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.

Cottaging Follow Up

My last blog was about cottaging with the twins plus the rest of our family with less than ideal weather conditions in the forecast. I knew that it would be a bit rainy but I didn't predict getting stuck smack dab in the middle of a tornado! An Ef-1 touched down about 1 km from our rental cottage and left us with downed trees and no power. After about 12 hours without power, meals cooked on the bbq and flashlights guiding our way we took a...

August 27, 2014 Read Blog

Introducing a second child

Oh, my sweet dear Henry. What a lovely little lad. All alone, with mama and daddy doting over him day in and day out. His favourite babysitter, “Guy” (aka Kris) taking him to the park. Two loving doggies. As my belly swelled and we prepared for baby number two, I read a lot about gentle introduction of a sibling into a family. My sweet sensitive mop-top, whatever will I do? I didn’t want to make him too excited as many child and parent...

August 25, 2014 Read Blog

Star Moms Participate in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Celebrity Baby Scoop is joining in on the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS. In the trending campaign, people are asking 2-3 of their friends to dump a bucket of ice water over their heads. If your friends do not accept the challenge within 24 hours, they must donate $100 to an ALS association of choice. In the last few weeks, the #IceBucketChallenge has literally soaked some celebrities, including Justin Timerlake, Jimmy Fallon and Martha...

August 22, 2014 Read Blog

Back-to-School Time Saving Strategies

With seven kids of my own, I’ve had my fair share of school morning mayhem over the years. Through trial and error, it also taught me what works and what doesn’t work to get everyone dressed, fed breakfast and out the door on time.  School mornings don’t have to be stressful with a few simple measures in place to keep your sanity intact.  Below I’ve shared a few tried-and-true time saving ways to help your kids stay on...

August 21, 2014 Read Blog

On picking your battles

My husband works a lot. Entirely overnight shifts, five nights a week, so he’s not home a lot. When he is home, our rhythm gets thrown off, the kids get rangy and stuff can get weird. There are a lot of reasons for this, but my biggest thought is that because Matt’s often working, he’s not as good at picking battles as I am. Take, for instance, manners at the dinner table. There has been more than one occasion where, at the end of a...

August 19, 2014 Read Blog

How to Raise a Child in Today’s World Without Losing Your Mind

It seems like every time you turn around, there’s something new to worry about regarding your children’s safety: Canned vegetables and BPA. Swimming and dry drowning. And now… sunscreen spray and cancer. It’s enough to make any parent lose their mind. While hiding away and doing our best to shield our children from anything that could harm them may be a tempting solution at times, we all know that eventually we’re going to have to...

August 19, 2014 Read Blog

Back-to-School Lunchbox Love

I say this every year, but weren’t we just celebrating the last day of school?! As summer winds down, it is time to get ready for another exciting school year. Or maybe you are helping your little one get ready for their very first day of school. I remember those days (and the anxiety…mostly mine!) like they were yesterday. Shopping for backpacks, buying new shoes, getting haircuts, choosing a favorite lunchbox – those are all fun...

August 18, 2014 Read Blog

Shoes, shoes, shoes.

My family loves shoes. Can you guess my daughter’s first word? Shoe. She is still a shoe lover. Back to school is quickly approaching and like most parents, I usually use back to school as a time to buy my kids new shoes. I don’t usually go over the top like some. I don’t buy an entire wardrobe for each kid, but they do each get school supplies (depending on age), a new outfit for the first day and a new pair of shoes. I’m a fan of...

August 18, 2014 Read Blog

On Car Trips and Toddlers

We are very lucky to have a car. It might be a bit of a rust bucket, but it purrs like a kitten and has at least a year or two left before we have to start sinking money into it. I love our car. The only thing I don’t love is how small our car is. We tend to mostly use our car for long car trips to visit family, since we don’t have any nearby. When Lauchie grew out of his bucket seat (Henry’s old Graco Snugride 32, in case you were...

August 18, 2014 Read Blog

Baby K’tan

A wrap without all the wrapping! The Baby K'tan Baby Carrier is an innovate soft cotton baby carrier that is an ideal blend of a sling, wrap and carrier, providing the positions and benfits of all three. With an adjustable back support band, it's perfect for moms and their toddler up to 35 pounds. Available in many sizes and colours, it's even washer and dryer safe. The only baby carrier that does it all. The Baby K'tan Baby Carrier has 6...

August 15, 2014 Read Blog

Q & A: Forceps Birth

Question: My baby was delivered vaginally with the help of forceps. His head looks normal, save for a small red mark on his temple, does he need to see a chiropractor? Will he have problems in the future directly related to being born with the help of forceps? As new parents, you do everything in your power to make sure your baby is healthy. You went through 9 months of pregnancy taking in good nutrients and supplements and avoided the...

August 15, 2014 Read Blog

School starts soon – is your child fully vaccinated?

Time flies, and before you know it, you’re getting your little ones signed up for daycare or school. Just remember that part of getting them ready is making sure they are up to date on their vaccinations. School-age children, from daycare to college students, require vaccines – and it is your parental responsibility to ensure that your children stay up to date. Immunization is not compulsory in Canada, though recommendations have been put...

August 14, 2014 Read Blog

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