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

Q & A: My Daughter has Eczema

Q: My 10 month old daughter has been diagnosed with eczema.  My doctor has given me a prescription cream to use but I’m not comfortable applying such a strong cream to her skin. Do you have a suggestion for something for her skin that is not as strong?     A: Eczema in babies and children is becoming increasingly common.  Although the rash is on the skin for the naked eye to see, the underlying problem causing her skin to become...

October 31, 2012 Read Blog

Celebrity Parents Reveal Halloween Plans

Happy Halloween from Celebrity Baby Scoop! On today’s spook-tacular holiday, we’re taking a look at celebrity families and their fun plans. From Halle Berry‘s night of trick-or-treating with daughter Nahla, to Snooki‘s first Halloween with baby Lorenzo, let’s highlight some high-profile families and their festive plans. ◦   Halle Berry: This Halloween, Oscar-winner Halle Berry plans to get dressed up and take her...

October 31, 2012 Read Blog

T-Fal 2-in-1 Blender and Steamer

The baby home blender/steamer combo features four settings: steam, heat, defrost, and purée, that make it possible to treat even the tiniest taste buds to fresh, nutritious, homemade food in as little as ten minutes! The innovation however, brings more than just convenience to the table by allowing parents to: provide their baby with healthier and tastier alternatives to store-bought food through steaming, which locks in essential vitamins and...

October 30, 2012 Read Blog

Peas on Earth By: Todd H. Doodler

This cute and colourful board book is sure to give you warm and fuzzies while teaching your little ones to be loving and caring. Clever word play and a green theme of peace on earth suggests that we should all get along — even cats and mice. Pop-up, peaceful peas are sure to please. I instantly fell in love with this book. It is easily one of the sweetest books I’ve read with my kids. ~ Sandy   Peas on Earth uses a simple play on...

October 29, 2012 Read Blog

Juice it up!

The lovely people at Breville sent me a juicer. I recently watched a great documentary about how juicing is a fantastic way to get nutrients into our bodies and I couldn't help but think it would be the perfect way to get leafy green vegetables into my kids. I’m Portuguese so we often will eat soup made with yummy kale and bean goodness. My youngest will happily eat the soup, but my son won’t touch it, unless it’s chicken soup. So I...

October 29, 2012 Read Blog

Phant-astic Halloween Cupcakes

Here is a simple vanilla cupcake recipe you can use to make spooktacular cupcakes for your little critters this Halloween. Vanilla Cupcakes 2 cups all purpose flour 1 ½ cup sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 4 egg whites from large eggs ½ cup shortening 1 cup 2% milk 2 large eggs 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla For the complete recipe and descriptions on how to decorate the cupcakes visit

October 29, 2012 Read Blog

Una Healy: “I Am Such A Proud Parent”

The Saturdays star Una Healy and her 7-month-old Aoife Belle posed for some festive Halloween photos in Los Angeles, Calif. last week. The British popstar smiled alongside her lil’ pumpkin and opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about the joys of raising her daughter with husband, rugby player Ben Foden. “I love being a Mum,” Una gushed. “I honestly can’t imagine life without Aoife Belle now!” While life has taken a dramatic...

October 26, 2012 Read Blog

Easy Dad-Made Halloween Costumes

If you’re running behind and your child still needs a Halloween costume– don’t fret; I’m here to tell you that it happens to all of us from time to time. Here are a few simple, completely Daddy-doable Halloween costumes that you can make at home with limited supplies. Super Hero: The super hero costume is simple. You’ll need a bright colored pair of pants a bright colored shirt and maybe some tall socks or boots. You can fashion a...

October 25, 2012 Read Blog

Pumpkin Decorating Alternatives

When I was 12 my parents let me carve my own pumpkin for the first time. I was beyond excited. As I was cutting away, my hand slipped on the slimy pumpkin and I sliced the fleshy part of my hand between my thumb and index finger. It was a fairly deep cut, but since it was Halloween night I refused to get stitches and made my dad fix it up with gauze so that I could go out. All of these years later, I still have the scar. Thanks to some...

October 22, 2012 Read Blog

Boo-Berry Bats Over Blue Moons

Yields 4 servings Ingredients 2 ¼ cups frozen blueberries, divided ⅓ cup + 1 tbsp sugar, divided 1 tbsp cornstarch Pinch salt ½ cup whipped cream cheese 2 drops red food colouring 1 drop yellow food colouring 1 loaf frozen pound cake, thawed 1 tsp confectioner's sugar 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder Method In a medium saucepan, over high heat, bring ½ cup water to a boil. Add 2 cups of the blueberries; return to a boil....

October 22, 2012 Read Blog

It’s scary: I may have won a bad mom award.

I really enjoy Halloween and helping my kids dress up. I have kept all of my kids’ Halloween costumes (from birth). Every year we buy new ones for each kid and every year I hang them in the spare room closet. I do that well. I am really good at holding onto things like this with the idea that one day my kids are going to go through their old Halloween costumes and get a good giggle out of it. One thing I don’t do well: take pictures of my...

October 22, 2012 Read Blog

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