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.

Terrible Two’s Times Two: Follow Up

Rewind back to a couple of months ago where I wrote an entire blog on trying my hardest not to threaten the girls in order to get them to behave. For example; I was going to try my very best not to say things like, "If you don't get into bed, mommy won't sing you lullabies tonight." Well, it's been two months of honestly trying my best…and I have to admit, I feel like I've failed. The girls' tantrums and tempers are unpredictable and...

November 27, 2015 Read Blog

Berry Blueberry Chutney

  The BC Blueberry Council has released this Berry Blueberry Chutney as an alternative to traditional cranberry sauce, just in time for the holiday season. No need to feel guilty about indulging, because recipes made with locally-grown BC blueberries, can provide necessary vitamins, fibre, and antioxidants to your diet.   Ingredients: 4 cups (1 L) frozen or fresh blueberries 1 can (16 ounces) whole berry cranberry...

November 26, 2015 Read Blog

Prepare to Push

  Birth is normal and natural—women have been doing it for centuries. But giving birth is like running a marathon, and you wouldn’t run a marathon without preparing for it, would you? While birth is natural and your body was designed for it, it can leave your body in an injured state. Unfortunately, because birth is ‘natural’, often times not enough emphasis is placed on preparing and recovering from birth. Also, we live in an...

November 24, 2015 Read Blog

I am a Co-Sleeper

It wasn’t something that I had planned on. It came very unexpectedly. I worked so hard on sleep schedules and helping my babies develop good sleeping patters, which they did but somewhere along the way it happened. We became co-sleepers. I don’t remember the exact moment it happened. What I do remember was that it happened out of desperation. A desperate need for sleep. I found myself dozing off while nursing a baby in the middle of...

November 23, 2015 Read Blog


Let me begin this blog by stating that there are far more pivotal and tragic things happening in the world today than me experiencing my first public twin meltdown. Perhaps I can offer this blog as a way to brighten at least one readers' day and lighten the understandably somber mood. I should've seen the meltdown coming, it was past their lunchtime, definitely encroaching on nap time and they had had enough. Rewind to the day we went to...

November 20, 2015 Read Blog

“Greenwashed”: How New Moms Can Avoid Hidden Chemicals and Keep Their Homes Healthy

Everyone wants to make the healthy choice- to choose non-toxic, environmentally products that benefit the earth, rather than harm it. Choosing between a natural home and a toxic one- that’s an easy decision, especially for new moms. But very few people do so. Why? Because it’s not as easy as it sounds. Many cleaning product manufacturers promote and benefit from a knowledge gap between themselves and their customers. They make it...

November 17, 2015 Read Blog

World Prematurity Day

The entire month of November is dedicated to preemies. Preterm birth is the number one killer of young children and this month is dedicated to the remembrance of those lost, as well as to those who have survived; survivors who are struggling as well as those who are thriving. More than 1 in 10 babies born each year are born much earlier than they're supposed to. A baby is considered premature before the 37 week mark, but many of them are born...

November 17, 2015 Read Blog

Advice for NICU Moms

You go through 40 weeks of pregnancy imagining exactly what your life will be like once your little one joins you at home. A nervous excitement courses through your veins. Most mothers to be do not spend a significant amount of time worrying about the possibility of their baby being born early or spending time in the NICU. According to BabyCentre about 7% of all babies born in Canada are born premature. Luckily most premature babies arrive...

November 16, 2015 Read Blog

Living with Loss Years Later

I have many special dates in my life that serve as constant reminders of wonderful things. On the flip side, I also have three other very specific dates that remind me of a heartbreaking loss. It's sad to remember but I think very important to never forget. Our first baby was due to be born on St. Patrick's Day. Sadly we went through the heartbreaking journey of pregnancy loss and this day came and went without the birth of our first child....

November 2, 2015 Read Blog

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