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

Little Picassos

Canada Day Windsock Activity

This year, as everyone knows Canada turns 150 — and to Celebrate, we are making some red and white windsocks. Canada Day is pretty special to me, mainly because I celebrate my own birthday the day before, and always thought growing up that everyone got Fireworks on their birthday weekend.  Time to make some red… Continue reading Canada Day Windsock Activity

Everyday Parenting

Guest Post: Celia Ambeault answers “What is the safest car seat?”

Hi everyone! We would like to welcome certified Child Passenger Safety Technician and fellow East Toronto mom, Celia Ambeault, to This Bumpy Adventure. Today she is talking to us about choosing the safest car seat for our children. Please feel free to contact her at celia.cpst [at] gmail [dot] com if you have any questions, or comment… Continue reading Guest Post: Celia Ambeault answers “What is the safest car seat?”

Mental Health · Pregnancy

Speaking up: How revealing my pregnancy early helped me cope with miscarriage.

I want to start this post by mentioning that this may be a trigger for some readers re: pregnancy loss and miscarriage. It’s raw and somewhat fragmented, but it’s real. Miscarriage is never a light topic. My intention for this post is to remind myself and others that we are not alone in this. I… Continue reading Speaking up: How revealing my pregnancy early helped me cope with miscarriage.

Parenting

Camp inspired hand printed T-Shirts!

By now you’ve heard, that Jackie, Wendy and I–  along with our husbands and two other couples — survived a long weekend in Muskoka with five toddlers. Five. Toddlers. Sounds intense, but it wasn’t as crazy as I had imagined. Sure, we weren’t short on tantrums, but no one caught on fire, and no one… Continue reading Camp inspired hand printed T-Shirts!

Everyday Parenting · Parenting

Easy toddler activity: how pasta and straws entertained 5 busy kids

Have you been following along on our blog this week? If you have, you already know that the This Bumpy Adventure crew just spent a fantastic weekend together in cottage country. Yes, five couples plus five 2-year-olds may sound like chaos. But, I was surprised to discover that there was also plenty of time to relax.… Continue reading Easy toddler activity: how pasta and straws entertained 5 busy kids