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

Waterpark fun & letting go… they’re growing up

It was the last day of school and lately we’ve been working so hard that we really felt like we needed a little fun in our lives. When I was given the opportunity to take my little family to Niagara Falls I jumped on it. I love, love, love Niagara Falls. At only a one and a half hour car ride away from us, I try to go there at least twice a year. Sometimes just for the day, sometimes for the weekend, it’s perfect for a girls weekend, or a...

July 31, 2013 Read Blog

Life in the NICU

For those who have never been in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit one way to describe the sights and sounds would be very much like a casino: lots of bells ringing and lights flashing. Giving birth to babies at just 31.4 weeks gestation definitely means a stay in the NICU for an undetermined period of time. Seeing our girls in their incubators for the first time was a surreal experience. They were so tiny and looked so fragile. The first...

July 30, 2013 Read Blog

Smart Trike Four-in-One Recliner: Review

I had the opportunity to try out a Smart Trike Four-in-One Recliner (in black) with baby T and he loves it! The seat is adjustable and reclines, it has a ton of features too. Firstly, it reclines! This is awesome! It means T can take a snooze while M hits the park or we go for a long walk. Secondly, the steering is killer! M had a trike similar to this and this puts the other to shame. Its so easy to steer and I don't need to pop a wheelie just...

July 29, 2013 Read Blog

10 Star Moms Seen Breastfeeding In Public

Considering their lack of anonymity with paparazzi lurking at every street corner, we salute celebrity moms who breastfeed their babies while out and about! Although it’s still considered taboo in some circles, there’s no shame in nursing your baby in public… or on the cover of a magazine for that matter! And we’re so glad that celebrity moms such as Gwen Stefani, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kourtney Kardashian and Miranda Kerr are on...

July 26, 2013 Read Blog

Getting Your House Ready for Baby – A Daddy’s View

One of the first things expectant parents think about is how to prepare for their new baby.  In some cases this means getting a nursery together and in other cases it means organizing an area of their house or bedroom.  Regardless, there are a few essentials that every new baby needs: A Place to Sleep.  My wife and I prefer the co-sleeper for the first 2-3 months. This is a small crib-type bed that can be placed close to our bed in our...

July 25, 2013 Read Blog

Ranty McRanterson… you can call me that.

Sitting at McDonald’s – not Casa Fancy Pants – with my mom, my sister and all of our kids (ok, only four kids… that sounded a little dramatic) because my mom loves McDonald’s * ahem * anyway, at the table next to us there are three people speaking a foreign language – one man and two women. After my son finished eating he came over to me and started talking to me about something or other. Now if you know any kids, some of them,...

July 24, 2013 Read Blog

MAM Start

MAM offers pacifier in 3 sizes to accommodate the development of your baby.  The MAM Start is extra small and lightweight specifically designed for newborns. All MAM pacifiers are BPA- free, feature a symmetrical nipple ideal for jaw development and come in a storage case designed to sterilize the pacifier in the microwave.   Visit your local Target to purchase the MAM Start as well as other MAM products.

July 21, 2013 Read Blog

Can Women Really Have It All?

New mom Drew Barrymore was recently asked how she does it all, and replied, “I can’t and I don’t.” Celebrity Baby Scoop asked some of our favorite celebrity moms on the concept of having it all. Is it attainable or an illusion? When speaking with Katie Couric at BlogHer in New York City last summer, the proud mom said, “My daughters are my best accomplishment." At the conference, the successful broadcast journalist went on...

July 19, 2013 Read Blog

The Dadchelor Party

In just the last 24 months the term Dadchelor Party has been heard across the USA, radio, TV, and magazine articles.  A lot of new families-to-be, as well as, experienced mom’s and dad’s that already have one or more children want to know; “Is it a good thing?”, “Should we have one?”, “Is it good for my marriage?”, “Is it like a bachelor party?”, “Why are dad’s doing this?” I have thoroughly researched the topic and...

July 18, 2013 Read Blog

Our Favorite Fruity Fun Popsicles

It’s a hot summer day in the city and if you have kids you know that about 30 seconds after they run out into the heat, they are going to start asking for a popsicle! Happens here everyday. Recently, when playing with ingredients and making some super easy Smoothies, I thought to myself – Why am I not making popsicles? Not a fan of the empty sugar and artificial flavours and colours in store bought popsicles, I was sure I could blend...

July 17, 2013 Read Blog

Week of July 12

My brother (or as I call him bruva), his wife and my two nephews have been visiting from the UK for the last few weeks. We've been spending time on the swings, playing with cardboard boxes and last Saturday we all went to Centre Island. Plus our two kids are getting to know their little cousins. ~ Nick     Do you have any visitors this summer?

July 12, 2013 Read Blog

10 Stars Who Became New Dads at 50+

Daddy or Grandpa? Some of our favorite male celebrities entered the realm of new fatherhood after turning 50. From Alec Baldwin, to Bruce Willis to Steve Martin, let’s take a look at 10 celebrities who became new dads after turning 50. ◦   Alec Baldwin: 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin and wife Hilaria Baldwin, 29, expect their first child together this summer. And it sounds like the 55-year-old actor can’t wait to embrace new...

July 12, 2013 Read Blog

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