Local Activities · Local Businesses · Parenting · Toronto East

Little Rebels Music & Development: Not Your Typical Music Class

If you follow us on Instagram, you’ll already know that we at This Bumpy Adventure are IN LOVE with an amazing program called Little Rebels Music & Development. I first heard about Little Rebels through a friend, and I couldn’t wait to check it out. The founder, Jen Neales, was kind enough to let us sit… Continue reading Little Rebels Music & Development: Not Your Typical Music Class

Local Businesses

‘Tis the season of giving: An ethical and local gift guide – 2017

Well, if you haven’t already noticed it, you’ll definitely start feeling the pressure to gear up for the holidays and “get your holiday shopping done”. It’s Black Friday, a consumer driven “holiday” where prices are cut back on many things, encouraging us to impulse buy. I’ll admit, I’ve been tempted by the deals that have… Continue reading ‘Tis the season of giving: An ethical and local gift guide – 2017

Pregnancy · Uncategorized

Friday ramblings: pregnancy sickness, holiday limbo, social events

Do you ever feel like you can’t get ahead?  Like you finally get your self together and something else throws you off? That’s the way things have been around here lately, and I’m sure we’re not the only ones! This pregnancy has tested me in new ways, primarily in the vomiting category (sorry to those… Continue reading Friday ramblings: pregnancy sickness, holiday limbo, social events

Everyday Parenting · Parenting · Uncategorized

Little G’s Bookclub Series: Part 2 (5 more fantastic books for toddlers)

Hey there, Bumpy Adventurers! It’s time for another installment of Little G’s Bookclub. In this series, we share five of voracious reader Little G’s favourite books. If you missed the inaugural Bookclub post, you can catch it here. All these books for toddlers are currently in high rotation at our house, and all are 100% Little… Continue reading Little G’s Bookclub Series: Part 2 (5 more fantastic books for toddlers)

Parenting · Pregnancy · Wellness

Surviving the first trimester (especially when you have a toddler at home)

It’s been a while since we’ve posted to the blog, but I’m excited to share some news that might help explain some of my absence: I’m pregnant! Exciting, right? Although I have to admit, I’m pretty nervous to admit it. I find that after two miscarriages, there is fear that comes with announcing a pregnancy,… Continue reading Surviving the first trimester (especially when you have a toddler at home)

Everyday Parenting · Food Allergies · Wellness

Things you need to know before an Oral Food Challenge.

Regarding food allergies and oral food challenges, please always consult with your doctor or allergist and follow his or her advice always. This post is intended to be a source of information only for allergy parents, and oral food challenges should always be performed in consultation with your physician or allergist and always in a… Continue reading Things you need to know before an Oral Food Challenge.

Wellness

Jackie’s Anytime Resolutions for a Healthier, Happier Me

It’s summer! Time for vacations, relaxing on the beach, and spending quality time with friends and family. I don’t know about you, but I have never associated the summer months with making big changes. More often than not, things get put on hold. You hang out in a kind of limbo until the backyard BBQs… Continue reading Jackie’s Anytime Resolutions for a Healthier, Happier Me

Food Allergies · Parenting

When my biggest worry was having a picky eater…

Kathleen O’Hagan is a Toronto-based writer, food lover, and most recently, mom. Before she met her baby boy, Kathleen imagined the foodie adventures they’d have together—as they tried out new and delicious restaurants across the city. That dream died the day he was diagnosed with several food allergies. After she went through a mini mourning… Continue reading When my biggest worry was having a picky eater…

Pregnancy

Infertility and PCOS: Getting pregnant wasn’t easy for me

Becoming a mom was no secret, my struggle becoming one was. I had PCOS and it caused more than just irregular cycles, agonizing cramps and acne — it affected my fertility. Worst part? I went undiagnosed, so had no idea I had it. Fertile … or not? I remember the day of our wedding, during… Continue reading Infertility and PCOS: Getting pregnant wasn’t easy for me