Double The Fun

I'm Brianne and I am a local TV producer and videographer in York Region. My job enables me to share stories and experiences with my viewers. At the age of 32 I am now writing a new chapter of my own...I'm a first time expectant mommy of not only one but two bundles of joy! The journey hasn't been an easy one. It's included a devastating miscarriage, infertility fears, followed by the unexpected yet amazing news that my husband and I will be welcoming twins in the spring. I started writing my blogs as a way to share my experiences, the good and the bad, as well as a way to help other moms and dads out there that might be going through something similar.

Not Quite Ready

My bosses have been extremely supportive and understanding throughout my entire pregnancy as well as once the twins were born. When I told them that I had to leave work early due to bed rest, they had my best interests in mind. When I asked them to file paperwork to HR there were no hassles. So when the end of my maternity leave was nearing I shouldn't have been so nervous. You see, after many discussions my husband and I decided that it...

April 30, 2014 Read Blog

Bone In Pork Chop With Mustard Cream Sauce And Dilly Roast Garlic Potatoes

Bone In Pork Chop With Mustard Cream Sauce and Dilly Roast Garlic Potatoes. A whole meal. A hearty meal. Oh and it was pretty good too. This meal fell into so many categories, there’s the pork, then the sauce, and the side dish of the potatoes. The pork chop was very simply grilled, leaving room for the mustard sauce to come through. The roasted potatoes were lightly flavoured with roasted garlic and dill. Imagine crunching through the shell...

April 30, 2014 Read Blog

Pamper Mom this Mother’s Day

Let's face it! As moms we deserve a little TLC too. Even if it is only one day of the year. Here are some great ways for mom to enjoy Mother's Day this year. Give mom a homemade beauty treatment. Blend up one avocado, 1 tablespoon honey and 1 tablespoon coconut oil. Use as a face mask by applying to clean skin. Wait 15 minutes and rinse off with water. You could always give mom a foot massage or back rub while the mask is setting for extra...

April 29, 2014 Read Blog

Newborn Photography – Which Style is Right for You?

Congratulations! You're pregnant and due in the next six to eight weeks. It's time to select a newborn photographer. You may already have a favourite photographer picked out, but if you don't, here's some information to help you choose the right one for you. There are two types of styles when it comes to newborn photography, and I'm going to tell you about what is involved for each type of session. First, there is the very well-known,...

April 29, 2014 Read Blog

Right on Cue

From the moment your child is born, her survival is dependent on your attachment to her. Nevertheless, the bond you make does more than just allow for survival. How your attachment forms in those early years will not only set the stage for all other relationships, but it will also stimulate brain growth and lay a foundation for all future learning. The attachment process between a parent and child can begin as early as conception. It...

April 28, 2014 Read Blog

Giving Back for Mother’s Day

My journey into motherhood did not start out as I had imagined. Rather than quiet nights spent snuggling my baby, I spent my first few weeks as a mother visiting my baby in a NICU. I wasn’t able to even hold my first born for almost a week, our only touches came when he grasped my fingers through the incubator or our noses touched as I bent over his little bed trying to make sure he knew I was there. This was not how I envisioned...

April 28, 2014 Read Blog

5 Co-Stars Turned Couples & Parents

Parents-to-be Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher - along with Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas – join a long list of Hollywood A-listers who’ve found love at work. We’re taking a look at 5 celebrity couples who met on-set, and later became parents. ◦   Ginnifer Goodwin & Josh Dallas: Parents-to-be Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas are taking their fairy tale from the screen to real life. The Once Upon a...

April 25, 2014 Read Blog

Spring Cleaning Teaches Life Skills

As the weather gets warmer we often feel the need to organize and clean our homes. May is a great time to do this and getting our children to help not only makes our lives easier, it also teaches them wonderful life skills. Our dominant sense affects not only how we interpret information but also what our natural skills are, even when it comes to cleaning. Visual children tend to be more detail-orientated so make the most of this and give...

April 24, 2014 Read Blog

Breast-Feeding Vs. Bottle-Feeding?

Breast milk is the ideal first food for your little one. But why is this, and does it mean that your baby misses out if breast-feeding isn’t for you? Why breast-feed? • Your milk adapts constantly as your baby needs change. From the nutrient-packed “pre-milk,” known as colostrum, which is produced at birth, to the higher-fat, calorie-dense milk that comes through several days later, its composition evolves to ensure your baby grows...

April 23, 2014 Read Blog

Getting My Body Back

Before getting pregnant I weighed just under 140 pounds. I was actively involved in Crossfit, I had gained weight in muscle and was pretty happy with my body. I had always planned on being that woman who worked out as long as possible throughout pregnancy. That idea came to an abrupt halt as soon as we found out we were expecting twins. My doctor said only cardio and no heavy lifting which meant bye-bye to Crossfit. Between the four and five...

April 23, 2014 Read Blog

Why it’s important to never delay vaccines

The most vulnerable time in your little one’s life is during the first two months. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, immunization against the 13 vaccine-preventable diseases begins at two months. What diseases do immunizations prevent? Diphtheria Tetanus Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Polio Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) Measles Mumps Rubella Varicella (Chickenpox) Hepatitis B Pneumococcal...

April 21, 2014 Read Blog

Spring Pasta Recipe

Ahh spring is (finally) in the air! That means meals move from heavy stews and soups to light and fresh dishes. One Sunday evening I put together this pasta dish in around half an hour and it fulfilled all of my springtime cravings! Hope you enjoy! Ingredients One bunch asparagus, cut into 1” pieces 3” piece of pancetta, cut into bite size pieces One shallot, sliced Half of one onion, chopped 2-3 cloves of garlic, crushed 4...

April 21, 2014 Read Blog

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