connect with for support. If that's what you're looking for, I'm here to dish about it!

Thanksgiving is for giving thanks

I've been prepping M for this year’s thanksgiving festivities. Explaining the meaning of the holiday and why it is so important is just half the battle as she thinks it’s all about turkey and apple pie. I like the fact that her preschool is doing activities to support the cause, but I think she actually understood our whole conversation (which lasted about 20 min by the way). After our “talk” I asked her what she is thankful for this...

September 30, 2012 Read Blog

The Mother of All Pregnancy Books by Ann Douglas

I wanted this to be the first book in our new Book Nook blog because it was my pregnancy bible during my first pregnancy. Ann Douglas is one of my favourite parenting authors and what I like best about this book is that it's been updated, it's Canadian and full of great information to help you through your pregnancy. ~Sandy   The Mother of All Pregnancy Books (2nd Canadian edition, June 2011). This bestselling pregnancy guide...

September 28, 2012 Read Blog

A Look At Tinseltown’s Tiny Dancers

Tinseltown has its fair share of tiny dancers.  Take a look at who’s loving their tutus in Hollywood! From Sarah Michelle Gellar‘s daughter Charlotte, to Jennifer Garner’s sweet girls, to Heidi Klum’s little mini-me, let’s take a look at our favorite celebrities and their beautiful ballerinas. Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen’s girls at tutu cute! We recently saw the Confessions of a Shopaholic star taking both of their...

September 28, 2012 Read Blog

New School

Have any of you changed your kids’ school? We made the decision to change earlier this year and the kids have just started at their new school. We were reasonably happy at our little school with 100 kids but the school was getting too small, which in the end meant that 2 of our girls would be sharing a classroom for much of the next five years. That, plus the other things on our list, made us decide it was time to change. Our school...

September 26, 2012 Read Blog

Q & A: I think my baby has reflux

I suspect my baby has reflux. What should I be looking for? Are there treatments for reflux aside from the standard prescription or over-the-counter medications? For newborns the common signs of reflux may include vomiting (especially after meals), irritability, arching of the body, gagging, choking, food aversion, head turning, and failure to thrive. You may also want to consider reflux if your baby appears uncomfortable in a bucket car...

September 25, 2012 Read Blog

The Daycare Drop-Off – Getting Kids Out the Door Without Losing Your Sanity

As the mama of six children between the ages of three and twelve, I know the challenges of getting little people out the door in the morning.  I often describe organizing children as “herding cats”. Working mamas have hectic mornings which are often a blur of breakfast cereal and backpacks. By the time kiddos have eaten, been dressed and dropped off at daycare, the working mama arrives at work feeling as though she’s already put in a full...

September 21, 2012 Read Blog

A Look At Hollywood’s Karate Kids

Long before tween star Jaden Smith make martial arts popular in the remake of Karate Kid, children everywhere have been participating in karate. And Tinseltown’s tots are no exception. From Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck’s daughter Violet, to Heidi Klum and Seal’s kids, to Britney Spears’ boys, let’s take a look at Hollywood’s karate kids. We just spotted mom-of-three Jennifer Garner picking up her 6-year-old...

September 21, 2012 Read Blog

Making Time for Family

Setting aside time to spend with family can be tricky when everyone has a busy schedule. As a daddy to six kids (and one more on the way) I’ve learned that sometimes you have to be creative when coordinating time to be altogether as a family. I’ve put together several tips and tricks that have helped my family and I spend time together throughout the years. Ring the Dinner Bell: Many families don’t take advantage of the time spent...

September 20, 2012 Read Blog

What’s for Dinner: Chick Pea Stew

This is another Cypriot recipe that has been passed down to me from my mom. It is hearty, relatively cheap to make, vegetarian, and best of all quick! Warm up with chick pea stew.   Ingredients: Olive Oil 1 Onion, Chopped 2 - 3 Leeks 2 Cans of Chick Peas, Drained 1 Can of Diced Tomatoes Juice of 1 Lemon 1 Cap full of white vinegar 1 Cube Vegetable or Chicken Bullion Base Hot Water Spinach Chopped fresh...

September 19, 2012 Read Blog

Quit While You’re Ahead

“You look good!” “For someone who’s had four kids.” “Especially since one of those kids is 21.” Okay stop. In fact, stop two sentences ago. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that no mom ever wants to hear anything past “you look good”.  If in fact someone says this to you, you must move away immediately to avoid the unavoidable follow up sentences.  (I’ve discovered that slamming your hand over their...

September 19, 2012 Read Blog

I love you more…

Yesterday, after bathing and getting Dilemma ready for bed, I snuggled with her on the sofa and told her, "Mommy is going to tuck you in and put you to bed." Her reply was a whiny, "No Mommy! I want Tato (Daddy) to do it!" I asked her why and she told me, "I love Tato more!" I asked Bob to please put her to bed, my heart kind of broken. While Bob is tucking Dilemma in and he asks her, "Why do you love Tato more?" She looks at him, like he...

September 18, 2012 Read Blog

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