Shira Stein

Shira Stein is the lead Mom Rep at online baby and parenting gear company, She drives many of the company’s product selections based on experience, testing and customer feedback. In addition, she provides moms and dads with real world advice about the ups and downs of parenting and helps them navigate this special journey. The dream of PishPoshBaby was born out of a desire to find the more reliable baby products and advice available to real moms just like you. Their high-quality online store supplies facts and advice to parents who are completely lost in the whirlwind of baby gear. Visit their site at for more information and follow their blog. You can also “LIKE” them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @pishposhbaby, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Five Things to Look For in a Convertible Car Seat

There are many factors to consider in order to find the best next-level car seat for your baby. As a toddler, your child’s safety needs change from those during the infancy stage. A convertible car seat must meet Federal regulations to ensure your child’s safety, as well as, include these following five important qualities. Maximum weight for rear/forward-facing position Children below two years of age are required by law to be in a...

December 26, 2014 Read Blog

When your toddler’s behaviour turns backwards

So, we’ve told Henry we’re having another baby. He was very excited at first, and now has decided that he’s not excited and doesn’t want another baby. And while he did eventually use words to explain his feelings, we spent a few weeks dealing with a toddler whose behaviour went from bad to worse, as their behaviour often does. But this time, we’ve decided not to fight against it. One of the big things experts always tell you is to...

December 22, 2014 Read Blog

The calm during the Christmas storm

December is a busy month. Between Christmas shopping, wrapping, addressing cards and baking, I feel as though there is never much down time. Each and every year I promise myself that I will start early and not leave anything until the last minute yet each and every year the days slip away from me and before I know it Christmas day is upon us and I’m feeling burnt out. It’s times like these when I really feel the need to slow down and take...

December 19, 2014 Read Blog

5 New Year’s Resolutions You Should Make & How to Keep Them

It will soon be the start of a New Year and time to get those New Year's Resolutions formulated.  Some say they are a waste of time, but why not create a new you? Why not make healthy changes? Why not set some new goals for yourself? Why not make 2015 the year you get to the gym, start eating kale and get seven hours of sleep. You deserve to be the best you that you can be. Let the planning begin. The first step to making healthy changes is...

December 19, 2014 Read Blog

Three tips for entertaining with kids over the holidays

Before we had kids, Matt and I had at least two dinner parties a month. We had regular old parties, we hosted brunches and lunches and we generally always had people over at least one time over each weekend and during the week. It’s taken us nearly four years of parenting to figure out how to do that with the kids. We’ve had a few birthday parties and such, but nothing to crazy. Last year, despite my desire to entertain over the...

December 17, 2014 Read Blog

Partying With Fisher-Price

I love a great party. Always. So much in fact, that sometimes when I think, “I’m kind of tired, I’ll just go for an hour and then come home,” I’m almost always still the last to leave. I was recently invited to Lena’s home along with a great group of women to celebrate the holidays and to find out what the hottest toys are from Fisher-Price this year. I jumped at the chance because, as I said, I love a good party and I was excited...

December 11, 2014 Read Blog

Easy Winter Crafts for Cold Winter Days

The countdown is on until Winter Break for kids everywhere. Although the kids are thrilled about two weeks off from school, it will only be a matter of time until you start hearing the words “I’m bored!” Don’t panic parents—I’ve got plenty of fun ideas for you to keep things interesting for the kiddos during Winter Break and beyond.  And the best part is all the projects are easy and for kids of all ages.   Pinecone Bird...

December 11, 2014 Read Blog

How Valuable is your Time this Holiday?

The holidays are typically filled with pleasant traditions and memories, but staying organized and prepared for all the festivities can be a stressful affair. Why not give yourself some extra time and check off items using a virtual approach? “Our mission as professional organizers is to help clients stay organized and stress-free during the holiday season,” says Marie Potter, Director of Marketing at Professional Organizers in Canada....

December 10, 2014 Read Blog

Christmas Saving

Every year at Christmas my husband and I have quite the list of people to shop for; parents, nephews, brothers, sisters, friends and other family members. We don't go overboard or buy elaborate gifts, but with the list above, even the smallest, yet most meaningful items can quickly add up. And now that we've added our own kids to that list there's even more shopping to be done. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining. This is my...

December 9, 2014 Read Blog

Having a big family

Matt and I have always talked about having a big family. Before we ever had our first child, we talked after a party in our apartment about having four kids. FOUR. I don’t know what kind of millionaires we expected to be, but I think that was our “if money was no object hoop dreams” situation. Colour us surprised when we found out that we were expecting our third baby – and it was happening at least six months before we’d wanted to...

December 8, 2014 Read Blog

5 Ways to Boost Your Baby’s Brain Development

At birth, your baby’s brain contains 100 billion neurons and he or she will grow trillions of brain-cell connections, called neural synapses by toddlerhood. When these synapses are not “wired” together via stimulation, they can be lost. So it’s important to provide enriching experiences for your baby early on to help stimulate all those connections that can lead to better reasoning, planning and language skills. 1. Play games that...

December 4, 2014 Read Blog

Caldo Verde

I love soup. I really love soup, it’s one of my favourite things. My grandmother always had a pot of soup on the stove and I never turn away a bowl. My kids don’t really enjoy eating it, but that’s slowly changing. I figure the more I make it the more they’ll eat it and actually grow to love it. I mean, what’s not to love? Caldo Verde is one of my favourites. I grew up eating collard greens and kale and this is a Portuguese...

December 3, 2014 Read Blog

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